At only 23 years of age, Begitta Stolk founded her own self-titled Fashion label. After being made finalist in the Australian National Retail Awards, airing on Channel 9, Begitta was an instant hit with media and customers alike. Quickly gaining a high profile, with her dreamlike approach to fashion being labelled as “the one to watch”.
Begitta was trained in Paris, the birthplace of haute couture and later refined her craft in the elite school of London, Central St Martins. Not only has the Begitta brand celebrated contracts with illustrious enterprises such as Peugeot Car Company & Miss Universe Australia, the brand has been featured in multiple publications including Cosmopolitan Bride, In Style and White Magazines. Most recently Begitta opened the world renowned J SPRING Fashion Show, atop Italian Cruise ship the Costa Luminosa, in the middle of Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour.
A true romantic at heart and known for her Feminine and Whimsical aesthetic, Begitta infuses her personal style through her namesake brand where she acts as both Creative Director & Head Designer. Begitta actively works across the brand’s marketing & communications, something she notes as important to create the beautiful cohesion between all the of the brands facets - from product design to social media messaging.
Begitta’s online voice is darling, divine & down to earth. With a penchant for beautiful things that sparkle and celebrating ‘Tuesday Shoesday’. The Begitta girl lifestyle is glamorous, fun with a touch of jetsetter and a huge dose of ‘follow your dreams’.
With strong thoughts on the fashion industry being a “Luxury” trade Begitta is invested in giving back across multiple platforms, through philanthropy, working closely with the organizers of and volunteering for the Cycstic Fibrosis Foundation Golf and Ladies Days locally. Begitta is also active in the mentoring of young women, in both business and lifestyle through her internship program and her efforts with The Atelier (The Workshop): A New Platform for Creatives, Entrepreneurs and Fashion Aficionados. Namely Empowering Women in Business.
Being asked to attend multiple conferences as a keynote speaker focusing on women in business. Begitta has shared her inspiring story with young women, with the communiqué; “To always follow your dreams". By doing so, she hopes to encourage women, young and old, that no matter where or what you have come from to chase your dreams with vigour, passion, persistence and hard work.
Begitta herself was named Couture Designer of The Year for Queensland by Weddings and Events of Australia in 2014 and was selected as one of 5 finalists in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards from over 4000 young Australian applicants in 2013. Most recently Begitta custom designed and created the National Costume for Miss Universe Australia. The next 12 months is sure to see Begitta creating even bigger waves.
Living between her two homes on the Gold Coast & Sydney, Australia, Begitta’s signature style and inspiring collections has developed a cult following of darlings worldwide.
Tipped as “The One to Watch” By Fashion Observer Magazine, Begitta aims high in all pursuits and is set to become one of Australia's most successful and inspiring names.
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