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.