“Phiona Bizzu stole my dress” – Desire Luzinda

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We interrupt the celebrations for winning the ASFA blog of the year accolade to give you this burning

Bizzu Vs Desire on Instagram
Bizzu Vs Desire on Instagram

story.  We all know how much effort people put in to look great on Saturday night. However word coming in is that one of the guests allegedly stole the dress she rocked on the red carpet. Enough of mincing with words. Desire Luzinda of the Kitone fame has come out to accuse Miss Uganda 2012 Phiona Bizzu of stealing the dress she wore to the awards. Now, Desire was out of the country but followed the proceeds online from her hotel room in Kigali. Looks like her eyes almost popped out when she saw pictures of Bizzu not only rocking the red carpet but also on the main stage presenting an award wearing ‘her’ white (sheer/lace) gown. She took to Instagram and ranted about how Bizzu stole her dress. She called her all sorts of names and made it clear that had she been in the country, she would have undressed Bizzu. “Thank God that I am out of the country but you were gonna get a piece of shame on the red carpet coz I would have stripped you naked for theft,” she posted.

Apparently its one of the gowns Luzinda commissioned House of Zirian to make for her in preparation for her flopped Black and White Concert at Serena. The concert was in June 2014. Speaking to blogger Kakensa Henry Ndugwa, Desire alleged that she left the dress at Zirian’s for safe custody until her friend decided to buy it and have it resized for a wedding in January. But there is another side of the story, Desire Luzinda may be having unpaid bills at Zirian that have accumulated even before the 2014 concert since she has been working with Lillian, the designer for a long time. We have it on good authority that some of the work done for her in preparation for her 2014 concert is still unpaid over a year later. Could that be the reason the dress was still at the designing studio one and a half years later? Why did the management of House of Zirian give away a client’s dress? This is a juicy story and still developing. Phiona Bizzu is yet to release an official statement. We are waiting. Fingers crossed.

editor@fashion256.com

Bizzu strikes a pose on the red carpet
Bizzu strikes a pose on the red carpet

Meet Samson Baranga aka BigSam. He is a passionate photographer, writer, blogger, biker and his passion for fashion knows no boundaries. He is also a fashion columnist in The Observer newspaper.