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Many of your questions about the services of South African fashion designer, Simon Rademan will be answered right here.  We are based in Pretoria, South Africa     Contact us
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It is important to accessorize with care.   Try not to have too many focal points and decide where you want the focal point to be.    Accessories may (A) distract or (B) emphasize.   Understated classical elegant pieces such as single diamond studs are investments.   During consultations or during fittings at Simon Rademan it will become evident which accessories would be necessary to enhance your personal design and style.  There is a great chapter on Accessories in The Style Bible.
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Appointment procedures

To secure a booking for a gown, these appointments should be made 2-4 months in advance.   Contact us on the landline at 012 460-5106 (from 9-4) to arrange an appointment. The studio is situated in a house with ample parking and tranquil surroundings in a beautiful garden setting at 159 Bronkhorst street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181, South Africa.   The postal address is PO Box 95603, Waterkloof, 0145, South Africa.   Go to Directions to the studio.
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Simon Rademan specializes in the design of exclusive wedding apparel for the individual, and has dressed countless brides beautifully.   After a consultation of 1-2 hours, during which a minimum of 10 dresses will be fitted, the bride will have the option to choose if the garment will be bought or hired.   This site offers a wide selection of beautiful wedding gowns from which styling and design choices can be made.

Click on Brides to see prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) bridal fashions that have been published by leading South African magazines.

I want my own design  /  Design and buy  /  Design and rent  /  Rent only

Click on Sleepwear for an alternative to the old fashioned "going-away dress".
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Since his men's-range was launched at the SARIE-day, Simon Rademan now designs suits and fabric-accessories for the groom that is elegant, masculine and classic.   You might also find some free tips on "how to impress" on our free
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Bridesmaids, flower girls
We unfortunately do not have these garments in our Prêt-á-Porter rental range, but will design and deliver to your requirements. It remains an honour to be asked to be a bridesmaid or a flower girl, but please keep in mind that you have certain tasks that needs to be performed on the wedding day.  Read about this in The Style Bible, by Simon Rademan.
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 Mr Rademan has dressed and/or styled many of the who's who from South Africa.        Use quick find

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- Esta TerBlanche - Carol Manana - Anelle Bester Ludik - Milan Murray - Connie Ferguson - Thuli Sithole - Nianell - Rina Hugo - Zetske van Pletzen - Liezel van der Westhuizen - Amor Vittone - Patricia Lewis - Christina Storm - Noni Gasa - Tansey Coetzee - Suzette van der Merwe - Andriette Norman - Devi Sankaree Govender - Desire Manthee - Chantal Abrahams - Christl Weinbeck - Raelene Rorke - Kurt Darren - Juanita du Plessis - Carike Keuzenkamp - Anna Davel - Elizma Theron - Zelda la Grange - Elize Cawood - Hestrie Cloete - Marelies Steyn - Phuthi Mngqibisi - Jacinda Louw - Liezel Krause-Wiid - Zantie Swanepoel - Fatima Abdool - Mimmi Coertse - Penny Rey Coelen - Anna Mart van der Merwe - Sonja Herholdt - Elana Afrika - Steve Hofmeyr - Sybil Coetzee - Kerry Hiles - Vinette Ebrahim - Jana Strydom  - Rocco de Villiers - Gina Anas - Bernelee Daniel - Michelle Botes - Mandy du Plooy - Karin Hougaardt - Vladimir Blankenberg - Arina de Witt - Amanda Strydom - Michael Möhl - Ruda Landman - Chante Hinds - Jurie Els - Corine du ToitDanielle Pascal - Liesel Krause-Wiid - Rika Sennett - Lindie van Eeden - Elma Smit - Retha Mc Phersen - Palesa Masiteng - Yvonne van den Bergh - Karen Zoid - Shaleen Surtie Richards - Llewellyn Herbert - Elzabe Zietsman - Jo-Ann Strauss - Fiona Ramsay - Porche Modise - Lydia Winchester - Bianca le Grange - Heléne Bester - Leanne Mannas - Ira Blankenberg - Amalia Uys - Maurice Carpede - Natasha Sutherland - Noeleen Maholwana Sanqui - Sonja Raciti - Dawn Lindberg - Janina Oberholzer - Helena Hettema - Eloise Cupido - Theunis Nel - Saranti Reeders - Amanda Luyt - Jana van der Merwe - Nokuthula Sithole - Oluchi - Anel Alexander - Manuel Escorcio - Jolette Odendaal - Hannah Botha - Francois Rautenbach - Yanita Claassen - Joan Ramagoshi - Edith Venter - Hennie Le Roux - Cindy Nell - Lee Bennie - Chantal Stander - Annie Malan - Caroline Jacobs - Brumilda van Rensburg - Vanessa Carreira - Grethe Fox - Wilna Snyman - Katinka Heyns - Rinel Day - Elandri Stricker - Jennifer Jones - Anel Alexander - Elma Postma - Hanna Grobler - Jaconell Mouton - Karen Zoid - Karien Stander - Karlien van Jaarsveld - Lianie May - Vusi Twala - Jolene Martin-Morgan - Leandie du Randt - Therese Benade - Romanz - Louis Loock - Adam Barnard - Burgerd Botha - Andre Venter - Juanita du Plessis - Rina Hugo - Nianell - Gerhardt Steyn -

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- Tammy-Ann Fortuin - Graca Machel - Miriam Makeba - Anna Davel - Nadine - Christina Storm - Marius Roberts - Steve Hofmeyr - Nianell - Vusi Twala - Jolene Martin-Morgan - Lorna Potgieter - Gary Romm - Pieter Koen - Corine du Toit - Desire Manthee - Chantal Abrahams - David Reese - Reynhardt Hugo - Ramey Short - Christl Weinbeck - George Meiring - Romanz - Karen Zoid - Desire Manthee - Ryno Basson - Jennifer Su - Gerhard Steyn - Kurt Darren - Brigitte Willers - Loui Fish - Munro du Toit - Marion Goldspink - Rosie Motene - Navi Red - Jaco Spies - Melony de Jager - Jenna Clifford - Carel Bosman - Elana Afrika - Alan Ford - Tebogo - Bianca le Grange - Anna Mart van der Merwe - Amanda Stydom - Vinette Ebrahim - Wilna Snyman - Ruda Landman - Helene Lombaard - Liezel Krause-Wiid - Dr Tony Jay-duPreez - Francois Henning - Sarah Cangley - Steve Segal - Brumilda van Rensburg - Katinka Heyns - Shaleen Surtie Richards - Elize Cawood - Grethe Fox - Mimmie Coetse - Eloise Kupido - Jana van der Merwe - Karen Beukes - Devi Sankaree Govender - Louisa Taylor - Sally Leung - Karen Marais - Paul Rothman - Hestrie Cloete - Helene Bester - Patricia Lewis - Willie Louw - Terese Benade - Niko Grobler - Zantie Swanepoel - Ryno van Wyk - Retha McPherson - Janine van Niekerk - Dosi - Snotkop - Cindy Nell - Debra Patta - Mark Pilgrim - Anna Mart van de Merwe - Francois Rautenbach - Willem Botha - Shemaine Harris - Marco Whal - Michelle Nigrini - Karin Hougaardt - Arina de Witt - Braam Kruger - Jungle Girl - Chante Hinds - Yolande Ferreira - Andion van Niekerk - Lee Furter - Sean Else - Marcus Muller - Shaleen Surtie Richards - Miss Universe - Annette Liebenberg - Dosi - Juanita du Plessis - Gavin Prins - Carike Keuzenkamp - Bok van Blerk - Nonhle - Matthys Roets - Bianca le Grange - Nina Swart - Brumilda van Rensburg - Heidi van Zyl - Jo-ann Straus - Louisa Taylor - Willie Louw, - Marelies Steyn, - Romi Venter, - Daniele Pascal - Lindie van Eeden, - Jacinda Louw, - Rian van Heerden - Penny Coelen-Rey - Andre Swartz - Karin Hougaardt - Edith Venter - Anelle Schotkamp-Hugo - Sonja Herholdt - Bernelee Daniels-Losh - Casper de Vries - Amor Vittone - Lorna Potgieter - Judges for Miss City Press - Busisiwe Mahlaba - Palesa Masiteng - Natasha Sutherland-Hofmeyr - Carol Manana - Clayton Robbertze - Theofista Ellis - Suzette van der Merwe - Elsa Engelbrecht - Manuel and Priscilla Escorcio - Joan Ramagoshi - Ryno van Wyk - Hestrie Cloete - Jurie Els - David Vlok - CorneMarie Schoonraad - Caroline Jacobs - Nataniel le Roux - Nataniel - Janie du Plessis - Heinz Winkler - Sonja Herholdt - Catherine Contantinides - Cindy Nell - Anelle Schotkamp-Hugo - Michelle Botes - Sally Leung - Gillian Goldman - Chante Hinds - Nedine Blom - Michelle Pienaar - Dewald LouwZetske van Pletzen - Elizma Theron - Yvonne Kempen - Jaqui Mofokeng - Genevieve Howard - David van Heerden - Shaleen Surtie Richards - Hannah Botha - Hennie Smit - Andion van Niekerk - Minnie Mouse - Micky Mouse - Jacque Terre'blanche - Ryno van Wyk - Eloise Kupido - Annette Kasselman - Gwen Gills - Anna Mart van de Merwe - Amanda Strydom - Vinette Ebrahim - Brumilda van Rensburg - Katinka Heyns - Shaleen Surtie Richards - Wilna Snyman - Elise Cawood - Mimmie Coertse - Ruda Landman - Sybil Coetzee - Joan Ramagoshi - Mapula Sibanda - Xolani Gwala - Nkeli Motsomi - Nakedi Ribani - Connie Ferguson - Karin Kortje - Thuli Sithole - Edith Venter - Teddy Bears's banquet - Vanessa Carreira - Philip Georgas - Jerry Springer - Julia Morley - Nonhle - James Alexander - Anel Alexander - Stella McCartney - Amor Vittone - Cindy Nell - Dieter Voight - Elana Afrika - Donnay Torr - Hestrie Els - Paul Rothman - Krezaan Erasmus - Hannah Botha - Paul Azvedo - Joost van der Westhuizen - Gerna van Rooyen - Cecil Theron - Pepsi Pokane - Bianca le Grange - Dorette Potgieter - Doreen Morris - Edith Venter - Francois Steyn - JP Pietersen - Schalk Burger - John Smit - CorneMarie Schoonraad - Ryk Neethling Kerry Hiles - Liesl Krauze-Wiid - Monique Strydom Chante Hinds - Nedine Blom - Kurt Darren - Monique Strydom - Chante Hinds - Patricia Lewis - Loyiso - Hennie and Anneke le Roux - Shemaine Harris - Retha McPhersen - Elana Afrika - Claudia Henckel - Annie Malan - Cecile Braun - Lucille van Niekerk - Susan Kruger - Dot Field - Sonja Herholdt - Ivan Zimmermann - Eagan Williamson - Leanne Manas - Naas Botha - Karen Botha - Bernelee Daniels-Losch - Noni Gasa - Lindi van Eeden - Fiona Ramsay - Jo-Ann Strauss - Amalia Uys - Rocco de Villiers - Steve Hofmeyr - Natasha Sutherland-Hofmeyr - Sonja Herholdt - Amor Vittone - Maurice Carpede - Porche Modise - Steve Hofmeyr - Natasha Sutherland - Marelies Steyn - Karen Beukes - Yvonne van den Berg - Sonja Herholdt - Chante Hinds - Leanne Mannas - Amor Vittone - Naas Botha - Karen Botha - Anna Mart van der Merwe - Amanda Stydom - Vinette Ebrahim - Wilna Snyman - Donnay Torr - Annette Liebenberg -  Ruda Landman - Sybil Coetzee - Helene Lombaard - Brumilda van Rensburg - Katinka Heyns - Shaleen Surtie Richards - Elize Cawood - Grethe Fox - Mimmie Coetse - Elana Afrika - Noeleen Maholwana Sanqui - Oluchi - Hennie and Anneke le Roux - Joan Ramagoshi and Jeff Madibeng - Jurie Els - Hestrie Cloete - Natasha Sutherland - Lindie van Eeden -  Liezel van der Westhuizen - Karen Ferreira - Riaan Grobler - Willem J. Botha - Pieter de Necker -  George Knoke - Arina de Witt - Este Mostert, Carien Loubser - Robert Hamblin - Karien Stander - Lindie Stander - Martie Pansegrouw - Nadene - Arno Jordaan - Hannah Grobler, Bok van Blerk - Andriette Norman - Ghapi - Lianie May - JenniferJones - Theuns Jordaan - Jolette Odendaal - Harold Richter - Johan van Rensburg - Christo Gerlach - D.J. Ossewa - Rina Hugo - Martjie Roos - Karin Meiring - Kass Naidoo - Dosi - Jennifer Jones - Leandie du Randt - Nicole Flint - Chante Jantjies - Nadia Beukes - Elana Afrika - Ghapi - Sonja Raciti - Wayne Stafford - Corlia Botha - Marcus Miller - Therese Benade - Romanz - Louis Loock - Adam Barnard - Burgerd Botha - Andre Venter - Juanita du Plessis - Rina Hugo - Nianell - Gerhardt Steyn - Nicole Flint -

or:  Click on Magazine Covers to view your favourite celebrity on the cover of South Africa's leading magazines..
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Christening robe
Simon Rademan offers the free use of a Prêt-A-Porter christening robe for the first born of any of his brides.   Please book one month in advance.
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Contact us
Visit the "Contact us" page, or contact Simon Rademan at:

Simon Rademan Fashion Design Studio
P.O. Box 95603, Waterkloof, 0145, Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
Tel : +2712 460 5106
E-mail us now
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Quotes on designs (Pictures) will only be given after an initial consultation.    After a basic consultation during which a basic style and design is decided on, a final quote will be given which includes the following:   The consultation, the design, the show of sample fabrics, the purchase of fabrics, the pattern, the cut, the sewing, the fittings, the alterations, the finishing, the ironing and the cleaning.   Should you decide to purchase the garment, the consultation fee is included in the quote and a deposit of 50% is payable after which you will receive a personal fitting and appointment program.   Garments that are booked three months in advance will be ready for a final fitting, one week before the delivery date.   Should you decide not to book the design, only the basic consultation fee is payable, and all the information given to you during such a consultation will enable you to find the perfect garment elsewhere.

Click on Consultations to read more.
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Colour analysis

It is very easy to "make" certain colours suit you.   One only has to change the colour of your hair, or wear contact lenses, or sunbed.   We do believe that this is possible concerning minor colour changes.   Have a look at The Style Bible for information on "the meaning of colour"
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Consultations can be booked 1-2 weeks in advance. contact us.  During such a consultation, a basic figure analysis will determine the outlines of your design, and a basic colour analysis will determine what colour suits you best.  We then start designing / creating the most beautiful garment.   Some Pret-A-Porte garments are fitted to demonstrate the style.   After design lines have been decided on, you will receive a price-quotation, which puts you under no obligation.  Consultation fees are payable in advance and are deducted from the quoted price.

Click on Costs to read more about quotes on dresses and designs.

I want my own design  /  Design and buy  /  Design and rent  /  Rent only
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Design lines

Evening gowns, and/or wedding gowns.
Simon Rademan specializes in Wedding-apparel and Eveningwear.   His signature is stylish, simple, elegant, feminine, and based on the believe that style, and fashion should be an investment, fun, and individually interpreted. 

Bridal design published by magazines     Evening fashion published by magazines

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Directions to the studio
From the South - JOHANNESBURG (Egoli)
From the North – PIETERSBURG (Polokwane)
From Johannesburg International Airport
Map to the studio

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Evening wear

Simon Rademan is well-known and respected by magazines throughout SA for his gloriously glamorous evening-gowns, as well as the style, elegance and the femininity with which he embraces women.   Often named as amoungst the top of design: he creates individual, original showstoppers if so desired!   He also has magic in the Midas touch when the end result is simple, elegant, classic and an investment in the future.  If you have not perused The Style Bible yet, please visit Newest ranges and magazine coverage ... or keep watching the  "Free article"-page for free information on style lines and fashion.
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Fashion trends are often inspired by major red carpet affairs like the Oscars.  There are seven basic fashion-elements.   Where most people go wrong and fashion disasters are created, is when too many of these elements are combined in one piece of the garment.   You can immediately stop the confusion of: Why? What? When? Where?...and all the other "W"s you can find.   To get all the tips you have ever wanted, go to Ordering information  ... or book a consultation with us .

...or browse the  fashion pages
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Fashion Shows
Simon Rademan designs have graced the catwalks of South Africa for more than a decade and will continue to do so for as long as women walk on the earth.   He entertains, shares his mystical, magical vision, and leads in a way that encourages individuals to follow.   Simon Rademan specializes in Wedding-apparel and Eveningwear, and can be booked for fashion shows.   New ranges are made available annually.   If schools, modelling schools and beauty competitions want to make use of these garments, applications may also be submitted.  Contact us
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Figure anaysis

 It is necessary to know and understand one's figure.   This enables one to dress effortlessly, inexpensively and correct!   During a consultation at Simon Rademan, your basic measurements are taken, and your figure-type is made known to you, eg.

Triangle - Grape
Inverted Triangle - Pear
Circle - Apple
Long - Banana, etc.

Basic secrets will be given and will become guidelines in shopping for clothes forever!   Look under Ordering information.

...or: have a garment exclusively designed for your figure type, by contacting us.
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Designing for, and styling a bride is heavenly bliss, but a bride without a bouquet simply looks odd. More than a 100 years ago, members of a bridal party would walk down the isle with a bunch of herbs and spices (to keep the evil spirits away)!  Today, I am glad to say, it is with flowers, and flowers have a language of their own.  The Victorians made an art of it…read more
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Free article

In addition to the traditional biographical information you might expect, these pages are designed to tell you something about Mr Rademan's interests - both related to his chosen career and his many hobbies - and to give us a chance to share knowledge and opinions on subjects of interest.  Visit this page   Back to top

Topics include:  The Red Carpet    -    Stylemasters predict 2008/2009    -    40 Celebrity brides    -    Dress codes    -    Secret meaning of flowers    -    Be a perfect wedding guest!    -    What is a "celebrity"?    -    2008 Oscar fashion    -    Throw away your old "stuff"?    -    Plastic surgery and botox    -    Beauty competitions    -   Wedding guests   -   Haute Couture    -   Definition of style   -   Men get married too, you know... -   Etiquette   -   The meaning of colour    -   Style at the 79th Oscars in Hollywood   -   Female underwear - a 100 years ago   -   Style advice for 2006/2007  -   Eish! ... I am fat again!   -   Choose your country - choose your fashion   -   Choose your figure type   -   Bridal bliss   -   Fashion influenced by 11 SA language groups   -   How is fashion shaped?     Visit this page

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Fundraising & charity
Simon Rademan is currently involved with several charities and it often concerns fundraising.   The most prominent of these are making garments available for showings, appearing as a guest-speaker, or judging a competitions.  He has been involved as a Miss SA Countrywide Scout and the final judging for Miss SA and many similar events. Applications may be submitted.
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As a published author, (The Style Bible), a Column Writer, and Style Savant, Simon Rademan is currently writing an early biography and "The New Testament to style", and still wants to do the following:
  • wants to perfect being ambidextrous,
  • treat gypsies to crystal and damask,
  • make a music cd with friends,
  • create the 25th hour of the day,
  • play the piano,
  • experience Hollywood, and is soon going to....!
  • have a face lift,
  • wants to loose weight again,
  • complete his "tree-house",
  • see his godchildren get married,

Click on History and Biography for more background information on Simon Rademan.
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General information not found anywhere on this site
Infamous quotes by Mr Rademan: 
  • "Abso-Fashion-Lutely Gloriously Glamorous"
  • "A lady does not jump on tables..."   
  • "We strive to dress to the ultimate!"   
  • "I find it extremely difficult to dress a feminine client in pants"   
  • "I adore honesty!"   
  • "My insatiable love for fashion and my career is the foundation of my existence!"   
  • "The only constant is change!"   
  • "My world tumbles when I look at ugly elbows. I find them ugly little no-no's!"   
  • "...inspiration is bliss..."   
  • "We all have to respect and nurture our bodies and souls!"  
  • "My clients do not reach for the salt, they simply ask for it!" 

Go to History and Biography for historical quotes by popular media about Simon Rademan

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While this online service is only available to clients of The Studio, the first guide book on style and fashion for women of all ages, named The Style Bible is now available in book stores and on line.  This 320 page book is chock full of advice and pearls of wisdom. 
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It is extremely important to always watch the condition of one's hair.   Simon Rademan's advice is to try and stick to one's hairdresser for at least 4-6 sessions, and not to chop and change after every cut or treatment.   For special occasions a slight or even a dramatic change is strongly suggested, but insisting on a proof is recommended.   It is the ideal opportunity for one to be advised by specialists in the field. Simon Rademan only refers the best in the trade, and after almost three decades in fashion he now has the expertise to advise and to make a referral.
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Hat making
Wearing a hat will always be fashionable and feminine.   Finding the occasion to wear them to is often the problem.   Why not create your own opportunities?   Simon Rademan is a qualified milliner with over 200 shapes available to order well in advance.   Subject to conditions.
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Image changing
It is sometimes necessary to totally change your image.   This may be drastic or simple.   The best way to do this is to involve the experts and to just do it!   Simon Rademan has done it more than once, and it is sublime!   ... or keep watching the  "Free article"-page for free information. 
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Judging competitions
Simon Rademan is respected countrywide for his honest opinion on fashion, beauty, style and etiquette.   He has been a judge for the Mrs SA, Miss SA, Miss Deaf SA and many other highly acclaimed beauty pageants and modelling competitions.   Please book 2-4 weeks in advance at.
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Little black number
This may also be called the little red number, ...or the little white number, ...but it is never as practical as the "little black number".  Black is chic, beautiful, very practical, very slimming, very affordable, very available and the back-up colour you should have in your wardrobe.   All the information on how, what and why is available if you look under Ordering information. ... or keep watching the  "Free article"-page for free information. 
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Even if you don't wear any make-up at all, please read the following statement:   It is our experience after more than a decade in the feminine world of beauty that some form of make-up is often necessary.   If a photo is taken, it becomes a memory...  but most of all it becomes evidence of a more beautiful, younger you!   To experiment with the magic of illusion is to strive for perfection... and perfection is bliss.   But be careful!   Consult with the many specialists at chain-stores about the products that they sell.   Use as much of their free advice as possible and listen to as many different opinions that your time allows, OR:  employ the services of a professional make-up artist for any of your special events like matric farewell or when you are getting married! ...or keep watching the  "Free article"-page for free information. 
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Magazines & magazine covers

Simon Rademan has worked closely with many of South African leading magazines and continues to do so.   His personal opinion on fashion, beauty, styles and etiquette is often portrayed on the covers and inside prominent fashion articles and fashion guidelines done by : 

True Love, AboutTime, L'etudiant, Finesse, Woman's Value, Sarie,  Intiem, Fair Lady,  Rooi Rose,  Cosmopolitan, You, Huisgenoot, Marie Claire, De Kat, Keur, Beeld, Rapport, Sunday Times, The Sowetan, Citizen. name only a few.
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Matric farewell dresses

Often referred to as the night when a girl becomes a lady, it remains the most important evening in a young woman's life, and special care should be taken.   To ensure exclusivity, Simon Rademan only designs a matric farewell dress for 1-2 young women per school from anywhere in South Africa!   Bookings are taken 2-6 months in advance!   Go to the fashion page to view some very inspirational evening wear.
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Miss South Africa (Miss SA)

Do you want to become the next Miss SA?  

Jo-Ann Strauss 2000   -   Vanessa Carreira 2001   -   Cindy Nell 2002   -   Joan Ramagoshi 2003
Thobile Sithole 2005  -  Tansey Coetzee 2007  …and many before them have all been, and will continue to be stylishly dressed by Simon Rademan.   Click on Celebrities to see who they all are.

Mr. Rademan was by appointment an official judge and nationwide scout (Visit the official site) for the very prestigious Miss SA pageant, owned by Sun International and broadcasted as a reality television show by MNET. Simon  has also been involved in the judging processes of numerous competitions (eg; Miss Deaf SA, Miss Earth SA, Mr, and Miss JIP Teen,  Fashion TV – model search,  Mr SA, Mr RSA, Mrs SA, Elite Model and countless others) Read about the biggest competitions in the world

Our best advice to all who enters any competition:

  • - Find the real (a sincere and good) reason why you want to be a title holder,
  • - be honest about it,
  • - give it a 100%,
  • - and remember: "We all have to respect and nurture our bodies AND souls!"

go to Judging competitions or go to Modeling
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Individuals do modelling for two main reasons:     to gain self confidence and possible stardom!   If you are serious about your future as a supermodel, doing only the basic courses at a modelling agency will not be sufficient.   Simon Rademan works closely with most of South Africa's top modelling agencies.   If you dream of reaching stardom like our own Charlize Theron, the best would be to start as young as possible, to believe in your own abilities, and to contact a professional Modelling Agency.   Look around in local magazines, look for names that are well known and that have enough references, and that are well connected.   Start with the best!   There are many fly-by-night agencies that will use your money to further their own careers.   So, be very careful!
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Mother of the bride
Setting the standard for your daughter's wedding day should not be neglected.   It is true that guests often have things to say about what goes wrong at a wedding ... and what the hostess was wearing.   Simon Rademan has been in the industry for almost three decades, and has learned that perfect design for the Mother of The Bride is in the cut and in simple, understated elegance.   If you are the mother of the bridegroom, you need not feel left out.   Your image is our concern!  Go to The Style Bible
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Ordering information
During a consultation, our aim is to show you the possibilities of looking your best!   Knowledge is power!   We shamelessly share information with you and enable you to experience the splendour of looking your best at all times!   Should you want this information at hand, at all times, we now have all the information available in book form regarding the following: Wardrobe-planning, Figure analysis, Etiquette, The little black no., Most stylish women, How to lose 35kg, The Elements of Fashion, History of style and fashion development, and much more...  Order now?
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Photography and videography
Only the best photographers should be involved in preserving memories of your special event.   When deciding on a photographer, his personal style in photography should impress you most of all. (i.e. what the photo looks like regarding light, style, individuality and NOT what is IN the photo). Remember that you are the client and that his product often is the only memory that is left for you to treasure after 10 or 20 years.   A good photographer can make a cat look like a dog...!   We have been bitten in the past, and now refer only the best in the business!
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Rental of wedding gowns

The Simon Rademan Prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) range for the bride consists of many individually designed garments.   A few of the breathtakingly elegant design-lines can be viewed on this site.   For more information, look under Bride and Consultations and Costs

I want my own design     /     Design and buy     /     Design and rent     /     Rent only

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 "I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."  - Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson)       

Basic necessities need not be boring.   Simon Rademan does not stock shoes, but plan to do so in the near future.   In the meantime there are an incredible variety of fashion styles to choose from and the studio makes referrals.  We do however advise on shape and style and colour... 
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Simon Rademan launched Prêt-á-porter sleepwear on 8 April on DSTV and suggests this as an alternative to "the going away" dress from the 1980's and the 1990's for the bride.   Click on Brides to view exquisite wedding gowns by Simon Rademan and click on Fashion for unique evening wear that were published by leading magazines and newspapers.
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Style & Etiquette

Simon's tip:   Wear this OR that --- not this And that.

Our clients are advised not to dance on tables, reach for the salt, or bend down to pick up anything!   "What to wear, how to wear, when to wear" is often one of the most difficult questions to find an answer for.   The answer means nothing if one does not know "what to do, how to do, when to do".   During the design, making, and the fitting of your dream-garment, the know-how becomes second nature ... because we are masters on etiquette and styling.   Refer to The Style Bible.
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Clothes are expensive and good clothes are even more expensive.   WRONG!   If you plan your wardrobe and know what to look for, you save money every day of your life, and dressing well becomes an investment in the future.   Start saving money immediately by looking under Ordering information.
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To lose weight is really not difficult!   To maintain your goal-weight is the secret, and now not even that is such a big deal anymore.   Simon Rademan lost 35kg and had the country talking! 

He picked up weight again     :-(  

and is losing it again    :-)  

If his personal story can help you decide on how... and why... and if..., look under Ordering information and see how simple, easy and effort-free it could be for you! NOW!
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We really appreciate your opinion on any of the above, or what you would like on the website and about fashion in general.   Contact us.  All mail will be acknowledged.
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