ABOUT

” You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou

Angeline Smith

Owner of Chic For Me

I have always shared my father’s love of antique furniture and specific pieces that had meaning and history. The mirror on the wall of the lounge, like many pieces in my parents’ home, has a wonderful sentimental story behind it.

Born and schooled in Cape Town,  I started my career as a Cordon Bleu chef and one of my first jobs was working at the British High Commissioner’s residence as the private chef and I guess this is where my own journey and appreciation of antiques began.

I started my own collection of beautiful pieces, on my travels through Europe and the UK and treasure my first piece of Venetian glass jewellery.

While I worked in the hospitality industry in the UK, it was always my intention to return home to South Africa. After marrying I moved to the Eastern Cape and met wonderful and inspiring people who influenced my collection. My most memorable experience was working at a boutique hotel and being surrounded by the most amazing collection of South African art, sculptures, and glass.

My journey has come full circle with the launch of Chic for me, a lifestyle and décor brand featuring South African designers & artists from around our beautiful country, highlighting their inspiring stories behind their beautiful fashion, décor accessories, ceramics, and jewellery. Giving my shoppers the opportunity to be inspired by the pieces they purchase.

x Angie x

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Nicci Stewart

Nicci Stewart studied Ceramics at the PE Technikon, under the tutelage of Charmaine Haines, and obtained her Honours researching the properties of ‘Tsu porcelain in 1991.

In 1992, Nicci established her first studio which was located in the basement of the old Post Office building in Main Street, Port Elizabeth where she started producing her distinctive and colourful earthenware ceramics.

Since that time she has worked at establishing a market for her work and she exhibits regularly and also supplies several shops in Cape Town, the Winelands and Garden Route. Nicci supplies a limited number of outlets and prefers to build lasting relationships with this select group.

Inspired by Tuesday

Jewelry for Everybody’s Story.
Cathy the girl and Vivien the boy.
Like A Boy Named Sue, that song by Johnny Cash.
Our lives have been a bit like one of those movies that neither of us really care for.
Boy meets terminally ill girl – Cathy was born with Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited lung disease.
Girl has ‘expiry date’ settled in her head of 44.
Being 30 already there’s no time to waste and they get married, vowing to make the most of their time together.

But then in an unexpected twist of irony, less than two years later, boy is diagnosed with rare brain tumour.
The eight hour op is a success. Boy survives and recovers. And they decide the best thing to do is work together. So they start a jewellery business, the perfect backdrop to showcase their shared creativity and determination to ‘stop and smell the roses’.

Through many ups and downs, they make a success of it, working together, travelling together, creating the most beautiful jewellery. There’s even a cameo appearance by Richard Branson (as himself), their most notable customer.

But all the while, girl’s health is deteriorating, becoming more and more overwhelming and difficult to manage.
And after more than ten years of working side by side, we’re reminded of something girl said in the opening scene – “CF always wins”.
Boy and girl decide to call it a day and sell their business.
Girl doesn’t have much longer to live.

A year at best. She’s on a waiting list for a lung transplant but the wait is at least two.
But then! Unexpectedly. Miraculously.
Girl gets the call for a bilateral lung transplant. Age 43. In the year of her predicteded expiry.
And fade to grey. The outcome inconclusive.

What an overwhelmingly humbling feeling to be granted extra time. What to do with it?
And Tuesday Jewelry was born, expressing the sentiment that ‘Everybody has a story’.
TUESDAY jewelry seeks to acknowledge our significant life events, our celebrations and tragedies, our scars, our victories, our joys. However big or small they may be.

Viv and I are both passionate lovers of the natural beauty we’re fortunate to be surrounded by – a constant source of inspiration. We seek to translate that beauty into something lasting, beautiful, endearing and encouraging.

 

Tangible

Angela Drysdale is the creator behind these beautiful scarves. I love there vibrant colours and patterns as well as the attention to detail with their signature tassels.

Boot and Rally

Cindy and Alex established Boot and Rally in 2018. They have a unique brand specialising in genuine leather, canvas and reclaimed military canvas bags and products. Quality is a priority and they do everything to ensure their products are made to the highest standard.They design and make bags in house and strive to deliver unique and stylish yet practical and durable products. Family owned and run they pour their hearts in to every bag so all the customers have to do is fill them with all the stuff they love…

Ilundi

Ilundi’s range of genuine leather bags and accessories are timeless and classic. Clean lines, hand stitched details and raw edges merge Scandinavian simplicity with African design flair.

We cherish and celebrate traditional methods of making, and only use locally sourced natural materials.  Pieces are produced with artisanal proficiency – hand cut, hand stitched, hand woven originals. All of our products are crafted by hand in our Cape Town studio by our small team of women crafters.

Gretha Quinlan

Gretha Quinlan is an artist and Artisan candle maker who lives in her dream house in the tiny village of Riviersonderend. Best known for her carved and moulded scented signature candles, her handmade pioneering Salt and Wax Luminaries is what she enjoys making best….
it is really all about the light…

Yammie Collectionz

Yammie Collectionz is woman owned business based in Yeoville, Johannesburg.
The company was established in 2012 by Vuyo Mavuso.

Yammie Collectionz creates afroscentric handmade bags and accessories, sourcing the fabric from various African countries.

Mon Hei

Heidi Louwrens created Mon Hei at the sandy shores of Hermanus. Inspired by Western Cape’s beautiful fynbos and coastal towns, we design bespoke embroidered and hand painted decor with an easy living twist. The basic elements of beautiful design and artistic flair are used to create each piece individually. A unique layered paint technique applied by hand and embroidery with over 30 000 stitches, brings rich detail and depth to life in all our products. 100% paint tested, quality fabric and easy care machine washable, guarantees you will enjoy everything we create for you.