PARTY

PARTY OF THE YEAR - ZOIE'S FOURTH BIRTHDAY!

Zoie's mommy went all out this year for her birthday with kickass cake and pizza at Picotin, complimented with pony rides for the kiddos and Prosecco for the adults minding the kiddos. I arrived about two hours late, after a meeting that was unnecessarily long [I can't stand when meetings don't have agendas - I'm not there to socialise!]  with my brother and the biggest balloon I've ever bought. Let my Instagram photos do the talkin'. Look me up on Instagram via my username: fazabdulgaffa

For more Zoie-related shenanigans, look up the #stuffzoiesays hashtag on Twitter. The kid is funny!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Halloween was celebrated early at J's school, and afterwards, at his place for an after-party. I was a band majorette, although until 15 minutes till I got to the school, I couldn't decide if I was a band major or a military major. I didn't care though, my outfit was super cute. Heh.

Eyes using the super cool Kajal eyeliner that Andrea and the Luxola team delivered right to my door.

Here are some of the coolest costumes for the night:

And just for kicks, here's my brother in a random photo at his school's Halloween party: [I'm not sure why the kid next to him looks like he has a dick in his mouth.]

A WEE BIT COINTREAUVERSIAL

Last night, one of my life-long dreams happened. I watched a burlesque show. It wasn't any burlesque show. I waited two whole hours, with the lovely company of my boyfriend, Jeremy and his clan for the one-and-only Dita von Teese to get nekkid on stage .

In J's words, it was a high class strip show. She flashed her pearly whites, then she flashed her toned gams. She daintily took off her pantyhose, and then threw it into the audience. She played faux-surprise flashy flashy as she took off her corset to reveal sparkly nipple tapes. What she also revealed were a pair of perfectly-shaped breasts - implants of course, so I looked them up this morning. Apparently, she had her breasts done when she was 21 - and boy, those boobs have been sculpted well.

Boobies aside, 'twas quite the night. Muchísima gracias fab Word of Mouth Communications peeps and Cointreau for the invites! And for the pink sparkly nipple tassel on the super cute Cointreau shaker!

Lulu Goes Crazy for Couture

I love doing PR for Lulu Guinness - it's a brand that's quirky, a little OTT and all-round-fun, making throwing a party that much funner. Lulu has a theme for every collection, and while last year's Fall Winter collection was themed Make up Shop, this year's is Couture. Admittedly, it's a lot harder to throw a party revolving around the couture theme than it was make-up shop - you didn't want fringe activities to outshine the collection.

Thanks to Cointreau (and Amanda!) for sponsoring bottles and media gifts, to Barkode for their generous help, to Spa Esprit for the generous vouchers, to Sara for photos and Jolene for her amazing cupcakes. And to everybody who came!

Massimo Dutti FW 2011 Launch

What happens when you get invited to an event that tells you to bring your little one, and you don't plan to get knocked up for the moment? Bring your fab friend who has a cute little genius for a daughter, that's what. Zoie and Andrea need no introduction on this blog - they were my dates for the Massimo Dutti Fall Winter 2011. Let's start with my outfit: I was wearing red v-neck tee from Forever 21, vintage high-waisted pants I bought in Berlin. My flats were $10 from Australia. Zoie however, was wearing sparkly silver shoes by Michael Kors that probably cost more than my whole outfit.

When the fashion show started, instead of telling her mother that she wants to model like the rest of the kids, Zoie took it upon herself to dabble in a more lucrative and longer-lasting career - photography. Although she calls herself a hobbyist now, with photos like the ones below when you're three, you might never know what this talent might lead to:

There were all these beautiful half-Asian half-Caucasian kids in the show, and I was particularly enamoured by this one. Her older brother was in the fashion show, and when Zoie came to talk to her, she was gleefully showing off to Zoie her My Little Pony whose head could spin 360°.