We admire anyone who has a look, and whose approach to fashion is as obsessive as ours. In this new column we ask OC friends and family to let us rifle through their collections and celebrate their hoarding situations.
For our first closet confessional, we stopped by our friend Morgan Rehbock's Brooklyn loft-turned-tree-house. Morgan has modeled for OC, worked at OCLA and OCNY, and writes mind-expanding astrology columns for DIS, but here we focus on his longest-running obsession: tie-dye.
Morgan's bedroom is a curtained-off area in the corner of a huge full-floor apartment. Hanging from the ceiling, hidden in drawers, and stacked on shelves, piles of clothes have been dyed in every color, and most in more than one. Morgan is a tie-dye connoisseur; he dyes his own pieces (at the moment he also likes dipping them in bleach) and thrifts for them wherever he goes. We asked Morgan to play dress-up and he modeled his collection for us in some Halloween costumes, the tree position, and a series of accidental "Between Two Ferns"–style portraits.
Photos by Brayden Olson
Tie-dye is likeoxygento me.
I like to wear it: behind closed doors, and in public.
I own: 17 pieces (whoa!!).
The best way to tie-dye something is: with friends!
My favorite piece is: my pink button-down because it reminds me of cotton candy.
The first piece in my collection was: I couldn't even say because I'm sure I started "collecting" before I could walk!
The weirdest place I ever found a piece was: in a Mormon thrift store in California.
In a fire, I would save myblue T-shirtfirst.
When I die, I will leave my collection to: Goodwill, or another very deserving thrift store.
I also collect: Anything! Clothing, curtains, vintage fabrics, and all kinds of crystals!