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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.

Catch the full story on Bizcom link below:

https://m.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/430/190572.html

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.

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Over the last few months, I coached the Mr and Miss Parow High school finalists.

What an incredible journey its been, to witness them transform from teens to young men and women.

There were no more deserving winners than Natasha and Jordan. They wowed the judges with their dedication, character, poise and personality.

It was an honour to coach and be ‘judge’ these remarkleable men and woman.

A huge congratulations to Miss Kelly Mckenzie and Mr Rickus Swanepoel for creating this ‘showcase’. It was a pageant of note!

Next year promises to be even more spectacular! Watch the space ladies and gentlemen!

It is always an honour to be featured in any media, be it print or any other platforms. There are so many phenonimal women, who do amazing work, and I am humbled being celebrated in this manner. Mika Williams wrote a story based on my career, achievements and community and charity.

We often rank our self worth based on unrealistic standards, which we will never be able to achieve. If we can just love ourselves, remind ourselves that our scars are proof that we survived, and focus on our strengths, we will be stronger, healthier women, who impact the next generation.

Thank you for such an amazing story Mika!

Catch the full story here

Meagan is on a mission to alter unrealistic beauty standards – Northern News Goodwood Parow

Meagan Duckitt, of Parow Valley, is no stranger to the glitz and glam of the fashion industry. The former Miss SA semi-finalist and Mrs SA semi-finalist is also passionate about empowering young people to become the best versions of themselves. Meagan comes from humble beginnings and grew up in Matroosfontein near Elsies Rivier and attended …

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 – info@meaganduckitt.co.za or catch me on my facebook page – Meagan Duckitt, or the Equilibrium facebook page.

Catch the podcast below

Lead SA: ‘Hadassah’ matric donation programme

Guest: Meagan Duckitt | Fashion Designer at Meagan Duckitt Fashion

There is nothing more beautiful than an African woman rocking her beautiful fro. It is undeniable that a movement has started, where woman celebrate their natural hair…and I love it!

I recently shot with a ‘fro’ and it took me 6 hours to get my hair to at least look like some sort of ‘jerry/springy’ curl. Sadly, my natural hair is ‘wavy’ and dry, rather than ‘springy’ and fabulous…… oi! In an ideal world, I would rock this look all day, evrrrrrrry day, but let’s call a spade, a spade, and just work the best with what you have!Heeeheeehee.

Pleather dresses are always on trend, and a shift is a fab way to still add sophistication to what may seem a ‘very tough’ look.

Fringe is back, baby! So why not a cute cropped jacket with boyfroend jeans, and the imfamous ‘leopard’ heel?

That biker and statement – skirt – and – T combo! Yes – you need a biker. Its aseasonal and you can wear it with anything!!

If you don’t know it yet hun, the pleated skirt is here for life!

Sheers – Mesh, chiffons, eyelet mesh, anything ‘see-through’ is spot on trend this season. So instead of rocking it with a flat, I opted for a sneaker! It’s not only ubercool, its comfy darling!

Have fun experimenting with looks. Remember – dress for your shape, and use elements of fashion to complete your looks. Style always preceeds fashion!

Photo’s by Edgar Matthee and Lindley Larry
Outfits – styled by Meagan Duckitt
Pieces – Topshop, Calista Clothing, Nike and Edgars

I am a firm believer that we have the power to transform lives, one person at a time.
Past Saturday I had the opportunity to head up a project in conjunction with an NPO I co-founded called Equilibrium, and we donated at least 50 dresses to matric learners from the Cape flats who cannot afford their own.

We had phenominal speakers to encourage the ladies to
follow their dreams!

It was such an honour to be part of such an event

The Equilibrium team runs many different projects in the Elsies River community which impacts society.

50 girls from 5 schools were dressed and next year even more are targeted.

Thank you Spree, Foschini, Premier Hangers, Smudge Make up Academy and the community and family and friends for all your generous donations!

Thank you Roelse Events, and Myphotocorner for your photography service donations.