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.
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!
This Women’s day, we were on the Pippa show on Cape Talk, and Bianca and I discussed our matric dance donation project coming September the 22nd! This project forms part of our Equilibrium NPO, and an extension of the Character based programmes we run in the community.
Our passion is to see holistic transformation in our communities, and to eleviate the problem we have with crime, substance abuse, low maorale, teen pregnancies, just to name a few.
To get involved, please email me at – firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me on my facebook page – Meagan Duckitt, or the Equilibrium facebook page.
When I was in matric/Grade 12, I had the most amazing idea of a design which my dressmaker at the time became quite excite about. She explained how she would add extra details and fabrics, to give my ‘catsuit’ (early 90’s term for jumpsuit) the extra lift I wanted.
Boy was I excited! Needless to say, it ended up looking a bit like a clown outfit.
This further sparked my determination to be a great designer, someone who puts my clients needs first; who is honest about expectation VS achieveability, and level of skill and experience. The most heartbreaking thing is to deliver a *disaster* to a teen, who is already struggling with self esteem, peer pressure, the guilt of matric dance costs, and of course, the daunting further study, and matric exams.
Thank goodness that somehow 95% of my customers were always over the moon, with the occasional difficult, spoilt teen who wanted the ‘Ellie Saab’ couture dress at a cost of $10….heehehhe
No, I do not only design white matric dance dresses, heeheee, these were just the popular colour for the season at the time. 🙂
The moment when you handover the completed dress, or when she fits for the first time, or even when you see his face as she walks down the isle, reminds you how all the time, attention to detail and effort is absolutely worth your while!