Last Thu eve I attended the Cosmo Jeans 2012 fashion show which was held at QV54 in Queen Victoria Street. The dress code for the evening was of course “denim”, which is an easy one cause let’s face it, everyone loves a toit jean pant.
Now as much as I love the city centre, I absolutely hate the limited parking. Add a big event with lots and lots of guests and what do you get? PAIN… and lots of it… Sure I have considered getting a scooter, but it’s just too damn cold here in winter PLUS you don’t get any street cred on one of those and I’m far to cool for school…
Anyhoo, when we finally got there I had to first stop to do the obligatory “pic in front of massive banner” photo:
Apparently thanks to that we just missed out on the last few free Brutal Fruits they were handing out. Damn my love of being in the spotlight!
Bjorn and I were teased because we apparnetly looked like we had totally coordinated our denim looks. But I don’t see it… Yes we were both working the “double denim” trend (that’s when you wear a denim shirt with jeans, in case you didn’t know – the key to this look is to make sure the two items are totally different shades or even colours of denim, matchy matchy is like a massive no-no). But I was rocking some red and he was doing a bit of brown leather… Ag I’ll let you guys be the judge:
My friend Leigh even compared us to the 2001 Brit Brit & JT denim tuxedo crisis! (Check her comparison here) Now that’s not fair… we’re like way hotter and stuff. hehe.
Anyways, we were not there to harp on about our fashion choices, instead we were there to check out some winter denim trends from Michiko London, Ackermans, Edgars, Adidas, Donna-claire, Foschini, Bronx & Calvin Klein.
Sadly, as much as I loved the building, it was terribly cramped inside and there wasn’t really any great ramp viewing spots. This meant I was standing on my tippy toes, camera far above my head, trying desperately to get a few shots of the action. These were the only ones that came out half decent(ish):
For entertainment breaks in between the fashion we got to enjoy the guitar stylings of Tombstone Pete:
The golden voice of Natasha Meister:
And then my personal fave, the quirky awesomeness that is Yoav:
Leigh being one of those lucky people who always wins random lucky draws and such, walked away with a gleaming white stetson. I have my suspicions that she probably pushed poor Clouds out of the way to catch it…
Either way, it was her pride & joy for the rest of the evening. I didn’t stay for the after party because 1) I had a crappy day at the office and was totally pooped and 2) the new Steers at the 24 hr Woolies was calling my name (Steers chip attack!! – my ass has been cursing that place. haha).
So tell me, who out there is brave enough to also give the double denim look a test drive this winter? I say we should start a mass tuxedo revival and then do a flash mob to “Hit me baby one more time”. Who’s in? Come now people, you know it’s the right thing to do.