Whats trending for 2013? - drennaLUNA
Our local brands are, that’s what!
Arlene Martin for drennaLUNA is our designer in the spotlight this week as we continue to share the talents of our local designers.
Name: Natalie V H Halliburton
Occupation: Technical Support Officer
I'm wearing… the elephant dress. I wore it to the recent Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. My love affair with the brand started… recently. I was introduced to Arlene Martin, drennaLUNA via TVJ's Morning Time approximately two years ago. I checked her website http://drennaluna.com/ , contacted her and the rest, as they say, is history.
I support the brand because... generally, I love items of clothing that are unique in style, a bit out-of the-box, sexy and classy. Arlene's designs represent this fully. I enjoy wearing her line because of the fit and, more importantly, just how comfortable they make me feel.
I have… four pieces and increasing.
My favourite is... the elephant dress. It can be dressed up or down.
Name: Nicole Fennell
Occupation: Operations co-ordinator, IAM Jet Centre, Montego Bay.
I'm wearing... a jumpsuit from the recent collection, which I wore to the ATL World Party 2012.
My love affair with the brand started... in 2011.
I support the brand because… first and foremost, Arlene is from Montego Bay (smile), and is very detailed and innovative with her ideas. Her pieces are extremely comfortable and multifunctional.
I have ... several and adding.
My favourite is... I love them all. And I am anxious to show off my latest piece, which I acquired less than a week ago. Name: Deveta McLaren Occupation: Marketing Manager, Access Financial Services Ltd.
I am wearing… a blue, backless jumper which was designed to be worn to the recent Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.
My love affair with the brand started… around two years ago when I saw someone at a function in an eye-popping, backless dress. I learnt that it was a drennaLUNA design and immediately got in touch with Arlene. The love affair continues...
I support the brand because... I love the sexy, yet classy look of the pieces. Arlene is very easy to work with, and she produces pieces that work well with my small frame. I am also very proud to be supporting a local brand and a local designer who is extremely talented.
I have… three pieces and this will increase shortly.
My favourite piece is… the cobalt blue jumpsuit that I am wearing. Name: Gillian Zacca Occupation: Owner, OMG! Boutique
I'm wearing… my latest purchase: A black and ivory knit jumpsuit.
The love affair started... when I wanted to purchase a locally designed piece for a formal function. I had seen a few of Arlene's silhouettes on other ladies and knew she would be the one to design something for me that I would love. Well, 12 pieces later, the love affair continues. I support the brand because ... it suits my lifestyle, and I love the styles.
I have… 12 pieces.
My favourite is… a backless, lace dress.
Name: Kaci Fennell
Occupation: Student, UWI
I’m wearing... a lap dress I ordered for a wedding I was invited to.
My love affair with the brand started... after my very first photoshoot for the label in mid-2012.
I support the brand because... I like the designer.
I have... this is my only purchase but I plan to purchase more.
Name: Nasma Mohammed-Chin
Occupation: Marketing Consultant, Distributor of Sacha Cosmetics-Jamaica
I'm wearing… a long, black dress, wrapped at the back, with an open back, accented with gold chain straps. I wore it to my friend's wedding, and trust me, it was a head-turner!
My love affair with the brand started… when I heard my very good friend, Arlene, had finally converted her passion into a business. I purchased my first piece at FNO 2011 when she showed some of her pieces at Bin 26.
I support the brand because… the pieces are my style and fit fabulously... and well, of course, because it's made in Jamaica.
I have... three pieces and counting.
My favourite is... a long, black jumper with a dangerously deep neckline. It was my New Year’s Eve outfit this year.