Arielle Nachmani // SomethingNavy
This beautiful glow girl definitely knows whats up when it comes to shopping. We invited Arielle Nachmani, our friend and NYC fashion blogger (SomethingNavy), to join us at our favorite Nolita boutique Warm. What originally began as a way to express herself through fashion has become a flourishing business for Arielle. It's really inspiring to see how she used Instagram as a platform to turn her passion into a self-sustaining occupation, carrying on her family legacy in the fashion industry. SomethingNavy's approachable sense of style and ability to showcase clothing for any budget makes her appeal to the masses.
We love and appreciate Arielle's down to earth, low maintenance vibe. You would think someone so immersed in fashion and clothes might be excessively girly and over the top, but this chick is exactly the opposite. Barely wearing a hint of makeup, Arielle's perfectly tan natural skin glows and so does her warm personality.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Arielle Nachmani
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Old Westbury, New York
WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: I never eat healthy for breakfast, it's my favorite meal! Chocolate chip pancakes
LUNCH: Lena Latin Grill salad with Grilled chicken
DINNER: Any sort of grilled fish with vegetables
SNACK: Sliced peppers
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY? Hu Kitchen is great, it's all organic and has great chicken, vegetables and apple pie.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? Soho House has the best chocolate chip cookies, they're hot and the chocolate is half melted. It's kind of amazing.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? A cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate milkshake. I know it's super cliché/touristy in New York but I love the Shake Shack burgers.
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN NY? I'm a fresh direct kind of girl.
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK / YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? My best is my mom's eggplant parmesan. It's pretty much just a ton of cheese, ricotta and mozzarella and tomato sauce. I think I do a pretty good job making it.
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? I work out about 4-5 days a week. I do a lot of weights and exercises with my trainer in my gym and then I take the ModelFit classes which are fun to change things up.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (PRODUCTS, FACIALS, ETC.) I've used Cetaphil for as long as I could remember. I try to do masks once in a while but it's rare that I remember to. Jurlique has a great moisturizing Rose mask. I also use Keihls under eye cream before I go to sleep every night. I've never gotten a facial in my life!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NATURAL MAKEUP/ BEAUTY PRODUCTS? Keihl's Moisturizer, I'm a moisturizer addict. I carry it around everywhere I go and put it on as often as possible. I've gotten into that from my older sister, she always told me to use a ton of moisturizer.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS/HEALTH GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY? Myself. I go by what my body tells me and feels. I think it's hard to look at anyone else since we all have completely different bodies. It's been working for me! When I work out, I know when I need to give myself a break, how much water I should be drinking (I drink a lot of water and I think it's important to drink as much water as possible a day) and also sleep. I'm in bed by 9:30 and always get 8 hours of sleep no matter what.
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?
1.) Beyonce!!! I love her entire album, OBVIOUSLY.
2.) Anything Edith Piaf
3.) "Latch" by Disclosure
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? An engagement ring from the person I love the most in the world.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. Taking our dog for a walk, brunch at Cafe Cluny, walking around (preferably Spring time in NYC) afternoon ordering a movie in bed, getting ready for a fun dinner out with lots of wine and great company. Also wearing a nice pair of pumps (Manolos are my favorite, I have an addiction).
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? SLEEP!!!! I used to hate when my mom would tell me that, but I swear I look prettier and feel better about everything when I've gotten a good night's sleep. Also wash your face morning and night and try to keep the makeup to a minimum unless for a special occasion. I used to wear so much eyeliner and mascara in college – now I practically wear nothing. My skin can breathe.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Being with my fiance and/or my sisters.
Photography by: Jai Lennard