Inside the Remix 20th anniversary ball, presented by Samsung

The stars aligned at last night's Remix 20th Anniversary Ball, where we were joined by a host of special guests and VIP's to toast to 20 years of publishing success.

Guests were treated to the ultimate luxury night out - including exclusive access to the hottest new urban accessories - the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

For the first time (ever), we threw down our traditional DSLR camera and opted to shoot the entire event through the Samsung Galaxy S8 alone. Why, you ask? Well, this clever new gadget is equipped with an advanced 8-megapixel F1.7 Smart Autofocus front camera, and a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera, so capturing our guests’ arrival was a breeze.

Auckland Museum’s grandiose foyer was completely transformed, with high-definition projections, an interactive GS8 activation, photo-booth, and totally ‘grammable media wall, cementing our ball as one of the slickest events on the social calendar.

Following a champagne and canapes reception, guests were invited to experience the Samsung magic for themselves, by getting snapped by photographer Garth Badger upstairs in the Atrium, in our artistic light installation. Every snap looked especially beautiful on the Samsung Galaxy S8’s Infinity Display and bezel-less design – which offers a totally immersive viewing experience like no other!

Remix Editor Steven Fernandez shared some highlights from our 20-year history, and invited guests to toast to iconic Kiwis across our four content pillars – fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture.

Capturing Steven’s speech was a snap, thanks to the S8’s 10mm processor, which allows for faster speed and efficiency.

Ladi6 took centre stage to perform her latest hits, as guests topped up their glasses and headed to the dancefloor. A slight wobble or spill on your phone is no issue when you’re equipped with the S8, as we so discovered! Water resistant for up to 1.5m for 30 minutes, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was unwavering even when dribbled on by a bit of wine!

Were you among our lucky VIPs? Check out all the events highlights here. 

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Special thanks to all our sponsors, including Samsung, Darkhorse, Moet & Chandon, Heineken, Absolut, Urban Gourmet, Benefit, M.A.C Cosmetics, Auckland Museum, Servilles Ponsonby and the Pullman Auckland.

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