What is a trunk show? I have never heard of it till I saw this event advertised. So, what do we do if we do not know the meaning of something-ask Google and they will direct you to Wikipedia.
So, according to Wikipedia -“A trunk show is an event in which vendors present merchandise directly to store personnel or customers at a retail location or another venue such as a hotel room. In many cases it allows store personnel to preview and/or purchase merchandise before it is made available to the public.”
This was exactly what it was. This was the first time I attended an event like this and I am very happy that I did.
The staff from Bril in Paarl is so friendly and helpful. I felt so welcome. We got to hang with some pretty awesome people.
I had a laugh though. This guy, I am sorry I can not remember his name, greeted us and he said if we have any questions regarding the frames we must just ask him or his associate (I can not remember his name either). I immediately said no I want this type of lenses and I went into total “I know what I want and do it-mode”. He listened and smiled and then very politely told me no no, lenses I need to speak to the girls, but the frames I can chat to him. I felt like such a noob. I blame it on the excitement.
He introduced me to FaceFace and Woow, both Frence brands, explaining this is like the latest, cool frames available. Like the Ferrari of frames. So, my reaction, again I blame it on the excitement is, so you will not have any screws just falling off. He looked at me and he said well that is like saying a Ferrari’s tyre will not fall off. We had a good laugh afterwards. Silly old me.
So, we mingled, tried on some frames and had some of the best coffee I tasted in a long time. Fleet Coffee Company is goood!
I got to meet Armand Aucamp, one of Bril’s ambassadors, a South African actor and also an author. He also recently published his first recipy book called Armand Kook Kaal. He is such a delightful guy. He is an attractive person. So relaxed and just a people person. I was a bit star struck and the worst part is I told him this. I looked at him and told him that I have no idea what to say to you. He laughed with me and he told me about his star struck moments. It was fun!
I also ordered a new frame and if you want to see the end product-check out my Instagram!
Till next time.