23 Things To Know About Fashionista Arianne Brown

by Kerry Shorr Nov 2018 Also on Digital Edition

23 Things To Know About Fashionista Arianne Brown

“I  always think of a love story behind what I do,” says Arianne Brown, a local fashion designer, painter and model whose statement-making pieces, like her Tara tops and Mandy pants, are wildly popular with South Florida’s sartorial crowd. In 2009, she launched Ramona LaRue, a collection of silken essentials she named in memory of her late mother, a talented dressmaker lauded for her hand-painted frocks. Four years later, she opened her first brick-and-mortar boutique in Miami, followed by four more addresses in Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton. A relaxed, bohemian spirit pervades each store—from vintage furnishings to the musical melodies of the 1970s—and feelings and memories are threaded through her sensual designs. For her fall collection, she revived the 14 years she lived on a ranch in the south of Spain with bold, vibrant prints of bulls and wild horses painted in her Miami Beach studio. She also unveiled a new line targeted to plus-size silhouettes. When she’s not designing, Brown, a Palm Island resident, enjoys spending time with her dog and eight cats, reef diving and vacationing at The Breakers, where she hunts for new print ideas.

QUINTESSENTIAL COUTURIER Roberto Cavalli

ACCESSORY ESSENTIAL Panerai Luminor Marina Men’s Watch

FALL FAVORITE Christian Louboutin Knee-High Boots

WORK UNIFORM A Ramona LaRue White Raw Edge T-Shirt and Vintage Levi Jeans

WORTH THE SPLURGE A Conch 27 Boat for scooting around to my neighbors’ houses

GASTRO GO-TO Buccan

SPEED DIAL DISH Japanese tuna twist at Polo Bar & Grill in Wellington

DRINK DUJOUR 24-year-old Macallan Whiskey on the rocks

PRO BONO Rescuing animals. I want to buy a big farm and turn it into a retreat for rescue horses, dogs, cats, goats and other abandoned animals

WHAT’S PLAYING “Velvet” on Netflix

WELL READ “The Giving Tree” by Shel Bernstein

GOOD VIBRATIONS Paolo Nutini

SPIRIT ANIMAL A cat

STRESS RELIEVER Refurnishing antique furniture

PERFECT SATURDAY NIGHT A private dinner on a yacht with friends, listening to live acoustic music

NECESSARY THINGS Evian water and my iPhone X

PALM BEACH PICK Horseback riding at Joey’s Ranch

PERSONAL PASSION Donating to causes that help the homeless, cancer survivors, domestic abuse victims and abandoned animals

WISH LIST Go to Burning Man

GREAT ESCAPES Dive the Great Barrier Reef or the Temple of Doom in Tulum, Mexico

CARRY-ON CACHE An eye mask

WORTH REPEATING “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” - Robert De Niro in “A Bronx Tale”

SWEET RIDE A White 2017 Porsche Panamera