The Cosmopolitan Lingerie show has certainly become the annual event you don’t want to miss. For the guys it’s for obvious reasons – you get to see some of SA’s hottest models strut their stuff on stage half naked. For the girls – it’s the fantasy element I think. The over-the-top wings, feathered head pieces, S&M inspired accessories and more. It certainly focuses more on the “show” part of fashion show and it’s 100% hot…
This year’s event took place at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Strand St, which at first I thought was a really odd choice because the hotel doesn’t look like much from the outside. Once inside though, I had that “a ha” moment. The interior is quite impressive. From waterfall chandeliers dripping from the celing to a neon lit bar with a water feature backdrop. It was very cool indeed.
I sadly have to admit that I was a total dumbass and forgot to check whether my camera was charged before heading out that evening. And as luck would have it, my battery was pretty much DEAD. Once the show started, I only managed to get 2 shots and then that was it for the rest of my evening…
You can check out the full gallery over here. And boys – I suggest you certainly do that. 😉
Now in attendance was your regular Cape Town who’s who, fashion folks and event circuit regulars. It was a tightly guarded guest list and I purely made the cut because my very own Bjorn happens to be last year’s Cosmo Sexiest Man calendar Mr December. Yup – I’m a lucky girl… But I think the most “special” person in attendance has to be a certain fur coat wearing individual who mid show decided to whip out a hard boiled egg which he brought along as a snack?! and proceeded to peel and enjoy much to the dismay of the people seated next to him. I first noticed this guy when I arrived cause I thought that the coat was a bit “flash” and still tweeted that I felt like I had just walked onto the set of the new XXX movie. But who could have predicted that the coat was actually storing an egg?? I know this story probably sounds hard to believe, but luckily Dylan Savage from Life Is Savage has photographic evidence over here. Check it out – it’s awesome. I have no clue who this guy is and what he does for a living, but one thing’s for sure, he’s one of a kind.
So ja, certainly an eventful night out. We didn’t make it to the after party which was at Club 31 in the ABSA builiding (the old Hemisphere) because 1. Capetonians are lazy and will rarely make the move to a 2nd venue. And 2. Instead, Bjorn and I decided to go back to mine to watch a So You Think You Can Dance marathon until like 3am in the morning… cause we’re rock stars like that… I left the show feeling extremely motivated to get my ass back into gym and start eating super healthy so I too could look that hot in my undies & wings (maybe I have some, maybe I don’t). Sadly by like 11am the next day, that motivation disappeared as I started digging ito snacks provided by a Masterchef style challenge at work. Gotta love the corporate world – they dig organised stuff like that. But this week’s the week, I can feel it. Or… maybe next week… 🙂