Monday, September 14, 2009
The Spero Villioti Couture show
The MC was Eleni Giokos from CNBC, dressed in a golden tiered ballgown by Spero Villioti.
Some beautiful images from the Spero Villioti Couture show held in aid of CHOC/Lyceum Club at Vodaworld last week. Spero's students showed their work first with stunning evening gowns. Then followed a celebration of absolute femininity ... Spero is renowned for his love of women as women in beautiful fabrics. The girls looked like roses opening in full glory and one dress with a full skirt and covered in a pattern of red roses echoed Spero's wife Vanessa's frock. She obviously inspires him with her blonde prettiness.
And the back details were as gorgeous as ever, for women who know how to make an exit as well as an entrance. Little bows on the shoulders and rows of tiny buttons ...
Jeauval did the hair in Josephine Baker-style marcelled waves with a big bun at the back and David John's makeup perfectly complemented it.
The golden dress with Josephine Baker hair and make up
The accessories were from favourite shop Ruby In The Dust, which has a sister shop in London called Lucy in the Sky. The models were handpicked for the personality that each brought to the dress she wore so that it was a perfect match to her. One girl even looked like Charlize Theron
... was it Charlize?
and we all loved Greek model Soula whose smouldering Mediterranean looks and cheeky attitude were perfect for the outfits she wore. There was a lot of bolder styles, including a full length gold dress and long gowns that would not have been out of place in 60s Cuba.
The 20s twist was everywhere from the music to the jewelled bandeau that Spero's bride wore.
The showstopper bridal gown
This was not for the faint-hearted, these were showstopper gowns for the red carpet. Now all South Africa needs is an occasion to wear the dresses ... what about the SA Style Awards?
ALL PICTURES TAKEN BY IRENE ATHANASIAS