If there’s one thing we admire, it’s ladies who manage to be wonderful mothers, stylish individuals, and passionate entrepreneurs all at the same time. They’re a little bit like unicorns — we need to believe in them even if we’ve never seen one. This month’s pair of Besties are the real thing, and (if that’s not enough) they also embody another fantasy: sister-in-laws who are actually best friends. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing for Anna Crelia and Rhoda Brimberry, the owners of LOOT Vintage Rentals. When Rhoda began dating Anna’s older brother fifteen years ago, tensions were high. “He stopped talking to me about his girl issues, and the attention was always on ‘her’,” remembers Anna of her brother. Over the years that followed, Rhoda won Anna over with her thoughtful advice and smart personality. Now the two are best friends and powerful businesswomen at the helm of Austin’s most curated event rental business, LOOT. We spent an afternoon with Rhoda and Anna in the new LOOT warehouse to swoon over the inventory and learn more about what makes this friendship a fantasy come true.
photographed by nicole mlakar