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According to Times Live Mamodupi Mohlala snubbed a Vera Wang wedding gown – choosing instead to walk down the aisle in a dress she found in Rosebank. While many women around the world can only dream of wearing a dress by the highly sought-after international designer on their big day, Mohlala said: “The dresses were too quiet … Vera Wang is definitely not for black girls. I wanted lots of bling-bling.” The head of the National Consumer Commission tied the knot with businessman Lawrence Mulaudzi at Sun City’s Palace of the Lost City yesterday afternoon at an intimate ceremony with 200 guests, including businessman Sello Rasithaba and his wife, Ouma, who worked with Mohlala when she started out as a young attorney in Pretoria in 1998. Other guests included defence secretary Dr Sam Gulube and his wife, Lillian More. Earlier, Mohlala said she had initially wanted a Wang dress. ” I went to look at Vera Wang’s collection overseas, but I was not impressed.” Instead, she said, she “fell in love” with a dress at a boutique in Rosebank, Johannesburg. “I am glad I supported a local, black, female entrepreneur. We must live what we preach.” Mohlala’s traditional white dress … Continue reading
Kim Kardashian has announced that she is filing for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage. Is this just another celebrity marriage that looked better on paper and in the media, or was it a great way to grab some media exposure and make a quick buck. Three Vera Wang wedding dresses each purportedly worth $20’000, $400,000 worth of Perrier Jouet champagne, invitations from Lehr & Black estimated at $10,000 and $750,000 (!) for catering for the 500 guests at the reception, $15,000, 10-tiered wedding cake with chocolate-chip icing and black and white decorations made by Hansen’s Bakery were all comped. According to an earlier publication in The New York Post the couple are set to make around $18 million.
Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress recreated using 5,000 balloons Thelma Levett’s life is just a load of hot air. For 15 years Mrs Levett has spent her life blowing up balloons and twisting them into everyday objects. And now inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge she has even made a replica of the most talked about wedding dress in history for her daughter Vicky, 21. The balloon ‘Kate’ wedding dress has taken 5,000 balloons to create and even has replica lace sleeves that Kate wowed the public with on her wedding day in April this year. Mrs Levett, 54, who lives in Hinckley, Leicestershire, said: ‘I was really inspired when I saw Kate’s wedding dress on television. ‘I’d made a few balloon dresses before and had even had a go at making a wedding dress, so I thought I would make a replica of Kate’s. ‘It was hard work. It took four solid days of blowing up and twisting the balloons into shape. ‘But I was thrilled with the overall result. My daughter Vicky loves wearing it, although she won’t wear it outside as she’s terrified that someone will pop the dress with a pin and leave … Continue reading