Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Interesting people, and future vintage 7

Recently I've had the opportunity to talk, either in person or through email, with a couple of very interesting and creative women. They both design and make fashion, but with very different approaches and styles. Still, they've been sitting on the same bench in my thoughts.

One is Ronnie Ryno, the force behind Glamarita. Her creations very often involve the use of vintage neckties, and she strongly believe in reusing vintage materials in general. Ronnie has opened Glamarita within walking distance from my home, and I love the fun, creative, non-conformist, recycled and fabulous items in her shop, as I have loved her work online. (For more on Ronnie and Glamarita, visit

The other is Anastasia La Fey, who lives across the world from me, in Australia. I have come to know of Anastasia through her interest in vintage clothing. She is the designer and creator of exquisite and intricate, origami-inspired fashions. For more on Anastasia's work, visit her anastasialafey blog.

Very different styles of creation, but both women clearly have concepts that drive their work, as well as a flare for the theatrical. Both women specifically told me that they sew all their fashions, which absolutely boggles my mind. I would be honored to wear either one of these women's creations.

My recommendation? Find creators of future vintage wherever they may be—in your neighborhood or across the planet—and support them.

Search my blog for the 6 previous future vintage posts.


osovictoria said...

Awesome designs! Both women are very creative and how exciting that you know them and communicate style, love it. Thanks for sharing!

denisebrain said...

My pleasure, Victoria!

I feel fortunate to have an acquaintance with both these women... They're inspiring to me.

Librarian Tells All said...

Hi Denise! I found you through the Vintage Fashion Librarian, and I'm so glad I did. I've admired the Glamarita shop for quite a while, and it's nice to learn more about the lady behind the store. I'm following now, and looking forward to reading more. Have a great weekend! <3

denisebrain said...

Welcome Jen! If you are ever in Spokane, Glamarita (the brick-and-mortar shop) is a must see, because it has fabulous items and because of Ronnie's creative store design.