Congratulations to former CrawfordSchools La Lucia student Michelle Weber (@michelleweber71) for gracing Dubai waters and coming first in the Dubai Mile! She achieved a new record 🥇🇿🇦 Well done! #DXBSWIMFEST 🏊♀️👏 #CrawfordPride #CrawfordSwimming ...
CrawfordSchools™ has been a part of South African education for over 20 years. The schools that make up the Crawford collection constitute the largest single private school organisation in South Africa. CrawfordSchools™ boasts nineteen of the top schools in South Africa. Together they have challenged every traditional and conventional practice in education in our country. Their academic success is proven. They are trailblazers in innovative and forward-thinking education. Every student is acknowledged and offered the opportunity to excel. The child-centred approach inherent in every school ensures that students examine and realise their own potential. CrawfordSchools™ offers an academic foundation of the highest order and ensures that each student is a fully-rounded person. Cultural success is a cornerstone of every school, while sport is enjoyed by every sports-loving student and community involvement is celebrated by every civic-minded citizen.
Crawford College Sandton has been assisting their students with local and international University applications and has been very successful in placing students in Universities in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands & Europe. The College has always been proactive in giving students the opportunity to look abroad when wanting to further their studies and host many International University presentations including some of the prestigious IVY league universities.
Crawford College Sandton would like to congratulate the following students who matriculated last year (2017) and have been accepted into International Universities:
• Erin Liebenberg – University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League) • Yarin Neuhaus - NYU • Nigel Sudarkasa - AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy ) College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California • Arielle Traub - Northwestern University (to study Engineering) • Maya Bortz - NYU • Cassiel Eatock-Winnik – Carnegie Mellon • Malaika Chidzero - University of Utrecht
Crawford College Sandton wishes them everything of the very best for their new adventure. #ThrowbackThursday #OldCrawfordians #OldCrawfordianSociety ...
Alumnus: Ty Gormley School: Crawford La Lucia Year: 2010
Umhlanga fashion stylist and Old Crawfordian Ty Gormley has made a name for herself in the personal and photo styling industry. Despite long hours and demanding lifestyle, Ty is passionate about her job and keeps on reinventing and adding to her styling services and fashion knowledge.
Ty discovered her love for design in high school when she started sewing her own clothes. While studying fashion design at DUT though, Ty realised that design and clothing production weren’t really what she wanted to do. “I knew I loved clothing, shoes, accessories and, of course, shopping, but I wasn’t too keen on sitting down and designing outfits. While chatting to my mom one evening she reminded me of an instance where I had dressed her from head to toe whereby she received many positive compliments from all her friends. She suggested I try fashion styling instead of the designing,” says Ty.
There were no fashion styling courses available in South Africa at the time, so Ty went to London to study editorial styling at the University of Arts in London. This is where she fell in love with the industry and found discovered her confidence in her ability.
When she returned home, she saw a gap in the market and started her own styling business, called I’m Styling. Not long afterwards Ty landed two big corporate clients, Mr Price Sport and Zip-code, who she still does work for today, as well as other well-known chain stores who book her through an agency. She also works behind the scenes of the Get It Magazine Ballito/Umhlanga cover shoots, and offers personal styling consultations for individuals, which includes figure analysis, season colour coding and general fashion and dress tips.
Although no two days are the same for Ty, a typical shoot involves leaving home early to go to studios and/or locations to style models with the specific looks/garments that she has pre-sourced and planned. A non-shoot day is spent in meetings with prospective clients, communicating with agencies, doing pre-production at client’s offices, admin on her laptop or keeping up with the latest trends through various channels of social media. Ty also keeps up to date with fashion trends by travelling aboard, and visiting online shops to see their latest stock.
To offer a difference in this continued evolving industry, Ty added a new member to her I’m Styling team, her vintage VW styling kombi, which is a ‘style and collaboration van’, an innovative space for fashion and styling. The mobile style van has been designed to help organize and hold stock for photoshoots, as well as collaborate with innovative, trendy, up-and-coming new brands with fresh ideas and events in mind. It’s a trendy space for like-minded individuals to team up and create a platform to promote their brand. This can be done by selling their items out of the kombi or being involved with other brands that fit a specific theme of a ‘launch’ party.”
Not everyone wakes up with a Glam Squad, indeed they don’t – but if the aim is for every woman/man to have a bit of magic when it comes to their wardrobe then Ty’s I’m Styling consulting around-the-clock in fashion care is the answer for that moment, occasion and/or event. Get Styling today!