Arielle Noa Charnas is a New York-based fashion blogger who was part of the first wave of online influencers. Her fans love her expertise at putting together a stylish outfit and avidly follow her looks and life on her Instagram and blog, SomethingNavy. I talked to Arielle about her favorite floral fragrance, summer wardrobe essentials, and making it all work with a baby.
You launched SomethingNavy nearly eight years ago—which seems pretty forward thinking for someone who had just finished school. What led to you becoming a fashion blogger?
I never had any intention of becoming a fashion blogger because at that time it wasn’t even considered something you make a career out of, it was merely a hobby. I just loved taking photos of my outfits and sharing my favorite pieces from my closet. The support and comments from the people who followed motivated me to continue sharing.
As well as following your impeccable style on SomethingNavy, I have also enjoyed seeing your beautiful wedding images and the arrival of your daughter, Ruby. How have the changes in your life affected your blog and the way you work?
Once I became pregnant, I realized that my followers wanted to see different aspects of my life and not just fashion. They were able to relate to me, as they were along for the ride every step of the way of my adult life, from when I got engaged, married, and became a mother. I think because I am so open about my life, many people are able to relate and I’ve gained their trust. They feel comfortable asking me for advice and look to me for suggestions. As I go through these big life moments, I love sharing my trials and tribulations along with the good, because at the end of the day not everything in life goes as planned.
In five words, describe your style.
Whatever I Feel That Day
What are the essentials in your summer wardrobe?
Sunglasses, skirts, rompers, easy dresses, sneakers, fun sandals, and statement earrings.
Florals are at the heart of all the AERIN fragrances—is there any particular floral scent you are drawn to?
My favorite scent forever has been AERIN Rose de Grasse. I constantly get stopped and asked what I’m wearing and I really hate telling people because then I have to share my secret!
What is your summer beauty routine in hot and humid New York City?
Where are you hoping to escape to for your summer vacation this year?
Each weekend is a vacation for me since we escape out East to the Hamptons.