We have been insanely busy behind the scenes at the studio lately, cutting and stitching and wrapping and packing for all we’re worth. We’ve been prepping for the usual end-of-year retail frenzy, for wholesale orders, as well as for two major retail events: Kamersvol at Lourensford Estate (starting on Sunday), and for Food Wine Design (in Joburg, in November) too.
Despite the crazy, the studio is a nice place to be, because the people doing all this work are just so awesome, and it’s high time they got a round of applause:
First up, meet Marcia Marcus. If you’ve bought something from Skinny laMinx, chances are it has been lovingly and faultlessly stitched by the hands of Marcia, who has been Skinny laMinx’s seamstress for quite some time now. A standing ovation for Marcia, please!
Before Marcia gets stuck in with her needles and threads, Nadieya Titus does her bit, wielding a pair of scissors and a cutting machine like no other. Round of applause for Nadieya!
Once things have been cut and made, they are packed and readied for sale by studio manager, Belinda Mayambela (and there’s been so much to do lately, that Maleeka Jattiem, who works in the shop on Saturdays, has been helping out too). Woo! Go Belinda!
Jess Suter looks after the shop, and gets stuck in behind the scenes whenever there’s a moment to spare. Three cheers for Jess!
And then while Pearl Thompson manages the business side of things, Julie Gibson is juggling the printing production as well as wholesale order management, and all manner of other production related issues with ease and elegance. Give it up for Pearl & Julie!
So next time you visit the Skinny laMinx store & studio at 201 Bree St, pop your head into the back and give Team Skinny a cheer, won’t you? They deserve it like mad.