MM Women

Meet the lovely Q

Qudsiyyah (or Q as she’s affectionately known at the studio) joined MM in August 2018 as a cutter in our production department. You may have spotted this beautiful member of our team in action on Instagram recently (we’ve been running a weekly series on our stories to highlight what’s happening in our studio), so we thought it was time you […]

March 9, 2020

MM Woman: Cynthia

I first met the lovely Cynthia Fan at an Ikebana class taught by the inspiring Ohara Chapter. And, as so often seems to happen after you’ve met someone, our paths have ended up crossing a few times afterwards, and for different reasons. One of the paths I bumped into her on was in our store – I was delighted to […]

August 1, 2018

MM Woman: Gemma

This month, we’re delighted to introduce you to another beautiful, talented young woman who’s also, happily for us, an MM customer. Gemma Mary Shepherd is a photographer and creative director with heaps of talent and a love of fashion and portraiture. Although she’s only in her 20s, she already boasts an impressive résumé: she’s been a finalist in the ELLE […]

May 30, 2018

Meet our Team: Mikhailia

Mikhailia, or Miki as she’s fondly known to all of us, joined us in 2016 when we opened our first brand store in Cape Town’s East City Precinct. Wonderfully, Miki already understood our brand and processes intimately – she had previously worked at the fabulous Mungo & Jemima, which stocks our clothing –  and she fitted right in from day […]

April 3, 2018

MM Woman: Philippa

We met Philippa through our Roeland Street store where she got chatting to our amazing retail manager, Mikhailia Petersen, and soon discovered that we had a few things in common – we both studied fashion design at the Design Academy of Fashion, we both work as fashion designers, and we’re both passionate about building our own brands. Philippa’s is an […]

March 2, 2018

MM Women: Xanelé

When she’s not on her bicycle, taking in the sights and sounds of our beautiful city, Xanelé Puren, the co-founder of See Saw Do, a multidisciplinary design studio that focuses on designing for and with children is at her studio in Salt River making the magic happen. As she explains, “We’re motivated by a desire to use design to create amazing spaces […]

February 6, 2018

Meet our Team: Grethe

I met Grethe back when we both dressed awkwardly and spent our days navigating the intricacies of high school. Fast forward to today and it’s been three years since Grethe joined our team and became a hugely indispensable part of it, heading up our studio and production. In her official role as Production Manager, Grethe plans our production line, cuts […]

January 17, 2018

MM Women: Catherine

I met Cath six years ago, when she was still a student and ran our first ‘store’ – a stall at the Biscuit Mill Market – every weekend. She was a wonderfully loyal ambassador for our brand back then and even after she left us to pursue a career, she remained a huge supporter of our brand and very kindly […]

December 13, 2017

‘Real Women’ Insight: Willemien

This season saw one of our dream projects become a reality. We had the privilege of putting together 6 amazing Cape Town women to photograph our Mara A\W 17 online look book – Read more about the shoot as well as the ideas and inspiration behind it. Leading up to and on the day of the shoot, we felt that so many […]

June 26, 2017


Part 4 | My MM my Look My MM my Look is a series dedicated to a collection of South African women who we believe are ambassadors of their unique style as well as our brand, Margot Molyneux. The series was born out of the interest we have in exploring how our customers bring their individuality and style to our clothing. Each women […]

March 13, 2017

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