Ariana Salvato was born in New York City, raised in the country and later returned to Manhattan to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, studying both graphic design and advertising. After school, she worked in window displays as the head visual merchandiser for fashion designer Betsey Johnson. At that time, Ariana also began freelancing for Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Takishimaya, and she has been a freelancer ever since, shifting her focus from store windows to television, video and primarily, photography.
Although she started as a wardrobe stylist, Ariana found that her true passion lies in prop styling, set design and creating models of all shapes, sizes and materials. She has built on this passion for over 15 years, excelling in conceptual still life, and working with countless photographers, including Christopher Griffith, Horacio Salinas, Giblin & James, Hans Gissinger, Tom Schierlitz, Richard Pierce, Mark Lund, Craig Cutler, Jamie Chung, Nadav Kander and Matthew Rolston, to name a few. Her clients include: Adobe, HP, Mastercard, Olay, GE, Lexus, Target, Sony, PG&E, HSBC, Wrangler, Redken, Bertoili, Betty Crocker, Oreo and Iams, as well as Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Neiman Marcus and Saks. Editorially, Ariana has contributed to a variety of publications, including GQ, Esquire, Self, Glamour, Nylon, and Flaunt.
In addition to styling, Ariana owns a beautiful, historic mill in rural, upstate New York that her family converted to a home. She also rents out her mill for seasonal & long-term rentals as well as a location for photo shoots. www.salvatomill.com
She splits her time between the city, the country and traveling.