A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I want to share a little a bit about myself and where The Real Bling all started. First and foremost I am a Busy wife to Tony and a mommy to two hectic boys Josh 16yrs, Matthew 11yrs and 3 naughty Yorkies! My other child is of course The Real Bling, and this is how it all started;
I’ve always been a BLING girl! You would often find me BLINGING up things that I would come across, thinking how I could incorporate embellishments, crystal stones, glitter or embroidery onto a plain item of clothing. My mom taught us how to sew from a young age, and my sister and I would love scrounging up pieces of fabrics, with gorgeous textures, and glueing them onto things.
For many years I have had people commenting on how I dress for my body shape, finding flattering clothes and different and unique items that are not easily found. I have been told continuously that I am a ‘personal shopper’ for some of my friends, and I have a knack for finding beautiful things!
Being an ‘average size South African mommy’, not anywhere near a teeny size 6, I found it so frustrating looking for clothes! I was tired of trying to find clothes in the shops that were either not flattering, too big, too small, not long or short enough in specific areas or fabrics with the wrong look or feel! I decided to create my own clothing range!
I sourced fabrics, designed a few wardrobe basics and soon started sewing a range of outfits. By word of mouth, my clothing brand got to be more and more popular. I got too busy to sew all the garments myself, so I now have a few seamstresses that sew for me. I had a home-based showroom at that time, and some of the clients would smile with utter delight when they had found a pile of things that would look fantastic on them!
As my business grew, and my range became more popular, I opened a clothing and accessories boutique in a busy little shopping centre. I have enjoyed being a stylist to a lot of my clients, helping them choose great wardrobe pieces that not only look good on them but make them feel great! I have now moved on to creating an online store so that these items can be shipped countrywide.
My mission is that a woman should feel comfortable and stylish in clothing that fits her well and don’t have to cost a fortune! Thanks ladies for all your support and encouragement and I look forward to seeing what the future holds!