The Wish List: Aria Dean

Aria in the Sculpted Mini Dress.

Artist, writer, filmmaker — Brooklyn-based Aria Dean has earned all three titles with a formidable, multi-disciplinary body of work that challenges collective ideas of representation and power in contemporary art. Her sculpture and video installations have been featured at The Whitney Museum, MoMA and London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts — to name a few –– while her essays and criticism have appeared in Art Forum and Art in America.

Below, Aria shares a few of her favorite finds, from the perfect black tank to a souvenir fragrance from Mexico City.

Conceptual Earrings

“I've worn this as a single earring pretty much exclusively for the last year. I'm not big on jewelry, but these are unusual and perfectly subtle.” D'heygere Double Backing Earring, $75

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A Unique Throw Blanket

"I bought one of these for my new apartment as a house re-warming treat. I think it's a great gift for anyone with new digs to christen." BLESS Apartment Bed Blanket, $412

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A Little Black Top 

"I'm always on the hunt for 'little tops' –– by which I mean spaghetti strap or strapless tanks that can be worn with any bottoms as an acceptable, elevated look. It's harder to find than it sounds. I've been eyeing this one by Rick Owens." Silk-Blend Wrap Top, $800

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A Souvenir Scent

"I went to Mexico City a few weeks ago and overheard a couple talking about fragrance shopping. I found my way to Xinu, where every scent is incredible and packaged in a beautiful vessel." Xinu UMMO (No. 3) Fragrance, $240

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A Stylish Pendant Lamp

"I've been searching for the perfect pendant light to replace the ugly, lantern-style ones that my apartment came with. This glass lamp from Flame, a Japanese lighting company, is ideal." Flame Pendant

Aria's Attersee Picks