Growing up in rural Colorado, we had no neighbors for miles in any direction. When you would turn out the lights in the house and look out, all you would see was complete darkness and the light from the stars in the sky. If you looked long enough you would see at least one shooting star. The sky that I saw when I was young was infinite, and I loved that most about it. The magic that existed in my childhood from those moments still inspires me. Perhaps that’s what drew me to focus on antiquities in college- the romantic notion of mythology and the human desire to create sense of the workings of the cosmos. I still pour over NASA's blog, Lightyears, and follow their Instagram account devoutly.

Markarian is a luxury womenswear label by designer, Alexandra O’Neill. Named after a particularly radiant grouping of Galaxies, Markarian combines Alexandra’s love of the cosmos and celestial romanticism with timeless design and modern grace. These pieces are not meant to be your every day wear. They are meant to be special, romantic, and ethereal reminding you of a moment in your life. Markarian is designed and manufactured in New York City with a belief in supporting the fine craftsmanship that the New York Garment Center offers.