South Africa’s got Style!

Stylist Marilize De ClercqVivid Luxury’s preferred stylist, Marilize De Clercq, sat down with us recently to tell us more about how she became one of South Africa’s top fashion stylists.

Marilize is an Image Consultant and Personal Shopper who has appeared on the top-rated magazine show Top Billing since 2008, where she covered an array of topics within the fashion and styling industry. Her most recent accolade was to be chosen as the official My Top Billing Dream Stylist. One of her appearances on this prestigious magazine show has been as the stylist and fashion specialist with the vivacious Jeannie D on a feature called ‘Get the New Your Winter Fashion Look in SA.’ She’s also made regular appearances on the Afrikaans Lifestyle show, Pasella.

Marilize started her fashion career 13 years ago when she was first appointed as a fashion consultant for YDE; she then moved on to work for Hip-Hop as a fashion assistant until she had her big break as a Personal Shopper for Fabiani. Since then she has, together with Andrea Timmis, been appointed as Canal Walk’s stylist for their Season Fashion Trend Catalogue. Marilize has been doing these campaigns for Canal Walk since 2011 and will continue to do so for Summer 2012, as well as their monthly Trend Showcases. With their latest trend catalogue they’ve asked Marilize to not only style, but host their first ever fashion videos which will be broadcast in the shopping mall itself.

Today, Marilize holds the position as the Design Director for Captive8 – a plus size female clothing brand which has made its mark in the South African fashion industry. Behind the Scenes of Captiv8

Her latest endeavours include Make-up and Styling Workshops for women of all ages, a fashion slot on Radio Tygerberg as well as MC work for events such as the Célèbrer Wedding Workshop hosted at Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate and the FEDISA Annual Fashion Show. Most recently she has been appointed as the official Fashion Maestro for the Val de Vie Pink Polo 2012 Event.

Marilize not only specializes in the growth of her client’s daily wear and special occasion attire but in the client themselves. She strongly believes in promoting a well balanced life and a good self-esteem – when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good – you look good!

When not travelling for clients or seeking the latest and greatest when it comes to fashion, Marilize loves spending time at home; with her husband. She is very much involved in the community and believes in growing the minds of younger individuals with regards to Christianity and the morals thereof. Her passion can be seen right through to all her business endeavours and thus ensures a certain approach when booking her services – respect being very important to both her and her clients.

View Marilize in action here:

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