When Brown had children, she took a break from managing and modeling, and moved to Los Angeles. “After my second kid, I was thinking ‘Who am I? What’s my identity? I’m not traveling around the People Should Seriously Stop Expecting Normal From Me We All Know It’s Neve Going To Happen Horse Vintage Shirt in contrast I will get this world anymore. I’m not on this fast-paced circuit. I’m at home. I’m changing diapers,’” she says. Brown started going through her clothes that she had worn in New York and started cleansing her closet. “I was just like, ‘Oh, I’m probably never going to wear this floor-length Dolce & Gabbana fur coat ever again.’ So I started selling stuff on the existing platforms that are out there.” Eventually, Brown ran out of her own supply and began to go through the closets of her friends, including the women she modeled with back in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Word spread and Brown then began buying and selling vintage for other clients. “I had a vintage business and I was officially vintage,” she jokes.
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While building up her stock, Brown wanted to start buying pieces that she had worn on shoots and to rebuild her archive. Handily, she had kept several detailed journals of her time modeling, including diary entries, magazine cutouts, and Polaroids. “I love when I’m digging through the People Should Seriously Stop Expecting Normal From Me We All Know It’s Neve Going To Happen Horse Vintage Shirt in contrast I will get this photo archives from my shoots, and I kind of get transported back to that day. Some memories just get triggered by the clothes. I specifically remember wearing some of these outfits,” she says. “I created these little personal challenges to try and re-create some of those images and pieces that I had from editorials that I liked.” So far, Brown has located a leather Burberry skirt that she wore in a show, a Jean Paul Gaultier bathing suit from a Glamour shoot with Arthur Elgort in 1999, and Tom Ford–era Gucci pants with a leather trim. Currently, Brown is on the hunt for a Christian Dior by John Galliano salmon pink gown that she wore to her high school prom, along with the matching shoes that had gold and salmon pink ribbons. “My agent told Christian Dior that I was going to my prom and they sent me the dress and shoes to my house in Georgia,” she says.