Annie Vazquez guest blogs on fashion for Cultist. Visit her blog at TheFashionPoet.com.
Bangladesh beauty Shareen Sarwar-Rubiera is one gal that knows how to rock vintage garbs with the very essence of coolness and chic style we, Miami chicas all wish to parlay. So it's no wonder the former Teen Vogue and Women's Wear Daily intern runs one of Miami's most popular vintage online shops called VintageMavens.com.
Lately, the 27-year-old has been branching her brand. Back in August, she launched her own clothing line fashioned out of vintage called We Are Vintage Mavens.
A couple of weeks ago she and her filmmaker husband, Jorge Rubiera released a men's line and pretty soon they'll be unveiling a jewelry collection.
New Times: When did you release your men's line?
Sarwar-Rubiera: September 19.The
men's line is a project that was helmed by my husband, Jorge Rubiera (he
is also the Vintage Mavens photographer). He has been collecting
vintage menswear over the years, and began putting it up on the website
Why did you add men's to Vintage Maven's?
We thought it would be a
great way to broaden our market. The Vintage Mavens customer has such a
strong sense of vintage fashion, why not extend our stock so that her
boyfriend can shop with us too?
Tell us a little bit about what your selling?
Classic sweaters, plaid
shirts, leather jackets, and blazers for now. All garments are chosen
according to fit & style.
What's the price range?
We try to make all our vintage affordable for
any one. The range for the men's collection is $32 for a vintage plaid
shirt to $158 for an authentic military bomber jacket.
What kind of Miami guys does your apparel suit?
I don't think there is a
specific "type" of guy that would gravitate towards the collection.
It's made for any man who appreciates classic vintage style.
We hear your husband is the model. Are you now playing the role of photographer?
Yes, Jorge is the model for the collection and of course he
single-handedly does all the buying for it. Since the clothing is a
reflection of his tastes and style, he models the looks quite well. We
were both very happy with the way it came out. I do play the role of
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the photographer with him. It's great to change roles because we have a
chance to be in each other's shoes.
Is the clothing only available online?
Yes, our full collection is available on VintageMavens.com only.