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Hi Friends!
I just thought I'd share this really great article written by Farah Khalfe for the huge online magazine, Cape Town Etc.
Farah saw my wedding dresses at the Wedding Expo a few weeks ago and really likes what she saw. As a result she decided to write an article interviewing me about  my design journey and how I came to get into Bridal wear in Cape Town. 

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If you want to know a little more about me and my journey in fashion deisgn, check out this super cool article!

Cape Town Etc Article
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Odwa’s dream dress for her white wedding day!

It was such an honour and a pleasure to work with the beautiful Odwa on creating her dream wedding dress. When She first came to me it was about 2 months before the wedding. She had a clear idea in mind of what she wanted and was searching to buy it off the hanger. Unfortunately I didn’t have the wedding dress she was looking for so after fitting a few of my dresses she left and I didn’t expect to see her again.
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Fast forward to a month before the wedding, and I got a frantic message from our dear Odwa, saying she had searched high and low and still hadn’t secured her dream dress. Despite the tight deadline, I jumped to the rescue. We clarified her design and fabrics and I got started right away.

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Odwa’s dream wedding dress was a mermaid shape with a structured corset, V neck made from lace, long lace sleeves and a full body made from appliqued lace. The back of her bridal gown dropped down to a V and the back was finished off with a long row of satin covered buttons. The skirt was to have an inverted V line and the skirt made from billowing soft tulle. Finally, the tulle skirt was edged with exquisite lace trim.
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We chose to make the body of the wedding dress from an elegant champagne colour and over that we placed the ivory lace. The combination is quite heavenly!
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To finish Odwa’s bridal look off, I made her a plain ivory veil.
She looked the epitome of stylish sophistication and I couldn’t be happier for her and her new hubby!
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Hi Friends!

I am excited to announce that I will be once again attending the Wedding Expo in Cape Town on the 10th and 11th of June. I attend this expo every year as I find that it’s expertly run and is always a pleasant experience for both exhibitors and attendees alike.

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I will have a stand at the expo where I will have a selection of my bridal wear available to view. They will also be holding a fashion show twice a day on both the saturday and Sunday and I will have five of my favourite wedding dresses walking the runway for you to see.

As well as all of the above, I will be offering all brides who are attending the expo a free mini consultation and bridal fitting to the value of R300.

The Wedding Expo will have a wide variety of vendors for all of your wedding needs, so be sure to pop in and cut down on your planning time!


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In December 2016 I completed Candace’s dream wedding dress and spectacular veil! It was a project that required many hours of work, but in the end it was well worth it!
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Candace came to me after having tried on several dresses but none of them were quite right. She knew she wanted a certain look for her wedding gown and chose me to help her to achieve it.

She wanted a V neck lace dress with long sleeves, and a fit ‘n flare shape. She wanted the skirt to be in soft tulle for that romantic, floaty look. She wanted a statement 1.2mtr long train with lace cascading down onto the skirt. To accompany this gorgeous dress, Candace wanted a lace edged cathedral veil.

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I was excited to start this project as it’s just the type of couture work that I love! We went fabric shopping together and she selected a stunning cream beaded, embroidered lace with a magnificent embroidered guipure edging. The lace was heavily beaded with pearls and was perfect to achieve the look she was going for.
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I got to work creating a dress that would fit her like a glove. The bridal gown had a fully structured corset and the whole body was covered with lace that was cut and carefully hand sewn into place. The skirt required 18 meters of mesh, covering 9 meters of tulle. We hand sewed lace motiv’s down onto the tulle. The sleeves ended in the extravagant lace ending, as was the neckline and keyhole back detail.
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To complete Candace’s bridal look, we hand sewed a wide, intricate lace trim to the edge of her two-meter-long Cathedral Veil which trailed regally behind her.
When I finally saw these pictures from her wedding day I was blown away by how gorgeous she looked! This couture bridal look was certainly something for the record books, a spectacular couture look that I’m very proud of.

Thank you, Candace, all the best for the future!
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Hi Friends!
To all those who didn't know, I have moved into a beautiful new studio on Durham Avenue in Salt River, Cape Town!
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I'm super excited as the new space is light, bright, spacious and provides the perfect setting for my pretty dresses. 
I'm really enjoying welcoming my clients into this space and I feel like it's allowing me to give each one of them an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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As you can see, I have long rails for ready to wear Matric Dance dresses as well as bridal wear. I have a wide selection of both bohemian and traditional styled wedding dresses for you to fit on and get inspiration from. 
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I have Matric Dance dresses in every colour that are available to rent or buy.

so please feel free to call or mail me to book an appointment for your Matric Farewell or Wedding dress needs!
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