Abigail Betz

Abigail heads up the Abigail Betz House of Couture and has been making waves in the fashion industry for more than a decade. Her earlier label, Juniper, is hosted at the Young Designer's Emporium and her solo range can be found at Rosebank Mall's The Space. In her hometown Parys, Abigail has launched a spa, Salon de Beaute La Femme and Yole, her showroom. Not only has she graced the covers of magazines such as Elle and Sarie but has also been featured in international design magazine Wallpaper. In 2007 Abigail started a cosmetic couture line The Sweet Range, a wedding card couture line and an interior design department. This year she was nominated for the Marie Claire Prix d' Excellence de la Mode Award and says that her secret to success is "being the best at whatever you do and make sure that each client feels cherished�.

Lunch spot: Gramadoelas, Market Theatre, Johannesburg