INTRODUCING TORIRU - "KEEP YOUR WAVE ALIVE"

Introducing Toriru clothing, scrolling through Instagram I'm always discovering the coolest independent fashion brands that deserve way more recognition than they already get. I think it's so important for young creatives to be noticed and showcase their creativity and talents to the world. We see the birth of new fashion brands often, however for young designers the market is extremely tough and I really think it's time for young creatives to get noticed. Unless you know someone in industry or have a large following, it is really hard for you to get noticed these days, it does kind of suck. There's so much talent out there that deserves to be seen. 

I recently came across Toriru clothing and first glance I loved what I saw, no hesitation I hit that follow button! I was feeling major Japanese vibes with their bold prints and striking colours. Intuiged about the brand, I came to find out the person behind it all is 22 year old Terrance Lindsey From Kansas City, find out more and check out the interview with the man himself! 

VogueWonders: Who are you and what do you do?

Terry: My name is Terry, i’m 22 years old and i’m from Kansas City , MO and the CEO of Toriru clothing brand.

VogueWonders: ow did you start your brand Toriru , what was the inspiration behind it ?

Terry: When I was 18 I started off cutting jeans , tie dying shirts and sewing. When I was 19 I decided I wanted to start my own clothing brand but financially wise I couldn't start it but deep down I wanted bring a different style to my city. When I was 20 I was more inspired by the top urban clothing brands and that inspired me to fulfill my dream of having my own clothing brand.

VogueWonders: Why did you choose to start up a fashion brand?

Terry: Because it was always my dream to have my own clothing brand.

VogueWonders: why do you think it's important for young designers like yourself to build new brands like this?    

 Terry: Because I think every generation has its own style and it’s up to our generation to bring a new wave .

VogueWonders: How has social media worked for you ?

Terry: Social media really helped my brand out as far as reaching new cities and clients. As well as a couple of upcoming celebrities collabs and supporters.

VogueWonders: What do you want to change in the current fashion market?                      

Terry: want to change the look and also the feel of fashion. I want to bring something that’s dope , lit and different . Something the people will love.

VogueWonders: What makes Toriru different from other brands out there ?                          

Terry: My name alone is different from other brands , my style is different and not to many people do anti mays. 

VogueWonders: How did you come up with the name Toriru?                                              

Terry: he name Toriru is Trill in Japanese. A Lot of people in my city and on social media knew me as Trill so me and my homeboy Casper took the time to do research and discovered Toriou.

VogueWonders: Do you classify yourself as a fashion designer?                                            

Terry: Yes and No . Yes because I can come up with my own twist and style of things when a client wants something different than I already released. No because I try to stick to the basic releases.

VogueWonders: Are there any fashion brands you would like to collaborate with ?              

Terry: Yes , I actually have a couple collabs here in Kansas City with YungLife, Brwssaddicition and a few more. I do want to do multiple celebrity collabs with FOG ( Fear Of God) , OBEY , Thrasher and last but not least Supreme. Pretty much the clothing brands that motivate me and molded my brand into the brand it is today .

VogueWonders: Where do you see yourself in the next 3 years to come ?                            

Terry: see myself in the next 3 years worldwide and still doing what I love which is making my brand better each day.

VogueWonders: Is it any advice you’d give to young people right now trying to start a fashion brand?                                                                                                                                        

Terry: You are your biggest supporter , if you don’t believe in yourself your brand won’t grow. Keep grinding and keep pushing until you get to the top .

 I am Terry CEO of Toriru clothing brand and this concludes my interview with Vogue Wonders . And always remember keep your wave alive .
— Terry Lindsey

Be sure to follow Toriru on Instagram @toriru_official and on Twitter @toriruclothing

Thanks! 

Arooj

BE BAULLA

Hey guys! As you know I love hearing of new brands and featuring them on the blog. I was recently contacted by Baulla Apparel who have launched early this year.

Baulla is a British fashion brand that produces good quality garments and accessories; it is definitely making its mark in street wear with their unique designs and great quality of material.

The brand kindly sent me two of their caps, I’m never usually one to wear caps however Baulla caps fit in with my look perfectly, you can’t go wrong, it's the perfect summer accessory for your wardrobe! 

Currently on the site shows a range of snapbacks and caps to choose from, Baulla are also looking to branch out in t-shirts, a new range of snapbacks and more!  The brands message is very simple, on the website quotes

Baulla is also a state of mind. A Baulla is someone who likes to clearly lay down his or her own sense of style, so why follow fashion, when you can create it yourself? Be different. Be a Baulla
— Baulla.com

I’m excited for what more is to come from the brand, and wish them all the best with their new future launches! Check them out at http://baulla.com/ or follow them on instagram: @Baulla_Apparel to keep up with any updates

VOGUEWONDERS X CASEAPP

Hello and Happy New Year everyone! Here goes my first post and collaboration of 2016. 

Very recently I was lucky to work with Case App and design my very own phone case.

Case App offer a variety of cases, from custom MacBook cases, custom iPhone cases and even Samsung, HTC and Nokia! As I own an iPhone, I chose to design a few iPhone 6 covers.

I have to say, I was so amazed by how easy the site (www.caseapp.co.uk) is to use, It's so simple! I loved playing around with different skins and graphics. There is such a huge range of artwork to choose from and you can also upload your photo to make it more personal!

When my cases were delivered, I was super excited! Looking at them I was so happy with how they turned out, Such great quality and good use of material. it was perfect, exactly how I imagined! 

So, why not treat yourself and head over to www.caseapp.co.uk and design your very own custom case. As a New Years gift you can use my 20% discount code by simply entering  'VOGUEWCASE' when checking out!  

For design ideas/inspiration be sure to follow @CaseAppOfficial on Instagram

Enjoy

Arooj x


Mink & Stone Collaboration

This week I had an amazing opportunity to collaborate with Mink & Stone. If you haven't already heard of this brand they are a London based jewellery manufacturer and retail brand that allows people to design their own jewellery online.

I created a Swarovski Glass Pearl Bracelet consisting of glass beads, metal beads and acrylic, in which I finished with a silver colour lobster clasp. I kept my colour palette & the size of my bracelet very simple. I don't usually wear chunky bracelets, so from the start I knew I wanted to create something small.

I chose to add my initial 'A' because I wanted something that represented me. The good thing about this design is that it can be easily styled with anything in my wardrobe! 

I found that the site is very easy to use, you can choose what you want to design from a range of different necklaces to bracelets. I love my piece, it's exactly how I imagined it. It's such a great feeling to see your own design in person!

I'm glad to have discovered Mink & Stone and collaborated with them, their brand is amazing. The whole idea of making your own unique jewellery from scratch is really cool. There is such a range of materials to chose from, everything that you need will be there!

Why not check Mink&Stone out at www.minkandstone.com or even purchase my design by clicking the following link http://www.minkandstone.com/Products/Details/1130?utm_content=buffer0eb55&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer   

You can also follow Mink & Stone on Twitter & Instagram from more information at @minkandstone 

Have a lovely weekend!

Arooj xo

 

Ellesse Heritage SS15 Collection

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Well established sportswear brand Ellesse have launched a new collection that will go into its iconic history re-creating each item with a quirky contemporary twist. Many people know Ellesse Heritage, it's just one of those brands you recognise as soon as you see the logo. Their new SS15 collection shows the memorable track suit jackets, the old school tops with simplistic designs that include stripes and colour blocks, all featuring their iconic logo. Every item is finished beautifully and ready to wear with the perfect fit!

I personally love the brand, it's so fashionable yet so simple. it has definitely without a doubt made its mark in the sportswear/fashion industry, and I'm sure it will be doing for a long time to come. You can now check out the collection at: http://www.size.co.uk/home or head over to their website at: http://www.ellesse.com/

Hope you like!

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Spring look FT Over My Body

So, you may realise this post is different to my usual posts, instead of styling a piece I thought I'd create a mini set featuring my favourite brands at the moment! OMB

Keeping it clean and simple I put together Minkpink Badlands jeans from Over My body, pairing it with a Monki Tonia shirt. To accessorize I matched it with a bag by Naked Vice from Over My Body. I absolutely love this! It's so different and so cool. it definitely has a great edge to it, I seriously need to get my hands on one soon!

jewellery wise I chose to add a Komono Winston watch from Over My Body and a Alona Jonelle Bracelet also from Over My Body. I love the rustiness of this, and how stylish it is. It can be worn with anything.

Over my body is one of my favourite companies at the moment, from so many Australian, US and unique British brands to chose from, you cant go wrong!

All Items:

Minkpink Badlands jeans from, Over My body (£46.00)  http://overmybody.com/collections/jeans-1/products/badlands-jean

Monki Tonia shirt, £22

Naked Vice, The Bucket Bag, Over My Body (£139.00) http://overmybody.com/collections/handbags/products/the-bucket

Komono Winston watch, Over My Body (£69.00) http://overmybody.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/winston-watch-black-zirconium

Alona Jonelle Bracelet, Over My Body (£115.00) http://overmybody.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/alona-joelle-bracelet-silver

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