Thursday, February 4, 2016

Be the Designer You Were Destined to Be! Register for our Design & Illustration Course with Computer Aided Design. Starts 27 February (Weekend Option) & 2 March 2016 (Weekday Option)!


So I had a loooong chat with a banker yesterday exploring how she can channel more of her energies (and of course eventually leave her 9-5 job) towards what she loves doing the most - dressing people up, helping people combine colors and being the go-to person for all things fashion!  Turns out her sister had told her exactly what she could do but she had difficulty believing such a job opportunity existed in the fashion industry until our chat.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fashion Courses Available at Martwayne - Q1 2016


Happy New Year good people!!!  Wow!!!  This is my first official work post of 2016!  I am sure you all had a GREAT start to the Year!  I know I did!  I had a FAB holiday!!! :-D  Well... I'm sort of technically still on vacation but work has started for me.

We had a GREAT year last year thanks to God, Martwayne staff, our fabulous students and to every single person who referred us!  You all really were awesome and I know 2016 will be great for all of us!  I have tagged this year "Our Year of Expansion" and I know it will be a successful one!

SO!  On to our activities for this year... starting with our Fashion Courses... :-D

Friday, January 1, 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year in advance everyone!!!!!

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Yes and we are counting down to 2016!  Excited.com! :-D :-D :-D

2015 was a great year!  It was our Year of growth and I tell you God has been GREAT!  Oh I will definitely give you a review of our 2015 later.  

But for now, here I am thankful you are here reading this.  I will see you all in 2016 by God's grace!

Happy New Year in advance!!! :-D

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


Hello everyone!!!!! Christmas Greetings from chilly San Francisco!!! :-D :-D :-D  Yes yes... I have had such a great holiday and here I am sharing clips and videos from my trip.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Martwayne Training Centre is 4 today!

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Yes I know right?!  Not many people get the opportunity to celebrate 2 birthdays in a year!  But we are one of the lucky few!   :-D  

Exactly 4 years ago to this day, we launched our very first Course!!!!!!  Yup!  Our very first class happened on the 12th of November, 2011 and I must say it has been roller coaster ride!  And who do I have to thank?!  You wonderful people who have spread the word about us!  It was not by our might but all by God's favour and all we can say is thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Register for the Design & Illustration with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Course; Start Date: 2 November, 2015.


Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!  I am TOTALLY EXCITED about this Course like you have no idea!  This is our BRAND SPANKING NEW COURSE which we have this year!  Excited.com is what I am at the moment!  And I tell you, I am really chuffed we are able to offer this Course now so those who want to kick off 2015 with stunning portfolios for fashion school registrations, competitions and move on to the next level!  YES!  I have been dreaming of how to develop and deliver this Course and now it is here!

And the best part is... we will teach EVERYTHING from scratch... and we have various options available whether you are a beginner or are already a fab illustrator and only want to learn the CAD aspect to enhance your skills!  OH... and another great thing!  We round up before Christmas :-D

Register for the Jacket-Making & Trousers Course - Start Date: 2 November 2015.


Yes! First, thank you all for your great response to our ad yesterday!  It was extremely encouraging and I have been on this strange cloud since yesterday! :-D

SO!  As I stated in my previous post, now is the time to set the pace for 2016 by offering new products to your customers in the New Year.  It is time to add a new product offering to set you apart from the rest!  And what better way to do this than registering for our Short Course in Jacket-Making & Trousers - which by the way... ends before Christmas! :-D

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What Happened @ Fashion Talk on "Starting a Ready to Wear Line" on Saturday the 17th of October, 2015... :-D


Yes we had A BLAST at Fashion Talk on Saturday!!!  Wow-wee!!!  Honestly I could not have asked for a better turn out and event.  The speakers were on point!  We started on time!  And we finished just as planned!  In fact it was SUCH a good day people refused to take a lunch break!  And I would say from the testimonials it was worth it!

So why did we decide to organise "Fashion Talk"?

Friday, October 9, 2015

Martwayne's Fashion Events & Fashion Courses in October 2015!

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Hello Good People!!!!!!!!  It's the last quarter of the year!!!  

And what better way to start off this last quarter with an absolutely FAB-looking picture of myself!!! Haha!!!  Forgive me but I have been tripping over myself since I saw this picture! :-D :-D :-D.  Not sure I can recall when last I looked so good.  Errrr...actually I can.  My wedding day! :-D  But that was the work of a make up artist and a hair stylist.  This I did all by myself!  Not bad right?!  Yes!  I think the photographer actually did an amazing job as well!  And for this I say a public "THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your patience Anthony!!!!"  The picture looks FAB!

SO anywayz.... enough of my ooh-ing and aah-ing...

YES It is the last quarter of the year and I know many of us are yet to tick off all the to-do list on our 2015 Resolutions.  Now is not the time to start winding down.  NOW is the time to start gearing up for 2016!   3 WHOLE MONTHS is more than enough time to still deliver on our 2015 Resolutions! :-D 


And of course, we, at Martwayne, are here with great programs, events and courses to help you through this last quarter of the year, in preparation for 2016! :-D

And our first event in October is....  (Drumroll please....) our FREE (yes I did say freePEP TALK on: 

"How to Start Your Own Ready-To-Wear Clothing Line!"  :-D

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Money Matters: How Much Do You Pay Your Tailor?!

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Hello everyone!!!  Please I need your help!

Lately, we have embarked on a project trying to match designers with the tailors they desperately need to move their businesses forward.  However, the general question I get from designers are: 

"How much should I pay?!  

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pictures & Clips from "Give Her A Push" - An Empowerment Programme for Fashion Designers organised by AFDEC

With Misiano @ GHAP

Hello everyone!!!!  I cannot believe we are in the -EMBER months already!  And you know what it means when we hit the -ember months... It means 2015 is almost over!  Time to compare our resolutions with the present day.  Thankfully we still have 4 months to make amends so there is still hope!

But anywayz, I noticed my past few posts have only been about work so I decided to take a break from talking about work to chatting about play! :-D  

Top on the list, of course, is the "Give Her a Push" (GHAP) Programme organised by the African Fashion Development & Empowerment Centre (AFDEC) which happened on the 27th of August.  

And what was GHAP about?!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

September Start Dates for our Bodices & Beginners Courses: 15th & 19th September, 2015

I'm sure you remember YincaEsther from a previous post modelling her shirt...

Hello everyone!!!  August is almost over and we have had an EXTREMELY busy month at Martwayne.  We successfully launched the Bodices Course and wow... I can safely say it was over-subscribed! But who's complaining right?!  Haha!  We also launched another stream of the Beginners Course and that also went extremely well.  

Of course since the end of one era marks the start of another, our Beginners are ready to move on to the Bodices Course which gives room for a new set of Beginners and of course also gives room for the experienced sewers who want to join the Bodices Course.  Those who have completed the Bodices 1 Course are moving on to Bodices 2. :-D

The Weekday Option of the Bodices, Shirts & Dressmaking Course will begin on the 15th of September, 2015.  Although there is no official start date for the Weekend Option, those interested can contact us and we will make a plan for you.

The Beginners Course (originally meant to start on the 12th of September) will now start on the 19th of September, 2015 for both the Weekday and Weekend Options. 

Here are more details on both Courses and as always, some pictures!!!!  I'll start off with the Bodices Course since it starts before the Beginners Course.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BN Article 4: Do I Really Need to go to Fashion School to Succeed in the Industry?

Hello Everyone!!!  I'm sure you have had a good week so far.  Amazing how the days are just flying past!  

I realised I had not yet posted BN Article 4 here so here it is.  

http://www.bellanaija.com/2015/08/14/tope-williams-adewunmi-do-i-really-need-to-go-to-fashion-school-to-succeed-in-the-industry/

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Spotlight Feature: YincaEsther the ARTIST Amongst Us and Her AMAZING PORTRAITS! :-D


By YincaEsther... Where Fashion Meets Arts...

Hello everyone!!!  I'm thinking it may be a bit late to wish you Happy New Month (haha) BUT I am sure you had a great start to the month!  We sure did!  It was hectic over here and I am glad to say that our Bodices Course went extremely well!  Which of course birthed this post! And of course you know how we LOVE to promote one of our own... :-D

Monday, July 27, 2015

BN Article 3: 5 Myths About Starting a Fashion Business


Good morning good people!!!!!  I am sure you had a GREAT weekend!  I did...even attended a wedding yesterday despite being a bit under the weather.  Y'all know how we Lagos people like to par-ty!!! Will share some pictures at the end of the post :-D

Anywayz, I am starting this week on a good note!  Realised I had not posted my last BN Article up here so I decided to do this first thing this morning before my day gets all hectic on me!  But seeing I like to kill 2 birds with one stone, I decided to also talk about the Design & Illustration Course starting next Tuesday, 4th of August for the weekday option.  Course Fees are N55,000 (all inclusive) and I can tell you, you will learn a lot, particularly how to develop a fashion collection, how to come up with your creative ideas and designs and how to draw FROM SCRATCH!

We also have a weekend option which will most likely start on the 22nd of August now.  Our classes have been pretty busy so busy we are having challenges carving out a space to use.  But by the 22nd, we would have sorted it out because our Beginners would have started sewing making our presentation room free for use.

Details of the Course are available at these links:



Great!  And now for the article...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BN Article 2: How Exactly Do I Start My Fashion Business?

Hello good people!!!!!  I'm sure you all had a GREAT holiday!  I know I did!  I am already looking forward to the next one... (who knows when the next one is coming up?!)  Anywayz!  I had a pretty restful one - totally thankful!  And it's back to the hustle and bustle again!  
Haha.... I thought this was hilarious!  I just could not resist!  
And just to be clear... fashion is not just about sewing!
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Ok!  So here is my BN post!  I have actually had this question thrown at me so many times, I knew writing about it was only a matter of time.  Seeing I managed not to lift a finger over the holiday, here is the article which was actually posted on Bella Naija on Thursday.  I made minimal changes to it since I realised it was edited and some portions of my thought process (re: punctuations and brackets) were lost in the editing AND I also added more pictures... 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Update to the Design & Illustration + the Fashion Illustration Course - now starting in August


Some participants' work during the last Stream of the Design & Illustration / Fashion Illustration Course

Hello Everyone!!!!!!!  We have had an EXTREMELY busy week at Martwayne!!!!!  We successfully launched our Bodices & Dressmaking Course and our Beginners Course and all I can say is WOW!  Thankful!  Thankful!!  Thankful to all who registered!  We actually exceeded the number of seats we have in the Bodices Course and the seats on our Beginners Course is also almost full.  I am ecstatic and of course as I am always quick to say - it was not by our power or might but it was all simply by God's grace! :-D

You can still join us for the Beginners class if you want to learn how to sew from scratch!  You have not missed much!  Details are available here:


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And now about the 3rd & 4th Courses happening this month - the Design & Illustration & the Fashion Sketching Courses.  We have made a few changes to both Courses:

1.  New Start Dates for Weekday Option:

Design & Illustration:  4 August  ;  Fashion Illustration:  11th August

Classes will now hold on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

2.  Weekend Option Now Available:

This is perfect for you if you are a busy professional and will take place on Saturdays only.  Start Dates are:  

Design & Illustration: 22nd of August.  Fashion Illustration:  5th of September. 

All other details remain the same and pictures of the previous classes are available at this link:


Of course do contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Enjoy the looooooooong weekend ahead!  I know I'm looking forward to it!

Cheers!

Monday, July 6, 2015

My FIRST Radio Interview!!! :-D :-D :-D


Haha!  Need I say more?! :-D  Join Funmi Bucknor and I today at 6.30pm where we'll be discussing "Dressing for Success" and how to use fashion as a tool for personal and business success!
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