Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Event | High on heels at Goodhope fm

So I know I said I'd be taking a break from blogging this month, but I think this story is really worth Sharing.  A few weeks back I was taken by suprise when I received an email from my favourite PR lady Ms Katie Coetzee to cover an event at Good Hope fm studios and also to talk on air & judge the in studio contest that took place.

Since this was the first time I would ever be doing something like this, I thought it would be a stella idea to get my good friend and co blogger Yumna  Involved seeing that we're both kind of new to these things and it would really be a great oppurtunity for the both of us. I was abit overly excited (not going to lie) and nervous as well, but we both knew it was an oppurtunity we had to take and run with.

The event was a collaboration between Good hope fm, The Princess Project as well as amazing shoe brand  Madison-footwear South Africa.  The event was attended by 10-15 lucky ladies who were given a very informative lesson on how to walk on heels by the lovely Ms Irit Noble.  Some of them could walk, Some of them were abit unstable but @MsNoble really made them leave that night #HIGHONHEELS and more confident with out a doubt.  This had to be the case after radio DJ Ayanda Tini suprised them all with a live pep talk from the african Mother herself  'Yvonne Chaka Chaka'.  All of this was not only to have a good time for no reason though,  There actually was a really good course behind the hole evening.  Each lucky lady was given a brand new pair of Madison Heels and in return had to swop a pair of their heels for someone less fortunate.  I know the saying goes "A girl can never have enough shoes" but knowing there are young girls out their not even able to say those words really stings.  These shoes, The shoes you no longer wear can make a young lady feel really special on her matric dance night and this is the aim of the wonderful Princess Project. Go ahead girls,  If ther's a pair of shoes or a ball gown you might not wear any longer, Drop them off at the studio and make someone else feel like a princess for the night.

All in all,  I am truley blessed to have been involved in such an inspiring event/project and also being able to meet all the well dressed ladies, Goodhope fm Dj's as well as the master minds behind the oh so trendy Madison Shoes (what a jolly bunch).   The event ofcourse was stacked with foods, sweet treats and the most amazing shoes on display.

Enjoy a few pictures I manged to source and please watch the short videos I created at the event (below), where you can see us live on air and also the girls getting #HIGHONHEELS.
Untill next time
Thabiet Amardien

All sponsors who were involved
With Yumna (excited) and my sister who recieved a prezzie from Madison

MS Irit Noble giving the girls some tips

With Katie Coetzee

(Images are not my own)


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

CSquared Flagship Launch


As some of you may know,  fantastic menswear brand 'CSquared' opened up their first flagship store  on Thursday 27 June at Canal Walk shopping mall.  The brand is about 11 years-old and started out as a branch brand from other well known brand Carduccci.  CSquared is a formal menswear store who's designs and tailoring are distinctly Italian but Incorporated with some modern and stylish trends. 


Being fashionably late (as I would like to call it), or simply just reading what was on the Invitation wrong ( Oops), Yumna and I showed up to the already vibing event a bit late and missed all the formalities of the stores official opening.  Luckily for us the party wasn't over as we made our way in store to see the most amazing red velvet blazers, paisley pocket squares, polka dot socks, textured bow ties, satchels, high tops and basically everything a fashion forward male ever dreamt of.
The staff were very friendly and circulated continuously to ensure that everybody in attendance was having a good time and had something to nibble on.  I will Definitely be seeing more of them closer to Eid this year.
The brand really went way out for their first flagship store as Top billings Celebrity interior decorator 'Aidan Bennetts' was the master mind behind the brilliant decor.  Huge frames hung from the roof,  3D walls came out at you, complementary colours flowed throughout and social check in points placed around the store so we could all check in on our social networks.

below are some of the photographs I took at the event using Yumna's husbands 550D. (I obviously tossed mine somewhere along the line when I was offered this beauty)

With that said, I would like to wish all my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters a Ramadaan Kareem for this blessed month that lies before us.  I have decided to take a short break from blogging as I really have a lot on my plate (work wise) and would like to spend this month in peace with my family & friends and also practice becoming a better Muslim inshallah.

Until next time

Thabiet Amardien 

Pocket squares FTW


Instore DJ recking the decks

Finger foods flowed

Love these semi formal High tops

With Zarah (The Perry Book) and Yumna (Cooked Culture) what good peoples
Bow Tie heaven

Girls at Executive Producer, Tracy Rosslind and Decor man, Top Billings Aidan Bennetts strike a pose with sunglasses from in store. 
Zahrah Perry being a hungry child lol

More blazing awesomness