So Glam Ibiza at Sushipoint: 18/05/09

When two of the island’s most dynamic and creative women join forces (we suspect this may have happened over just a few glasses of vino), to present a party concept, you’d expect the results to be nothing short of spectacular, with a major splash of stylish to boot. Which leads us to the appropriately named So Glam Ibiza at Sushipoint…

The invitation declared the event a fusion of fashion, art and music, the creation of fab designer Mery of Kurru Kurru and Ann from Ibiza Global Radio. From 7pm it was clear their influence stretched far and wide, as the venue was in full swing – and in complete party mode…

Outside on the terrace, which was bathed in glorious dusk-light, it was shots and sushi being passed around on trays by beautiful girls clad in Kurru Kurru creations while a number of black catsuit clad models lingered furtively by the entrance. I had to admit, I was intrigued as to why such an amazing fashion label would dress girls in such tame getups, and all was about to be revealed. I should have known there would be a dramatic twist to the proceedings…

Led by a long, thick purple (Kurru Kurru’s signature colour) satin ribbon, the models snaked their way towards an installation outside, where they climbed, postured and manoeuvered their way into what looked a much more glamorous version of a human pyramid, while one silver-suede dressed model was like the angel on the Christmas tree, perched atop the display, recreating Kurru Kurru’s current international print ad campaign, designed by the people responsible for Chloe’s publicity no less.

As the girls remained in place under the bright lights for just under an hour, until the sun had finally gone (I did have to wonder, after we’d seen them in position, what were we supposed to do? Clap? Continue staring for an hour? Or get back to eating?), DJs Jose Maria Ramon and Iban Mendoza played an eclectic mix of music with a definite dance music tinge.

Judging by the number of glamorous new arrivals streaming into Sushipoint around midnight, this was a party that would go on well into the early hours, and just another indication that the summer has arrived. Partying on a school night is the norm – thank goodness we take siesta so Miss W can catch a little shut-eye (or is that beauty sleep?) to cope with the erm… heavy workload!

THE LOWDOWN

THE GOOD: The many beautiful frocks on display – not just on models but on the fashionable crowd-in-attendance. Plenty of long floaty dresses with elegant prints and flippy and fun tiered skirts, plus some statement pieces which turned many a head all night long.

THE BAD: Being squished onto an outside table to eat while guests around you drink shots, dance to overly loud music and crowd your space so that the staff don’t even realise you exist does not constitute a good dining experience in my book. Perhaps it would be better if the dining and the party were kept separated next time?

THE GOSSIP: While I totally understand being so in love with an item of clothing that you (shamefully) want to wear it two days in a row, I think that in reality, wearing the item in question to a fashion event no less, is a total no-no. Having seen the (admittedly divine) skirt on the same person yesterday at Delano, there was something about it that literally screamed ‘dirty stop out’ today…