A FASHIONABLE DINNER - comp closed

Thursday, July 25, 2013









Grazia and GUESS Watches invited me along to a dinner last week at 15 on Orange. This was the first time in a long while that an event left such an impression. The first surprise came in the rose-gold form of a rather beautiful napkin holder, a gorg GUESS watch. Surprise number two was an address by the CEO of Guess Watches, Cindy Linvingston. There is nothing better than witnessing a successful business woman in this industry. Truly. Surprise three really touched my heart and felt very close to home. We learnt about the Guess Faces To Watch, Time To Give initiative. As part of their global fundraising effort, GUESS Watches chose to support the Refilwe Community Project based in Joburg - a child focused community based charity. Part of what they do is provide a temporary place of safety for abandoned babies, the same as my mother's NPO, Atlantic Hope. I haven't ever felt that much emotion at a launch and it was very inspiring to see that selfless souls are being recognized globally. Meeting Melissa from Refilwe was wonderful and I certainly didn't think this connection would be made at a fashion event. Surprise four was the hot GUESS Watches Spring/Summer collections. I love a beautiful watch but thanks to cell phones I never wear one for the actual time. I mean, it's more of an accessory for me than anything. Lucky for all watch collectors they have delivered an amazing range for the new season. I'm wearing my new GUESS beauties as part of my arm party. They have some exquisite little time keepers coming our way - look out for rose gold, navy, denim and animal print. They are also launching their sixth limited-edition "Time to Give" watch (animal strap pictured above),  a portion of proceeds will go to Refilwe. And just look at the goodie bag! Comment below to stand a chance of winning a GUESS purse. Sharing the love is what it is all about! Special thanks to Grazia, GUESS Watches and S Bacher & Co. for having me.

Giveaway closes Monday 29 July 2013 and you must reside in South Africa to enter.



The winner of the GUESS giveaway is Fatima. Please email thefashdept(at)gmail(dot) com to claim your prize.

12 comments:

Nikki (@jellybeanie4) said...

looked like an amazing event! as a watch wearer myself I wouldnt know which of those to choose :)

lilly said...

I have recently become a "Guess" convert. My husband bought me a beautiful Guess handbag for Valentine's day, which is leather & compared to other brands in the market, whose bags are not leather, Guess is ahead of the game!Not to mention their great designs! Would LOVE to win a purse to go with my handbag!

Nicole Sweet said...

I was so jealous that I didnt crack an invite the this event! Then I saw the goodie bag and napkin holder and almost cried ;) Would love to win the purse, if the goodie bag is anything to go by, I know it will be fabulous!

Anonymous said...

How super does this event sound and like everyone before me, am bummed I didn't crack a nod. However despite all the beauty that is Guess, the biggest and best beauty has to be there support of Refilwe. My heart just melts with anything to do with innocent children. Go Guess!!!

Lauren Chowles said...

was so sad I didn't win the tickets to this event, it looks like it was amazing! Also great to hear about the fundraising for a good cause! Would make me proud to win the guess purse and show it off :)

Alison Claassen said...

The event sounds amazing and I'm sure all there had well deserved invitations. To own Guess anything would be amazing. A Guess watch is definitely on my "When I'm no longer on an interns salary" wishlist! :D The purse would make the dream so much closer ;)

anne natalie said...

What a stunning event with fantastic product! Loving the guess watches!

anne natalie said...

Would absolutely love to win a guess purse. As a fashion intern its always a great idea to look as glamorous as possible.

Sara-Lee Sanssoucie said...

The event looked absolutely amazing...wish I could have attended. The guess watches are also stunning!

NUNU said...

Wow what an awesome event so jealous ;)I would love to be you. That's really a WOW goodie bag.

I would love to be that lucky owner of that new stunning Guess Purse, stylish and great quality.

Fingerscrossed :)

Fatima said...

WOW! Fantastic event and even more gorgeous is the Spring/Summer Collection!!! Really awesome knowing that proceeds are going to community...fingers crossed for this fab giveaway ( @Miss_Glamour24 )

Gugu_A1 said...

I love guess, like lurve!!! LOVE!!

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