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So, as you may know by now, that what makes up the majority of my wardrobe is what I like to call 'comfy cute' clothing. And I also love to support local businesses as well. That is why some of my most worn items come from Sunshine Coast local brand Razzama Dazzle.
Designer and owner, Maya Ruve, started her brand in 2006 specialising in quirky underwear or what she calls 'Fundies' (side note: I also have quite a collection of Fundies and vouch also for their comfy and cute aspect). She then honed her skills and built an amazing vintage inspired clothing brand using her original patterns. Maya frequents many rockabilly events with her market stall and also shares a boutique shop in Noosa with other local brand Siren Clothing. It was at the grand opening of their boutique Pinup Paradise, where I first started to add to my Razza collection.
Sasha Wrap Dress
So my mother taught me a great lesson in fashion: 'if you like a piece, get it in multiple colours'. I first got the Sasha wrap dress in this delicate red spot fabric and it quickly became a fast favourite, so of course, I also had to get it in black.
Maya has played around with a couple of styles of this wrap dress, featuring a ruffled cross over bust, long sleeves and a multitude of fabrics. The ease and comfort of this wrap dress makes it great all year round and can effortlessly be dressed up or down.
Maya brought out a collection of unique handmade Frida skirts, featuring bright contrasting fabrics and a full gathered tiered skirt. I snapped up this one of a kind creation quick smart!
The Rizzo top is a Razzama Dazzle staple. This classic tailored sweetheart neckline top is an essential pinup item in my opinion. I had owned some from another *ah hem* brand, however the elastic on the arm bands made for an arm guillotine by the end of the day. These tops (and elastic) are so comfortable and I love that they can be styled with the shoulders up or down in a peasant style.
Oh, I die for a good pair of versatile Capri's! To say I've worn these pants to death is an understatement. The stretch denim makes them a perfect wardrobe staple. I opted to squeeze myself into a size down for that extra fitted look (which worked against me one very hot and sticky show when I split them right down the butt - luckily I knew the maker who could do a quality repair job for me!).
The Jewel top is also one of those multi coloured additions to washing pile (I also own this in the white and red I modeled on her website). The soft, stretch cotton lycra makes it easy for every day wear and a perfect addition to all my skirts and pants. I accessorised this look with an elastic band belt, which I was excited when Maya started stocking, after longing for one since watching the anniversary editions of the movie Grease.
Yep, another one of those tops! Who could say no to red and black right?! As a Queenslander, comfortable summer shorts, with pockets, that are not denim AND high waisted are not so easy to come by these days. I 'tried on' these shorts when I worked on the Razzama Dazzle summer campaign, and instantly added them to my wish list, and have worn them probably too many times already.
So you all know I love my separates right? I love being able to style this top and skirt combo into a dress look and still have two pieces to mix and match with other items. This Frances skirt has a good amount of stretch and comfort for a wiggle skirt and has seen many car show market stall days since it's addition to my wardrobe.
I always say, the key to building up a great vintage inspired wardrobe is to invest in versatile separates which are able to be mix and matched to create a multitude of different looks and styles. And you bet, that I always send people to see Maya! Not only has Maya become a great colleague within this industry, she has also fast become a great friend.
If you find yourself on the Sunshine Coast, do yourself a favour and pop in to Pinup Paradise in Noosa Junction where you can try on all the pretty things and may even be served by the lady herself.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid post, all opinions are my own. All items were purchased at my own free will with my own hard earned money. Any money received for my modelling services were eventually invested back into purchasing the clothing.