Local Focus: ani & ari

February 16, 2015

The coveted hourglass shape is timeless, but the corset itself is more like a fairy tale. Intricately structured, sculptural, and rigid, it exists in our fantasies--but the stylish sisters of ani & ari are changing all that.

With meticulous attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, and, perhaps most importantly, big imaginations, Danielle and Ariel design and sell corsets that have the potential to be theatrical or your new everyday staple.

Danielle comes from a background in lingerie and corset design from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, while Ariel studied marketing at Columbia College. They brought their unique talents to Nashville in 2011, when they opened their atelier and boutique in Edgehill Village. They have since cultivated a celebrity following that includes Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, The Pistol Annies, Connie Britton, RaeLynn, Hayden Panettiere, and many others.

My project with ani & ari started over a year ago. Danielle and Ariel offered the opportunity to create a custom corset, and together, we designed a classic-style corset with black french lace over light pink blush silk, adorned with rose gold Swarovski crystal rhinestones and hand-stitched alencon eyelash lace trim. These women are artists, pure and simple.  Artists of décolletage.  Plus, your ta-tas will never look better.