Meet Rinette Azizo: an important and acclaimed fashion designer with an incredible eye for beauty and grace. Her debut line of hand-crafted accessories capture and harness wonder, curiosity and whimsical style. Her passion for design has led her to create this exquisite line of truly remarkable custom headpieces, hats, clips, combs and gloves, among other accessories. Rinette was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where her deep love for the arts and design grew from a young age when her parents first introduced her to fashion. Her father is a successful menswear manufacturer and her mother designed Rinette’s clothes from young always making a matching headpiece. Both of them have been a major source of motivation throughout Rinette’s pursuit of a career as a designer. An obvious natural born talent and upbringing are reflected ever so eloquently in creating her magnificent fashion line.
Growing up, she always made fashion her top priority. Even as a child, she took great care in how she dressed always making sure to be coordinated from head to toe, often completing her looks with hats and bows. Her dreams led her to The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in Fashion Merchandising Management. It was F.I.T. that enabled her to enhance her natural fashion abilities while also learning the basic fundamentals of business she would need to make her dreams a reality. Rinette always had a passion for creating unique headpieces to complete each of her outfits. Whether wearing a casual shirt and jeans or a Vintage Couture gown, she always felt that a headpiece is a way to add one’s unique signature to the ensemble. It was this passion that has led her to create her brand of exquisite accessories.
At the core of her designs, you can find Rinette’s flair for Vintage. Traveling around the world to vintage boutiques to seek her next invaluable find. Through her travels, she has amassed an impressive collection of garments and accessories, many of which are represented in her handmade headpieces. Working out of her showroom in Brooklyn, NY Rinette delivers handmade pieces, which she personally creates with keen attention to detail. Each one-of- a-kind design is thought out and specifically tailored to suit her customers’ needs. In crafting these timeless headpieces Rinette uses only the finest materials. Silk, velvet, and leather, and added details of feathers, sequins, stones, crystals, and flowers are carefully screened and selected for each piece. These designs add charm and elegance to any outfit for both women and children. Whether you are looking to add flair to a new outfit or update something you already own, Rinette will design the custom piece for you.
The effort and time that Rinette puts into every one of her one of a kind, custom pieces is truly remarkable. She has a full mind of ideas and self-expressions and is constantly striving for the pursuit of perfection. Rinette is an artist in every sense of the word. She does so much more than just make accessories- she designs pieces that turn an ordinary outfit into a showstopper. Over the years, Rinette had been designing custom accessories until eventually her skills were in high demand and she became the “go- to” for every bride, special occasion (bar mitzvah, bris, pidyon), fashion show, photo shoot and event in her community. Whether it’s a basic bridal accessory, a high-fashioned look, or a theatrical style, she masters whatever form of character that she chooses in her designs. Rinette’s work is usually constructed by an impressive abundance of layers, construction and depth for any piece that she creates. It’s almost poetic to see just how much attention to detail goes into every one of her pieces.
The contemporary art world is vibrant and booming like never before and it’s a twenty-first century phenomenon, a global industry in its own right. Contemporary artists seek the power to astonish, challenge and surprise: the legend of Rinette Azizo designs achieves all of these things. She showcases artwork in the form of accessories, which become focal points of fashion that the public may not ordinarily have access to. Rinette is as much a skilled professional as a supremely gifted and capable individual. As time goes on Rinette will continue to delve deeper into the beautiful world of fashion, beauty and blogging by utilizing a wide range of mediums and materials and taking an intimate approach to art direction and purpose. I for one am looking forward to seeing what Rinette does next with her versatile and limitless style. Rinette’s motto to life: NEVER GO EMPTYHEADED!!
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