Last Wed I attended a little evening of socialising organised by Emma King (aka @toothfairysa) – yes this is the lady who ensures everyone in Cape Town has Brite Smiles, including me! Emma’s quite the networking queen and got a bunch of lovelies together to taste some wine, discover some fun products and pick up tips on how to spice up our sex lives. (yup that’s right – but more about that later…)
One of the first people I bumped into was Willem Venter from ZED Menswear.
How’s this for a small world moment. Willem is, like me, orginally from little old PE. And his sister used to be my modelling teacher when I was but just an innocent little teenager. (OK – I was never really all that innocent. haha) When I got home I just had to go whip out my old model book to show you guys what I looked like at the tender age of 16 doing my schmodel thing. Check this baby out. It’s from what I call my “sepia period”. Giving your pics that brown tinge was like all the rage in PE at the time (and probably still is today – along with shading a heart shape around your face). In this shot I seem to be going for a bit of a moody “nobody understands me” and “my gawd damn dress is falling off” look. It’s classic.
Anyhoo, lets move swiftly along then – I’m sure the happening PE modelling scene is just far too much for you to consume in one go.
Mandi Jarman from Saving Private Rhino was there to give us some background on this very important initiative which aims to protect our endangered rhinos. They collect funds so they can do things like train game reserve staff in anti-poaching techniques, install high-tech equipment like CCTV surveilance, finance valuable poaching intelligence gathering and tracking of rhino’s via GPS. You can help by popping over to their website and making a donation. Every rand counts.
Then the hunky Dylan Savage from Live is Savage:
And then the ladies who make sure you’re looking your best at all times, the team from Just Skin Aesthetic Clinic:
After gulping down our welcome champers we got to play with some make-up stuffs by Maskscara. I was particularly drawn to this caviar type nail varnish:
And then people got freaky with these Bella Violent lips stick on lip tattoos:
Here is our model, Xavier, rocking a leopard print number (like so hot right now) along with Emma in hot pink:
Next up we got to taste some – Madonna Wines Shiraz 2011. Wine maker, Dimitri, told us that he classifies his wine as a very versatile lifestyle wine.
Here’s Dimitri with his beautiful wife, Dimitra (I know – how random is that – they practically have the same name and she’s all the way from California):
But the main event for the evening was for Ms Noble (aka Irit Noble) to teach us a few new things. She had some seriously interesting goodies in her arsenal, like this strawberries & champagne “stimulating gel”:
And then the must do bedtime read, the Kama Sutra:
You see Ms Noble is passionate about sex education and ensuring that people are having the best possible time experimenting with different toys & techniques. She can be booked for private parties – which would be something fun for a bachelorette jol or girls night out. Here she is explaining the fun to be had by incorporating a cock ring into the mix:
I also learnt that this is fact NOT a regular lipstick:
But this is a totally above board energy drink:
My own tip for getting hot & spicy with your partner? Just serve up some of these hot sauces from Nando’s which we got to take home:
A huge thanks to Emma for being such an amazing host. And to Ms Noble for teaching this “old dog” some new tricks.
This former PE “supermodel” slash alcohol promo girl (yup - was totes living the glam life back then) had a total blast.