CZARINA

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CZARINA (aka Vero Faye) is a multi-faceted Brooklyn-based musician, who is also known for her highly accomplished footwear and accessories line, IVY KIRZHNER.  A New York native, CZARINA has been a professional singer since the age of fourteen and training for Broadway right before she discovered her love for rock music, including her heroes, Nirvana, Soundgarden, TOOL and Nine Inch Nails.  She decided to pick up the electric guitar and keyboard, and started composing rock music at age fifteen.

A proud alum of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Music and Art, CZARINA was simultaneously honing her creative sensibilities in design and visual arts as she was pursuing passion projects in music.  Always perpetually torn by her love for both music and design, CZARINA decided to pursue footwear and accessories design at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  During this time, she formed and led the New York City-based progressive metal band, AIKOSTAR. The band had regular performances at legendary venues such as CBGBS, The Continental, North 6, Galapagos, The Knitting Factory, and Don Hills.  AIKOSTAR released its debut LP in 2006, right before CZARINA decided to take a hiatus from music to focus on her burgeoning career in footwear design.

In the years to follow, CZARINA became one of the most sought-after creative talents and design leaders in the footwear industry with several notable global brands under her helm.  In 2012, she founded her own design company and the footwear label named after her other pseudonym, IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK. With a design aesthetic true to her own notoriously unapologetic rock-and-roll persona, her footwear collection became a global success. With a long list of celebrity clientele including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Kesha, Lily Collins, Cassie, Jamie Chung and Tori Kelly, her line was stocked at specialty retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom Salon, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Intermix, Harvey Nichols London, Printemp Paris, and her own pop-up concept boutique located in the West Village, New York City.

Despite achieving success and notoriety in her design career for several years, in early 2018 CZARINA decided to make a life-altering decision to take a break from design to rekindle her passion for making music once more.  Now equipped with a vast, dynamic skillset as a creative professional, a unique perspective, an untethered design aesthetic and sensibilities, a rich reservoir of life experiences to pull inspiration from, and downright fearless attitude, CZARINA makes a return to music to develop a sound that is a true reflection of her progressive, modern mindset and spirit.  Dabbling with atmospheric synths, lush cinematic tones inspired by her obsession with 80s tech noir films, CZARINA blurs the lines between retro and modern, along with vivid and colorful lyricism, sonic guitars, heartfelt melodies and vocal hooks which are all signature to a soundscape that is truly her own.

Press Releases

06.08.18//CZARINA Unveils Shimmering Debut Single, “Silence & Surrender”

CZARINA Unveils Shimmering Debut Single, “Silence & Surrender”

Synth-pop Musician and A-List Designer Releases New Track

NEW YORK, NY – Dark synth-pop musician, CZARINA has released her debut single, “Silence & Surrender,” from her forthcoming album, Painted Holograms. The neon-hued track encourages listeners to release ideas of control and embrace liberation. Accompanied by atmospheric 80’s style synth, CZARINA’s smoky and powerful vocals spin a cinematic tale filled with seduction, melodrama and heroism that transports her audience into the middle of a John Carpenter film. The track is now available for download and streaming on digital music platforms worldwide.

CZARINA (aka Vero Faye) wrote, composed, arranged and performed “Silence & Surrender,” and tapped producer Joe Peretore to lead the production, synth, and sound designs. “The song talks about letting go of control, surrendering, free-falling and dismantling the layers of protective armor to allow faith and trust to penetrate,” CZARINA explains.  “It has a very sexual undertone which signifies a liberated, untethered, fearless attitude toward the changes that come with acceptance, growth and self-discovery.”

Before CZARINA, Vero Faye spent her time as the full time creative director and founder of the famed footwear and accessory brand, IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK. With a design aesthetic true to her own notoriously unapologetic rock-and-roll persona, her footwear collection became a global success, with a long list of celebrity clientele including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Kesha, Lily Collins, Cassie, Jamie Chung and Tori Kelly.  Her line was also stocked at specialty retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom Salon, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Intermix, Harvey Nichols London and Printemps Paris. After immense success in the world of fashion, she made the life-altering decision to pursue her second passion: music. Once the lead-singer of the progressive metal band AIKOSTAR, Faye has reestablished herself as CZARINA, and is committed to creating music that is a true reflection of her progressive, modern mindset and spirit.  Her sound is marked by atmospheric synths and lush cinematic tones inspired by her obsession with 80’s tech noir films.

“Silence & Surrender” is now available on digital music platforms worldwide! Keep up with all things CZARINA by visiting CzarinaOfficial.com.