There’s an embarrassing story attached to this Desray Tote and Scarf Giveaway. I hope both designer Des and my friend Duncan have forgiven me since.
I met designer Desree Jearey last year at her studio in Woodstock. As an introduction to her brand, she invited Duncan Pape and I to her Summer 2019/20 launch.
It needs to be mentioned that Duncan’s personal philosophy about appointments is, ‘if you’re on time, you’re already“. Needless to say, when we arrived at the event 2 hours late, his facial expressions rivalled a mortified Miranda Priestley.
By comparison, Des was charming, welcoming and most of all, forgiving. So much so, that she allowed Duncan and I a private viewing of the collection and gifted each of us the goodie bag her punctual attendees had received.
And this is how its come about that I’m offering one of you the chance to win Duncan’s gift as I’ve selfishly been using my sequinned tote and printed scarf all summer.
Des’s story is an inspiration to any young designer looking to carve a fashion career in South Africa. The woman I met knows that success comes with working hard and smartly. Behind the warm, funny exterior is a woman who has been around the fashion block a few times. She’s learned the hard way what works for her brand and continues to build on that.
Whether it’s sticking with a tried and tested silk kaftan, or introducing cashmere knits to a collection, there’s never a dull moment at Desray Studio. Shop this longstanding Cape Town-based brand online or pop into and of her eight stores around South Africa.
How to enter this Desray Tote and Scarf Giveaway.
Subscribe to my blog. (see email subscription sign up on the right) Pop a comment below telling me what you’d wear this bag or scarf with. I’ll be popping this competition on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Enter there as well, to improve your chances. Giveaway open to Cape Town residents only. Entries close on Sunday 26 January 2020. Winner will be announced on my Facebook page on Monday 27 January.
Good luck, stylish ones. I look forward to hearing your styling tips.
love & light