New York State of Dress ~ Sapphire Bliss
By ALISON CONNOLLY
Depending on the day, my style can range from ultra girly and bright-colored, to super refined and monochromatic. I consider the latter to be the quintessential stylish New Yorker aesthetic, with minimal embellishment, dark colors and an air of sophistication. There’s something refreshingly uncomplicated (or so it seems) about this style. That’s why it comes as no surprise that today’s featured brand, Sapphire Bliss, is a chic NYC-based label. Not only is each design a reflection of minimalist glamour, many of the pieces are featured in navy blue, which is the stereotypical New Yorker’s version of wildly colorful. The force behind Sapphire Bliss is Stephanie Chen, the offspring of Chinese immigrant parents who worked in garment factories, and ultimately a Parsons School of Design graduate. She has created a versatile collection of intimates that have the potential to be worn at home or perhaps at a cocktail party, when layered correctly.
We are eager to see Sapphire Bliss grow, and with fans like Vogue Magazine, Rachel Zoe and GOOP’s Gwyneth Paltrow, a successful future is all but guaranteed!