Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Events: Shades of Pink

Hi Salaam beauties, 
lets take a moment to welcome the first ever Shades of Pink event hosted by two amazing ladies Kausar Parker and Haniefa Paleker-Gaib, they are both wife's and mom's, have day time jobs and also business woman, Kausar is the owner of an events company called KAUlaborations and Haniefa is the owner of a business called A Cubed Cover-ups.

Kausar & Haniefa
Kausar and Haniefa decided to put heads together and start this great initiative in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town because they have come to realize the need for innovation in the advertising of this particular industry. They are both from the Northern Suburbs and strongly feel that not enough is availabe in the north to help expose the female entreprenuers in the area.
Thus, the first SHADES of PINK was born!

They plan to host a series of sophosticated events in which they will showcase different businesses by way of an entertaining program and workshop.

 The Shades of Pink initiative is deeply embedded in the WIN/WIN concept, and the belief that, as woman , we can all help eachother to gain success. They strongly believe in empowering each other and helping, particularly, new and upcoming businesses to gain exposure and so grow their client base. The event caters for woman from all walks of life.

On the 28th of October 2017 the first Shades of Pink event took place at the Durbanville Converence Centre, everything was thoroughly planned from the beginning to the end, they had a full line up from styling tips, give aways, fashion, make-up, to wellness and health tips.
On arrival guests were welcomed by friendly ladies that offered a welcome drink and laspaletas artisan icecream lollies, it was so refreshing and very delicious perfect for the hot day.

 The MC for the day was none other than the well known amazing Roshan Isaacs , do I even still need to give an introduction of the beautiful and multi media talented Roshan.

So after the Welcoming and introduction the event kicked of with the Facebook Luckydraw Competition, Yes who doesnt love give-aways!

We then had scarf styling by the beautiful Taybah Khan from Scarf Bliss. The guests were so intrigued by how she was doing different styles in a matter of time.


Next on we had a beautiful presentation and explanation of Great Girls Cape Town, they are a non-profit project run by a diverse group of woman in Cape Town. They volunteer their time and expertise to empower, educate and upskill Gr.11 and 12 disadvantaged girls looking for support. (to find out more plz follow the link)

Zoe Palmer from Great Girls

         --------------------Spot prize from Great Girls Quiz----------------------

Lets get to Fashion!

Representing the Nothern Suburbs Fashion Designers first on the run way we had Europa Design Emporium 

by four sisters Gafieza, Noorjahaan, Zaitoon and Ganeefa.

  Loving all the designs, it's just too difficult to choose a favourite.

Two sister present Zaitoon and Gafieza

We then paused for a break to have a bite to eat, from the most delicious and colourful fudge from OohFudge, yummy cupcakes from Bakingwith_rae  & savouries from Basheera Sonday. From a variety to drink you could go grab a nice warm cuppuccino, taste Annique Rooibos & Herbs herbal tea or juice. Ready to purchase items from Annique , Honey accessories and also the most beautiful handmade crowns by Wimsy. Not forgetting all the items from the designers, yes that too was readily available to purchase.


Annique and Honey
trying on Honey accessories sunglasses

Makeup by JUD
Rooibos & Herbs Herbal tea

a Cuped-cover ups

After the break we had the well known clothing line Gadija Khan Designs from Gadijah Khan showcasing her Spring Summer Collection, how absolutely stunning.

Gadijah Khan

Some pics taken at the event :)

Myself with the Roshan Isaacs & Haniefa

Selfie time with Gadijah Kan and Kausar

Myself with Roshan Isaacs

Kausar & Rushdiyah from Wimsy

Printing out some pics #shadesofpink

October month = Breast Cancer awareness month
So offcourse that would be a highlight at the Shades of Pink event!

A very informative wellness talk were given by the ladies from Reach 4Recovery SA.

They were amazing, they explained everything from what to look out for, examining yourself,  health tips etc.

Reach For Recovery is a non-profit organisation offering emotional and practical support to people diagnosed with breast cancer & their families.

Back to the ramp to enjoy more Modest wear and this time from the talented Abasiyah Achilles from the clothing line Fabulous in Hijab. Sister of Gadijah Khan, seems like the talent runs in the family hey. Can you tell I totally love the first design? 
Absolutely stunning designs Abasiyah.


Abasiyah Achilles

Make-up done by Beauty by Jud and make-up supplied by Annique.

Hashtags for the win! Yeah that's what I do best. I obviously won the price for most pics posted of the event on socialmedia ,ladies never forget to hashtag! I totally love it, the prize, a beautiful kimono from Europa Design Emporium

Prize winners of Annique lipbalm & liptstick

Last but definitely not least we saw the models in K'ture Brides stunning dresses, Wimsy Crowns and some of them had on a-cuped cover up sleeves.

Lastly grateful Thank you's to all the sponsors and everyone that made the event possible, and giving away more Gifts and Goodbyes from the lovely ladies.

The first Shades of Pink event was fun, informative, motivational and a great afternoon to just sit back and enjoy. I enjoyed meeting and chatting to the lovely ladies that attended and the snacks was very delicious. Well done Kausar & Haniefa on a great event looking forward to the next one :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Nadia. It was lovely meeting you and I had so much fun co-hosting the event. Here's to many more In Sha Allah