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Rose Molteno – my fairy godmother!

Rose Molteno

I am attending a masquerade ball next month, and needed a fabulous evening gown for the event. Rose Molteno from Molteno Creations in Claremont, Cape Town – has come to my rescue. She is going to wave her magic wand and transform me into Cinderella! I literally showed her two pictures and gave her a brief explanation of the type of dress I had in mind…and she produced this design that took my breath away.

Charcoal grey crepe chiffon, with red lace appliqued onto the corset / bodice. Not forgetting the low back and elegant side slit in the front. It was perfect and I didn’t need to change a thing. I had my first fitting yesterday, and will be posting photos of later fittings as the garment starts to take shape. There is nothing more exciting than having a gown custom made for a special occasion. Having a creative and professional designer at your side makes all the difference.

When visiting Rose at her studio, I went through the array of dresses on her rails and what really stood out for me – was the detail in her designs. Every little piece of lace and satin covered button is intricately placed. She has a soft, romantic feel to her work. Read more about Rose here, and contact her should you need help with a fancy soiree! She will not disappoint. Below are some examples of her beautiful creations.



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