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Posted on: Monday, 19 October 2009

Style in the city

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Trinny & Susannah

Trinny & Susannah

You either have it or you don’t, style that is, but lucky enough for those of us to whom style doesn’t come easily, we can be helped. And the MasterCard Style in the City is here to help. Taking place from Thursday 29 October to Sunday 1 November in the ever popular V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, this event will showcase the crème de la crème of fashion and beauty and is hosted by top fashion guru’s Trinny and Susannah.

If you don’t yet know who these two straight talking ladies are then let me enlighten you. I have been a fan of theirs ever since I first saw their show while visiting my sister in the UK. What not to wear is a programme that takes ordinary people, yes that means you, your wife, mother, grandmother, father, husband or friend and get them to understand their body. From there they show them how to dress i.e. what suits their body shape and what they should avoid totally! I not only like them for their tips on body shape, but also because they are completely amusing characters themselves. They tell you things like it is and are no nonsense!

You may also recognise their names because they are quite obsessed with women identifying their correct body shape and have since declared that there are 12 body shapes that women can be. And they have given them appropriate names so that you can envisage the shape when you hear the name… are you a cello, vase, bell, skittle or a more traditionally known shape such as the hourglass or pear, perhaps you are a lollipop, brick or cornet. Whatever your shape is Trinny and Susannah are sure to get you to embrace it.

But we digress from the details of what the Style in the City 4 day interactive event is …

The gala dinner will be held on Thursday 29 October which is a stylish affair (would you expect any less) and is an auction dinner that will raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa. Go Red for Women, which is presented by MasterCard, will showcase eight popular South African designers who will each create a red dress that will be paraded on the runway by eight equally well-know South African female personalities, businesswomen and magazine editors.

The designers are Abigail Betz, Gavin Rajah, Gabi Rosenwerth, Marianne Fassler, David Tlale, Stefania Morland, Jaques Lagrange and Bongiwe Walaza. What a treat! Each dress will then be auctioned off and proceeds will be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa. If you intend to bid on one of these items please note there will be a reserve placed on each dress.

Trinny and Susannah’s Style Academy aim’s to get women to look and feel fabulous. They have a hands on style and are ready to give Cape Town some of their secrets. This is the first time they will be in South Africa and so it is an opportunity not to be missed.

There are so many other things happening over this weekend to keep you entertained and informed of the latest fashion trends. Why not enter the Pamper Parlour and have your own mini make over, walk out feeling like a million bucks. In the Health Hub you will discover all of the latest fitness tips and weight loss advice as well as beauty and nutrition advice from South Africa’s leading dieticians and nutritionists.

Don’t forget to visit the Gadget and Gift Zone where you will be able to find the latest and greatest in techno gadgets that will make your everyday life that little bit easier.

There are various ticket options available. Entrance into one of Trinny and Susannah’s Style Academy will set you back R270 a person, however purchase it on your MasterCard and receive a R30 discount on this price. If you are feeling indulgent or would like to spoil someone special why not opt for the Platinum Package for R1200 per person, this will give you the ultimate VIP experience including front row seats to Trinny and Susannah’s Style Academy, complimentary MAC make-up sessions, mini manicures and pedicures, plenty of oysters and champagne as well as a goodie bag filled with fabulous beauty treats.

Tickets and seats are limited so book yours today.

Tickets are available at Computicket.

Trinny and Susannah’s Style Academy Show Times:
Friday 30 October 2009: 14h00, 16h00, 18h00, 20h00 and 21h00
Saturday 31 October 2009: 11h00, 14h00, 16h00, 18h00 and 20h00
Sunday 1 November 2009: 12h00, 14h00, 16h00 and 18h00


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Tania Stephenson


Tania loves to cook and create magic in the kitchen for family and friends (or even just herself). Be it finding a new recipe or making a tried and tested dish from her recipe folder - the kitchen is her sanctuary. Find her hanging out with friends round the braai or curled up on the couch reading the latest crime drama. With a spring in her step and a song in her heart you’ll find her supporting local artists in theatre, music and dance – from a hip hop competition or the latest musical on stage at Artscape in Cape Town. Enjoying all things culture she likes to share her experiences and delights with those around her.

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