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Masquerade Ball

I attended our long awaited end of year masquerade ball on the 27th of November. It was held in an old building in Queen Victoria Street, Gardens.

Rose Molteno from Molteno Creations designed and made my gorgeous ball gown for the evening. It was even more beautiful than I had imagined and I truly felt like a princess on the night. A distinguished looking gentleman (and colleague), told me that I was clearly the most elegantly dressed woman there. I considered this a huge compliment to Rose and her workmanship!

My friend Soraya’s bedroom looked like a tornado had hit it. We were three girls getting dressed and doing hair all at the same time, so you can well imagine. Champers was flowing though…lots of fun.

I don’t have many opportunities to dress up, so really enjoyed every minute! The cab arrived to scoop us up and off we went :-) .

The venue was decorated so beautifully, and there were even fire-blowing dancers at the entrance. It felt like a scene straight out of Gossip Girl. Below are some photos (please excuse the poor quality of some…my phone was acting up!).



Décor was soft, beautiful and mysterious.

Well done Rose Molteno…loved my charcoal and red lace gown.

 My close friends: Soraya, Bronwyn and Tamsyn. Love these girls! xx

Platters of chocolate covered cherries…over-indulge much?

The Black Ties – our entertainment for the evening. They were completely amazing.

Rose Molteno – my fairy godmother!

Rose Molteno

I am attending a masquerade ball next month, and needed a fabulous evening gown for the event. Rose Molteno from Molteno Creations in Claremont, Cape Town – has come to my rescue. She is going to wave her magic wand and transform me into Cinderella! I literally showed her two pictures and gave her a brief explanation of the type of dress I had in mind…and she produced this design that took my breath away.

Charcoal grey crepe chiffon, with red lace appliqued onto the corset / bodice. Not forgetting the low back and elegant side slit in the front. It was perfect and I didn’t need to change a thing. I had my first fitting yesterday, and will be posting photos of later fittings as the garment starts to take shape. There is nothing more exciting than having a gown custom made for a special occasion. Having a creative and professional designer at your side makes all the difference.

When visiting Rose at her studio, I went through the array of dresses on her rails and what really stood out for me – was the detail in her designs. Every little piece of lace and satin covered button is intricately placed. She has a soft, romantic feel to her work. Read more about Rose here, and contact her should you need help with a fancy soiree! She will not disappoint. Below are some examples of her beautiful creations.



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Cindy foil printed tank top by Forever New – R 449. This is one the most versatile garments I’ve seen. And so gorgeous! Don’t you just adore the split hem in the back? I’d wear this with jeans and stilettos for a hot date night.



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Essie nail lacquer in ‘First Timer’ – R 110. Mint green is my new summer shade. Flirty and fresh!

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