Fashion Week Knavery (because knavery is a funky word)
Bad luck seems to befall me when Fashion Week time arrives. SOoo last year I attended my first fashion week ever, (not because I have a sudden interest in fashion, but because it's actually the first time I could transport myself there lol) it was the MBFW in Nelson Mandela Square, then I also attended SA Fashion Week at Hyde Park Corner. I attended the MBFW first, the experience was fun, I bought a ticket, dressed up for it (casual) and looked good (decent). Nicola and Paloma, my friends, came along and it was fun. I think what was fun for me was meeting fashion bloggers that I've been following for years. I only bought one ticket because I live on a student budget bleh... little did I know that you could watch shows for free if you stand in the line, well, after everyone's who's bought a ticket has been seated. Honestly, I didn't like any of the collections I saw that night. When it was time to go home I felt a bit of anxiety because Nicola and I got lost, getting out of Sandton and going to my place. The worst part of this whole experience was the process of getting a ticket. I walked a good 2km to get to Pick 'n Pay so that I could make payment for my ticket, on the road the rain started pouring heavily. I was soaking wet by the time I got back home, all because of a ticket, the worst part is that this ticket was not a front row ticket, I sat at the back with people who got in for free. R150,00 down the drain. I enjoyed experiencing the MBFW nonetheless.
|The outfit I wore last year at MBFW.|
Pleather Jacket: Mr. Price
White Shirt: Mr. Price
Fawn Pants: Hilton Weiner
Brown Crop Top: The Fix
Sneakers: Nike Haurache
Pastel Pink Socks With Lace: Cotton On
|Nicola on the left and Paloma on the right on their phones.|
SA Fashion Week had a different vibe, people were dressed more formal and it felt more organised. I didn't bother buying tickets because of the MBFW experience lol, however, my friend Palesa and her friends came and made the evening fun. I went for two nights only, so the first night I was alone and the second one Palesa came through. On the first night I was exhausted from school and I had agreed to meet with a fashion blogger. Guyssss I was dressed like craaaapp lol, old sneakers, an oversized denim trucker, a knit jersey and leggings. Wow I felt embarrassed at my fashion choice and upon greeting another celebrity fashion blogger, my phone falls and the screen cracks into a million pieces.. I wrote about this in this blog post HERE. I had to ask someone to help me get home because I couldn't call an Uber, my phone was messed up. I enjoyed my night with Palesa and her friends though, it was fun watching all the shows and eating complementary chocolate by Aero.
MBFW happened in Cape Town this year so I am attending SA Fashion Week which begins on the 28th March - 1st April 2017. I hope I don't have tragic stories to tell anymore lol, I will share my outfits for each day and document how it goes (crossing fingers). I am actually excited this year because a designer I am featuring in my magazine is showcasing his collection!! His name is Aya Velase, I'm actually a fan of his work, you'll see it on the first issue of Azania Mag :)
|This is me on the second night when Palesa came along.|
|Palesa on the right, Ntando Duma (Actress) on the left.|
|Palesa and I at the Aero photo booth after eating their free chocolate lol. I must say, I was a mess that week , but also I don't care haha.|