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    Downtown undiscovered clothing boutique lives up to name

    Rockin’ Queen houses high quality, fashionable finds you won’t get anywhere else in Tucson. Unlike most clothing boutiques around campus, these clothes aren’t made with cheap whip stitch, rayon and crap cotton, and you won’t see 12 other girls wearing the same thing.

    Lizette Trujillo, owner of Rockin’ Queen, follows a fashion philosophy that can warm the cockles of any fashionista’s heart.

    “”I think that not every trend fits everyone’s personality, and I think that people need to feel comfortable and confident with what they’re wearing,”” Trujillo said.

    Not only that, but style shouldn’t be something you force on yourself just to fit in.

    “”The more comfortable you feel in what you’re wearing, the more confident you’re gonna look and that translates into how people interact with you.””

    Trujillo wants women who come to her store to have a sense of individuality, to be fearless with their fashion and to pick clothes that give them the sense of empowerment everybody needs.

    Trujillo is a Tucson native, a UA alumna with a retail consumer sciences degree and part of the small group of people trying to save Tucson’s struggling downtown.

    She loves the dirty high glam of Alexander McQueen, Victor Rolf’s innovative art pieces and Luella Bartley’s hip London teeny-bopper look. These styles are all reflected in the spring and fall collections in Trujillo’s store right now.

    She has fresh spring renewal pieces ranging from men’s collared shirts converted into girly halter dresses and western shirts turned into tube tops, to vests redone with silk scarves. Her fall collection is almost all in, including high-waisted pencil skirts, tasteful animal prints and pleather tights, the “”it”” item of the fall season. Trujillo’s clothes channel contemporaries like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller, geared toward a look for the more mature women of the world.

    When you walk into Rockin’ Queen, you walk into a largely white room with couches, candlesticks and high vaulted ceilings. The store is white, as in a fresh fashion palette, forgiveness for all fake Fendi faux pas, and not fit for the frugal shopper. A girl can spend maybe $25 to $120 on a single item in the store. Even though most of Trujillo’s discoveries come from small New York boutiques, are handmade and in limited supply, you are getting a bargain that is worth every dollar.

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