Former real estate analyst Allison Aruta has turned her one-time hobby into a full-time job making what she calls “feel-good jewelry.” What started as one “stay strong” bracelet inspired by her own inner strength has turned into a full-fledged business creating charity-related designs. She now works with each charity on their specific design, often replicating a logo or related empowering words that are sold to raise money. Available primarily through her Web site (allisonaruta.com) as well as specialty stores such as Shag in Roslyn, N.Y., and Roberta Kahn Jewelry in Port Washington, N.Y., her rugged, subtle silver and leather creations range in price from $50 for a bracelet to $250 for a personalized piece.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive