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Awkwardly Vain

|’ôkwerdlē | ‘vān |

In an ungainly manner; excessively proud of or concerned about one’s own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc. -Awkwardly Vain

Awkwardly Vain was founded in 2017 by Jarelis Marie, a fashion enthusiast born on the sunny island of Puerto Rico. Jarelis grew up attracted to sequins embroidered flare denim, tall boots, voluminous clothing, exaggerated prints, unconventional graphic tees, all to spice up her fashion desires. By the age of 11, she demonstrated -naturally- an interest in fashion illustration and the kind of woman he aspired to dress one day. Her love for fashion design became concrete after being accepted into the Dressmaking programme at a technical school at 15 years old. After graduating from high school, this Aquarius woman pursued a career in fashion, graduating from Miami International University of Art and Design with a Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design, developing skills like Fashion Illustration, Textile Design, and Graphic Design.

Fast-forward to the present day, Jarelis lives in Miami, Florida, where she had the idea/ dream -hard to describe- to share her creative process through Art, Words, and Fashion, which inspired her to create this dot.com madness. 

Awkwardly Vain promotes empowerment and equality across the table. From topics including Fashion, Beauty, Cooking, Motherhood, and Lifestyle. 

Currently, Awkwardly Vain counts with team members and collaborators from Puerto Rico and the United States. As a Brand, we celebrate humanity with love and acceptance.