Bri Seeley

Luxury Femininity for Iconic Women

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.

The Lily Dress - Part One

We all have those events where we have to look put together but it's always a pain having to get a dress you're probably only going to wear once. Well we have a dress that is perfect for these events and can also be dressed down for your everyday look.


The Lily maxi dress is perfect for an elegant occasion with its flowing silk chiffon and high neckline. It will make you stand out and look elegant and polished. Pair with black high heels and a statement necklace to really stand out. Add some bangles, rings and earrings for a modernized "Belle of the Ball" feel. Shop the look HERE.

 

Check back Thursday to see how we styled the Lily for a more casual affair..... How would you style this dress for a formal occasion? Check out how Italia Ricci styled the dress for a wedding this past weekend:

Good News / Bad News

With fashion season approaching, we've been getting a lot of questions about what's next for Bri Seeley. As most of you know, Bri has been focusing a lot of her energies on the Inspirational Woman Project (the kickstarter launches on Thursday - keep your eyes peeled!!!!). Which brings us to the bad news. Unfortunately we won't be releasing a Spring/Summer 2015 collection.

 

Or we should say, we're not releasing one as you have been accustomed to seeing from us. Which brings us to the good news. Bri will be releasing a capsule collection in April with Aletha Spectacle, an up and coming boutique that assimilates fine art with fashion. The capsule collection will consist of five designs, and only SIX garments per design. Which means, there will only be 30 pieces in existence and if you want one..... well, you'll have to be quick on the draw!

 

In the meantime, you can always shop our previous collections HERE. Our hope is that once things even out with the new business venture, that it will be business as usual in the Bri Seeley design studios. 

Three Things I Learned from the Fashion Industry

Being a fashion designer has given me a lot of insight on the fashion industry and has taught me valuable life lessons along the way. This blog is dedicated to sharing with you the top three things I've learned in life as a result of being a fashion designer.

1. It's never as glamorous as it looks

No matter how beautiful an outfit looks on a red carpet or in the pages of your favorite magazine - the process of getting it to be glamorous is not glam at all. As a designer, my days are filled with conceptualizing, pattern making, draping, sewing samples (or coordinating with my manufacturer), fittings, and more. And then of course there is the preparation of the model / celebrity. Hair, makeup, accessories, the perfect undergarment..... Regardless of the saying, NO ONE wakes up looking like that!

2. Confidence is key

At the end of the day, confidence really is the only thing that completes an outfit. When you feel phenomenal in an outfit and carry it with confidence, it's will look amazing no matter what. Trite as it may be, it's also true.

3. Being in fashion has more to do with attitude than with looks

What really makes fashion designers, editors, models and bloggers stand the test of time is not their physical beauty but their attitudes and how they carry themselves in the world. They build a brand, stick to it, and slowly grow it to what it ends up being. Most people think that fashion is focused only on the external definition of beauty, but we at Bri Seeley say - it's way more important to have a great attitude because people will remember that about you more than what you wore.

Emmy Red Carpet

Los Angeles is busy with award shows this week! Tonight was the Emmy red carpet and award show - which we *have* to say turned out some AMAZING fashions! We had a difficult time narrowing down our choices (which we have to point out has NOT been the case for any of the award shows in the recent past!). Here are our top picks..... what do you think? Share your favorites with us in the comments below!

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

And our favorite couple of the night goes to.....

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

VMA Red Carpet

The MTV Video Music Awards were last night..... and while we weren't terribly impressed with all the fashions - we found TWO that definitely stood out among the rest. Who was your pick for best dressed?

Julianne Hough in Emilio Pucci

Julianne Hough in Emilio Pucci

Michelle Williams in Roberto Cavalli

Michelle Williams in Roberto Cavalli

And our award for favorite couple goes to......

Jordin Sparks in Simply Intricate and Jason Derulo

Jordin Sparks in Simply Intricate and Jason Derulo

Made in America

With more and more news coming up about sweatshops and poor working conditions overseas, the 'Made in America' tag has become increasingly popular. Maybe it's the letters hidden in garments and bags that detail the horrible conditions that workers are subjected to or maybe it's the poor security standards that have cause accidents killing so many, but it just seems worth it to pay the extra charge for a 'Made in America' piece.

As a designer, I strive to create pieces that reflect my values and beliefs. Made in America is something I strongly agree with and support because there is something special about products made right at home, supporting the local business, and striving for sweatshop free garments. 

Every Bri Seeley item is made in California, overseen by the designer herself to guarantee the very best quality both for the garments and every person involved in the production. Help us support this movement by being educated about the fashion you purchase and promoting fair and ethical manufacturing standards.

Dress shirts

Dress shirts are a classic. Like your favorite dish in a restaurant or your favorite perfume, they never go out of style. They're your go-to for a day at the office, a fancy party or a weekend  event. Whether it's a solid color, a print or striped, this classic piece is reinvented constantly and it still never goes out of style. Read more for some of our favorite styles you can shop right here!

 

Tuck it into a skirt for the most classic and polished looks. You can never go wrong with this interpretation. Add pearls for a mega classy outfit.

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For a twist on the classic - wear high boots with your outfit. This gives it a more casual feel perfect for parties or weekend events. Accessories are everything!

Another great way to style a classic dress shirt is to belt it and wear it with a slimmer silhouette pant!