To get ready for National Siblings Day, we talked with our Aerie fam about the role their siblings have had in their lives.

Meet Paloma, Aerie Model! We got the chance to talk to her about her brother, Luke.

How are you staying in touch with your sibling while you’re far away? Do you have any fun phone/video date routines?
Paloma: We don’t really have a schedule when it comes to staying in touch. It’s nice because we both reach out whenever we want, making it more meaningful in a way.
 
What does your sibling do that makes you laugh the hardest?
Paloma: I’m always laughing around Luke. He just has that personality to make anyone laugh. When we are both goofing around and bouncing off each other, that’s when it is most fun!
 
How does your sibling help you stay grounded?
Paloma: Luke is one of the most influential people in my life. Him being my big brother, I can always count on him, ask for advice, and can simply cruise with him. He keeps me in check, even when I don’t want to hear it, haha.

What’s your favorite memory together?
Paloma: Just growing up together is a favorite memory of mine. It’s hard to narrow 17 years down to one specific moment.

Meet Tara and Terumi, Aerie Models! We got the chance to sit down and talk to them about their very special sisterhood.

How are you staying in touch with your sibling while you’re far away? Do you have any fun phone or video date routines?
Tara & Terumi: We haven’t lived in the same time zone since high school, so we’re good at texting, phone calls, and Facetiming! I wouldn’t call it a “routine,” but we almost always find time to check in on each other’s pets or stuffed animals, talk about matcha, what gluten-free foods we’re eating, and podcasts we’re listening to. 
 
What does your sibling do that makes you laugh the hardest?
Tara: She busts out hilarious voices and impressions out of nowhere—my favorite is the ‘inflatable wavy tube man at the car wash’ dance.
Terumi: She somehow catches me in all of my embarrassing moments and phases of life, and records them. The side-by-side photo montage she made of my bangs haircut with an upside down bowl of Japanese rice kills me every time. 
 
How does your sibling help you stay grounded?
Tara: My sister is full of good, practical, honest advice whenever I need it!
 
What’s your favorite memory together? 
Tara & Terumi: Growing up, whenever we were stuck inside was when we got the most creative. We turned our staircase into a sledding hill and called it the Parka Slide. We had water repellent swim parkas that we’d wear upside down with our legs in the arms. Then we’d throw our pillows down at the base of the stairs and sled down! We also used to “rock climb” up our staircase, and make jump rope harnesses… lol. #safetyfirst
We would ask Mom for permission to eat ice cream while she was napping, and she would say yes because she was half asleep/wanted us to leave her alone.

Meet Emma, Aerie Coordinator of Customer Insights & Strategy! We got the chance to talk to her about her sister, Lizzie. 

How are you staying in touch with your sibling while you’re far away? Do you have any fun phone/video date routines?
Emma: Lucky for me, circumstances brought my sister home from college so she is stuck at home with me! Lately our sister dates have consisted of playing Dominos, watching the Food Network and spending time social distancing from society at our lake house.

What does your sibling do that makes you laugh the hardest?
Emma: When Lizzie laughs REALLY hard at something, her laugh becomes silent and she basically just starts crying of laughter. Watching her do THAT makes me laugh the hardest.
 
How does your sibling help you stay grounded?
Emma: We talk on the phone every single day (especially lately). There isn’t a day I go without hearing her voice and this keeps me grounded!
 
What’s your favorite memory together?
Emma: One of our favorite memories is driving to school on the last day of my senior year & her freshman year, belting our favorite Dixie Chicks song and soaking up the bittersweet moment, knowing it’d be our last drive to high school together.

Meet Patrick, UI Engineer of Email! We got the chance to talk to him about his sister, Claire.

How are you staying in touch with your sibling while you’re far away? Do you have any fun phone/video date routines?
Patrick: We message each other on the LINE app that is popular in Taiwan. Once a week, we’ll also talk on the phone generally in the mornings EST since it can be a 12 or 13 hour difference depending on daylight savings. Our topics usually start with catching up on life events, family gossip, and movies/games.
 
What does your sibling do that makes you laugh the hardest?
Patrick: I am usually the goofy sibling and my sister is usually the grounded, serious sibling. On occasion when my goofiness rubs off on her and she becomes a goofball, everything she does is the most hilarious thing to me.
 
How does your sibling help you stay grounded?
Patrick: My sister helps me stay grounded by just talking to me and being open about her thoughts and feelings about life. We grew up together, but we chose different paths in the end. Being in different countries now, we each get a completely different experience and perspective on life. What better way to stay grounded than sharing our experiences and helping each other keep an open mind about the world?
 
What’s your favorite memory together?
Patrick: One memory I will always cherish are the times when we were little kids in a children’s chorus back in Maryland. We would practice our parts together, sing with the choir together, and perform together. We still love to sing together when I get the chance to visit her once every year or two. When we do, it brings us back to our childhood selves in those wonderful days in children’s chorus.

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