Martwayne | Power Through Fashion: August 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Walk Against Cancer! Join Exquisite Magazine at the EMAC Walk on 1 September 2012.


"It was during an intimate session with her husband, he thought her boobs tasted and felt funny, she went in for a test and had late stages of breast cancer. After surgery, they spent 475k on Chemo every month. She passed on in July. This could have been prevented if she had been screened and doing self examinations." 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Much Ado About "Dressing"... Help Take this Quick Survey...

Yes... a part of fashion I'm not sure I have spoken about since I started this blog.  This part is the "consulting" part in the Martwayne logo.  Not sure if many of you know but part of what we do at Martwayne is teach people how to use fashion as a tool for personal and business success.  Business Image Consulting to be precise.  ;-)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"How to Make Sure Your Ideas Make Sense" - by Scott Anthony

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"Irrationality presents challenges too. It can blind innovators to real problems and to important signals telling them to do something different. Yes, perseverance may be an underappreciated skill, but when paired with passion, it often leads to fanaticism.

- Scott Anthony 

(http://blogs.hbr.org/anthony/2012/05/in_praise_of_irrational_innova.htm

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I got the following BB broadcast this morning and thought it would be great to share.  The extracts were taken from an article written by Scott Anthony:

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR IDEAS MAKE SENSE

Many a great decision has resulted from people taking risks that didn’t make logical sense at the time.  Here are three ways to seek the right amount of reason:

Sunday, August 26, 2012

FEC 6 Pictures!!!


Hello Everyone!!!  Yes it has been a very busy 2 weeks with the Juniors Course and planning FEC 6.  It has been a pretty busy month but as always very fulfilling.  FEC 6 has come and gone and I am looking forward to the very last FEC which will hold next month! :-D :-D :-D.  After this, reruns of the previous courses will be made available on request. 

BUT before then... 


We all know what this month's course was about... "How to Sell Your Clothes & Make a Profit on Your Clothing Line".  Yes... that's the flyer...


... and that's a picture of me doing my thing... ;-)



And as always we approached the topic of selling the items in your clothing line from a different but very practical angle.  Mr Seye Amusa of Acuity Solicitors was, once again, on hand to teach how to increase your sales through effective networking and the day was also filled with barrels and barrels of laughs.

Sadly I don't have a lot of pictures, especially of my training session :-(... Long story... but at least I have a few to share.

Enjoy them!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"How to Sell Your Clothes & Make a Profit on Your Clothing Line" - The Theme for FEC 6


The fundamental problem of every designer... and indeed every entrepreneur out there.  But it is worse with fashion designers.... especially because many of us undervalue our services for the sake of increasing our client base.  Too much work for too little pay!  And then we find ourselves struggling to make ends meet... unable to meet up with our bills at the end of the month!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Debunking the Various Myths About Fashion Design & the Industry

Yes!  Another post of mine that is long overdue.  I just felt it was high time someone addressed the various fallacies people have about fashion, fashion designers and the industry as a whole because anytime I have a conversation with an aspiring designer or even the general public, I am amazed at how clueless many of them are about what fashion is really about.  

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Whilst some aspiring designers seem to think being able to sketch is good enough and being a fashion designer is the perfect escape from a busy 9 to 5 job, others think we designers are a bunch of people who couldn't really cut it in university or worse are just jobless people who will soon wake up from whatever cloud we always seem to be floating on.  And I don't really blame them, some of us who operate in the industry give them this impression because we are too busy chasing irrelevant things to realize that we are running fashion businesses.  And what happens?  We become the perfect template of why fashion designers or the industry is too unsafe a haven for potential operators or investors.

So here I am debunking the various myths people have about fashion and the industry as a whole.  Starting with:

1.  You must learn the skill or art of sewing to operate in the Fashion Industry.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Slight Changes to the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors...

Hello Everyone,


Seeing my internet appears to be behaving to'night', I thought I'd quickly post this before it begins to act up again.  Okay, let's forget the fact that it's taking me all of say....3 hours to post a picture. >-(


Anywayz!  Re the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors, you may have noticed I have made certain slight changes.  It's pretty much a change in the start date and a breakdown of the fees for the Course.  The feeding portion of the fees has been made optional as we realised some parents might prefer their children to bring their food from home. 

The changes are captured in the mail I sent out previously but with the new details...

Martwayne Welcomes Backdoor Connections...


Hello People!!!  Apologies, apologies apologies I've gone MIA again!  Juggling various tasks as an entrepreneur is quite daunting but it is not an excuse.  I have been so bogged down with work but I am working on it and it will get better... I promise to work on it!

  

Great!  So Backdoor Connections was in the building today!!!  :-D  Yes Martwayne hosted a bunch of extremely energetic and vocal teenagers today!  Very interesting!  And extremely shocking at how smart the kids are.  They could not have given me better answers to my questions and I tell you... many of them are much sharper than the teenagers in our days!  Not that we were dumb no!  Only we were to shy to express ourselves but no not these ones!  I learnt quite a bit from them and I could not have started my holiday project the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors a better way!

So back to Backdoor Connections!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Take Advantage of the Long Holidays! Register your Kids for Martwayne's Basic Fashion Course for Juniors!

Hello Everyone!!! Welcome to the month of August!  Hope you all had a successful start to the 2nd start of the year!  I know we did at Martwayne.  We successfully ran 3 courses back to back!  Yup hectic month but we pulled it off somehow...


...AND we are moving on full throttle this month... Starting with the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors!  Yes yes!  We're working with parents to ensure their children are well engaged during the long holidays and have a fabulous time during the vacation period... AND learn more than a thing or 2.

And here is the flyer.  Quite colourful right?!  Yup!  Churned out JUST for kids! :-D

And how will the Course run?!  I'll tell you just now!