The (not so fashionable) Fashion Show!!

The dress code was Fabulous, so there I was dressed up in a chiffon sari trying to look fabulous!! And I was quite impressed with myself :) So was the crowd… all dressed up to impress and most of them sporting some of the designers.

The cocktails were supposed to be served upto 7.30pm and it was already 8.15. And for people like me, who survive on juice, had already gulped down 2 glasses of apple juice (yeah, that was all they had for non-alcoholic!!). We were waiting desperately to witness one of the best Fashion Shows in Nairobi.

Finally the wait was over and the announcement was made. So there we were, sitting back and waiting to be dazzled!!

The hostess came on the stage and looking at her outfit, I crossed my fingers. She didn’t look like a fashion show hostess at all! She was reading out from a writing pad which was quite similar to the one we used to take for exams in school… I mean the wooden one with a metal clip!! I just hoped that the rest of the show be good. The first model appeared on the ramp and I tell you, I was sure in for a huge disappointment!! The way she was walking was a disaster! The music was going elsewhere and the ladies were walking elsewhere! There was no coordination!! Not to mention the designs… some of them looked copied from here and there and the rest were catastrophic!

Although the glam squad was quite nice, they really had carved out inches for themselves, but on the show, they just couldn’t bring IT! I mean, when you pay $100 a ticket and are promised such a great experience, you expect a little more! Well, for that matter, I expected much much more!! So somehow the first installment of the show was over and now we had something worse to deal with! The Band!! These guys were playing some music, which sounded like Metallica or something… Oh buoy, I wanted to run away!! But the $100 show wasn’t over and dinner was yet to be served. Yeah, it was a package deal! So had to bear with it.

And so the second installment began also did the dinner, which I was very pleased with. This time I was occupied with the food so didn’t have to make a lot of efforts in trying to understand the disaster that was going on the ramp. It lasted for 3 or 4 collections and then again came the Band! This time it was a little better coz they were playing some soft music. And so it went by smoothly. Now it was the third and the final installment. This collection was a bit better than the rest, mainly because the music playing was one of my favorites! It was Yves Larock- Rise up! I just wished that the organizers should have fed the models a little more so they could walk gracefully… Anyways, this also went by and so did a few more. Now it was the grand finale stuff going on when a wise guy from our table gets up and says that we should leave before the show is over to avoid traffic. All of us agreed and we left!

Well, after the (not so fashionable) fashion show, I was glad that at least I was looking fabulous! :)

7 fogy feelings:

Vinnie said...

the bright side...at least u posted :):)

where r pics of 'fabulous' u??

Simply Sur said...

there r no pics dear... may b coz i was the only one thinking abt fabulous me!! hehe..

Still thinking said...

YOu sure feeling good about your 'fabulous' self? :p

What was this fashion show about? Charity or stuff or some real cool labels?

Scattered Thoughts... said...

you fabulous??? hehehahaha haheheheha ha haha haha ha hah ahahahahahahehehheh ahahhaha

Scattered Thoughts... said...

okay.. that was rude!! you really look stunning actually :))

Simply Sur said...

@Still.. The show was everything but charity..labels???!!????? Dint xpect ne!! t was jus designers from all-over Africa.. 1-2 I knew of were Kikoromeo n Tiffany Nigeria... these also i'd heard of only here in Nairobi. Rest were blah blah...
N Yes m definitely absolutely positively sure abt fabulous me!! :P Do u hav ne doubts abt t???

Simply Sur said...

@ST.. Thnks for being so rude..errr...generous!! m obliged! :)