Although I made mention of Skinny laMinx before, I’ve never formally introduced you to this lovilee local brand. Skinny offers a range of beautifully designed products, including cushions, shopping bags, handbags, table runners, napkins, tea towels, smock dresses for toddlers and purses. Fabrics are also sold by the metre for use as upholstery, curtaining and other décor items.

The story: How it all began…
Cape Town Designer and illustrator, Heather Moore, is the creative behind Skinny laMinx. Before starting Skinny laMinx around four years ago, Heather, worked as an illustrator and a comics script writer, only spending her free time experimenting with illustrations and screen-printing. It soon became apparent that the cushions and tea towels she was selling on Long Street had the potential to become a full time career.

Suddenly, global…
Heather actively embraced the power of the Internet, started a blog and opened her first on-line store in 2007. Despite being a one person operation, Skinny laMinx was soon making waves worldwide. Since the start, over four thousand items have been sold online, sent far and wide to destinations such as Hawaii, Poland, Tasmania, Japan and Alaska, and Skinny laMinx is also stocked in a range of stores and boutiques around the world.

Coming home…
Heather recently opened a new shop and studio in Bree Street, Cape Town. She was looking for a special space that could house both shop and studio, where customers could watch Skinny laMinx magic in action. Exciting news for the locals was the opening of an SA exclusive on-line store in March 2011.

Heather recently styled two unique table settings using her beautiful décor and stationary products and we are fortunate to be able to share this with you.

Whether you are organizing a dinner, planning a wedding or setting up a party Skinny laMinx has something inimitable for you. Tea towels, cushions, table runners, tablecloths, table napkins, fabric and stationery can all be used to create a multitude of table settings and event décor looks fit for the aesthetically obsessed.

Skinny laminx formal wedding decor

The first theme “FORMAL” was setup using the following Skinny laMinx items:

  • 1.5m Pincushion table runner in Charcoal (also available in Old Gold, and Olive) – R295
  • Set of 2 Pincushion napkins in Charcoal (also available in Old Gold, and Olive) – R150
  • Laser cut pop-up place card – R128 for a set of 8
  • Laser cut Birdie gift tag – R60 for a set of 10

Skinny laminx rustic wedding decor

The second theme “RUSTIC” was setup using the following Skinny laMinx items:

  • 2m Abacus table runner in Pebble Grey (also available in Inky Blue) – R295
  • Set of 2 Abacus napkins in Pebble Grey (also available in Inky Blue) – R150
  • Table Mountain pop-up card (repurposed as place decoration) – R70

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