Our senses are heightened with delight to bring you a featured post by the co-creator of the visually stunning and tactilely tantalizing MOR, Deon St. Mor. Readers, stay tuned for details below for another fabulous giveaway!
- Tell us a bit about your company’s history. What was the inspiration for starting your business?
Since we met Dianna Burmas (co founder) and I have always complimented one another. With her background in visual merchandising and mine in industrial design plus a shared passion in travel, fashion, food and the arts, it was a natural progression for us to form a business partnership.
Both of us are inspired by traditional apothecary and creating body care products fed our experimenting passion in blending age old and contemporary ingredients. The whole process allowed us to channel our energies into capturing something truly original that we both wholeheartedly believed in.
Today we have over 150 products within the MOR range that we sell globally. Though presented with a distinctive MOR signature, each collection is purposely different from one another, as we always wanted to offer something for everyone”.
- What influences your design and color selection?
Everyday living influences my design. Different people have also always influenced me in different ways, such as my girlfriends, family, friends and people I have met through various walks of life.
Colour is vital to product expression and our products come to life through multiple tones and colours.
MOR’s packaging and aesthetic has always had a feminine feel and the textures, patterns, shapes, forms, colour palette has always been purposefully retrospective.
The design influences date back to 500BC Ancient Greek Mythology, to the elegant 16th-18th Century pre French Revolution era, on to the 50¬?s Post Depression pastels age, to the current contemporary interpretation of fashion trends.
Often it is about turning the ?Äòold into the new’.
- Is there a favorite design or design concept this season?
Rather than design concepts we like to work in “moods” and this season we are presenting a moody, gothic edge in our visual communication.
Our latest photo shoot presents our collections in a dark and moody atmosphere, with exaggerated tones of true blood red’s, pewter, deep green moss and gothic elements. We aspired to create the ?Äòtwilight’ affect with a MOR twist, which I think we achieved beautifully.
- What’s new ahead in the way of trends or product features?
- Over the next two seasons we are leaning towards a dark, gothic and moody edge to drive our creative.
- Is your company “Green” or do you have some sort of community outreach program?
- As a rule of thumb we are pro active and keep in mind all printing and manufacturing processes that harm the environment. Where possible, we will pull back on extra layers of added processes that add to environmental degradation.
Its giveaway time! A luxurious giveaway is at hand! Leave a comment on our blog, or for a facebook entry, please leave a comment directly below this posting saying what your favourite thing about the MOR line is (i.e. is it a scent, a particular product, packaging on an item), and one lucky winner will take home the scrumptious My Summer Of Love gift set – yum! Winner selected at random, contest closes on Friday 2/26 6pm, est.
Congratulations to Jo McDonald the winner of the Mor Cosmetics Summer of Love Gift Set. Enjoy!