One To Watch: Aileen Velez

Meet 12 Year old Aileen, the newest addition to our ‘One to Watch’ series.
 
This beauty, born and raised in New Jersey, has an uncanny ability to appear both gentle and fierce, quiet and confident, at the same time. That full, gorgeous head of hair – and the way she just owns it – blows us away every time. “Fun, ecstatic and energetic,” is how she describes herself.
 
Aileen got her start in modeling at the age of two. She has since gone on to model for designers Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole and Bonnie Young; retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Target and Macy’s; and she has appeared in publications including Vogue Bambini andParents. Aileen says one of her most memorable experiences as a model so far has been traveling to St. Barth to shoot the Calypso St. Barth collection for Target.
 
When she is not modeling, Aileen loves to read, listen to music and watch her favorite TV shows, including “Supernatural”, “The Vampires Dairies” and “Pretty Little Liars.” A future in sci-fi you might ask? No, she says, she dreams of a career on the fashion industry.
 
Photography: Lee Clower
Model: Aileen Velez with Generation Models
Stylist: Michel Onofrio
 
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen
One To Watch: Aileen

Kids got the Blues: Wolf and Rita

Wolf and Rita – one brand you need to know if you haven’t already fallen in love. True artisans – they have a history in the trade for more than 80 years! Producing clothing for others they cleverly decided they needed to create their own brand to fill the gap for high quality tailored shirts for children which then quickly expanded to a collection of sophisticated pieces with a contemporary and relevant edge.
Every item is like art. The details… whether it is the trims, the buttons, the collars or pleating. There is an element of surprise when you hold a piece in your hands.. it is incredibly wonderful and frame worthy. The fabric selection alone surpasses all expectations and I dream of finding woman’s clothing made with such care and love.
 
100% made in Portugal means Wolf and Rita are also supporting the local community and carefully curating the craftsmanship from start to end process. And they are GREEN -> check out their green statement on www.wolfandrita.com. They have all my respect.
 
The new AW 14/15 collection ‘Kids got the Blues’ is about to launch and you will want it all! I mean.. its all about rock and roll, jazz and lazy days filled with the wind on your face, the soothing sound of rain drops and looking super stylish amongst the grey melancholy clouds. Rock and roll is synonymous with fashion – period. And seeing as classy as this makes me want to pull out my Dr Martens with some tailoring (in black of course!) and find the perfect shade of wine stained lips to match. Swoon. If only I had this jacket!!!
 
Here are just a few of my picks from the upcoming season … and to think this is such a new label I cannot wait to see what more goodness they will bring in seasons to come!
 
Wolf and Rita Clothing www.wolfandrita.com
Loud Apparel Leather Shorts and Socks www.loud-apparel.com
Accessories Stylists own
 
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