Roving Martini Mandate reporter the Princess Monkey writes from Cape Town where she’s been cocktailing with Marianne Fassler, South Africa’s pre-eminent fashion designer.
Grey Goose ‘popped up’ at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Marianne Fassler, held at the Cape Town Convention Centre last Thursday
It was a capacity crowd for a rainy windswept CapeTown winters day, the show started promptly at 5pm, the first for the day. As always with a Fassler show, we had a smooth production, creative music, think Ragga Bomb/Skrillex for a raucous finale and a stunning and innovative flow of gorgeousness from both models and garments.
Grey Goose provided 2 wonderful cocktails, Grey Goose le Fizz and Grey Goose Basil Grande. The le Fizz adds elderflower cordial, fresh lime and a dash of soda to the eponymous vodka. Try this one at home – it’s a light, crisp, surefire crowd pleaser. The Basil Grande is made with Grey Goose, Fresh strawberries, pomegranate syrup, fresh lemon and cranberry juice, shaken with basil and black peppercorns – this is a more complex, soulful drink. The cocktails and Marianne’s colourful own label champagne added to the festive atmosphere for the after party.
Marianne’s designs can be found at www.leopardfrock.co.za.