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Jasmine Smith established the lingerie brand, RAVEN + ROSE, to represent edgy females in a way that still promotes their sensuality - without having to resort to push up bras or padding!
Jasmine believes in the female form. Its natural curves should be embellished as apposed to re-shaped into something that fits the stereotypical mold of what it means to be sexy.
Based in Hong Kong since 2006, but born and raised in New Zealand, Jasmine comes from a Fashion Design background, having studied in New Zealand's AUT as an apparel designer. She has since developed her role as a fashion entrepreneur through working as a Stylist and Blogger in Hong Kong.
Having immersed herself in fashion since her earliest studies she has cultivated her knowledge of the many facets that make the industry tick. Jasmine's return to her roots as a designer is a timely one, now that she has built strong connections, the right experience, and has the grounding to support her vision.
Having lived in both New Zealand and Hong Kong, Jasmine draws on both the aesthetics from her homeland - its dark and modest view on fashion - as well as her current experience with densely city orientated and Asian surroundings, to complete what is a lingerie range that compliments the provocatively and non-conventional sexiness of modern day women.
Jasmine has come to recognise that there are always those that flirt on the outskirts of what is mainstream and it is these women that RAVEN + ROSE caters for.
RAVEN + ROSE celebrates edgy comforts. It symbolises both the dark intellectual side of femininity as well as its blooming and sensual nature; it brings together these two dynamic facets of femininity into harmonious balance.
RAVEN + ROSE is both a perfect compliment and a beautiful contradiction.
Whether they opt for silhouettes in RED or shoes in RED - Style Mavericks are flocking to RED - the femininely fierce colour of the season… And it doesn’t matter where this vervacious colour is placed within an ensemble, just as long as it dominates!
There are some classic fashion essentials that can stay true to their essential form OR can be recreated to reflect societies modern fashion orientations and regardless, which ever direction you choose - remain perfectly on-point.
The Pom-Pom trend is undeniably cute in application, girlie in nature and boasts of Mediterranean vacations (or wishing of!) But it also hovers on the edge of craft-store get-up, drawing on a cheapness that doesn’t match its fashion-forward devotees as displayed on any Instagram feed.
The fail-safe of the season comes in the form of the humble woven bag. From tiny, rounded-top-handle bags to teeny crossbody picnic baskets - from newly discovered brands like Bembien or cult classics like Chanel - this kitchy trend is one that has fast become one of the most coveted styles to hit the scene this year.
Not to be mistaken for the BoHo bag, the HOBO bag is the current fashionable go-to.
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