Guest interview: Photographer Annie Frame

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The amazingly talented photographer, Annie Frame

Love our graphic T-shirts? So do we! And we have an extra bonus for you… an interview with the photographer behind two of this season’s T’s: Annie Frame! Get to know this super cool Brooklyn based photographer in our exclusive interview with her below!

Tell us about yourself?
“I grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Brooklyn, New York five years ago to pursue art and find adventure.”

What is your favorite photograph you have taken and why?
“I can’t say I have a favorite, because it’s always changing and there’s just too many to choose from, but I always love photographing my friends above all else. [Mostly], the simple things, having picnics, going to shows, dancing, laughing, it’s the little things in life, and the people you get to share it with.”

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What inspires your photography?
“Actually, movies and music inspire my photographs greatly. It really helps me get into a mood, and that makes me imagine me what I want the photo to look like. That and I walk around the city and meet new interesting people every day.”

We featured two of your images on our graphic T-shirts this season; can you tell us the story behind the images and what it means to you to have these sold in AEO stores and online?
“First of all, absolutely thrilled to be on an AEO shirt! The first image, the one of two girls dancing was taken at a show that my friend’s band was playing at. They were in the front having a lot of fun and they seemed so free. I asked them if it was okay for me to take their pictures and they said “sure!” Later I found out they were best friends, and were both professional dancers as well. The other image is of my cat. His name is “little man” and he looks grumpy all the time, but he secretly loves to snuggle.”

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{ L to R: Annie’s photograph’s on our Photo Real Graphic Tank and Photo Real Graphic T-shirt }

What’s the best city you have visited and the top city on your bucket list?
“The best city I’ve ever visited is New York City. It was the best then; it’s still the best now. But Tokyo, Japan is definitely top on my list to.”

Tell us one thing about yourself that no one would guess about you?
“I play the drums and I love to dance. I even have a tattoo professing my love for these things.”

To check out this season’s graphic t-shirt collection, head to ae.com and to check out more of Annie’s work, visit her website at annieframe.com.

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#AEOStyle: Leggings For Days

Great for comfort and style, dressing up or dressing down, the Legging is the perfect bottom to add into your #AEOStyle season after season. No matter what your style personality is, we’ve got the color and pattern that works best with your getup. Check out some of our favorite prints and patterns below and get a leg up on your #AEOStyle.

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Shop the look:
Floral Legging
Vivid Printed Legging
Side Zip Legging
Faux Leather Tuxedo Stripe Legging
Floral Printed Legging
Printed Legging

Style Tips:
If you prefer a Solid, Faux Leather Tuxedo Stripe or Size Zip Leggings: Pair them back to a Button Down or an Open Stitched Jegging Sweater for edgy style that’s not only comfortable, its cool.

If you prefer Floral or Vivid Leggings: Don’t overdo it with pattern. Keep your top solid to draw the eyes towards you rather than away. We suggest a classic Real Soft Favorite V-Neck T-Shirt and a cardigan.

Remember:
One of the best things about Leggings is that they’re the perfect transition piece. No matter what season you’re in, you can rock them all year long.

Mark Your Calendar:
Stay tuned for more prints and patterns…coming soon!

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AEO Concert Series: The Griswolds

It’s #MusicMonday and we can’t wait to tell you all about our visit from some very special guests that we hung out with last month.  The talented Australian quartet, the Griswolds stop in town after their stint at Firefly Music Festival for an exclusive AEO interview, photo shoot and all around good time. Check out their hilarious interview, pictures from the shoot and an amazing acoustic version of their song, “Beware the Dog“. Want more Griswolds action? Check out their website and mark your calendars for their first album launch- Be Impressive, releasing August 25th, or pre-order it now.

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Introducing, the ever so talented and not so serious, The Griswolds.

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From left to right, Lucky (Lachlin) West, Chris Whitehall, Danny Duque-Perez and Tim John

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 The boys are looking good in #AEOStyle. Shop their look at AE.com

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Not normal, but 100% ok in our books. Thanks for hanging out with us at the AEO HQ! We had a blast. 

Check out their acoustic performance recorded at the AEO HQ:

Bonus: Check out a rapid fire interview with these goofy guys here.

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#AskJenny Question of the Week: What Are Sister Sizes?

So we all know our bra size…but what is a sister size, anyway? Our fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here to explain the ins and outs of sister sizing for the confused among us.

Below, watch Jenny’s quick explanation of a sister size, and read on for even more info on whether a sister size could be a good option for you!

 

Q: What’s the difference between my bra size and my sister size? And will it work for me?

A: You’ve all probably heard sales associates mention “sister size” when it comes to bra size. A sister size is really just one size up or down from the size you normally wear. An associate may suggest trying a sister size if you’re spilling out or not fully filling out a particular style, or if they don’t have your size in stock.

Sometimes wearing a sister size works flawlessly, other times it does not work as well. It all depends on two factors: how “full” of a cup size you are, and the style of the bra. You really just have to try on different styles and sizes to see what will work best for you!

For example, let’s say you are a 32C.

If you are a more shallow C, sizing down a cup size and up a band size (34B) can work well, especially in a full coverage bra style like the Sofie or the Sunnie. Just keep in mind that wearing a larger band size will offer less support, because your bra’s support should always come from the band, not the straps!

If you ARE a full C cup, you could consider sizing up a cup size and down a band size (30D). Trying your larger sister size may work best in a cup with less coverage, like a demi cup style (I love the Ella Gel or the Blakely!).

If you are, however, a “full” C, and your band and cup size work for you in most every bra, then sizing into the sister size is usually not your best option. You already know you need that C, so try to stick with it when possible.

The sister size is really just a way of saying, “hey, even though you normally wear a size 4 jeans, the super skinny style in size 6 will probably work, just as a boyfriend jean in a size 2 would”. Try your actual size and try the sister size in the styles you like, then you see which one best fits your cup as well as your band size. If you aren’t sure, ask one of our Aerie bra fit experts for their opinion!

That’s all for today! Don’t forget – if you have fit and style questions for Jenny, email them to AskJenny@ae.com, or tweet @Aerie with #AskJenny! She’ll be answering your questions weekly on the blog. Our most recent post? All about Multi-Way Bras that do it all!

Xoxo,

Aerie

Budweiser Made in America Festival: AEO is the Official Fashion Partner

We are so excited to share with you that we are the official fashion partner of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. The festival will take place coast-to-coast simultaneously during Labor Day weekend at Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia and Grand Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st.  Kanye West will headline in both cities, first in Philadelphia along with performances from Pharrell, Rita Ora and Kendrick Lamar, and will then topline the final night in Los Angeles with Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer, among countless others. Check out the official music festival posters below for the full line-up for both cities!

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Los Angeles line-up

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 Philadelphia line-up

Watch the Made in America Official Trailer to get pumped up for the festival!

 

Make sure to check back for festival inspired outfits and follow us on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat: officialaeo for live coverage from the events.

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Now Trending for Men: We Fit America

Ok, ok, we know.. this is not a new trend but it is one that needs to stay on your radar this summer or simply forever.  Head-to-toe outfits inspired by all things Americana are all the craze right now in the fashion world. The ivy league collegiate inspired style has been flooding men’s ready to wear runways all year long.  And to keep the look fresh, we’ve added new updates on key pieces to completely transform this timeless trend.

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The Tipped Polo: Not the polo’s you remember. A collision of street inspiration and electric colors reinvent the iconic staple.

Swap out your cuffed prep short’s for a pair of stylish yet comfortable joggers.  Add a patterned hat and bright sneakers to make a laid back bold statement with a touch of prep.

Shop the look:
Tipped Polo
Fleece Jogger Pant
New Balance 515 Sneaker
Triple Strand Leather Bracelet
Global Print Paneled Cap

From polo’s to button downs and varsity jackets — these are just a few of the many ways to piece together your red, white and blue inspired #AEOStyle.  Watch the video below to learn the multiple ways to reinvent the preppy look and check out our lookbook at ae.com.

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