CELEBRATING YOUR INNER MUSE
WE INVITED READERS TO JOIN US FOR A STYLISH SOIRÉE AS WE HONOURED WOMEN WHO EMBODY THE SPIRIT OF A MODERN MUSE AND EXEMPLIFY THE ESSENCE OF MC’S PHILOSOPHY, ‘THINK SMART, LOOK AMAZING’
Inspired by your votes online, we selected nine women who embodied the essence of modern thinkers. We featured these women in our May issue and celebrated them along with MC editor Aspasia Karras and Estée Lauder in a stellar setting on 14 May at the 03 Desmond rooftop venue, Jo’burg. Guests were welcomed with Steenberg MCC and snacked on delectable treats while browsing images and learning the inspirational stories of our featured muses. Estée Lauder also provided guests with make-up touchups. Aspasia spoke on what it means to be a modern day muse and Kerry Evans from Estée Lauder gave guests the background on the Modern Muse fragrance campaign. Entertainment included a performance from aptly named string quartet The Muses, fusing classical instruments with contemporary music.To top off the evening, guests received a Modern Muse scent as a gift.
SPECIAL THANKS Estée Lauder Modern Muse, 03 Desmond,The Muses,Thirst Bar Services and Steenberg. Above, clockwise from top right Jena Dover; Estée Lauder Companies’ Sue Fox (left) with Carol Ann Benn; an MC reader receiving a make-up touch-up from Estée Lauder National Make-up Artist Chris Williams; Steenberg MCC; floral décor; MC’s Aspasia Karras and Romy Heldsinger; (from left to right) Kitty Phetla, Carol Ann Benn, Lulu Ndevu, Marianne Fassler, Jena Dover,Aspasia Karras, Kerry Evans and Kgomotso Mosiane. Clockwise from right Suzaan Heyns; guests view portraits of the muses; Marianne Fassler (left) chats to MC fashion director Sharon Becker; MC beauty editor Mathahle Stofile talks to the crowd; Hasmita Nair sampling the fragrance;Tamara Dey; string quartet The Muses; Modern Muse.