Marylou DiPietro wears many hats. A self-starter with unbridled creative vision, she?s a published poet and writer, playwright, mosaic artist, wife and mother. And, to add to the list, she?s tapped into her entrepreneurial reserve and has embarked on a journey into the world of fashion.
It?s a Wednesday morning at DiPietro?s Reincarnations Fiber Art Studio in Harrisville, and there?s no shortage of used clothing in the room. In fact, it?s everywhere: an old biker jacket, a faux fur leopard-print pea coat, a black satin cocktail dress, a houndstooth-patterned sport coat, even a wetsuit. But, the clothing isn?t hanging on hangars or neatly folded on a shelf. It?s more of a deconstructed, mixed display that is far more interesting, compelling and enticing.