Arielle Noa Charnas is an American fashion blogger and influencer.
She is known for a series of controversies during the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent backlash from brand partners of her blog and Instagram account Something Navy, which she launched in 2009.
Charnas also collaborated with Nordstrom on an apparel line.
Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas and Husband Brandon Deny Divorce Rumors
After rumors about Something Navy’s finances and the marriage of its founder Arielle Charnas and her husband Brandon surfaced on the Instagram gossip account DeuxMoi and Reddit message boards this week, the couple has gone on the record.
“This is categorically false,” Matthew Scanlan, CEO of Something Navy, told Women’s Wear Daily of the alleged embezzlement rumors. “Brandon Charnas does not have access to the company’s bank accounts. He is not a company employee, and he has no access points.”
Furthermore, his real estate company denied any financial wrongdoing. “Brandon Charnas is a cofounder of Current Real Estate. There has been no embezzlement at Current Real Estate “WWD was informed by a spokeswoman.
In response to rumors that Arielle and Brandon Charnas are divorcing, a spokeswoman for Arielle told Page Six, “This is categorically false. They are happily married and in love.” The Charnases, who married in 2014, have three daughters.
Arielle Charnas, who has 1.3 million Instagram followers, has limited comments on her posts in light of internet speculation. As of this writing, her most recent photo shows her holding coffee on the streets of New York City in a classic OOTD (outfit of the day post).
This is not the first time the couple has come under increased scrutiny from the public. Arielle reportedly ignored shelter-in-place mandates in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to self-isolate in the Hamptons. In a statement posted on her Instagram at the time, she stated that they were quarantined at their home in New York City for 14 days.
“After properly monitoring our symptoms and determining that a) we had no fever for at least 72 hours, b) all symptoms had improved, and c) at least seven days had passed since our symptoms first appeared, we decided to leave the city,” she explained.
“We all make mistakes, including me, especially when a crisis like this develops so quickly,” she continued. “My family and I sincerely apologize to those we have offended for not appearing to take this crisis seriously, and we are committed to making informed, responsible decisions moving forward.”
Something Navy, Charnas’ brand, debuted with Nordstrom before becoming a standalone retailer in 2020. According to WWD, the company has four stores and its investors include Beliead Ventures, L Catterton, Vanterra Capital, Box Group, Jenny Fleiss, Silas Capital, Third Kind Venture Capital, SWAT Equity, Black Jays Ventures, The Seed Lab, among others.