Today we’d like to introduce you to Taryn Vaughn.
Hi Taryn, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My real sewing journey began shortly after my niece was born in 2017. Rhyder, my niece, was the start of my brand name R.Cher, which originally stood for Rhyder & Company. During that time frame, I wanted to start a fashionable clothing brand for children and showcase designs that parents would fall in love with, but shortly, I changed my mind to have a brand that fits more of my aesthetic & age range, while keeping the same name and meanings behind it. I had no prior experience or knowledge on how to sew. Side note, I didn’t even know what a pattern was until my Mom told me & took me to the fabric store one day!! With the help from a few classes at Colorado Fabrics & YouTube tutorials, I was able to take my craft to another level. I watched YouTube and created my own patterns from shirts and pants I already had.
I had unintentionally stepped away for a year from anything related to sewing and tried to focus more so on my modeling. Modeling was the start of EVERYTHING for me and that’s where I gained a real appreciation and love for clothing. I had noticed my modeling career was slowing down tremendously and was kind of at a standstill. Fast forward to the end of 2019, I knew I still wanted to do something within the environment of fashion, even if that meant I wasn’t going to be the one on the runways or cover photos. I started sewing again so I could start posting content of the things I was making.
With COVID stopping a lot of things during the years of 2020-2021, I had nothing but time to really experiment and create. There’s so much more behind the story, but to keep it semi-short, at this moment in life, I am so much further than I expected to be with my design. I’m taking pattern-making classes, I’ve had numerous opportunities to make custom designs for friends and family, vendor opportunities, & even opportunities to showcase my designs at different Fashion Weeks.
I’m in the process of making R.Cher a well-known brand that will have longevity, & I feel that I am very much so on my way if I keep focused, keep learning, and stay dedicated and inspired.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road is never smooth, but I’m learning to enjoy the bumpy ride!
There’s time where I’ve had to pass up opportunities because I simply don’t know how to make something, and that’s the worst. Or even when I had very first started and made a one-piece for a customer that didn’t fit (I fixed it of course lol).
You learn as you go, and the great thing for me is that everyone I’ve designed for has been so amazing, honest, and understanding, especially in the beginning when I really had no idea of what I was doing, or at least didn’t have the knowledge I have now. I’m thankful for that
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a creator. I specialize in modeling and fashion designing.
With modeling, I think most people would know me from the Editorial photoshoots I’ve done and as of right now with fashion designing, people know me for my recreations.
I’m proud that I believed in myself with modeling and designing and have made them both a part of my daily lifestyle. I get to do what I love while getting paid for my work. Without my faith in God and myself, I wouldn’t be this far.
I think the fact that I am a jack of all trades sets me apart, especially in my field of work. I can be the model and the designer, I can be in front of the camera working it, or I can be behind the camera helping capture the essence of the clothing; There’s no limits with me
Can you share something surprising about yourself?
Even though I’m in a field that requires all eyes on me, I actually hate putting myself out there!
For some reason, it’s really uncomfortable for me to display my artwork, whether I’m modeling or creating a look. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m always beating myself up and thinking about the negative or it could be that I want everyone to interpret what I’m doing the way I do so.
It’s been a work in progress for me, but I’m learning not to care what other people have to say and that I have to do what makes me happy, which is designing and modeling! I’m also learning that someone is ALWAYS going to have something to say, so I may as well do it anyway! I’m living much happier being this way too
- Instagram: @Theofficialtarynv