I arrived at the Craig Port #PortSquad swimwear show still reeling from a blockbuster of a Friday night. As I walked into The Glen Boutique Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town, I felt overwhelmed by the crowd and headed straight to the bar. I mean, what’s a Kween to do though, dealing with a moerse hangover, trying to keep calm and to simultaneously maintain some cute?
I think I was about halfway done with my first flute when – thank Grace Jones – I spotted my friends Jeandre and Grant walking in. Soon, we had an entire squad of cute and were ready for some baewatching (sorry, Grant), courtesy of Craig Port.
Here we are… Mavuso, Me, Nash, Grant, Jeandre and Neil.
I’m not Michelle… Just saying…
I was slightly confused because, initially, the models were down at the pool and we were hovering above, perving in between sips of bubbly and chit chatter. Someone pointed out: “All the models are in the same trunks. Did Craig just host a whole party to launch a range that consists of one pair of swimming trunks?”
Me: “But babes, what’s Craig Port without a little hunkvertising? Think about it… The boys are ALWAYS a big part of any Craig Port show, and quite frankly, I don’t mind it.”
And then a huge conversation with the self ensued as I pondered about my objectification of those models. Is it okay to say the objectification of women is wrong but then turn right ‘round and be okay with spending a Saturday afternoon enjoying the sight of Magic Mike-type-vibe hunks?
My conclusion? Fuck yeah! Until such time that the objectification of men results in their victimisation, victim-blaming, etc, I’m chilled about it and you can call it a double standizzle if you want. And, no, in case you think I forgot, it wasn’t just about the men, there was an actual swimwear range and show… Here we go…
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Vibin’ the print vaarbz…
Oh, and just like the guilt about the baewatching, the hangover totes subsided, making way for one of the best jols I’ve had, as summer ’15/’16 gets off to a jol-ful start!
Text: Sandiso Ngubane
Images: Simon Deiner/SDRPhoto