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Portraits: Maxime Thaysen

Hannah Lavery Portraits: Maxime Thaysen   Director, editor and videographer Maxime Thaysen is a proud Cape Tonian- born and raised in Cape Town whilst moving from various suburbs in the Western Cape throughout her childhood. After a gap year in London when she was 18, Maxime returned to South Africa where she studied fashion design for a year and then later completed a degree in motion picture, majoring in cinematography. Maxime now works in most film disciplines- producing, directing, shooting and editing various films including our first ever fashion film; Urban Ease, which was produced earlier this year.  Where are you today? What do you do?   I’m a filmmaker based in Cape Town.  What project are you currently working...

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Portraits: Kamini Pather

Hannah Lavery Portraits: Kamini Pather MasterChef SA winner, food writer, host of Girl Eat World and proud Hannah Lavery wearer Kamini Pather is a multi-talented blogger, foodie, travel fanatic and fashion icon currently living in Cape Town. Born in Mobeni Heights, Chatsworth KwaZulu Natal, Kamini studied Bachelor of Commerce and later moved to Cape Town to pursue her creative side. In 2013, Kamini entered and became the winner of the second season of MasterChef South Africa. Since then Kamini has hosted the Netflix series Girl Eat World whilst working alongside numerous brands and creating her own line of cookware. Kamini has been a loyal Hannah Lavery supporter for many years, always adding her own style and flare to our clothes!...

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Portraits: Carol Lavery

Portrait of Carol Lavery   Mother, massage therapist and member of the Hannah Lavery team  Carol Lavery is a kindhearted and devoted mother of three successful daughters as well as an invaluable member of the Hannah Lavery team. Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Carol spent most of her life in the Eastern Cape but later moved to Cape Town where she now lives and works. As a trained and practicing massage therapist, Carol inspired Hannah to use her hands to create - teaching her to sew and growing her passion for textures and fabrics. Simplicity and openness to being with ‘what is’ have become aspirations for Carol to live by.    How did working for Hannah come about? Do...

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Portraits: Gillian Lawrence

Portrait of Gillian Lawrence Passionate jewellery designer, business owner and wearer of Hannah Lavery    Gillian Lawrence is the creative mind and designer behind the Cape Town jewellery label, Lorne. Born and raised in Somerset West, Gillian now lives in Green Point whilst working in Hope Street Studio's under her label Lorne.  Gillian believes in making time to not only focus on the work side of her label but also the artistic and explorative side of her craft.    What moments, things or practices make you feel most in touch with your wellbeing and personally full?  I don't really concentrate too much on it; I think my full comes mostly from a medley of the little things, interactions and experiences....

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Portraits: Amor Coetzee

Portrait of Amor Coetzee Ceramicist, illustrator and collaborator with Hannah Lavery   Amor Coetzee is the creative mind behind the artistic label Dayfeels- a collection of illustrations, art prints and ceramics. Born in a small seaside town in the Eastern Cape, Amor was taught from a young age about how to be introspective and focus on the simple things in life- a quality that has carried through and inspired much of her work today. Now based in Cape Town, Amor’s main focus is her Dayfeels brand along with taking time out to pursue her love for photography, design, hiking and yoga.   Amor has worked alongside Hannah Lavery at Hope Studio for two years. Working so close to each other...

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