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Portraits: Madri van Zyl of Iloni

Hannah Lavery Portraits: Madri Van Zyl Jewellery designer, founder of Iloni Jewellery and Hannah Lavery studio partner Madri started her own jewellery brand in 2015 in the heart of Cape Town - called Iloni jewellery designs. Iloni is a -a Finnish -word for ‘my joy’. Her designs are characterised by simplicity, understated detail and precise finishes. Madri says that her main motivation for her label is to distinguish her brand from the work of others and is always looking for alternative materials and techniques to use in her jewellery.

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Portraits: Claire and Kait Keet

Hannah Lavery Portraits: Claire and Kait Keet Sisters, lifestyle brand creators and studio partners to Hannah Lavery Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, Claire and Kait had a venturesome childhood where they were encouraged to find the space and freedom to be the best version of themselves. After years of adventure and imaginative spaces, Claire and Kait decided to turn their passions into reality by starting up their own brand called Sentiens. Run in a shared creative space in the city bowl of Cape Town, Sentiens aims to source, create, design and sell yoga and other lifestyle products as a way of inspiring people to seek things that motivate them to be their best selves. ‘Our adventure at Sentiens...

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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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