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Madame Zingara Miracle Tour

What did you do this weekend?

I had an absolute ball at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Theatre of Dreams

The Theatre of Dreams

some history:

Madame Zingara was founded in 2001 by Richard Griffin, it was a quirky 80-seater restaurant in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre. It was well known for its outlandish glitter-dusted service and Richard’s whimsical culinary creations.

Madame Zingara

After 5 successful years, disaster struck and the restaurant was burnt to the ground. The Zingara team didn’t let a fire stop them from shining and the Theatre of Dreams was born, a travelling dinner-cirque extravaganza which is housed in one of the last antique mirror tents in the world. The cast and crew have played to full houses in the major cities of South Africa and won many awards and titles along the way.

This year, Madame Zingara has returned to Cape Town will full force and is situated at the heart of the city, V&A Waterfront.

So, enough on the history lesson and let me tell you about my experience.

I had only ever heard about Madame Zingara from people in passing, and only ever taken away from those conversations that the show was “MINDBLOWING“, and “AMAZING“. When my friend asked me if I would be interested in going, I said yes. I did not know what it involved, but purely went by word of mouth…. by the way – SO GLAD I DID.

Madame Zingara

From the moment you walk outside of the Theatre of Dreams, you can sense in your bones that something amazing is going to happen. You don’t know what, but you can just feel it. All the guests that have been before are dressed up, wigs, feather boas, extravagant makeup and fabulous outfits. You do not have to dress up, you can dress down too, or you could even go as a clown… anything goes. In a way, its a great representation of Cape Town’s vibrance as a whole. I went with a group of friends, we were a table of 13. We kept on getting told by various waiters that we were one of the youngest tables there, and they encourage “misbehaving”. No one needs to tell me to misbehave twice – it is one of my many skills.

An absolute assault on your senses.

While waiting for the theatre to open you can get drinks, chat with the cast members, in character of course, and take pictures with the wonderful props they have outside. Giant lollipops, Flamingos, Hearts, anything you wouldn’t normally associate with a classy night out, is there, being damn classy. Seriously.

madame-zingara

I will not go into to much detail, however, the costumes and makeup alone make the show worthwhile, but if sparkles are not your thing then the show is fantastic, the local artists are wonderful and the international artists are mindblowing at what they do. You may shudder in fear for them every now and then being worried that something might happen because at times it seems like what they are doing is not possible with a human body… but clearly it is and you’ve just been doing it wrong in the past.

madame zingara

The staff were all spectacular, dressed in their own outfits and makeup that was seriously impressive…  every single Pout Perfection reader would be proud. The food was divine… Delicious four course meal was a perfect accompanant to the show. The service was seriously impressive! Fast, efficent and with a bit of humour on the side. (I utterly wish that the rest of Cape Town could take lessons on how to service clients from the Madame Zingara team).

Madame Zingara

The show at the V&A Waterfront opened on 17 January and runs nightly fro Tuesday to Sunday until the end of March. Ticket prices range from R385 to R475, dependant on where you sit. No online bookings are accepted. Visit http://theatreofdreams.madamezingara.com/ for more information.

Be sure to follow them on

Madame Zingara – Facebook

@Madame_Zingara – Twitter

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Madame Zingara

There is a reason that it is always booked out so quickly. I hope to one day be able to go back and experience Madame Zingara. Thank you, to each and every person involved in getting this show together, it was truly an eye-opener to the amazing organisation we can put together when it is managed correctly and something that should inspire every South African production.

x missfitz

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Rooney Mara poses for Agents Provocateurs: A Look at Vogue’s New Book The Editor’s Eye

Hello darling poutlings

If you are as crazy about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress as I am, you would be thrilled to know that the beautiful lady has gone and posed for Agents Provocateurs: A Look at Vogue’s New Book The Editor’s Eye.

An article dedicated to it in Vogue:

“What makes a great fashion image? A new book, Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, celebrates the work of Vogue’s boundary-pushing fashion editors.

Throughout its 120-year history, Vogue has been creating arresting images intended to make the reader’s eye stop. These are images that evoke desire—for something as real as a dress or a lipstick, or as intangible as a whole new body language, attitude, or paradigm. Some are images of stately, introspective calm; others make the heart leap with an adrenaline charge of energy, reflecting a century of change in fashion, society, and culture.

But who are the thoughtful provocateurs who have collaborated with Vogue’s image-makers to capture the moments you see frozen on these pages? The Editor’s Eye is a tribute to eight of these remarkable women (there have also been a handful of remarkable men) who have guided, educated, and enabled photographers and illustrators to create the visuals that have propelled fashion forward. They reveal not only the evolving history of women’s self-presentation but also the extraordinary arc of their journey from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first—the roiling ocean of emancipation, liberation, and empowerment, changes reflected in the lives of the women whose work is gathered here.”

Among these “remarkable people” are Rooney, Twiggie,  Baby Jane Holzer, Edie Sedgwick, Marisa Berenson, Barbra Streysand and Cher.

Have a lovely weekend Poutlings

♥Marinda Liza♥

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The Naughty Middleton & Her Crown Jewels

Hiya Poutlings!

Pippa Middleton and her sister, Dutchess Kate

The Middleton family is just oozing with style. Dutchess Katherine is the epitome of classy chic, sister Pippa always look stylish and trend appropriate and now their distant cousin, has emerged on the scene with her own unique and risque aesthtic. My dear Pouters, meet KATRINA DARLING.

The “fun gene” in the Middleton family didn’t all just go to Pippa! Some of it went to Katrina Darling who is unique and risque and who also happens to be a distant cousin – but related to Kate nonetheless. All you have to do is take one look at their hair to know they’re related. THE HAIR ON THEIR HEAD! God. You’re so gross.

Dirty dancing … Katrina Darling performs her raunchy show…

Katrina and Kate are technically second cousins once removed (Kate’s grandfather is the brother of Katrina’s grandmother), but still you can see some resemblance from their shiny luxouris locks to their wide set eyes and big smile. Kate and Katrina have many an enviable feature there is no wonder why Katrina is gaining some fame.

While you’re here, take a look at some of Katrina’s pin up modeling….

It was revealed a few months before the Royal Wedding that the soon-to-be Dutchess was related to an ex-banker and soon-to-be full time burleque dancer there was quite an outrage. Fancy British people everywhere dropped their tea cups and their mouths to the floor. Then Hugh Heffner knew exactly what to do – let the dust settle, wait about a year and then give Katrina a chance to publically shake what her mama gave her in an eight page spread in Playboy September 2012. That is my version of events anyway, and I’m sticking to it.

When things get a bit boring around the palace, which I’d imagine as quite often, Kate Middleton can skip over to her cousin’s house to learn some burlesque moves to impress William. (Or Harry…. yes, I still believe Kate will have a ginger heir.)

Apparently, there isn’t any frontal nudity in the photoshoot, except for one topless shot, so it seems like Katrina’s keeping it tasteful. Who knows if the Palace requested she do so or not, but there is one thing we can be certain of, these Middleton girls have style and PANACHE!

Kate has nailed conservative-chic and Katrina’s got bawdy elegance down to a T.

How wonderfully stylish their Christmases must be!

**missfitzz

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