#AerieREAL Panel of Amazing Women

We’ve seen an incredible amount of support for #AerieREAL and we love seeing the support spread from woman to woman as each shares their #AerieREAL story. Your kind words, open hearts, and courage are what inspired us to launch our new challenge, “What Do You Love About You?”.

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You’re invited to self-nominate or to nominate a friend that you believe is #AerieREAL. We want to feature their moments, celebrate them and their accomplishments in hope that they inspire others.

5 individuals will be chosen to receive the ultimate Aerie experience! They’ll be invited to join us at Aerie’s HQ and will be featured in an interview on the AEO blog (right here!) complimented by a mini shoot in our Photo Studio. Then, our winners will join Aerie’s style and fit expert, Jenny Altman, as they enjoy a $200 shopping spree and more!

We have a panel of amazing, REAL women who will read through the entries! Read on below to learn a bit more about each and what makes them #AerieREAL.

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Dana Seguin, Aerie’s Senior Director of Marketing has been in the retail business for over 14 years. The last eight years has been spent in brand development and marketing for Chico’s, American Eagle Outfitters and their intimates brand, Aerie. She has spent the last year working on Aerie Real and refuses to use retouched images and helps to promote positive body image.

Amy Levin is the founder and creative director of CollegeFashionista, a fashion website featuring content from college students at more than 400 campuses around the world. A Chicago native, she launched the website in 2009 after a semester abroad in London, where the growing importance of street style inspired her to create a community for fashion, photography and self expression.

Jenny Altman, Aerie’s Style and Fit Expert, is the go-to resource from how-to’s and bra quick fixes. As a fashion editor and stylist for InStylePeople Style Watch, and O, the Oprah Magazine, Jenny has helped dress some of the world’s most celebrated personalities and most importantly she helps transform countless REAL women on a daily basis with her website ILOVEAGOOD.COM. Celebrity or not, Jenny believes intimates are (literally) the foundation of a confident look for all women and her passion is helping women find the right pieces for their body shape by talking about it in a REAL way.

Lindsay Avner, the Founder and CEO at Bright Pink was the youngest patient in the US to bravely opt for a risk-reducing double mastectomy with reconstruction. During the experience, Lindsay was frustrated by the lack of resources for women in her specific situation. So, armed with optimism and dedication, Lindsay founded Bright in Pink in January 2007. Now in its seventh year, Bright Pink is the only national non-profit focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support to high-risk individuals.

Each day these women exemplify what being #AerieREAL means. It’s being true to you. Believing that imperfections are beautiful and believing that no one can change who you are.

Tweet us, tag us, or tell us your story today! We’ll be highlighting our favorites by April 6th, but you can always tell us your #AerieREAL story anytime on Twitter and Instagram by tagging us with #AerieREAL.

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xoxo,

Aerie

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Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie’s Style and Fit Expert

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie’s Style and Fit Expert

Bra problems beware…Jenny Altman, Aerie’s Fit and Style Expert, is on the case! From what bra fits you best, to the occasion to wear it, Jenny is our go-to expert and lingerie guru.

As a fashion editor and stylist for InStyle, People Style Watch, and O, the Oprah Magazine, Jenny has helped dress some of the world’s most celebrated personalities, and most importantly, she helps transform countless REAL women on a daily basis with her website ILOVEAGOOD.COM.

Jenny believes intimates are (literally) the foundation of a confident look for all women and her passion is helping consumers find the right pieces for their body shape by talking about it in a REAL way.

We had the chance to sit down with Jenny and learn a bit more about her! Check out our exclusive interview with her below!

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie's Style and Fit Expert

1. What was your start in the fashion industry and as an intimates expert?

My start in fashion was at WWD, the absolute best place to start a fast-paced career in fashion.

While working for Oprah, I learned everything I ever needed to know about bras, underwear and shapewear. She helped women recognize how important it was to pay attention to your underpinnings and I had to be versed in all product to help women of all sizes. I formed close relationships with top brands to learn what made each of their products special to then bring that knowledge to women across the country on my site daily.

2. What is your signature as a Style and Fit Expert that sets you apart from others?

I want women to feel great about themselves in a natural, attainable way. I strive to make sure every woman starts each day feeling confident and comfortable. Real women live real lives and I support each of their styles, sizes and budgets.

3. Who is your style icon?

My icons are stylish, confident, real women.

There are many women I have met over the years who have come to me after a life change and have bared their souls (and their bodies). They want to look and feel great, and they are open to my help. They know beauty comes from within, and that bras and undies are the first step in looking great. These women are incredibly brave!

4. What are your favorite aerie pieces?

The Soft Lace Bralette is a staple in my wardrobe, I have multiple colors! I love Aerie’s leggings and think the world should know about them! Also, the new seamless underwear is fantastic! No-show even under white jeans. OOH..and the Ella Gel bra. It’s a very natural push-up bra that helps me and my girls with much needed lift and volume.

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie's Style and Fit Expert

5. What do you like most about the message behind #AerieReal?

I love that Aerie REALLY is for real girls.

I have dressed many celebrities for red-carpet events and magazine covers. The girls look great in real life, but after all of the air-brushing and lighting, they never look real. Aerie embraces the way girls are supposed to look; natural and beautiful. It’s authentic.

6. What role do you think confidence plays in fashion?

Confidence is everything! Most importantly, confidence gives you the opportunity to try new things. New trends, fits, and styles are always out there for girls who have the confidence to have fun with fashion.

7. What’s your advice to young women to help them develop their own personal style?

Be confident and explore many different styles of fashion. Be honest with yourself about what fits you best and what styles work best with your age, way of life and body type. What makes fashion fun is that it’s ALWAYS changing. Don’t be afraid to change your personal style along with it!

Introducing Jenny Altman! Aerie's Style and Fit Expert

Jenny and Madison S., our Aerie Store Operations Correspondent!

Thank you so much for chatting with us, Jenny!

Want to learn more about Jenny? Check out Madison’s video interview here!

Want to follow Jenny and Aerie? Tweet your questions @Aerie with #AskJenny and be sure to check back on the blog for more tips and tricks from Jenny!

xo,

Aerie

#AerieREAL

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