Jackie Burger presented Salon 58's fourth soirée for 2015 entitled Lovely, on Saturday 15 August 2015 at the P.J. Olivier Art Centre in Stellenbosch. I was lucky enough to have been invited to this stunning event.
Lovely marked the beginning of Salon 58's spring/summer soirées and was attended by about 100 guests. The conversations extended to four aspects of a modern woman's life: business, spirituality, beauty and fashion. As at previous soirées, the focus was on the conversations:
Unlike previous soirées, guests were treated to a brunch by Martjie Malan of M Patisserie, fresh juices from Juicebox and Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV. Lovely was in association with Orange Babies South Africa. After welcoming the guests, Burger introduced Audrey Mothupi, the chairperson of Orange Babies South Africa by raising their glasses to a foundation that truly changes lives.
Orange Babies South Africa is part of the Dutch Orange Babies charitable foundation that works to transform the lives of women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa by preventing mother-to-child transmission and caring for orphans and vulnerable children by providing medical care, nutrition, education and daily support. On Saturday, Mothupi presented a limited-edition 12-piece dinner service decorated with designs by 12 top artists, such as Lisa Brice, Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Moshekwa Langa and Sam Nhlengethwa. All proceeds of the sale of the dinner services will go towards supporting Orange Babies’ work in South Africa.
After the lunch break came what was the highlight for many of the guests, the salon show curated by Burger with new-season style inspirations from Cape Town concept store Maison Mara. The focus was on trans-seasonal investment pieces such as the white shirt, a denim shirt (made new by the silk denim fabric) and a pin-striped trouser suit, all from Mason Mara’s exquisite range by designers such as Sonia Rykiel, Heimstone, Proenza Schouler and Acne to mention a few.
Last but not least, guests shopped the Salon 58 Gallery Boutique where carefully selected beauty products and fashions by the designers who participated in the fashion show were on sale.
"Lovely, to me, is about upliftment, lightness, and enlightenment. The talks, the fashion and the entire experience were therefore a celebration of womanhood in all its lightness, something many of us forget in the course of our hurried lives."
~ Jackie Burger
~ Jackie Burger
Shoes: Mr Price
Bracelet: Miglio Designer Jewellery
The next soirée, Salon 58’s fifth, will take place in October 2015.
Confirmed date to be announced on webtickets.co.za.