It was an unforgettable day at the inaugural Daily Voice Diamonds & Divas women’s event on Saturday, where 100 ladies put on their best heels and outfits for a jol at the Cape Town Hotel School in Granger Bay.
MC Alistair Izobell set the mood for the ladies to let their hair down and be a diva for a day.
Along with a delicious three-course meal, guests were treated to a top entertainment line-up which included comedian Marc Lottering, songbird Candice Thornton, mentalist Larry Soffer, beauty guru and motivational speaker Sue-Kelly Maneveld, diva Vuvu Khumalo and the Jeodhouse band.
The ladies snacked and danced the afternoon away.
Janet Jansen, 51, from Grassy Park, and her nine friends booked a table and made sure they dressed the part.
Donning black outfits and adorned with diamonds from head to toe, Janet took part in the mini beauty pageant alongside nine other ladies, winning first place for her poise and flashy headgear.
“I feel fabulous and just learn to embrace myself,” she said.
Fashion expert Monde Mtsi gave the ladies a crash course in posture and presentation.
Then owner of Be-Dazzle hair and beauty salon, Sue-Kelly Maneveld, moti- vated the ladies to live their best lives and always look their best.
“Think about your limiting belief,” she said, referring to reasons why women don’t reach for their dreams.
“Beauty gives you confidence, so don’t feel guilty for investing in yourself, focus on your mind, body and soul,” she says.
Comedian Marc Lottering had the ladies gasping for air with his lagbol skits about ladies and their selfie obsessions.
Illusionist Larry Soffer mesmerised the ladies with his incre- dible mind-reading and metal-bending skills.
Lynn Kleinsmith, 33, from Kuils River, had her mind read and blown by Larry when he told her everything she was thinking, and knew her husband’s name without her telling him!
“It was shocking, he knew my husband’s name - Carl - and also his description!” she said.
Beverly Japhta, from Bonteheuwel, won a cake voucher in a lucky draw from You’ve Been Baked.
But the grandest of grand prizes went to Mavis Lewis, 85, from Hazendal, who won a ring worth a whopping R10 000 from Sterns.
“I am so happy about the prize, I didn’t expect to win anything at this age,” said a shocked Mavis.
“My husband buys a Daily Voice every day of the week and we never miss out on anything happening around us. Thanks to the Daily Voice.”
Daily Voice Assistant Editor, Mandy King, thanked everyone for attending the event.
“This is the first event of its kind for the Daily Voice and everything we had here today was perfect. Ladies are already talking about the next event,” she said.
“We want to thank our guests for their support and coming out in this cold weather to have a party together.”