Swim­ming in the beauty of youth

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As Women’s Month draws to a close, young women braved the chilly Joburg weather on Thurs­day night for an even­ing of girl talk and fash­ion tips and trends at the Skip Fash­ion Ex­change.

The event took place at the in­dus­trial-chic Katy’s Palace Bar in Sand­ton. The premise was to “bring three fash­ion items you want to ex­change”. As the women trick­led in, some made their way to the main din­ing area while oth­ers headed up­stairs, where their items were checked and cer­ti­fied with ap­pro­pri­ate stick­ers. The canapés and wel­come drinks did the rounds, and so did my brain – un­til then, I had never been sur­rounded by so many young, beau­ti­ful women all at once.

I rev­elled in the pres­ence of th­ese fash­ion­able women. Bo­nang Matheba looked stun­ning in the same sim­ple, white dress she wore to the J&B Met preparty ear­lier this year. She was the fab­u­lous host and later posed for group self­ies.

I won­der what the rules say about A-lis­ters like her wear­ing their favourite clothes again.

The Front Row on Metro FM re­turnee en­cour­aged young women to “never give up on their dreams” – a mmantra she says has kept her goin­go­ing.

HerH boyfriend DJ Eu­phonik made a late ap­pear­ance and avoided having pict­pic­tures taken, pre­fer­ring the com­com­pany of young women at the far end of the bar.

DDance mu­sic trio Mi Casa, ac­coac­com­pa­nied by a live band, brought the house down with J’Some­thing’s coocool voice.

Per­form­ing some of their own tracks and a med­ley of pop­u­lar House tunes, they ser­e­naded the ladies with good mu­sic. As ththe dance group went for a break, the lead singer en­thused: “It is al­waal­ways a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence to perf­per­form for a fe­male crowd.”

By the end of the even­ing, bran­branded dresses, coats and shoes had swapped hands.

SithSit­hole

– Siyabonga

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SOMETSOMETHING LOVELY Bo­nang MatheMatheba at the Skip Fash­ion Ex­chaEx­change

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