January 24, 2014
J&B Met 2014 in Cape Town: Your Guide to being Made to Conquer
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
With the theme for the event being “Made to Conquer”, the Met is set to see the Mother City’s most stylish turn out in their finest livery, determined to dress victoriously and win the coveted Most Elegant Couple competition.
Before you rush off to place your fashion bets, here are few things you need to know:
Dress to impress:
“Made to Conquer” is quite the theme to live up to and you simply cannot show up in last season’s hand-me-downs so pop by one of Cape Town’s exclusive boutiques or hit the fashion runaway at our top shopping malls ( remember, the V&A Waterfront is now home to Gucci, Zara, Boss Ladies Wear Store and more.)
With a luxury trip to Mauritius and plenty of other cool prizes up for grabs, you‘ll definitely want to wow the judging panel (which includes the über trendy DJ SBU) in your best couture.
Smile, you’re on camera:
Competition to be crowned the Most Elegant Couple is fierce so to manage the hundreds of entries the judges receive each year, the Met organisers have teamed up with the glamorous Expresso morning show crew to host the finalists (chosen from a pre-selection event earlier in the day).
Footage of the event and competition will be aired on the show. This is your 15 seconds of fame, darlings, so make them count by looking absolutely fabulous!
Back the winning horse:
The Met isn’t only about who’s wearing what… remember, there are powerful beauties competing to be the ultimate winning horse so place your bets .This year’s favourite is Jackson, a Brett Crawford-trained five-year-old.
Don’t be a party gate crasher:
No one likes a free loader so if you are not one of the rich and famous (or special corporate VIP guests), be sure to grab your tickets to this must-attend event at a Computicket outlet near you. Tickets are R195 to R495 each.
Don’t drink and drive:
The entertainment is going to be legendary ( 5FM will be rocking the after party ) and the alcohol will be flowing so be responsible and book one of our trusted transport providers or spend the night at one of our highly recommended Southern Suburbs accommodation spots.