‘A High Tea Affair'
Written By Viray Thach
SAFM’s Amanda Blair played host and opened the show with her charismatic and humourous antics, reminiscing back to her first encounter with Melanie and her dazzling jewellery. This was followed by a quip in typical Amanda fashion about how hanging out in the back with the models was ‘great’ for the self esteem.
After the laughter had subsided from Amanda’s side-splitting introduction, Melanie, the talented woman behind the night’s masterpieces, popped out to say a few words of thanks for the immense amount of support everyone had given, including the sponsors who freely offered their services for the show.
Around 8:45 pm it was the start of what the audience had long anticipated for. The fashion parade had finally begun with its first segment showcasing Melanies’ more demure neck pieces. The room was filled with music orchestrated by accordions and old school trumpets playing, taking them right back to the 1950’s. Before the models began to strut their stuff on the catwalk, they introduced the show in the most unique and adorable way, with a tea party!The models looked elegant in wedding-like gowns - generously supplied by Tiger Xiu and Little Fuchsia- which was an emphatic contrast against the elaborate and intricately detailed neck pieces. After a short break, the second installment showcased more colourful and playful pieces ending the show on an exuberant note.
However, the exhibition didn’t stop there as there was another ‘stationary’ exhibition on the side which