Meet the Team

 

Our Team

Whoohoo!! These are the people that make it all happen!!

 
Photo by Wesley Vorster | Make Up and Hair by Marnél Toerien

Photo by Wesley Vorster | Make Up and Hair by Marnél Toerien

JANITA TOERIEN

Boom! There she is, the boss. Fun Fact #6 She is deathly afraid of moths. Seriously. On another serious note or two, she never ever wakes up looking like she does in this photo (thank you Wesley Vorster for the pic), and she is a serious believer of loving the body you're in and just being you! Growing up as an avid Spice Girl fan she fully believes in Girl Power and that women should be building one another up with their strengths, whatever that might look like.

Photo by Ian Holmes | Make Up and Hair by herself aka Marnél Toerien

Photo by Ian Holmes | Make Up and Hair by herself aka Marnél Toerien

MAYA

Like Maya the Bee, this Maya is the bees knees!! She's so cool, she's like Cher and Madonna and only goes by one name. Haha! No, totally kidding. She is actually also known in the industry as Marnél Toerien the make up artist, she is Janita's little sister and the nickname was given to her by her grandfather. She is our studio manager/life of the office and is your first point of contact when you mail us. Don't be shy, say Hi Maya! 

Photo by Debbie Lourens

Photo by Debbie Lourens

MELLISSA DAVIDS

Mellissa's love for sewing didn't start at college when she studied at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, it started early on when her grandmother taught her how to bead evening dresses. 

Today she applies the wisdom from her grandmother teachings with modern sewing techniques to sew the endless meters of tulle on ballgowns or adjust a slight bust dart on exquisite silk bodices.

Photo by Debbie Lourens

Photo by Debbie Lourens

PHILZAIN UYS

Philzain's hands are responsible for the intricately beaded details and finishing on all our dresses.

If there is a custom beaded bodice then Philzain placed and sewed every single bead with precision, if lace needs to seamlessly overlap in order to look like it was woven to the shape of the figure then Philzain is the one who will applique every tiny leaf to flow into one another.

Photo by Jané Ulla

Photo by Jané Ulla

AYESHA KHALFAN

The newest member to our team! Ayesha, along with Philzain, works on the details and finishes of our dresses; lace borders and blind hems, appliques and beads!

Ayesha comes from a family of seamstresses and with her calm demeanor she is an absolutely perfect fit for our team!