I have recently just hosted another Ford event and this one was completely a first for me. It was an intimate high tea to kick start pre-launch for the Ford Fusion that Ford South Africa will be launching soon. I haven’t done a fashion event in ages so i was nervous about this one. I decided that Cape Town would be an ideal location as i needed to create new relationships with media and fashion bloggers in that part of South Africa.
We flew in Ford Group Chief Designer from the USA, Susan Lampinen to the event. She oversees all colour and design aspects of Ford vehicles and she played a huge role in the creation of The Ford Fusion and 2015 Ford Mustang. I also invited local Fashion Designer, Suzaan Heyns to be a guest speaker to share her journey in fashion and the fusion of material in Fashion design.
The venue was a 6 star hotel in Hout Bay called the Tinstawalo Atlantic. It is hands down the most beautiful venue i have ever seen. The weather was great and the daily drives to the venue was breathtaking as i drove on the coast from Camps Bay to HoutBay.
Twenty-Three guests arrived and i planed on Twenty Five, so major score for me! The event kicked off with background music by new acoustic group called, Acoustic Element . They play Violin and Guitar and play all urban hits. We then went straight into the talks from our guest speakers. Guests enjoyed massages and treats while we networked and took photographs.
The #FordFussion high tea was amazing from start to finish. Have a look: