The Mad Hatter's Tea Party had a giant teapot suspended in midair as Harry Potter must have passed by and waved his wand
My hat was bigger and taller than Dr Suzanne Folger, wife of Roland Folger, big boss of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia but hers was broader and could cover my face
Roland Folger, Mrs Roland Folger and Kee Hua Chee in Keith Kee Kouture
I look so impish and cute
Now they elbowed me away
The Mad Bride---Cindy Tomlinson, wife of big boss of VISA Malaysia and a major sponsor. She was the only one who arrived as virgin bride and so deserved to win Best Dressed
THE MAD HATTERS' BALL WAS A HYBRID BETWEEN 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' AND 'THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS' CIRCA 1865 BY LEWIS CARROLL THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR AND TIM BURTON'S MOVIE 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' CIRCA 2010.
Both books and movie represent the best in the literary nonsense genre under the fantasy section and the theme of 'Mad Hatter's Party' is one of the world's most enacted. The celebrated scene of a long table covered with white, lacey tablecloth and laden with plates upon trolleys of cupcakes, fruits, tarts, pies and more cakes is one that is easy to resurrect and certainly fun to do!
Most guests clung onto the 'Mad Hatter' handle and arrived in all manner of hats and hair decorations which added to the pervading drama, colour and festivity. There were characters as Mad Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse plus a bride all decked in white wedding gown, veil and train! She was Cindy, wife of Stuart Tomlinson, CEO of VISA Malaysia and one of Stylo's main sponsors. She deserved the Best Dressed for the night as she was the one who came as Virgin Bride under the dress code of 'Mad Hatters, Mad Brides and Mad Bride Grooms.
I wore a top hat with red ostrich feathers and a matching red feather boa with gold suit by Keith Kee under his high end Keith Kee Kouture label. I outshone not only Alice but both the Red and White Queens for sure!
Shirley Lentz, wife of Swiss ambassador, Kee Hua Chee who just looked mad and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
Closer look in case you missed the first photo. Kee Hua Chee is in kostly Keith Kee Kouture and Princess Dr Becky is in expensive Michael Ong and Shirley is in her own.
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo was mad as hell as she wanted to place an order for a Maybach only to be told Mercedes-Benz has just stopped producing this marque! Roland Folger of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said there are 2 left in Germany but they are right hand drive which is useless here as the Germans all drive on the wrong side of the road sadly.
I was very impressed by her right boob which matched her hairdo
So I had to join in
Averagely mad hatters
Only slightly mad hatters
Not at all mad hatters---shame on them! Not a single feather or sequin on their head!
An improvement here
The Mad Hatter's table with giant teapot hanging magically in midair!
Faisol Abdullah of Jendela and Doreen the emcee and manager of RAPR so she is quite de powderful and not just someone with big boobs
Speaking of big boobs, Dato Nancy Yeoh's assets remained big despite her uterine cancer operation and I heard her uterine cancerous growth was as big as one of her boobs
I wonder what she was looking at? Can't be my groin, must be my rings or feathers
Sprawling seductively, sensually and sexily is something I do extremely well, especially when I am in Keith Kee Kouture
Since I was seated at front row facing the steps, I took photos of interesting guests as I hoped one or two would trip and fall into my lap but none did to my sorrow
Puan Sri Sylvia Marican
Cute angmo photographer, Iris Tan of The Star and Kee Hua Chee of The Palladium
This is what I call a Mad Hatter as his spikes are sharper and sexier than my limp feathers which could not stand erect without viagra
Quite a Mad Hatter too was Puan Sri Tzarina
Diana Lee Won Zin and Kee Hua Chee plotted to wear scarlet as they sat together
Natalie den Dekker, Miss Tourism International 2011 from Holland with Kee Hua Chee from Kota Baru, Kelantan
Natalie Dekker, Chris Tomachii from Panasonic, Jeffrey Lee MD of Panasonic, Dato Nancy Yeoh and Roland Folger
Jeff Lee, Managing Director of Panasonic Malaysia and the FIRST Malaysian to hold this coveted position with Kee Hua Chee.
Dato Nancy Yeoh, founder and president of Mercedes-Benz Stylo Fashion Grand Prix with Roland Folger, MD of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia with mad hats and matching stripey attire
Tan Sri Othman Marican shaking hands with Dato Nancy Yeoh as Dr Suzanne Folger's hat hid her forehead
Only Mrs Folger managed to keep her fingers down
The 3 musketeers or should that be 3 mad-keteers
The terror threesome or unholy trinity. Kee Hua Chee in Keith Kee Kouture
Kai Schlickum, vice president of sales and marketing of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia with PR manager of Mercedes-Benz
Iris Tan of The Star, Shirley Lenz and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
One Mad Hatter and 2 non Hatters
Pixman at work
Dato Nancy Yeoh showing how it was done
A bit plain for beauty queen Natalie den Dekker Miss Tourism International 2011, considering there were heaps of gowns backstage and she could have borrowed one or wore her crown
THE SHOW STARTED WITH MODELS CARRYING LUMIX CAMERAS FROM PANASONIC WHICH USE LEICA LENSES FOR A PERFECT MARRIAGE MADE IN PHOTOGRAPHIC HEAVEN
It was so warm I had to remove my Keith Kee jacket by the end of the evening
Alice in Wonderland came to life
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo of BML Skincare and Cosmetics and Iris Tan of The Star
Sweet young things
The Mad Hatters' Ball current and past winners of Mercedes-Benz Stylo Designers' Competition were the stars of the night as they showed their jaw-dropping collectons. OK so not all made my jaw dropped but most did! You can see for yourself which collection(s) did not!
The winners of Best Designers were Khoon Hooi who won in 2009, Edric Ong in 2010 and Faisol Abdullah of Jendela KL in 2011 who was the current winner but of course had to give it up the very next night!
The winners of Best Showcase were Bill Keith who won in 2010 and Jovian Mandagie in 2011.
The Best Emerging Designers were Alexis Saw who won in 2010 and Lorenzo Peh who won last year.
PRAY READ MY NEXT POST FOR THE DESIGNERS' COLLECTIONS AS I AM TOLD TO KEEP SCROLLING DOWN IN 1 POST IS TOO TEDIOUS!
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