Bri Seeley

Luxury Femininity for Iconic Women

Confession

Being a fashion designer means that I am always put together and have an amazing closet filled with fun, inspiring clothes, right? Well, my secret is: I hate dressing up. I mean, I love getting dressed up.... but it's the deciding what to wear and how to pair things. It stresses me out. 

On any given day, I am super casual - skinny jeans, flats, and a tank or tee. I dress as minimalistically as possible because my main focus is usually being productive and making strides in my business.

2012 was my first year of attending fashion week events. I went to nine shows over a course of two weeks. Leading up to this - I was a complete wreck. Luckily my best friend went through my closet to find my outfits, then took me to the mall to finalize the looks with accessories. Then we photographed each of the complete outfits so that I knew exactly what to pair with each look for each night.

This year again I had nine events to attend in two weeks. But instead of going to the mall to find my accessories - I reached out to my network of inspirational women. I pulled together looks featuring three jewelry designers, a shoe company, my handbag designer, and a fellow fashion designer (plus a little Bri Seeley for good measure!).

Dress by Kucoon | Clutch by MOFE | Necklace by Joanna Morgan

Dress by Kucoon | Clutch by MOFE | Necklace by Joanna Morgan

Dress by Kucoon | Clutch by MOFE | Necklace by Joanna Morgan

Dress by Kucoon | Clutch by MOFE | Necklace by Joanna Morgan

I find this calm confidence in surrounding myself with the work of powerful women - that are talented to boot! Plus, it gives me great talking points to brag about their talents when someone compliments me!

Necklace by Safia Day | Cuff by Robyn Rhodes | Handbag by MOFE | Shoes by Sole Society | Sunglasses by ZeroUV | Dress by Bri Seeley

Necklace by Safia Day | Cuff by Robyn Rhodes | Handbag by MOFE | Shoes by Sole Society | Sunglasses by ZeroUV | Dress by Bri Seeley

Cuff by Safia Day | Handbag by MOFE | Skirt by Bri Seeley

Cuff by Safia Day | Handbag by MOFE | Skirt by Bri Seeley

Blouse by Bri Seeley | Cuff by Safia Day

Blouse by Bri Seeley | Cuff by Safia Day

Check out the websites of these amazing women/brands that I am proud to know:
Safia Day
Robyn Rhodes
MOFE
Joanna Morgan
Sole Society
ZeroUV
Kucoon

Best Dressed LA Fashion Week

Attending LA Fashion Week is always a great people watching opportunity! We loved that everyone brought their A-Game and looked fabulous. This was hands-down the best dressed LA Fashion Week we have experienced to date! We especially loved......  

Vivian Lamolli wearing yours truly ay W Hollywood Day to Night Fashion Show

Vivian Lamolli wearing yours truly ay W Hollywood Day to Night Fashion Show

And...

Dave Navarro who stole the show with his latex pants

Dave Navarro who stole the show with his latex pants

But, of course, the most fashionable group at the Sue Wong show was.... Atiz designer Swati Padmaraj, Phoenix Fashion Week director Brian Hill, Moda & Estilo publisher Cyanarah Alcantara, fashion designer Bri Seeley, and Phoenix Fashion Week adviser Russell Goldstein.

But, of course, the most fashionable group at the Sue Wong show was.... Atiz designer Swati Padmaraj, Phoenix Fashion Week director Brian Hill, Moda & Estilo publisher Cyanarah Alcantara, fashion designer Bri Seeley, and Phoenix Fashion Week adviser Russell Goldstein.

Best of LA Fashion Week

LA Fashion Week is a great time to see new up-and-coming designers and get the opportunity to see a more glitzy approach to style. Picking out favorites was a tough task, but in the end we just absolutely fell in love with Rosario Intl's collection. The simple silhouettes were graceful and flattering and we would wear every piece that walked down the runway!

And, of course, we couldn't help but love supporting our fellow Phoenix Fashion Week Designers Dolcessa Swimwear and Clutch Crowns who took the runway Friday at Style Fashion week! 

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Oscar de la Renta

Yesterday, one of the greatest fashion designers of our time passed away. His legacy lives on in his spectacular creations worn by the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Sarah Jessica Parker and Princess Diana. A man who wasn't only talented but kind, joyful and full of wisdom. His words will continue to inspire designers like me when he said, for example "my job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best". In his honor, we have picked our 6 favorite fashion moments from the great designer himself.

Amy Adams at the 2013 Academy Awards

Amy Adams at the 2013 Academy Awards

Lupita Nyong'o at the White House Correspondants Dinner

Lupita Nyong'o at the White House Correspondants Dinner

Cameron Diaz at the 2010 Academy Awards

Cameron Diaz at the 2010 Academy Awards


Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 Met Gala

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

An Inspirational Halloween

This year, we'd like to give you some ideas so your Halloween costume is a bit more on the inspirational side rather than the spooky side. After all, what is Halloween if not to make a statement and what a better way to stand out than as an inspirational woman? Here are three ideas of things we would love to go as!

1. Rosie the Riveter

She may not be real but she did inspire a whole generation of working women and for that, she is definitely an inspiration to us! And also, a great Halloween costume.

2. Suffragette 

A period costume that represents women fighting for their right to vote? Count us in! Don't forget the wonderful sash with the 'votes for women' and voila! A great inspirational women costume.

3. Madame Curie

The famous scientist and twice winner of the Nobel award is one of the most inspirational women out there. Another great period costume and a way to remember the famous scientist. 


This Halloween, looking like an inspirational woman is where it's at! Which inspirational woman will you choose to honor this year?



Day to Night at the W Hollywood

Right after Phoenix Fashion Week, we were given the opportunity to showcase our collection at the W Hollywood. It was a great experience and we even debuted a few new things like.....

The Harper maxi in a Chevron inspired print:

And the Belle blouse in the same pattern with an Adriana maxi skirt in black.

We loved every moment of the evening!!! We'd like to give special thanks tom Sole Society shoes, Zero UV Sunglasses, MOFE handbags, Safia Day jewelry, and Clutch Crowns for their support in making our looks stand out and be the most they could be! And more thanks to Parker Whitaker Productions, Media Play PR, Mannfolk PR, Alexis Bellino, Kiara Belen, and all of our fabulous models!!!!

Tattoo, tattoo, tattoo

 

Here at Bri Seeley we are fans of tattoos. We love how they express our art and inspiration and the designer herself boast some pretty cool ink. We decided that as a fun treat, and considering so many of our generation are as in love with tattoos as we are, here are our top 5 fashion tattoos!

Anka Konstantinova

Anka Konstantinova

How could we not love this Cat tattoo? So adorable!

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn

Hardly anyone as bad-ass as an Egyptian goddess

Cara Delevigne

Cara Delevigne

Delevigne has said she got it because she left a little like a doll.  Very cool idea.

Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni

Perfect for the globe trotting Chiara

Freja Beha Erichsen

Freja Beha Erichsen

When she puts her arm next to her neck there are bubbles that go with it. Perfect!

The Slicked Back Hair

A major hair trend that's happening right now, and we are loving, is the slicked-back hair. There's something incredibly feminine and polished about this hair style. It's also a no brainer for those office days when you want to look put-together. We are loving this style inspiration and we are specially loving the emphasis it places on your face. 

Recently, Italia Ricci paired the Lilly Dress with a slicked-back do that complimented the feminine feel of the dress and turned it into a classic beauty moment in which she channeled that old Hollywood glamour we love so much at Bri Seeley. This week, try the slicked-back hair inspiration and let us know how you styled by tagging us in you Instapic. 

The Inspirational Woman Project

Since the beginning, our brand has been all about inspiring real women. Inspiring them in their womanhood, in their passions, in their businesses, and in their personal lives. So it makes complete sense that Bri was called this summer to take that inspirational impact further.

After her 31 day blog series of what it means to be a woman, as well as a blog on the Huffington Post, Bri decided to conduct 100 interviews exploring what being a woman means, femininity, how the women inspire the world around them, and why being a woman is so great!

These 100 interviews have been compiled into a coffee table book - and are just the beginning for a larger movement called The Inspirational Woman Project.

Bri is raising capitol for the first round of publishing (and hopefully an app soon too!). Check out the Kickstarter and join the movement!

The Lily Dress - Part Two

Remember how we showed you the Lily dressed up in a fancy way? Well the great news is it can also be dressed down for a perfect street style look. Accessories can truly make all the difference in the world! The chiffon and breezy feel that make this dress so stunning also work in your day to day life. 

Belt it and switch out the heels for some metallic detail sandals for a chilled out look. Add a floppy hat for that perfect mixture between summer and fall. Don't forget a cute necklace and some sunnies, and you're ready to take on the day! 

 

How would you style the Lily for a casual occasion? Shop the look HERE.

The best of NYFW

Here at Bri Seeley we are big fans of Fashion Month and all the trends that are set in the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. We love and understand the hard-work put into every collection and can honestly say that the runways so far in NYFW have been spectacular. But as always, there is a favorite in our hearts and this time around it goes to Lela Rose for her S/S 2015 collection. We love her feminine silhouettes and her play on dainty prints and colors to make a collection that juggles the juxtaposition between tough and delicate in a beautiful way. Here we present our 5 favorite looks from the Lela Rose collection.