CUSTOMER's STORY:Elise Grey sharing how she find out about Makara Wear label and how it feels to be 70 years old and be a model


Elise Grey is one of our favorite customers, she is an amazing mom, a grandmother and a model. We met her through the e-mail, when she sent us a thank you note saying that she loved our design and she was amazed about the quality and practicality of the swimwear.

We loved her story - the way she got introduced to our brand. Basically, her daughter bought some swimwear from us in Bali and got back home to Australia, one day Elise just stole Nude Ex-libris from her daughter's closet and just fell in love with the swimming suit. She has been already our loyal customer of Makara Wear for the last 3 years.We love customers who are like this, not to mention that Elise looks amazing in her 70's. The most important for us is her values and her trust in herself. She is the sweetest lady to communicate to and she is super supportive to us - MAKARA WEAR.

We are still a very small and local brand. We try to change and improve our product every day. That's why we became 100% sustainable. We are more than happy to see our amazing customers enjoying our products all around the world

!Stay sustainable Elise, you wonderful lady and beautiful soul! And so happy to see you in your 7th swimwear of Makara wear.

Makara wear Long Sleeve Classic

Elise wearing Long Sleeve Classic


A content woman of faith and fun, mother of four, grandmother of ten and lover of flowers.

South Africa grew up in Zimbabwe - I love Africa, live now in Australia.


Wearing Makara wear Ex-libris

Wearing Nude Ex-libris

Tennis and super regular fitness exercise

Art, Creative writing, Design, Styling, Fashionista. Motivational speaker.

Retired Architect. Illustrator + Publisher. Now Modelling. Loooove making huge/massive floral + leafy bouquet-posies for those who deserved to be showered with flowers
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Elise wearing Red Ex-libris
To accomplish and enjoy a successful outcome after hard work and perseverance!

To seek and do the will of God - not so easy but pleasing

Excellent design and quality fabric that flatters the body

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Elegantly sexy. Every piece a brilliant design that goes beyond swimwear - I wear mine as tops, with drop crutch dungarees, long sleeve as wetsuit and as thermal vest in snow and well, wherever and whenever. The moment I put on my maker confidence.Customer care excellent.  
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Elise wearing Long Sleeve Classic
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Elise Grey wearing White Ex-libris
My first Makarawear
Black Ex-Libris
Because I looooved the broad strapped crossed back and leg line, just every detail that I was dreaming of!
Chose Makara wear because no other brand has their funky trendy design philosophy.

Model at 70+
Amazing feeling of selfworth and renewed purpose. Great opportunity and challenge to apply my design and styling knowledge in an age appropriate way in order to motivate all ages to pursue a healthy lifestyle and never stop looking cute.
The challenge is to stay fit, eat right ( I follow Dr Steve Gundry’s Plant Paradox), use the best skin care brand (my favourite is Kora Organics), the best hair stylist  (Sarah Chandler Hairdresser stylist, Manly) and live chemical free, cannot function without Norwex.

Inspiration to become a model:
I went to a boarding school in Zimbabwe and during school holidays I would take coffee and treats for my dad in the cottonfields on our African chef’s bicycle but not without dressing up as if we were going to a fashion show… mum died young, dad and I were best friends, he always complimented my style.
Years later, in 2017 my architect daughter got the creative brainwave and researched mature aged modelling opportunities in Australia and introduced me to Silverfoxmgmt and I salute my girl for it. 

My advice and deepest desire for those who feel discouraged about their appearance in swimwear:
I know how she feels... the secret is to rediscover your inner and outer beauty. Embrace your uniqueness, respect your age and the changes that comes with it and choose attractive swimwear that compliments your looks.

Elise and her husband in her 30's

ATTITUDE! A delightful attitude makes any outfit, be it swimwear or an apron, look awesome! 
Develop the art of balancing confidence, humility and kindness.

Greek Island SIFNOS and BALI!

E L I S E  🖤
I salute Makara Wear!


I am a single mum Living in Sri Lanka. I would love to sell your swimwear here in sri lanka. Let me know if you would be interested in that. Also I would love to be the next model and advertise the brand here in sri lanka. I am 39 years old and a mum of one boy who is 3 years old.

Jacqueline Arenhardt December 02, 2019

Marelie, you can order – and we ship it to SA. WE SHIP IT WORLDWIDE

MAKARA WEAR November 04, 2019

Elise and my mom are friend since we were young children. She has always been the most positive and God-loving tannie (Afrikaans for auntie) I Knew. She is an inspiration for us young ones to look after ourselves and never give up when the going gets tough.
I wish Mara-Wear was available in SA!

Marelie October 13, 2019

So honoured to have Elise as my special niece You are a inspiration to us all Keep up the great modelling

Steff October 10, 2019

Thank you for Elise support and your comments.
Dear, readers and friends, it means a lot to us as BRAND and it’s just approves how amazing our customers are!
AND YES! Elisa is amazing inspiring women – that could be a social role model.

MAKARA WEAR October 10, 2019

My best friend whom I net when we all lived on the Gold Coast! Elise is such a blessing to know! They moved to Sydney and we had to return to South Africa! I miss Elise all the time and every day! Child of God, loving and caring💖

Sue vanVeenhuyzen October 10, 2019

I want to be Elise Grey when I grow up .Such an inspiration to those around her .I feel blessed have met Elise .

Liesl Pyke-Nott October 09, 2019

I was so inspired and thrilled to read about Elise Grey and what a lady! But what a clothe’s line, wish we had it in Africa too!

Rika Van Niekerk October 09, 2019

Elise you are unique and an inspiration to who know you

Leatitia October 09, 2019

One of the most inspiring women of my lifetime proud to be called a friend

corrina October 09, 2019

You are a beautiful woman Elise, it was a pleasure working with you and being your friend.

Ron October 09, 2019

You look great always.

Gill Van Der Merwe October 09, 2019

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