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 Skeleton Let Me Pour You A Tall Glass Of Get Over It Oh And Here’s A Straw So You Can Suck It Up Shirt 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.
Brown is someone who lives for the Skeleton Let Me Pour You A Tall Glass Of Get Over It Oh And Here’s A Straw So You Can Suck It Up Shirt and to resell items, but her newfound passion also has helped her to rediscover memories, and in some cases, reconnect with people she has worked with on shoots. “I recently reconnected with a model, Courtney Herron, who I did a ton of shows with in the late ’90s in Paris,” she says. “We were both with Marilyn for ages, and I came across a shoot we did for Spanish Vogue. In tracking down a vintage Chanel haute couture dress I wore, I thought, Let me see if I can find her on Instagram. And I did! In a way, doing these treasure hunts has allowed me to relive those days, sometimes very vividly.”