Yay! It’s reigning women

2011-08-06 10:19

When the calendar hits ­August, companies go wild on random parties with pink themes. Since the month is dedicated to women, we get pampered to death and back...and we love it!

On Thursday night, DStv threw its yearly women’s event. But before heading for downtown Joburg, I made a turn at the Range Rover Evoque reveal at Melrose Arch. The event was probably the third of the week since the company launched the vehicle to different people on different days. I already knew everything about the car, thanks to tweets and BlackBerry Messenger profile pictures. I mean, honestly, the only thing left to do was park my behind on the leather seats.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance as most of the guests – ranging from a nicely dressed Hlubi Mboya and her man, Kirsten Arnold, to Tumisho Masha, Rosie Motene and R&B singer LeeAnne – hogged the beauties.

I can’t blame them. The car looks like sex on wheels. I swear if that car was human, it would probably be Will Smith or Idris Elba. I had to stop myself from writing down my number and leaving it on the windscreen.

I heard from designer Craig Jacobs, who is one of the City Shapers (a Range Rover ambassador), that the interior was designed by Victoria Beckham.

After a glass of Moët, I left for a party where I knew I could get more attention as a woman.

The DStv Star Style party, held at 84 Market Street in the Joburg CBD, had all the right elements needed for a fun girly time – great pink décor, delicious food on beautiful table settings and fantastic company. Channel O’s “it” girl Dineo Moeketsi was there, MC Bridget Khati looked fierce in a leopard-print top and black miniskirt, Kgomotso Matsu looked adorable, Bonnie Henna looked glam in red and a svelte Sonia Sedibe looked amazing (she gave birth four months ago). The woman can dance for days. It’s no wonder she shed the baby weight so quickly. Sedibe was there with her friend Thandi Masondo, owner of Fashion Studio in Rosebank.

There was a sad moment when host and publicity executive Neo Merafi announced that he’s leaving the company for greener pastures. And because he was in the company only of women, we were all free to cry along with him.

The mood picked up when famed Nigerian guitarist Kunle Ayo serenaded the ladies with his strumming skills.

DJ Zinhle, who wore a pretty FabroSanz dress made by up-and-coming designer Sandi Mabasa, entertained us with a few R&B tracks, and we all sang along. We even danced to Beyoncé’s Single Ladies and Cira’s Ride, which would have raised a few eyebrows if anyone had seen us.

We should probably be embarrassed about the way we carried on, but it was such fun that we couldn’t be bothered.
Let the Women’s Month festivities continue!

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