This week in Cape Town……….was filled with National Treasures and wonderful visuals.
ZAPPED: I was chuffed to get an invite to the launch of Zapiro’s new exhibition Jiving with Madiba – a matchless combo of two National Treasures. The Jewish Museum in Hatfield Street were proud hosts, the occasion hummed with mingling guests, music from the young Hout Bay Music Academy and Zapiro’s projected name jiving on the wall. Sadly I couldn’t stay till the doors opened but it’s on till November, so I’ll be back soon to see what Karina, Jonathan’s wife, says is ‘his best exhibition yet’. ps: Photographer Karina’s portrait on the cover of the Art Times is also a wonderful combo of the man by his muse.
HABITS: The reason I missed the door-opening of Jiving was because of the coinciding time of Jenny Le Roux’s (another National Treasure) show at Cape Town Fashion Week at CTICC. Habits fans, family, friends and fashionistas flanked the new square ramp and were dazzled by the hot 60’s colours, asymetrical sheaths, pin tuck backed jackets and 9 carat JLR’s use of matelot tops over flowing pleated skirts. Projected Twitter messages opened the show together with a nostalgia pic of JLR with her own treasure, the late lamented Jeff to whom she dedicated the show. A collective sigh rippled through the audience. Red lipped style queen herself looked fabulous – would you expect anything less.
GLAM-ENG: On the subject of style, I hardly expected any at the Wom-Eng Networking and Engineering Expo at the Cape Town Stadium – Wom-Eng being an empowering of the next generation of women in engineering co-founded by Mabohale Mampuru and Naadiya Moosajee. How wrong can you be! There was so much glamour in gladiator heels, cinch belted waists, hair extensions and Confidence I thought I’d come to the wrong event! The networking was intense and the co-founders speeches, electric. In my next life, it’s engineering for me.
SWIMMING:…..with the cast of Poisson, as in fish, at the Baxter’s Studio theatre last night. A totally crazy ‘now’, unpredictable production with two women, hectic lighting, a whole lot of shoes and an omg ending. Very girly, lots of fun.
Closed the evening with a very unfashionable Margherita at Al’s Place opposite Rondebsoch station.