Showing posts with label pajamas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pajamas. Show all posts

Friday, February 10, 2012

ARI DEIN Fall/Winter 2012 NYFW Presentation

I had the pleasure of attending ARI DEIN's Fall/Wintter 2012 presentation for NYFW last night at Cellar Bar (Bryant Park Hotel), and it was pretty amazing. The location couldn't have been more perfect—Cellar Bar has a really dramatic medieval-esque design to it, and combine that with mood lighting and a LIVE opera singer? Well, as my boyfriend so astutely summarized, "It's kind of like that scene in Taken."

Great movie, but definitely no virgin trafficking going on here. Just an incredibly expanded offering of Ari's classic silk pieces. There's new bralette designs, reworked robes and ready-to-wear! Including a bodysuit! There's some new cuts and details for F/W '12 but the feeling of contemporary luxury is still there. It's classic without being stuffy, yet still appeals to all age ranges. It's magic. 

P.S. Boyfriend, I want a set of those pajamas. Or the printed top on the second photo, on the second model from the right. Kthxbye.


All photos mine.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Guest Blogger Wishlist: Arielle Shapiro of ARI DEIN

ARI DEIN is one of this blog's favorite labels to look at, lust after, and gush about. The pieces are stunning and the tiniest details add so much to each luxe silk creation. Collection creatrice Arielle Shapiro is a member of the latest class of the CFDA Incubator program, and I can't wait to see what's next. I mean, c'mon - the girl sold out on Shopbop in a week!

1. ARI DEIN Classic Boutique Hotel Pajamas 

These are the apple of my lingerie-loving eye this season. I had long dreamt of adding a set like this to the collection, but I knew that they would be expensive. But, Journelle's CEO Claire Chambers convinced me (over a glass of wine) that there was indeed a void in the marketplace for a super-luxe menswear inspired PJ set. With her encouragement I went ahead with the concept and put my signature stamp on it. Since, they've been featured on Gossip Girl, in Elle Magazine, The Wall St. Journal, New York Magazine, and WWD. And thanks to you awesome readers and holiday shoppers, they sold out on in the first millisecond!

2. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

I was sitting in a full day conference at Stern Business school and in the spirit of Elle Woods Dein, I was in fact the only attendee wearing a bright red Donna Karen shift dress in a sea of grey herringbone and black stocking sheers. I sat next to one girl in particular and the longer the seminar went on, the more intoxicated I became by her choice of fragrance. Until finally, the scentstalker that I am, I asked for the name of her perfume. It was, in fact, a Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir that was tickling my nose. Ah-maze. It smells like purple money and fresh-clean happiness.


My grandmother taught me to write my name in cursive with a yellow one. She instructed that it was the only pen with which to sign a check. She was correct.


This exists, so you should buy it. Now you know when I say I'm looping jazz records I'm really making a Nat King Cole station on Pandora and fake Victroling. How 19-21st Century of me!

5. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

You can totally cut away the book jacket with an exact-o knife and then cover "Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus" with it. This way, when you are having afternoon tea at Peacock Alley, the pretty foreign man locking eyes with you from across the lobby won't know you're such a mess until after he's asked you for dinner. And flown you to St. Barths to eat it.

Shop Arielle's wishlist!
2. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne, $110 (100ml). Available at
3. MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA BY L'ATELIER D'EXERCICES Ostrich feather pen, $60. Available at
4. iVictrola. Sold out.
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray, $12. Sold out.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tempting Tuesdays: ARI DEIN Boutique Hotel Pajamas

Tuesdays will feature a lustworthy lingerie set and a suggested retailer. I think we all need a little something beautiful to at least look at to get us through the week. Hope you love them as much as I do!

Boutique Hotel Pajamas by ARI DEIN
Yes, you read that correctly. PAJAMAS. From ARI DEIN. And they look amazing. These are NOT your boyfriend's pajamas. I mean, let's face it—the slob probably just wears boxers to bed anyway (okay, okay, I'm sorry for dissing your man, but I'm NOT THAT SORRY).

Anyway, these beautiful, silky creations also come in brand signature peacock purple, but this set is called "tainted white", which of course made the Soft Cell song play over and over in my head, and I like it, like it, like it. All silk, all the time, with a sexy yet classy cut that'll flatter your shape.

I just want to wear these while I sit on my couch and sketch while drinking hot toddies. Yes, multiple hot toddies. Seems the perfect plan for a rainy or snowy day while we wait for spring to finally come back to NYC.

Boutique Hotel Pajama Top, $374. Pajama bottoms, $286. Available at

And now, cue the music (I know you saw this coming; if you didn't, then you need to read this blog more regularly):