Salon 58: Magical Stardust Event

“One of most exciting movements in fashion is the ‘break-all-the-rules approach to dressing that challenges dress codes. It calls for fresh ideas and creativity from the design fraternity and from us,” – Jackie Burger

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On a sweltering hot day in Stellenbosch (Saturday 26 November), 100 guests gathered for the final Salon 58 soirée for 2016. Entitled “Stardust”, Salon 58 founder Jackie Burger presented a playful celebration of fashion, food and all things beautiful that stretched on well into the night.

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The dress code for Stardust therefore presented guests with a tongue-in-cheek challenge to play dress-up to allow personal style triumph over convention. Stardust followed in the footsteps of the seven previous soirées by celebrating South African fashion and making it accessible to all by pairing couture with vintage and wardrobe staples. Looking back on her two years at Salon 58 and the experience of being an entrepreneur she said, “It maps my challenges and personal need to push my boundaries to grow in a collaborative and experiential economy. It helped me to rediscover the power of following one’s dreams and taught me a new mental fitness, thanks to its unpredictable nature.” From this came the idea for Stardust as a way to create and share magical moments, “to make memories of friendships and unique moments that perhaps fall by the wayside because we don’t have enough time or are too tired to make the effort. Besides, magical moments are what the festive season should be made of.”
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Salon 58’s Stardust shopping experience consisted of meticulously crafted leather clutch bags, belts and accessories from Missibaba; Coast and Koi’s new range of jewel-coloured shoes adorned with the most fantastic details and embellishments as well as a selection of handmade items by Retha Erichsens’ ‘The Farmer’s Daughter’. Marcos and Istvan of Basilei Confectionary’s fudge introduced guests to their handcrafted luxury fudges that proved wildly popular. The entire fairytale setting for the evening was created under the direction of Alwijn Burger from Blomboy, Eduan Roos of A Create, and the talented David Brits. Brits created the huge black and white artwork that formed the backdrop to the conversations and salon in front of guests’ eyes.
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In parting, Burger said, “I humbly thank each and every one who graced my life in 2016 with their creativity, energy, passion and generosity, especially those who attended the soirées and allowed me to share my visions and dreams. I invite everyone to join us next year –starting with the first soirée on the 8th April 2017.” Contact: Salon 58

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