Some time back I noticed a business on my feed called Lola Lifestyle. I was immediately drawn to their one shirt that had gorgeous eyelashes printed across the chest & I knew it was a shirt I had to own!
And then I was helping my sister at FIBO with her Metafit, & who was a couple of stalls down from us, but the lovely ladies from Lola Lifestyle. I saw for myself how popular they are, & got to feel the quality of their products, & then I immediately had a chat to this mother & daughter team about doing a feature on them.
Plus they gave me some inside info on a sale they will be having soon, so keep an eye on their page for more…
Your names: Adele Olevano and Lene Johnson
Business name: Lola Lifestyle
I see you’re a mum/daughter team – tell me more about how this business idea came about & what you both do within the business: My mother has been manufacturing for the last 35 years. She started out with evening-wear and eventually progressed to manufacturing for local designers. I was in the film industry for 8 years as a clothing stylist. We saw there was a need for versatile clothing that looks good and feels comfortable. My mom is a sucker for amazing natural fabrics and this was the reason we started exploring our options with the bamboo. We both oversee all creative aspects of the brand. The team work is critical to make the dream work because we both still work 9 to 5 jobs in between running Lola.
Where are you based: We manufacture in Bezuidenhout valley in Johannesburg.
Where can people order/buy from: We have an online store and we have a few stockists, those change from time to time but the details are in our Instagram bio
What makes your clothing different to others: We take great pride in the quality, fabrics and fit of our garments. We want our consumers to put on that Lola item and feel like they can rule the world.
What is your personal favourite item: For Adele it will have to be the bamboo run jacket. This is her masterpiece. For Lene it’s definitely the lounge pants. Comfort is key.
What have been your most popular items: Our oversized shirt has exceeded our expectations. It’s such an amazing piece and looks good on everyone. Out tshirts have also done very well.
Why do you encourage people to support local: Supporting Lola Lifestyle is not only about supporting our dream. The manufacturing is done by local South Africans which means every piece of clothing you buy goes to supporting their families. That is the South African dream. That is also the only way we are going to grow our economy and create a better future
Quote you live by: #itsuptoyou to create the life you love
Isn’t this gorgeous?! And don’t you want to own some of their stunning clothing for yourself?
If you do buy anything, please tag me in your look – I would love to see how you style it! I have put a few things on my Christmas Wish List (yes, the lash shirt is one), so I hope Santa sees I have been a good girl this year.