Monday, April 30, 2012

Behind the scene's of Miss Happ

Sometimes I feel like all I do is live, eat sleep Miss Happ, but it's ok.....I am lucky enough to totally love what I do ♥ I am my own boss. How much better could it get?

It has been almost four and a half years since I started my little brand, Miss Happ, I have gone through it all. The frustration of people not understanding what I am about, to CMT's and seamstresses letting me down terribly. I have had to tackle fit problems, and glue problems, our offices being broken into and all my computer equipment stolen. The stress of juggling not only my clothing brand but also lecturing part-time and having to do graphic design work to pay for my little dream which is Miss Happ. At the end of it all I am proud to say that I am a self-funded, one woman many people can say that?!
I have gone through the bad....but above all have gotten through it all and am still standing when so many others have had to shut their doors in this recession. I have had amazing support from my other half as well as my family and friends, and a huge shout of Thanks goes out to them!
I have learn't many lessons about running my own business, about what sells and what doesn't, I have learnt how to do my own invoicing - a BIG DEAL for a fashion designer that positively HATES numbers, and I have learn't patience and to never give up what you believe in. But for me, most of all it's been important to:
1. always be nice to people - you never know who is going to cross your path down the line
2. to not bad mouth those that have done you ill along the way - see above!
3. remember where you have come from. Stay humble.
4. realize your what your weakness are, don't be afraid of them (still working on that one!)
5. focus on the good, not always the bad - I am a notorius prophet of doom, so this one is particularly hard for me!
6. Help others along the way - you know where they are - you have been there yourself at some stage!
7. Do not procrastonate - don not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.

Till next time,

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beautiful Pinup style heels now in stock!

Miss Happ now has a stunning range of beautiful ladies shoes just in - all avail directly from Miss Happ from our studio in Milnerton (Cape Town), but for those girls not here, we can also post to anywhere in SA for a very reasonable rate!

1. Vintage inspired Black T-Bar Heel:
contrast toe in patent.
Sweet bow detail finishes off this beautiful shoe.
Heels measure 14cm high, platform sole is 3cm high
Sizes: 3-7-Price: R365.00

2. Two tone cream/black classic brogue:
-Toe have a sweet little bow in the front.
Heels measure 14cm high-platform sole is 3.5cm high
SIZES: 3-7 
*Size 5 & 8 SOLD OUT!-PRICE: R360

3. Bordello style black pumps
-with the highest of heels!
Heel measures 15cm high
platform sole is 4cm high
A stunning investment shoe at a fab price!
Sizes: 3-7-Price: R325.00

Any of the shoes you see can be ordered from Miss Happ directly either by OR phone: 021 552 3878
To view more pics, please go to our facebook album:
Till next time!

New Retro inspired handbags by Miss Happ

a while ago I mentioned that I was working on some new bag designs for Miss they are!

All our fab ladies hand bags are lined in funky contrast fabrics and have a little contrast cell phone pouch. The handles are cute tiki inspired bamboo handles AND each bag has detachable bow brooch that can also be worn on your cardigan or jacket for that little unique touch. This little bag is the perfect way to finish off your rockin' outfit for a night out with the girls and will sure turn heads!

I used a selection of cute print for the outside from cherries and strawberries to retro inspired hotrod prints and the classic leopard print fur! We have 4 basic styles and shapes.

All our hand bags are available from both my Etsy Store and my local online store, Khayali.

I hope you like!

Till next time!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pinup 101 Workshop NEW dates for MAY 2012

Wanting to know how to achieve that Rockabilly and Pin-Up look, but have no idea where to start? Then sign yourself up for ‘Pin-up 101 BASICS’
Our first Pinup 101 Workshop on the 31st of Marchc was a great success, with our first class being full up - 16 ladies in total attended which was exciting for everybody. This time round we have decided to run the same class, but split it into two smaller groups of 12 ladies in each - this way we can give each lady that extra special attention that she needs!
Girls are always asking us “how do you get the look?” Well, now’s your chance to discover all the tips and tricks from girls in the know!
Bring your girlfriends, let your hair down (or tie it up in a bandana) and join the gals from AnonaMiss Beauty Emporium, Miss Happ and Sailor Jerry, while we show you easy step-by-step techniques for creating that basic pin-up look. From the perfect eyeliner application to how to wear those damn bandanas!
The cherry on top will be a cocktail hour with Sailor Jerry where you’ll get to shake, stir and sip cocktail like a starlet from a by-gone era.
On the day each of our attendees will receive a little gift hamper with a whole bunch of glorious goodies from AnonaMiss, Miss Happ & Sailor Jerry to set our promising pinups on their way in style!

We will also have a some awesome give-aways on the day including a Tattoo voucher from Milo "Mr Lucky" Marcer much better could it get?!

♥ Date: 19th May 2012 (Sat)
♥ Time: 10am - 1pm AND 2:30 - 5:30pm. Please specify which time would best suit you. We will try to accomodate everybody but spaces are first come, first serve!
♥ Please arrive at least 15 min's ahead to sort out final payments and to get seated
♥ Cost: R150 per person
♥ A 50% deposit will be required upfront to secure your place on the day
♥ spaces are limited! Only 12 ladies PER CLASS for the 19th May.
The hair and make-up part of the workshop will be 2 hours long and the cocktail demo with Sailor Jerry for 1 hour. There will be time to shop afterwards with Miss Happ & AnonaMiss - all attendees will receive a 10% discount on any purchases on the day. Please note CASH ONLY please ladies!
You will be requested to bring a pad of paper & pen to take notes.
Please also bring the following:
♥ A small make up mirror - preferably a standing one
♥ Clips, hair grips & hair bands
♥ Hair spray
♥ A hair brush and a good small tooth comb
There will be one on one interactive moments for those wanting advice.
if you are interested in attending, please could each attendee with the following info:
♥ Name:
♥ Contact number
♥ E-mail:
♥ ID number
♥ Address
Once you have confirmed by email we will then send you an invoice with banking details.
You will only be able to attend once your 50% deposit has been paid. Please bring the remainder of your deposit in CASH. We will not accept any other forms of payment on the day.
Once your deposit has been paid, please make sure that we have added your name to the Attendee list on the official facebook event page ==>
All communication will be done through this event page, so please keep a look out for any news and updates leading up to the event date!
There is lot parking available in the car park - all parking is secure!
For more info go to:
We're looking forward to the next one!
Till next time,

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We are happy to announce that Miss Happ accessories are now available in Muizenberg from.....
Shop 12 East Lake Village shopping Centre Marina Da Gama, 
Cape Town.
We would like to welcome @Roz Hair to our little Miss Happ family! This is a great little salon run by the very sweet Rosaline. The salon is a fab, easy to get to spot for all our Miss Happ girls living in the Fishoek/kommetjie/muizenberg area - it's now so much easier for you to get your Miss Happ fix now!
The stock should be out by the week end. You will find a great selection of hair bow & flower clips, our cardigan clips and bandanas in various prints from leopard print and sailor spots and to classic rockabilly houndstooth and strawberries!
Till next time!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Miss Happ new stockist in CT!

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