“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
Summer is my favourite time of year. Not only are the days longer and warmer, but once you get that glowing summer tan you get to wear the most beautiful dresses and tops…happy sigh, I just love it.
Think summer evening braai’s with friends and family.
Think floral maxi dresses and craft markets.
Think summer fruits, picnics and that perfect off-the-shoulder dress.
Think cracking open that cider or pouring yourself a glass of wine and watching the sun set after a long day at work.
Think outdoor concerts in denim shorts and that perfect colourful top.
Think pink sunglasses, pink drinks and short dresses.
Think beach, sunscreen and umbrellas.
All these little things that remind me of summer in the Cape are the inspiration behind what we create at Mon Ami by Collette. What are the little things that create your summer memories?
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
Mon Ami by Collette
Mon Ami by Collette is a proudly South African based fashion label that began in 2011. The label is largely accredited to the mother-daughter team who actively work together to create new designs, locally source fabrics and manufacture a product that flatters and fits the womanly figure. The aim is to empower women to not only look, but to feel beautiful. By working together the label is able to create beautiful clothes that can suit a wide variety of women and generations.
The story behind the name is inspired by phrase “Mon Ami” meaning “my friend” in French, and the fashion label began when Collette started creating and sewing dresses for herself, family and close friends. After a book club craze surrounding the ladies new fashionable authentic dresses and tops, orders expanded and a part time skill turned into a business.
The label is accessible to clients at various local markets in Cape Town and Durban. Mon Ami by Collette is now flourishing and looking forward to its new market entry into the virtual world of online shopping. Join our friendship circle; like follow and support us on all social media and internet platforms.
Mon Ami by Collette