A Night of Leather and Lace...Aha Crafted's first night out.

Our first night out as Aha Crafted was a fun and sexy night where leather earrings met lingerie. Read on, and I will explain. :)

A few weeks after we launched our business we were asked to collaborate for Sweetest Sin's 6th Anniversary After Party. I've been shopping at Sweetest Sin for all my lingerie "needs" for years, so I was thrilled! Angela Courtney, the owner, truly has the best taste in lingerie and everything in her boutique is breathtakingly beautiful!

The event was held at Gotham Bar & Lounge and was put on by Sweetest Sin Boutique, Pure Barre- Red Bank and the Go Naked & Check Yourself foundation (which raises awareness & money for detectable cancers). Models from Pure Barre and Sweetest Sin were to grace a runway during the cocktail party in some of Angie's finest items from her boutique.

A week before the event we went to the boutique to to meet with Angie, the owners of Pure Barre, Melanie Coleman and Molly D'Alessio, as well as the models to get a feel for the outfits the girls would be wearing. (Meanwhile, I had to hold myself back from buying everything in the store while I was there.) 

Side Note: I absolutely love outfitting women in our earrings. I love choosing the perfect earring to fit a person's style, hair color, eye color, skin type and outfit. One of my favorite parts so far about owning Aha Crafted is hearing the reactions of the women who put our earinngs on for the first time. People usually burst out with comments like "Oh my gosh! They are so light weight!" or "These are amazing, it doesn't even feel like I am wearing earrings!". ("Perfect" I always think, because that was exactly our intention while designing them.)

The evening was a huge success! There was a great crowd, the models all looked stunning, we made a ton of new connections and friends. It was so great to work with such an awesome group of women. I dragged Jamie Dandrea (my partner and photographer) to take pictures of the event. I say dragged, because as one might imagine he was terribly upset at the idea of taking photographs of beautiful models in lingerie all evening. HA!

In any case, we got some great behind the scenes pictures. A bunch you will be up on the website; as well as our Instagram and Facebook pages shortly.  Here's some of the captures from the eve!

Live Light, Be Light,

-Heidi XO

  The gorgeous Chelsea wearing Aha Crafted "Midnight Silver Linked" leather earrings.  

 

The gorgeous Chelsea wearing Aha Crafted "Midnight Silver Linked" leather earrings.

 

  Angie, owner of Sweetest Sin Boutique directing the models before the show.  

 

Angie, owner of Sweetest Sin Boutique directing the models before the show.

 

  Quick pose before go time, and hair adjustments.  

 

Quick pose before go time, and hair adjustments.

 

  Angela Courtney owner of Sweetest Sin and I. I'm wearing the "Fire Spirit Linked" leather earrings in my favorite size: "Thin". (I intentionally matched my nails to my earrings...but the wine...that was a coincidence) :)  

 

Angela Courtney owner of Sweetest Sin and I. I'm wearing the "Fire Spirit Linked" leather earrings in my favorite size: "Thin". (I intentionally matched my nails to my earrings...but the wine...that was a coincidence) :)

 

  With Melanie Colman, co-owner of Pure Barre Red Bank and Short Hills. Melanie's wearing our "Linked Golden Goddess" leather earrings in size: Long. Melanie was one of our first customers, and she's one of our best supporter's. She introduced me to Angie and suggested we outfit the models in Aha earrings for the show.  

 

With Melanie Colman, co-owner of Pure Barre Red Bank and Short Hills. Melanie's wearing our "Linked Golden Goddess" leather earrings in size: Long. Melanie was one of our first customers, and she's one of our best supporter's. She introduced me to Angie and suggested we outfit the models in Aha earrings for the show.

 

  Erin, model and instructor at Pure Barre Red Bank wearing Aha "Golden Goddess Linked" leather earrings in size: Medium.  

 

Erin, model and instructor at Pure Barre Red Bank wearing Aha "Golden Goddess Linked" leather earrings in size: Medium.

 

  One of our favorite captures of the evening. Beautiful sisters! This evening was the first time we saw our earrings paired with lingerie and we absolutely love the look! ("Linked Dunes" leather earrings is size: Thin on the left, and our "Vegan Moon Beam Linked" leather earrings in size: Medium on the right.  

 

One of our favorite captures of the evening. Beautiful sisters! This evening was the first time we saw our earrings paired with lingerie and we absolutely love the look! ("Linked Dunes" leather earrings is size: Thin on the left, and our "Vegan Moon Beam Linked" leather earrings in size: Medium on the right.