My passion and love for art and fashion finally dating exclusively, it's about time. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be invited to the Art Meets Fashion opening night, held at the Aaron McPolin Collective studio at Bayview Centre in Claremont.After leaving my name at the door, there were two models in the window of the studio modelling and working it in awesome outfits, thanks to Atlas Divine styled by Holly Reedman and Alex Shaw (PS. I need to make a visit here, LOVE all the clothes). Beside the models romancing the guests they also participated in a live photo shoot that Aaron executed – I loved this concept. The exhibit showcased works from Aaron McPolin, Liam Dee, Mekel, Hayley Welsh, Kim Berry, Kelly Flemming, Kroddo, Breanna Vos and Marijke Loosjes.Aaron McPolin, the photographer extraordinaire. Being in the studio amongst all the guests made me reminisce to my University graduation show, being a part of an exhibit is exciting and you get a high from just feeding off all the inspiration from others there. I have always wanted to participate in an exhibit again, *fingers crossed* that it happens sometime soon. Without a doubt, I was inspired to dig out my sketch pad and get down and dirty with some graphite and chalks. Oh, the life of an art student. How intricate are these surreal pieces by Liam Dee? I swear that he is the next Salvador Dali. I have always been so inextricable connected to surrealism and adore artists like Frida Kahlo and Dali but it is a rush of emotion when you see a genius in the making. I finally met the oh-so talented and lovely, Kelly aka Mekel. It is always wonderful playing with her designs for Betts, so it a rewarding feeling to actually talk to a like-minded soul. If you haven’t seen her work, you should take a look at her pieces, here. This was one of the most interesting events I've been to in a very long time, it was a nice contrast to have an injection of fashion to my love of art and design. The perfect marriage of two art forms executed in perfect harmony. The talent was off the Richter scale and I'm very grateful that I got to meet the minds behind the madness.