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

ASOS X NIKE CORTEZ | VOGUEWONDERS

I'm super excited to be featuring my first ever collaboration with ASOS on the blog. Since starting the blog two years ago, I never would have imagined working with such a huge and highly respected brand. I'm so grateful! 

In a new campaign, i was lucky enough to be selected for the ASOS X NIKE Cortez project in which I was gifted with the coolest old school Nike trainers! I styled them with a Puma sweatshirt, regular black skinny jeans and a mandarin collar shirt by La Moda, from ASOS. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported the blog so far. It means a lot! 

Shop the look below 

Thank you 

Arooj x

Photography by Saskia Rodriguez - http://saskialouisa.wix.com/photography

THE FULL MANS OUTFIT

Photography by Shelby Phillips

Photography by Shelby Phillips

Photography by Shelby Phillips

Photography by Shelby Phillips

Hey guys, It has been a while since I blogged an outfit post, however I'm back! In a new collaboration with Bellfied I was sent the most comfiest grey Leighton joggers, the fabric on these are so soft, they would make great lounge wear! 

in terms of styling, I thought I'd challenge this and style the item up smart. I paired the joggers with a black twill shirt from Topman and a men's oversized vintage blazer by Tommy Hilfiger from We Are Cow. Keeping the look simple i matched the outfit with pastel beige shoes from ZARA and a leather bag from Topshop. This is literally a full mans outfit, minus the shoes and clutch...who says you can't make menswear look feminine? 

Be sure to check out bellfied at http://www.bellfieldclothing.com/ & follow their Instagram: bellfieldclo to keep up with any updates, Shop the look below! 

Arooj x

Photography by Shelby Phillips. Check out her work at http://shelbyrphillips.blogspot.co.uk/ 

The Perfect Minimal Bracelet

Presents from Berlin! Just before the New Year I received the most gorgeous gift from Watch BandIt. 

Watch Bandit are a Berlin based company offering the world’s finest watches, watch bands and bracelets. Their site has a collection of different beautiful accessories for both men and women, perfect for any occasion.

I got the Black Leather, Rose Gold Anchor Bracelet. It features a rose gold plated anchor, fine Italian leather and an adjustable length which is just perfect!

This accessory stands out yet it's minimal and goes with absolutely everything, you can't go wrong!  I love the simple look of black and then the touch of rose gold. It's so sophisticated

Be sure to check out http://watchbandit.com/ - Once you're on the site, there's no going back, you will end up purchasing something and it will be SO worth it! 

You can also give them a follow on instagram @WatchBandIts to keep up with any updates.

Thank You

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

 

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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