Monday, October 29, 2012

Look For Less: Britney Spears

Top (Bodysuit) - Chiara £ 12.95, Skirt - JCPenney, Liz Claiborne $25, Belt - Make Me Chic  $8, Earrings - Forever 21 $4.80, Necklace - Nordstrom Dogeared $66

Lucky Magazine is getting a lot of attention for this cover photo of Britney Spears. But beyond the controversy, there is a common view about one thing - that is a cute outfit on the pop-princess. We re-created the look for you using affordable pieces found online or in a store near you.

The sheer polka-dot top is flirty without revealing too much. By adding a longer pencil skirt in the same fun red, this outfit can transition holiday party to work event with the addition of a blazer or cardigan. The pink bow belt is trendy and could easily be swapped out for a basic black or metallic belt. The jewelry is kept simple and understated. 

To read the Lucky Magazine article and see the full photo shoot with Britney click here

Seattle Designer Series: Kate Mensah

Kate S. Mensah is a line of luxury special occasion wear that embodies the designer’s multi-cultural upbringing, her love of the woman’s body, and interest in nature. Featuring natural fabric, Kate strives to create beautiful, high-quality clothes that are sensual and comfortable, offering women around the world the ultimate in luxury and comfort.

Born in Paris, Kate has lived around the world but calls Seattle home. Since enrolling in Seattle's New York Fashion Academy, she has been awarded "Best Evening Wear Designer" by Seattle Magazine and continues to receive recognition for her beautiful work.

We will be having a special event featuring dresses by Kate Mensah at our next Seattle Designer Series event during the November 10th Ballard Art Walk.

Please join us:
WHEN: Saturday, November 10th from 6pm-9pm
WHERE: Tannya Bernadette - Style + Consignment
5348 1/2 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Friday, October 19, 2012

Stand-out Outerwear

It seems the rainy season is here to stay. We had a beautiful extended Summer full of feminine outfits, but now it is time to bundle up to protect from the elements. However, in a city like Seattle, where we wear some sort of jacket 3/4 of year, we should embrace coats that are just as beautiful as the clothing underneath.

InStyle Magazine, Nov 2012
Wool-mohair emerald jacket, Diane von Furstenberg, $695

Emerald green is a bold color and such an eye catcher. 

InStyle Magazine, Nov 2012
Acrylic-Cotton-Wool coat, United Colors of Benetton, $275

This classic and cozy jacket is great for an everyday kind of look. Patterned coats make for an interesting, unique look. Don't worry so much about matching it with pieces beneath, no one will even notice!

Burberry Advertisement

For the woman who loves clean lines and a sexy, elegant look. A double breasted long trench is the perfect coat for work or evening. Don't forget your high heels when wearing this lean fitted style!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Urban Unveiled

I love the idea of putting together a wedding! My assistant Jen Saul and I had the opportunity to attend Urban Unveiled at Benaroya Hall. A night out to find inspiration for our brides to be turned out to be a fun getaway from our busy week! 

Greenlake Jewelry Works

S'mores Mini Cupake
Triple Coconut Cupcake

Our clothing was from
Jen Saul (to the left)- Tory Burch Sequin Dress $299 
Tannya Bernadette (to the right)- Elizabeth and James blazer $145 
Velvet Print Dress $125 

A sweet table display

Wedding Pictures strung for display