Reanna "MissConstrued" Diehl's Spikes and Gothic-Glam Designs
By day, Reanna Diehl does the nine to five thing at a Scottsdale law firm as a paralegal. However, at night -- or practically any other hour she's awake and not clocked in -- the fashion designer is swamped with making her custom snapbacks, camis, or swimwear pieces for her label Missconstrued and it's Fifth Street boutique.
Trudgephoto Photography Reanna "Missconstrued" Diehl and one of her snapbacks.
Diehl says she's a big believer in "daring fashion," which means peppering her couture with spikes, studs, spangles, and other funky adornments, as well as some lace trim. It adds a stylishly unusual and punky verve to her creations, some of which she considers to be evidence of her self-described "Gothic glam" style. Diehl often wears many of her own creations -- as well as those of Project Pinup and others at the shop -- and wishes people in Scottsdale would as well, or at least be a more daring with their looks.
Diehl's fashion flair can be seen at her shop and at Jen Deveroux's fashion events (like last month's G-String runway show), and at the parties that the Missconstrued crew has started throwing in Scottsdale.
She told Jackalope Ranch that her designs are inspired by some unusual influences, not the least of which are the films of Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas and Dark Shadows are her favorites) and the post-hardcore music of Pierce the Veil. She discussed how both have factored into her work, as well as her favorite places to shop, why she's big on bows, and why she's on a mission to shake up the homogeneity of Scottsdale fashion.
What are you wearing right now?
Right now I'm wearing a Project Pinup necklace and a bow by Torture Couture. These jeans are from Hot Topic, they're actually a mint color, which is a hot color this summer. The top is from Hot Topic too, it's a cami. That's my secret place to go, it's a weakness of mine.
What is the last item of clothing that you purchased?
I like to go thrift shopping from time to time, so I went thrift shopping and I got myself some nice workout shorts (laughs). I buy stuff all over the place.