THE MNY SPOTLIGHT

Meet Arielle Siboni, the Fashion Director of RTW at Bloomingdale's

Introduce yourself! 

Hi! I am Arielle Siboni, Fashion Director of RTW at Bloomingdale’s and mom to two toddlers, Reed & Miller.

Arielle wears the Gigi Pajama Set in Blue/Ivory Kaleidoscope

You’re currently the RTW Fashion Director at Bloomingdales! When did you first start out in the fashion industry and how did you get to where you are today?

My first job in the fashion industry was an internship at Teen Vogue in the Accessories Department. I loved it so much I stayed for 2 years! From there I went on to hold various jobs within the industry including working at Scoop & Next Models. After college, I worked in finance for a bit but missed fashion so much. I applied for the Bloomingdale’s Executive Program and have now been at the company for 10 years! Prior to being the Fashion Director, I was a Buyer in RTW.

Being the RTW Fashion Director at Bloomingdales, you get to spot and set the trends for shoppers all over! Can you cue us into what you’re currently loving for fall/winter, and what you’re looking forward to in the spring/summer?

For Fall & Winter I am loving oversized shearling coats, trousers, loafers, and knee high boots. For Spring, I am looking forward to mermaid inspired styles so everything with shells, crochet, paillettes and ombre.

Follow Arielle for more style inspo on Instagram @ariellesiboni

NY Fashion Week is always an exciting time for fashion! How do you manage such a busy schedule this time of year?

It’s always crazy, but it is one of the most fun parts of the job. I obviously cant fit in every appointment but I have a great assistant and Buyers who help me cover all of the major trends and buys.

What in the fashion space is inspiring you lately?

Finding new brands that I am drawn to is always inspiring, and reminds me that there is endless creativity in this world.

Can you give us any hints for what’s coming to Bloomingdales in the next season?

I cant give too much away but I am super excited about a collaboration we have in the works & some pop ups we are doing next Fall.

It looks like you balance being a mom and having such an empowering career so effortlessly! Can you share any advice for other women looking to strike this balance?

I try really hard to maintain a balance but most of the time that isn’t the case. I try to be home by dinner & bath time so I see the kids every day and working from home has definitely helped that. I thankfully have an amazing husband who helps out a lot, especially when I am traveling for work.

Being at such a major company gives you exposure to so many unique brands out there! Do you have any advice for smaller brands looking to stand out?

I think having a point of view and a strong sense of identity is really important. Know what you stand for and what void your line is filling in this world of overconsumption.

Best style advice that you live by:

Dress for yourself and wear what makes you feel great.

What draws you to the Mestiza brand?

The glamour, the femininity and the unique prints.

How does wearing your Mestiza piece make you feel?
I am obsessed with this set- I feel like I am in a Slim Aarons photo and what is better than that?!
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