Here and Haute

Here and Haute

Hi everyone! For a while now, I have felt like the name "Fashion by Ari" wasn't fit for this blog anymore. I have expanded to posting beyond fashion topics, and I plan to share more lifestyle, beauty, design and travel content. I created a mood board page on Instagram called "Here and Haute," where I [...]

Moving Off Campus, Graduating Early and Why I Decided Not to Study Abroad

Moving Off Campus, Graduating Early and Why I Decided Not to Study Abroad

Hi everyone! This is a post I never expected to be writing. Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine. I remember in the beginning of high school I would repeatedly watch videos and read blogs about traveling. Titles such as "How to Travel the World on a Budget" and "I Quit My Job [...]

Life Update: May 2020

Life Update: May 2020

Hi everyone! Now that my classes have ended for the semester, I'm going to put more focus into this blog and other projects that I've been working on. Here's what I'll be doing! ✰ I am now the multimedia editor for Lehigh's student-run publication, The Brown and White, where I will be broadcasting and creating podcasts. This [...]

Female Empowered Fashion | July 2020

Female Empowered Fashion | July 2020

Hi everyone! I have some exciting news to share... I wrote a book! Female Empowered Fashion is about the ways in which fashion promotes female empowerment. This includes how fashion has been used to promote inclusivity in body image, build supportive and educational programs for girls, and show how young women have broken into the industry [...]

Graphic Design: Designer Brochure

Graphic Design: Designer Brochure

Course: Introduction to Graphic Design For my designer brochure project, I used Adobe InDesign and applied text formatting skills to create a four page brochure with content on 2016 AIGA Medalist, Ruth Ansel. In this design, I referenced text from a biography by James Gaddy. My decisions on fonts, colors and the layout of information [...]

Graphic Design: Font Booklet

Graphic Design: Font Booklet

Course: Introduction to Graphic Design For my font booklet project, I used InDesign to create an eight page booklet comparing a traditional font, Didot, to a Google font, Playfair Display. This design explored the classifications of traditional and screen formatted typefaces through paragraph-length text blocks, specimen pages and diagrams of font features. In this design, [...]

Graphic Design: Monogram and Animal Graphic Icon

Graphic Design: Monogram and Animal Graphic Icon

Course: Introduction to Graphic Design For my monogram project, I used Adobe Illustrator to explore letter combinations using overlapping, intertwining and stacking while maintaining horizontal baselines. Without repeating, rotating or mirroring letters, I rendered a monogram of my initials. This project taught me how to define features of letterforms and counter forms and how to [...]