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Talking Travel with Rhiannon, Founder of Wavey Garms

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How did your passion for vintage fashion come about?

It started when I was around 19 when I started going raving. My friends Ruby and Dom would wear old school Moschino teamed with Nike trainers, it was just like how my elders used to dress and how I would dress back in the garage days. I loved the nostalgia and the reaction I’d get from strangers at raves. Soon after I was collecting like crazy and spending half of my wages on vintage brands like Moschino, Versace, Iceberg etc.

How has travel influenced your style?

My style has been more or less the same for the past ten years but it’s getting more sophistacted as I get older. We go to Italy to buy stock for the shop a few times a year and I love the sense of style out there, especially the older generation. The men are proper dapper and the women are so glam, I hope to dress like them in my later years!

If you could pick a place and decade for its iconic style, where and when would it be?

Late 90’s, early 2000’s London, in a garage rave somewhere, gunshot wining in a gold champagne coloured silk suit matched with a pair of Gucci loafers.

Favourite item you’ve purchased whilst travelling?

Probably my last trip to Berlin, I found a vinatge Redwall Moschino clutch bag I have been hunting for the past 7 years!

Wildest Trippin experience?

I visited my friend who lives in Tulum, Mexico. It’s paradise out there and she is fucking nuts, we got up to all types of mischief!

Where to next?

Next trip is in 2 weeks to the North of Cyprus. My best friend is Turkish Cypriot so we’re going to visit her family and go on some adventures. I haven’t been to the island in over ten years and I can’t wait to get back!

Dream Destination?

I need to go to South America. Specifically Chile and Brazil to visit my family, I’m half Chilean and my step-grandma is in Sao Paulo and I’ve never been! It’s a trip that’s long overdue.

Thanks Rhiannon!

Rhiannon's Guide to Vintage Shopping in London


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