Taryn and Bri met on the sticky dance floor of a dive bar in Reno, Nevada where they had both relocated to attend college for the next four years. Fast friends. Best friends.
Bri was that type of girl who stood out in a crowd. Aside from being strikingly beautiful her uninhibited style and vibrant personality was simply unmatchable. Her signature piece: a bear tooth necklace that she crafted when her dad was forced to shoot a bear off their porch in Seward, Alaska. There was almost always some wildly interesting story behind the leathers, feathers, teeth and bones that she used to unconventionally adorn her body. She was born and raised in the wilderness and her style showcased its raw beauty.
Home for summer vacation in 2009, Brianne Toth was tragically killed while riding her bike. The pain and shock of suddenly losing someone so dear was difficult for Taryn, but as time passed she decided to use it as motivation. Motivation to live life spiritedly and to passionately pursue something that she loved, BRIWOK was born.
Briwok's aesthetic incorporates raw, natural elements in unique and imaginative designs. Each handcrafted collection tells a story that is inspired by the distinctive style and irreplaceable spirit of her lost soul sister who truly was a WildHeart.