Ryen is a 36 year old stylist living and working in New York. She has previously lived and worked in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR. Ryen was born in California and raised in Oregon, and considers both her home. Coming from a background of art, music, theatre, animal advocacy and political activism, she started her studies in Wildlife Biology but ended with a BA in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking/Mixed media. Eventually it was her interest in fashion outside of her schooling which led her to fashion and wardrobe styling which she now pursues full time. (One thing leads to another right?) She continues to use her varied background as inspiration and a skill set in her growing career.
Outside of her work she enjoys art, animals, the desert, music, metaphysics, queer community, science museums, real talk, nostalgia, and beautiful nightlife.
Ryen also works with Brooklyn Animal Action, a rescue organization based in Brooklyn aimed at helping stray and feral cats in need. She combines her love for both rescue cats and fashion in her feature, Cats in Hats, which you can view here. With hats and accessories she made from hand, she and photographer Shaina Fishman partnered up to create Cats in Hats in effort to bring awareness to cat rescue work and BAA. The story was featured online by various media including Buzzfeed, PixelPet, The Dodo, Bored Panda, and Fstoppers.
Clients include Amazon, CitiTrends, Estée Lauder, Gilt Groupe, Gwynnie Bee, HauteLook, Helmut Lang, Hickey Freeman, Jane Bohan, Kenneth Cole, Kiehl’s, La Mer, Leesa, Manrico Cashmere, artist Mirah, MusicFest Northwest, Nike, Nordstrom, Sword + Fern, and Urban Outfitters.
Publications include The Angle Magazine, Design Scene Magazine, Fault Magazine, JÓN Magazine, MMSCENE Magazine, The Know Cultural Almanac, StyleCaster.
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