One of the brands I have had the great fun of working with for the years is teen fashion designer Ariel Swedroe of Swedroe by Ariel. I first met Ariel when she was barely three years old and a child model. Today at age fourteen she has a fashion brand that incorporates her grandfather Robert Swedroe’s collage artwork, which is photographed and printed onto silk, charmeuse, and lycra, for Ariel’s designs which range from beachwear, to evening gowns, silk scarves to upscale casual fashion.
While other teenagers are casting about trying to figure out what interests them and what they might want to study in college, Ariel forges ahead with her creating her designs and building her brand, speaking at women in business forums, volunteering in teaching and mentoring initiatives both in the US and abroad, all while attending secondary school. Such a tall order but nothing Ariel isn’t capable of accomplishing.
To see more about Ariel in the press and to shop her brand, follow the link to her website: www.swedroebyariel.com
Remember those kaleidoscopes we played with a kids? Wouldn’t you like to wear some of those wonderful prisms and swirls and colors? Now you can: teen fashion designer Ariel Weinberg combines the visionary collage art of her grandfather Robert Swedroe with luxurious fabrics and sophisticated designs to create her stunning collections. The new season is no exception with graphic prints on charmeuse, silk, and neoprene. No two pieces are exactly alike and all are guaranteed to be conversation piece.
I recently took my new Cole Haan “Emma” satchel out for brunch – “walking the bag”, as my husband so beautifully put it. Top-handle handbags are right on trend for fall, and this deep orange-red color works as a neutral, working with everything from casual jeans outfits to office attire. The pebbled leather is sturdy, and there is an optional shoulder strap so you can wear it as a cross-body purse as well. I am in love with this jolt of happy color and I plan to wear it right through fall.