About Us


The Raul E® New York Story

As a young girl, I was struggling with my 6-foot-tall frame, so I started to design and sew my own clothes, and I loved the way I look. Simply great! That’s when realized I wanted  to create and sell clothing for a living one day.  The  day came in 2010 when I  started this company,  selling  fashion apparel, cosmetics, toys and home goods. Being a mom of  four children gives me  a great  joy and pleasure, so  creating something so beautiful for my home , for the children and later grandchildren, for me as a woman  to be beautiful and to take good care of my skin, all of that is the inspiration and motivation for this creativity.

So in November of 2010 I started selling fashion apparel for women, men, kids, toys and home goods in Zagreb, Croatia, where I was born. My design and style was selling fast in my first store in Ilica 47, Zagreb.  I created my own Raul E® New York brand!

As far as achievements for the business go, here are a few of my favorites:

  • We were listed in the Stanford Who’s Who
  • Boris Kosmac featured us in his famous TV show, Celebrity Makeover, with Jelena Percin, Bojan Ambrosic and Mila Elegovic
  • We were featured in The Teen Fashion Show, Connetquot, NY.

I want  Raul E® New York to…

BE FASHIONABLE

For women, men, and children. We all like to be well dressed!

FIT PERFECTLY

To flatter your body shape.

FEEL GREAT

On your skin. When our products touch your skin, it must feel good!

GIVE

Nice and educational qualities as gifts for you, your family, and your home.

About The Brand & Me

Raul E New York is a contemporary fashion and cosmetics brand. The name Raul came from my horse Raul. Letter E came from the word equine and energy.  The brand name is a representation of the unique culture and voice of New York, my home for more than two decades.
  •  I am Silvana Penavić (pronounced Penavich), a Croatian-American designer.
  • I am a Reiki Master TeacherI, who boasts a Masters’ Degree in Business Management from Stony Brook University.
  • I had several occupations, while raising my four children, prior to starting my own brand, including teaching at different levels from pre-school through college.
  • My kids and my family are the driving force in my life, and I want to make them proud of who I have become and what I do with love.

My inspiration for my collections designs stem greatly from nature, my native Croatian culture and United States, my adopted country. I love to be fashionable, elegant, timeless, classy and feminine. I love feeling full of life and empowered and I put that into my design. I wish you experience the same!

 XoXo Silvana