I recently went to the “Cape Town Good Food & Wine Fest”. I did it because I love food and wine. This was a whole day of walking around discovering new tastes and brands that the Western Cape has to offer. My best was the Vrede en Lust wine stall. I bought their flagship wine for myself – The Boet Erasmus 2009. We shot their video profile for Skybok recently as a result! I made a new friend in The Pillsbury man while we walked around! I also entered a competition to win a car. The wine tasting was way too much fun. I went with my good friend Candice and we had a fabulous time sampling this new champagne vodka that’s out. We also tried shots, cocktails and a new Bubblegum flavoured liqueur by a company called Smooch Beverages.
I’ll be appearing on the Expresso breakfast show and Top Billing on the 3rd of July, so tune in if you like! 🙂 Recently I shot the new music video for a band called Mac Stanley (previously known as Flat Stanley) and their song ‘Hold On’. It was very cool! I had to be a graceful sleeping beauty and smooch my prince 🙂
I MC’d an event at the famous “Baxter Theatre” Cape Town. It was a fashion show. See their website here: http://www.baxter.co.za/
MC stands for “Master of Ceremonies”. This means it’s your job to host the event. This includes:
+ Welcoming the audience
+ Speaking about the clothing they are seeing, such as where it can be found.
+ Pumping up a crowd when the mood drops
+ Ending off the event doing all the Thank Yous and saying goodbye
There were great South African designers showcasing their work – including labels like LoveValerie, MeMeMe, NoNameAttached, Monsoon and Sissy Boy.
We as the MC’s were dressed by a well-known, trendy fashion boutique called Michiko London.
The vibe was very relaxed – people coming and going between designers – and I preffered it because I was quite nervous!
It was nice to have a co-host with me with whom to banter and have fun. Together we enjoyed the space, enjoyed the crowd and in fact I learnt a lot about local designers right here in CT!
I found that I really enjoyed MC’ing/hosting. It’s good to do your research for this kind of job. Make sure you know all about the brands you are speaking about so you can be informed + give your audience the correct information.
Another thing I am learning about this industry….. you need a CONSTANT flow of energy! Your energy and enthusiasm in such an instance directly influences a crowd, so you have to constantly be radiant and up-beat as you take an audience through different stages of an event.