Showroom Feature: Warlene René
Vintage is near and dear to my heart. I recall endless shopping sprees at the local thrift with to my mother, it's still very much our personal sport. Reinvintaged was born from Warlene Renee's vision to breath fresh air into dated garments or textiles. Needless to say, browsing through her racks, you'll get a punch of Nirvana with a fresh taste of trend. Jacquards, distressed denim, florals and flounce define her assortment of statement pieces.
That's not how Warlene and I met though, I first met her calm and eclectic demeanor. Then we talked about tailoring, a lost art we both agreed on, she proceeded to tell me how along with her Reinvintaged collection, where she revitalizes vintage pieces, she tailors wedding gowns for brides looking to add a personal touch to their big day debut. What was most intriguing about this lovely lady, aside from her signature tortoise shell frames, was her backstory, I learned Warlene is a mother, a Florida native and an artist for detail. Visiting her little hub, in a corner of Lowell's hipacenter, Mill No. 5, I was surrounded by hauté trinkets, handmade accessories and specialty garments fit for a real kween.
Her newest collection is a play on pre-fall colors and textiles with modern details like added flounces, lace appliqué and witty closures.
w. love & fash,