Welcome Note!


Welcome to Martwayne! Yes this site is about fashion - no excuses for that - BUT we will be talking about fashion from a different perspective... as a tool for business success!

Everyone loves to look good and yes, majority of us love fashion! But we all know that fashion goes wayyyyy beyond stitching and there is a lot more to "it" than mere sewing!


SO

"Fashion Beyond Stitches" will discuss how to turn your love for fashion into money-spinners, sharing knowledge, ideas and skills necessary to run successful fashion businesses.

Oh of course this blog will not be complete without our very own T.Williams ranting and raving about her personal challenges as a fashion entrepreneur in the Nigerian Fashion Industry. But don't worry, there are also happy days and all her personal stuff will be filed under the label "T.Williams".

SO enjoy, follow & subscribe to our blog, post your comments, ask questions, offer advice, and spread the link! Cheers!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

#NigeriaDecides !!! Election Day Through My Eyes... & the Results From My Polling Unit...

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YES!  I had a lot of FUN today!  I was on an Official National Assignment and I over-delivered!!!!!  I cast my vote!!!! :-D :-D :-D  

Yes it might seem a bit strange that I am this excited but honestly, I took this voting thing very personal! :-D

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The past few weeks have been pretty intense... the battle has been tough and many people have lost friends, colleagues and even their public images due to hateful comments and speeches "on top these elections"...  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Testimonial Time!!!!!!!!! :-D Check Out What Participants Had to Say About FEC 8, Our First Blackberry Course!


YES YES!!!!!  Preparing for a Course is pretty stressful!  But when the Course is the first you have ever run, goodness, the nerves "no get Part 2" as they say.

But when you get testimonials like these, you realise it was worth all the stress!  I am still reeling from it all!

Honestly, I did wonder if I would be able to utilise all 3 hours I had set aside for the Course.  But alas!  We were only about halfway at 7pm!  The whole Course lasted 5 HOURS!!!!!!!  Even I was shocked!  

People joined from Ilorin, Portharcourt, Ibadan, Abuja and various parts of Lagos.  Amazing right!    And it was very interactive!  It actually felt like a face to face course.  

I won't say too much but will let the conversations speak for themselves...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrating My AMAZING Sister & In Fact All Ladies... Continue to EXCEL!

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So we had a GREAT Course yesterday!!!  Don't worry, I'll tell you all about it in a separate post!

BUT before then...

I just have to celebrate this AMAZING lady who has achieved so much in SUCH a short time!  Well.... short is pretty relative but vis-a-vis her age, she has achieved A WHOLE LOT!

Friday, March 20, 2015

FEC 8 Reminder!!! Sunday, 22 March on Your Blackberry Phone! Dealing with HORROR Customers in Your Fashion Business!


I am sure you all had a great week!

Just a quick reminder on our FEC 8 happening on Sunday!  I cannot wait to run the Course.  I am pretty excited about it!

If you have registered, watch out for the Group invite and please accept it.

If you have not, trust me, you don't want to miss it.  Details are available here:


See you on Sunday at 4pm sharp - right from the comfort of your homes!

Cheers!

Oh PS:  Don't forget the Design Course happening next week.  I will send also send a reminder!  Please tell everyone!

Muchos gracias!



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wishing ALL LADIES a Happy Mothers Day!

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This picture says it all!  And that is why my wishes go to not just mothers but every single lady out there who is a mother or potential mother, regardless of age.

You also need to be celebrated because you do contribute and play a role in people's lives- the same way a mother would.

Have an EXCELLENT Mother's Day!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Want to Learn How to Be Creative & How to Draw?! Then Register for our Short Course in Design & Illustration; Start Dates: 25 March, 2015 (Weekday Option) & 4 April, 2015 (Weekend Option).


AND this is the 2nd brand spanking new Course we are launching this March.  It feels great to develop and launch new courses based on need! :-D

And how did we come about this Course?  I'll tell you just now.

"Dealing with HORROR Customers in Your Fashion Business" - Register for Volume 8 of our Fashion Entrepreneurship Course; Holds 22 March, 2015 on Your Blackberry Phone / App!



Yes we have all faced this many times.  

- Customers who either take us for granted or seem to revel in causing us so much pain;  
- Customers who can't make their minds up;
- Customers who change their orders at the last minute;
- Customers who claim what was initially agreed on was never agreed on;
- Customers who refuse to pay their balances;
- Customers who, despite you giving your all, seem to believe they are doing you a favour;
- Customers who verbally insult you YET collect the clothes they are insulting you about and never pay for it;
- Customers who agree to pick up an outfit next week - yet call you up the next day asking for the clothes to be ready in 2 days..... 

Anyone being there?  Yes I thought so!  And I can go on and on...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2 Great Fashion Courses this March @ Martwayne


Hello March!!!  And with a new month, comes new ideas and 2 great fashion courses at Martwayne!  :-D  

The first one, coming up on the 15th, sees the launch of our VERY FIRST virtual course!!! :-D Yaye!!!!!  And I have 2 designers to thank for this - Teeshogs who urged me on to run the Course (since last year (insert-covering-my-face-emoticon-in-here) based on her personal experience and Tosed who gave me the idea to run it virtually - on Blackberry!!!  :-D

Here is a brief overview of both Courses...  

How I Spent My Birthday Week :-D


Oh I had SUCH a fab birthday week last week!  Yes I did say I would give you all the gist about how the day went.... but I realised the whole week was a lot of fun so just decided to tell you about the whole week!

So here goes :-D

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's My Birthday!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D



Okay... just thought I should let you know!  I will be back to give you gist of how my day went! :-D

Cheers People, enjoy today with me and don't forget to say a prayer for me!

MWAH!