On Thu eve I attended the Cosmopolitan SA Lingerie fashion Show 2011. How did I get in exactly? Well the lovely Bjorn Steinbach sorted out an invite for me. You see he got invited because he is Cosmopolitan’s very own Mr December on their 2011 Sexy Man calendar, check it out:
Hotness. AND December happens to be my birthday month! Bjorn’s not just a pretty face, he’s a talented actor. Go check out his IMDb link above to see what he’s worked on.
The event took place at the amazing Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock. I had no idea this place even existed, and I was blown away at how impressive this venue was.
There were lots of little stands where you could peruse through sexy lingerie. Revlon offered mini makeovers and you could even have your photo taken with some Wonderbra hotties. Triump went for a “live display” option:
Wait, those mannequins move!
I picked up my complimentary Absolut Vodka coctail and we went off to do a bit of exploring and mingling before we were asked to take our seats for the show. We were very lucky to have 2nd row seats, just look at how excited we were:
Ready to see some hot chicks in some hot lingerie… oh yeah.
The show featured all of the lingerie ranges from the September 2011 Cosmopolitan Lingerie feature. This included some sexy items from Wonderbra, La Senza, Jockey, After Eden, Temptations, Shelley, Edgars Free 2BU, Triump, Maidenform & Sloggi.
It opened with quite a bang – very Victoria Secret fashion show inspired, but with a SA twist:
Then Adeline Mucke (accompanied by Albert Frost) did a sexy number for us. You’ll probably remember Adeline from the SA Idols top ten last year. I don’t really follow SA Idols, but I was very impressed by her singing ability… she has a great voice, and clearly she’s also a total bombshell:
I have to just show you a piccie of the stage, was so cool with these huge doors which were opened by some scantily clad muscle boys at the beginning of the show:
I must also note that the models in this show were some of the hottest women I have seen in a long time. The line-up included big names such at Tracy McGregor & Lieschen Botes and they all made me promise myself that I will be spending way more time in the gym from now on!
From angelic whites we went to some Naughty & Nice lingerie:
Then we got to drool at the absolute hotness that is Aidan Bennetts:
Aidan is not just that hottie from Top Billing and a talented designer. He also happens to be a Muay Thai champoin, hence the fighter themed ramp appearance.
Then there was some more hot & sexy lingerie:
A mini burlesque show:
And Arno Carstens came out to do a song:
Lastly, the grand finale, all in red:
My favourite biets, Leigh (aka Lipglossgirl) was also amongst the lucky invitees:
Bjorn surrounded by women… lucky man.
And I also got to catch up with fashion blogger, Jasna Zellerhoff (aka Fashionjazz):
Geeze that chick is tall! Poor Leila and I look like dwarves… haha
We got to enjoy some snacks and even got to bust out some moves on the dance floor before we needed to head over to the Global Party at the Fez. Was having such a great time though, I didn’t really want to leave!
According to the invite, the event was put together by the PR people at Associated Magazines. For those who don’t know, Associated Magazines publishes Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, House and Leisure & The Oprah magazine. Fantastic job guys! Was a seriously impressive event.
Check out the Cosmopolitan SA website for all the official event pics.
PS: I just found a cool piccie on Thunda.com from the party:
The cutie on my left is Siv Ngesi – check him out on the new Castle Lager ad where a group of SA guys head over to London to check out how they do a “braai”. Love it.