Meet The Designers Of Our SoHo Pop-Up Mural

Give two #AerieREAL girls a blank wall and a few days, and they’ll make a masterpiece! When we realized our SoHo Pop-Up was in need of a little something extra, two of our graphic designers made it happen. Most days, Nicolette and Brittany work on the beautiful Aerie designs you see in print, but this time we asked them to PAINT! They worked for two days (and nights!) straight to create an amazing, free-hand mural inspired by our Fall 2017 photoshoot.

Read on and find out how they turned their idea into a full-sized mural that shows #AerieREAL in all its beauty. Meet The Designers Of Our SoHo Pop-Up Mural

What was the inspiration behind the mural you designed?

B: The inspiration for our mural was the beautiful landscapes in Kenab, where our Fall photoshoot took place. We took inspiration from the lines, curves, tones and overall diversity of the earth’s landscape that so beautifully, and, in a way, artistically depict some of the different characteristics that make each one of us unique!

You hand painted it from start to finish! Tell us about the process.

N: Brittany and I gathered different photographs from the shoot, all including various landscapes, colors and shapes. We studied these and used them as our inspiration while we hand-drew an outline of what we were envisioning for the mural. We then scanned these onto the computer and began adding in colors inspired by the color palette of the Aerie Fall products along with colors found in nature. We matched these colors to real paint colors and once we drew the outlines on the canvas, used them to fill in all of the white space and began to see the mural come to life!

B: I have to say, this was definitely a first for me! My entire life, I had been artistically inclined and painted and drew as a hobby, however I had never painted anything larger than 18” x 24”, let alone a mural!

Meet The Designers Of Our SoHo Pop-Up MuralMeet The Designers Of Our SoHo Pop-Up Mural

How is #AerieREAL reflected in your designs?

B: We incorporated the characteristics that we found in our shoot that we felt closely resembled some of the different characteristics our bodies have: different curves, different shapes, lines, stretch marks, wrinkles, freckles, tones. We truly believe that these are things that should be embraced; if they are beautiful in art and nature, then they are beautiful on our bodies.

What advice do you have for aspiring graphic designers?

N: Don’t ever hold back your creativity. Always be on the lookout for inspiration. When I visit new places and cities, I soak it all in and let it inspire my work. Design trends are never-ending, so I always make sure to do research any chance I get. It’s amazing how much you can grow as a designer with time and practice.

B: Graphic Design is a rewarding career. You can do what you love, while also communicating a positive message (such as #AerieREAL!). That being said, it can be very competitive and the best advice I could give is to stay #AerieREAL and not compare yourself to fellow graphic designers, in the same way you should never compare your body to someone’s else’s body. There will always be amazing designers. There will always be great ideas you wish you thought of. But that gives you the opportunity to admire, rather than compare. I would also advise I would give is: practice, practice, practice. The more projects that you do, the more you will develop your skills. xoxo.

Meet The Designers Of Our SoHo Pop-Up Mural

Visit Nikki and Brittany’s mural IRL at 72 Spring Street now! Want to learn more about our pop-up? Read more here.

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IN OCTOBER, WE WEAR BRIGHT PINK

October is officially breast cancer awareness month, and we’re so proud to be partnering with Bright Pink® for the 8th year to help the non-profit dedicated to prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers in young women. Make sure you take advantage of Bright Pink’s life-saving resources, from their Assess Your Risk™ quiz to monthly Breast Health Reminders™, and show your support! Our limited-edition tee is our favorite way to wear our Bright Pink pride: 100% of sales from each and every tee support Bright Pink. Read on for 3 of our favorite ways to wear it!

IN OCTOBER, WE WEAR BRIGHT PINK WORK IT OUT

Our tee comes in grey, so that means you can add on all the pink you want! Get your pink workouts in wearing our Move Mesh Back Legging and Play Mixed Mesh Sports Bra.

IN OCTOBER, WE WEAR BRIGHT PINKWEAR IT OUT

Stay cozy and add subtle hints of pink with our Lace-Up Fleece Pant, Faux Fur Vest and Chenille Beanie. Cozy enough to stay home in, cool enough to wear out!

IN OCTOBER, WE WEAR BRIGHT PINKCOZY IT UP!

You can still show your support, even at home. Add shades of red and pink with our Lace Racerback Bralette, Boxer and Shine Bobby Socks.

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Take Care Of Your Girls! #AerieSUPPORTS Bright Pink

Take Care Of Your Girls! #AerieSUPPORTS Bright PinkWe’re so proud to announce our 8th year partnering with Bright Pink®! Bright Pink is a non-profit dedicated to prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers in young women. This year, we’re donating 100% of sales of our Limited-Edition Bright Pink Tee and Bright Pink Pins in stores and at Aerie.com to the non-profit. We’re also co-hosting wellness workshops with Bright Pink in stores and at college campuses to show  you how to be proactive about your health.

On 9.28, we’re dedicating the entire day to taking care of your girls! In US Aerie stores and at Aerie.com, we’ll match 5% of ALL sales (up to $50K) that day in donations to Bright Pink.

Take Care Of Your Girls! #AerieSUPPORTS Bright PinkLater that night, we’re bringing Bright Pink Ambassadors to four stores on the east coast. The ambassadors will be there to provide educational resources and answer any questions about Bright Pink, breast health and how you can be smart about your health. You’ll also get a FREE notebook, sips and snacks when you stop in. Events will be held at these stores from 6 to 8pm on 9.28:

Roosevelt Field Mall, NY

King of Prussia Mall, PA

Northshore Mall, Boston

Woodfield Mall, Chicago

To encourage our AEO family to take charge of their health, we’ll also be offering wellness activities at our corporate offices in Pittsburgh and NYC. Follow along on Insta stories on Thursday to see all the ways we’ll be honoring Bright Pink.

To learn more about Bright Pink and how to be proactive about your breast and ovarian health, head to their website for more information or check out our #AerieSupports page to learn more about our partnership!

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STYLIST’S PICKS: GRL PWR & ALWAYS AERIE UNDERNEATH

When you feel pretty on the inside, you feel powerful on the outside. GRL PWR lace is made for the power of a matching set!

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GRL PWR is a super soft exploded floral lace that makes an appearance on this season’s bras, bralettes and undies. Our newest fit—the Shine GRL PWR Corset—has smooth shine fabric, easy mesh and, of course, GRL PWR lace trim! Match it with this season’s shine undies and YOU will shine.

STYLIST’S PICKS: GRL PWR & ALWAYS AERIE UNDERNEATHWHY ERIN LOVES IT

You usually think of matching sets as stiff and uncomfortable, but our stylist ONLY wears comfy layers. GRL PWR lace is soft and easy for everyday wear.STYLIST’S PICKS: GRL PWR & ALWAYS AERIE UNDERNEATHHOW TO WEAR IT

A matching set is an easy way to give a casual look a secret power boost, or take a fancier outfit to the next level. However you wear your sets, make yourself feel good!

STYLIST’S PICKS: GRL PWR & ALWAYS AERIE UNDERNEATHWhich GRL PWR lace products make up your fave matching set? Comment below & tell us!

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Meet The #AerieREAL Girls Behind The Real Me Collection

The softest second-skin bras take REAL work! We asked Senior Designer, Lyndsey, and Merchandise Manager, Brittany, to tell us how our Real Me Collection came to be. In a bralette and lightly lined and unlined bra fits, Real Me is one of our most versatile collections yet. Read on to find out why Lyndsey and Brittany love this collection, and why you will too!
Meet The #AerieREAL Girls Behind The Real Me Collection

What inspired you and the team to design the Real Me Collection?

Lyndsey: We wanted to make the ultimate #AerieREAL collection, bras so effortless you forget you’re wearing them! Comfort was a key focus when creating Real Me, these are our lightest bras yet with the attention on every component to be ultra thin and smooth, with just the right amount of coverage for every day, great support and a natural looking shape, Real Me lets the the real you shine!

Tell us more about the colors that make up the collection. What inspired them?

Lyndsey: We created a beautiful palette for Real Me, inspired by cosmetic tones and pretty neutrals. All Aerie girls can find a great option for their skin tone. We wanted to give Real Me an extra special signature detail with pretty rose gold tattoos!Meet The #AerieREAL Girls Behind The Real Me Collection

What makes the Real Me Bra your new everyday bra?

Brittany: I’m personally a HUGE Sunnie collection lover & customer, BUT after trying on the Real Me collection, I’m in love! I get even more comfort, more softness, in even more beautiful colors!! It’s so “barely there” that I wore it to bed the other night, because I forgot I had a bra on! It’s so easy to outfit too – its smooth surface easily allows me to layer it under my favorite tee or oversized fleece going into fall!

Tell us your favorite style and color! 

Lyndsey: Oooh hard to choose! My absolute favorite is the Real Me Bralette in Chestnut! It’s so effortless you can wear it with anything and the color is so pretty I love to show it off 🙂

Brittany: The Real Me Unlined bra is my hands-down favorite style because of the sleek and modern silhouette. It gives great lift while still being so dreamy and comfortable. My favorite color is Confidence – because it blends right in to my summertime tan!Meet The #AerieREAL Girls Behind The Real Me Collection

What Real Me style are you loving? Comment below and tell us!

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STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

Neutrals are trending from the inside out. Fill your closet with all shades of bare!STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

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Wear your favorite makeup hues on your sleeve… literally! Erin’s picks are all your favorite Aerie layers in the same shades as your go-to neutral makeup palette.  STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Our stylist is ALL about these colors. From soft to spicy, they remind you of all the best things about fall. Match your outfit to your pumpkin spice lattes!

STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

HOW TO WEAR IT

The easiest way to pair your neutrals is with a monochromatic look. Try pink on pink or rust on rust and layer on the softest side of fall.

STYLIST’S PICKS: BARE LAYERS

What is your fave bare layers product? Comment below & tell us!

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