Fashion: For You, Mom
Kate Dress — Release your innerflower child in this minidresscomplete with floral and goldchain. The design featuresa sleek neckline, linedwith gold chainsdown the back andknot at the lowerback.

“Mom has definitely influenced my sense of style when it comes to dressing well. Presenting yourself in a tasteful way is important, that was her mantra,” shared fashion designer and wardrobe stylist Danielle Clarke-Petrie.

Clarke-Petrie, who hails from Farm Pen, Llandilo, Westmoreland, takes Tuesday Style Fashion (TSF) back to her mum's sewing room. “Growing up I had always admired my mom's take on fashion. Her love for florals and other printed fabrics resonates with me to this day. I would always watch her sew and create beautiful pieces. My favourite part was seeing the happy faces of her clients as they fitted their dresses. I wanted to experience that, and so my journey started by making outfits from my mom's old clothes” added Clarke-Petrie.

After graduating from The Manning's High School, the budding fashion designer enrolled at Garmex Heart Academy in 2013 to hone her skills.

Wihin a year, her line, Xandra's Style, with her mom as key motivator and supporter, was launched.

Clarke-Petrie's latest collection, The Asra, pays homage to her mom Asra M Scott who passed away last August. “I wanted to create a collection in her memory that highlighted her love for florals, clean cuts and sultry silhouettes. She really liked the idea of women feeling comfortable and confident in their clothes. I hope I've achieved that,” she added.

Shop Xandra's Style latest collection in-store at Glam Kollectionz and online at xandrastyle.com.

Xandra's Style

Website: xandrastyle.com

Email: xandrastyle1@gmail.com

Pieces available at: 120 Great Georges Street Shop 12, Savannah-la-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica.

CREDITS

Photographers: Travis Petrie and Dion Dapiq

Models: Kimberley Bent and Ellie Jean

Emma SwimSet — Featuresa floral detailbraided strapacross thechest.
Sher Dress —Revamp your dresscollection with thissleek mini. Perfectfor any occasion, thisdress features a fittedskirt with zip closure.
GraceJumpsuit— Featureshigh necklineand wide-legpant.
The Diana Set — Made froma breathable lightweightfabric, this statement skirtset comes with a flaredflowing skirt and a puffycrop top withadjustablestraps.
Baby Doll Dress — Thisfully lined dainty minidressfeatures a triangleneckline, cut-out design,secure waistband, with azip closure at the back andmulti-colour detailing atthe skirt.
Baby Doll Dress — Thisfully lined dainty minidressfeatures a triangleneckline, cut-out design,secure waistband, with azip closure at the back andmulti-colour detailing atthe skirt

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