I have a passion for community and youth. The past Thursday, I had the pleasure of judging at a high school very close to my heart. You may remember that this was the very school who hosted my teen event, as well as my Mrs South Africa fundraiser.For the second consecutive time I judged with Ross van Eersveldt and the beautiful Tanya Wolmarans – Mrs Western Cape joined us.Kim Davids took the Miss Parow high crown, while Marlon Wolfaardt came out tops as Mr Parow High.Mr and Miss Parow High 2018 took a bow with grace and set such a high standard for all to follow.What a beautiful display of talent, confidence and character.Good luck to our winners. You truly deserved it!I cannot wait for next year to start the finishing school here!
I recently interviewed directors Ross and Rory Millam who runs the most renowned technical dressmaker forms in the Southern hemisphere. I was keen to determine how this company manages to thrive after 30 years!
I recently caught up with talented designer Sindi Serape, who is taking SA by storm! Do you know that he was one of my students when I used to lecture? Superproud!
Catch the story below:
The African Fashion International (AFI) named young designer Sindisile Mbobo as the winner of the 2019 Fastrack programme at the recent Cape Town Fashion Week 2019.
The Fastrack programme is currently in its eighth year, and has seen the likes of Hugo Fleur, Thebe Magugu and Rich Mnisi compete on the platform. As winner of the AFI Fastrack award Sindi Serape will have access to Fashion Week runways in South Africa and Morocco and receives a R50,000 cash prize to start his business.
We were interested in determining what drives and inspires him.
Did you catch my feature in the Northern Bulletin paper? Mika and I discussed my ‘Teen Event’ – an event aimed at developing well groomed, confident, well rounded teens.
Parents and aspiring models often approach me in the hope to assit them to join a lucrative agency, so I decided to start a school where they can have the freedom to grow, find themselves, build confidence and most importantly, make a difference in their community. I don’t develop influencers, I develop impactors.
With the Christmas rush and the stress that comes along with it, we need to be cautious of not losing sight of who this season is truly about. You cannot remove Christ from Christmas. It is the best time to remisnisce with family and friendz on the beautiful gift He gave us – ‘love’. Have a happy Wednesday everyone. Love, live and laugh!
This summer, some of the biggest trends are ruffles and tiers.
The key is to keep it simple. Ruffles are beautiful, but can also accentuate your frame, so be careful where the ruffles fall on your outfit. It may add some extra weight in places you don’t really need.
I opted for ruffles from the hip down, as this adds curves to my skinny frame.
Chambray and denims are heavier fabrics which are great for structure (especially shaping the ruffles) but if your are curvier, there are gorgeous ruffled skirts in georgettes and chiffons which drape beautifully!