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Queen Anna House of Fashion Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Queen Anna House of Fashion Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Queen Anna House of Fashion is honored to bring further awareness to women’s health this month, along with some of the stories of our brave clients who have remained warriors throughout their entire battle with the disease. Please check out our Royal Reports from this month located on our Facebook page to see our owner and founder have amazing and inspiring conversations with some of our extremely strong clients who have battled the disease and won. In celebration of all of the incredible, resilient and powerful women we have styled some outfits that feature some of our brand new pink items. Enjoy our celebration of women as you shop these creative pink looks!

This first look includes one of our favorite style tips; layering a t-shirt underneath a blazer to dress down your look, and give it a more casual feel, especially with the current circumstances of the world, where not many of us are going anywhere.

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We have paired our brand new Grace Willow Oliver Jacket and Pants with one of our softest tees, the Know Purpose ‘Resilient’ Tee. Just throw on the Katie Dean Initial Studs for a personalized touch, and a pair of sneakers (which our luxury fashion concierge service, One Posh Closet can find you the perfect ones for you)  and you are looking so cool and casual! 

Our next look is perfect for cozy days, whether you’re running to the grocery store or staying in, this look is the one!

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We have Layered the Grace Willow Caspian Coat over the Know Purpose Resilient Hoodie (which is so soft!!),  and added the Grace Willow Vera Leather Culottes for an edgy twist. Just finish this look off with the United Nude Zink Patch Booties and a pair of Bent By Courtney Earrings and your look is complete.

Our last look is one that will work perfectly if you do have plans and want to dress up a little more than what most of us have been doing; plus it includes a leather piece from one of our favorite leather brands!

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We pair the Bano eeMee Attica Jacket with the wearable Ripley Rader Turtleneck with the Grace Willow Oliver Pant to give that brilliant pop of pink! We have added the Ripley Rader Sequin Face Covering as well as the Alias Mae Ahnika Boots to top off the look. 

Join us in uplifting the strong women in our lives this month, and every month! Shop more of our pink items online and within the catalog feature located through our services at One Posh Closet. Our stylists at One Posh Closet are standing by to assist you in styling looks for you like the ones above and so much more! Click here to get started with your own personal stylist!  

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2020 Fall Fashion Forecast: All About Prints & Patterns!

2020 Fall Fashion Forecast: All About Prints & Patterns!

This week Queen Anna House of Fashion is giving you all another sneak peek into the world of style and fashion forecasting; this time with our focus on prints and patterns! We are excited to again bring you all an exclusive look at the prints and patterns that will be all over the fashion industry and retail coming this fall and winter 2020. At Queen Anna, we will show you how to incorporate some of the most popular prints and patterns into your wardrobe, all while giving you tips on how to transition those prints in patterns in ways to ensure that they will never go out of style. 

There are some prints that we especially love here at Queen Anna House of Fashion that are forever in style. One of those being Animal Print!! We love a good snake or python print around hare, and depending on which color animal print you go with, that makes all the difference in your look. If you are someone who is wary about incorporating animal print into your wardrobe, start small with animal printed accessories, like a shoe or handbag, and that pop of pattern will make all the difference in your look. Queen Anna is embracing animal print this season with a few of our new pieces; one being the Allen Schwartz Langley Wrap Dress. This is a statement piece that will be the centerpiece of your look. We've even incorporated animal print into some of our face coverings that we offer! You will be up to date with the fashion world this season and beyond no matter how you choose to include animal print into your wardrobe. 

Fall 2020 Fashion Forecasting

Plaid is another exquisite print that will be prominent this fall and winter and far beyond. Typically crafted in woolen clothing, when we think of plaid, we often associate it with a powerful, traditional warmth that is always in style. Plaid is unique yet professional and wearable depending on which plaid pieces you choose to wear. Queen Anna is presenting a few new outerwear pieces this season, one of course being in plaid! The Soia & Kyo Floriana Blazer finished in a unique moss green plaid, is a statement outerwear item, one that will be so relevant this season! Try pairing a patterned plaid piece with a rich jewel toned solid piece and let your outfit do all of the talking! 

Fall 2020 Fashion Forecasting

The last print that will be all over the fashion and styling world is big floral prints. Typically floral is a constant in spring and summer fashion, but it has its place in fall and winter fashion as well! Autumnal floral and abstract prints are one way to add interest and color to the typically darker hued winter color palette. A Queen Anna brand favorite, Grace Willow has designed some floral and abstract printed tops and blouses that we will be featuring this coming season that will add an exceptional pop of color and pattern to your fall and winter wardrobe. The Grace Willow Ellis top features a poppy flower print that serves as a simple way to add floral into your wardrobe. A bright floral along side a stark winter white would create a rich contrast that is unexpected, yet classic all at the same time.

Fall 2020 Forcasting

If you are looking for a capsule wardrobe like this personalized for you, the stylists at our Fashion Concierge Service at One Posh Closet can curate a specialty lookbook to fit your lifestyle all while incorporating print and pattern! Between our fashionable collection at Queen Anna and the skills of our stylists in-store and at One Posh Closetwe can make 2020 your most stylish year yet. Click here to get started with our stylists now. 

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Fall '20 Fashion Forecast: Timeless Fabrics

Fall '20 Fashion Forecast: Timeless Fabrics

In this week's installment of the Fall Fashion Forecast, Queen Anna House of Fashion is excited to share with you some of the most exciting textures that will be all over the fashion world this season. Texture adds an entire dimension to your wardrobe and offers your look another element of style. Textures like leather, cashmere and silk are ones that will be around not only this season, but will be staples in fashion for seasons to come; so it can be really valuable to your wardrobe to invest in quality textures that will outlast time and trend. At Queen Anna and One Posh Closet, our stylists will show you how to wear your textured investment pieces in ways you haven’t thought about before as well as the ways to wear your investment  pieces season after season.

Leather is a texture that is a Queen Anna and One Posh Closet staple! From leather jackets, to leather pants, to leather skirts, to a leather bag, it is nearly impossible to go wrong when adding a leather piece to finish off your look. All types of leather are gorgeous depending on how you wish to style it, but if you are new to wearing this texture, try to aim for wearing neutral hued leather like black or brown to subtly introduce the timeless textile into your wardrobe. A classic leather motorcycle jacket is another staple layering piece that every wardrobe should have. Layering either a turtleneck under your leather for a more classic look or pairing your leather with a hoodie for a more casual look, gives you the edgy look of leather while Try wearing a leather legging or trouser, like the Grace Willow Vera Culotte as a replacement for denim and watch your look transform! 

Cashmere is another texture that we adore at Queen Anna and One Posh Closet. This luxurious textile is one of the rarest natural fibers in the world; as most cashmere is harvested from goats in a tedious, detailed process to sort fine fibers of goat hair. Cashmere is something that will keep you extremely warm all while possessing an indescribably softness that you just have to feel for yourself; So stop into Queen Anna to do so:). Try incorporating cashmere into your wardrobe with casual wear first, like with the Maison de Papillon Giovanna Joggers. Cashmere is such a comfortable texture that works so well for casual wear. The Maison de Papillon Eros Cashmere Hoodie is another great casual piece that pairs well with other textures like layering underneath a leather jacket. 

Silk is another one luxurious delicate texture that is so versatile and can be used and worn in so many different ways! Inclan Studios is one of our favorite women of color owned brands that uses silk to bring their designs to life. Pieces like the Ardin Top and the Paola Maxi Dress use silk in an unconventional way with pattern and color blocking. Silk is a natural protein fiber originating from silkworms that is spun to create a textile; it is one of the finest of all natural fibers, as well as one of the strongest. Renowned fashion designer Oscar De La Renta likens silk to diamonds in its rarity and exquisite make. Try pairing a silk top with a leather bottom to create an interesting mix of textures that work so well together. 

Try incorporating these classic textures into your wardrobe; while having confidence that they will never go out of style. Allow our stylists at Queen Anna and our luxury fashion concierge service One Posh Closet to introduce your wardrobe to these textures as well as many others that will forever be in style. Click here to secure your very own personal stylist now. Continue reading

Queen Anna House of Fashion I Fall '20 Fashion Color Forecast

Queen Anna House of Fashion I Fall '20 Fashion Color Forecast

Your trust in our ability to be a style resource to your fashionable needs means the world to us. With our Luxury Fashion Concierge: One Posh Closet as one of the most exciting resources we can offer our clients, we have been even more diligent with staying on top of our fashion knowledge game. 

With the transition of the season, we are bringing added value to what it is we can do, in the form of a 2020 Fall Fashion Forecasting display, as it will play out in our store and offerings here at Queen Anna. Our 2020 store forecast might look different than what you see in Vogue Magazine, and that is purposeful.

Just like you, we are a unique women's lifestyle retailer and brand that specializes in taking you from day to night, and everything in between with ease and doing so in a manner in which you do so looking steller as your authentic and individual self. The only way for us to succeed in that space is for us to find smaller independent lines that specialize in creating on-trend but not trendy, unique, and timeless designs, and the colors, materials, and overall silhouette of that concept is what we hope that you see in our 2020 Fall Fashion Forecast.  We are excited to offer a glimpse of what is to come inside our space here at  Queen Anna House of Fashion this fall. 

Pantone Color Golden Harvest

This color has notably become more prominent in fashion and design due to its natural/earthy nature, which perfectly emulates the fashion industry's strides towards sustainable and environmentally considerate fashion.

This color will be essential in clothing for seasons to come, as it can be paired with brighter hues or alongside many different textiles, like denim, leather, and suede. This straw-like hue is versatile and will work beautifully in various textures, like this Grace Willow Vera Culotte.

Pantone Color Bloodstone,

A deep burgundy that transitions so well out of fall and into holiday and winter, this is a color that is an absolute must-have this season. Inspired by the mineral hematite, this color looks beautiful next to neutral shades or with anything ranging from a pastel tone to another more vivid jewel tone.

The Allen Schwartz Suki Jacket is an elegant example of the Bloodstone hue at in action. This piece is an ideal layering item and will allow you to incorporate this rich Pantone hue into your fall and winter wardrobe.

Pantone Color Copper Coin

This lovely shade of blush will wear many names, depending on the designer. Pink, blues, or copper coin, whatever the name is a staple of ours at Queen Anna. Depending on how it is styled, this is a color that transcends seasons and would be a perfect color year-round. The lovely Grace Willow Oliver Jacket is a perfect example of this.

Style this Pantone color with a rich brown shade or with a jewel-toned teal to take things to the next level.

Fall Fashion Forecast

There is so much more of this to come, so make sure you follow us on our social platforms, as well as download our Queen Anna Fashion App in the iOS Store or Google Play Store and subscribe for notifications for the most up to date information we are putting out.

If you are looking for a capsule wardrobe like this personalized for you, the stylists at our Fashion Concierge Service at One Posh Closet can curate a specialty lookbook just like the ones above but specialized just for you. Between our fashionable collection at Queen Anna and the skills of our stylists in-store and at One Posh Closetwe can make 2020 your most stylish year yet.

Click here to get started with our stylists now. 

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From The Desk of Our Founder

From The Desk of Our Founder

As I write this blog, my body is still recouping from our memorable Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Virtual Venue Experience weekend. It was such an honor to partner with so many Black-Owned businesses, both locally and nationally. The much-needed conversations that we had and shared with others in such a safe space allowed others to hear Black businesswomen and entrepreneurs' hearts and listen, learn, and grow from their experiences. If you happened to miss the event, we have the entire event available for replay here.

elevate & Amplify

We take pride in aiming to listen and hear the things that are most pressing to our clients. We strive to position ourselves as a resource for women of all walks of life-related to Fashion & Style, Culture, and Philanthropy. Being a business owner, I understand the need to deliver authentic content that is valuable to you. You have so many people and things fighting for attention. I don't want Queen Anna to be just another brand that tries to sell you clothes and filling your inbox with random promotions. That does nothing for you and is also a waste of time for us as well. We want to speak your language by speaking to your fashion needs. 

September Focus

For September, we are focusing on the many transitions that are taking place right now and support you by giving you content to assist you in those transitions. Whether it is going back to school, homeschooling, working from home, balancing a closet change, whatever it may be, we will be delivering the content that will support you and hopefully bring value to your lives in some fashion (no pun intended).

As you continue to navigate your version of the "new normal," our team here at Queen Anna House of Fashion will continue to navigate it with you. We want to be the brand you look to for authentic conversation on all things fashion related, knowing that whatever the content is, that we curated it with you in mind. Check out the latest episode of The Royal Report to hear more on our Fall Fashion Trend Inspo for 2020.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 

This month, we will also be spending time highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month and the impact that this nationality continues to have on the fashion industry. We so often go through life experiencing things and appreciating things without thinking about the person or people responsible for creating that brings you so much joy. 

For that reason, we will be highlighting Hispanic Heritage and their culture and the many ways that they continue to impact things that we have come to know and enjoy in the fashion world. 

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Another aspect of life that can be troublesome around this time of year is transitioning wardrobes. Regardless of whether it is too many clothes or the feeling that you don't have enough, it can be challenging to navigate either way. We offer the services of our luxury fashion concierge service One Posh Closet regularly but never like this. If you spend over $150, the items you purchase will automatically be styled and sent to you in a virtual closet.

One Posh Closet

Check out an example virtual closet here for an example of what can be done for you. Aiming to combat any post-purchase mental blank on how to style the things you purchase. Our goal in adding value comes from allowing you to take photos of things you currently own and then upload the images into your virtual closet. Your stylist will make outfits with your current wardrobe in your closet that you own. Insane right? I know. 

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 In closing, "as the world turns," and things continue to transition in your life and around you, I encourage you to think about yourself. As women, we usually put ourselves at the end of the totem pole. Now is the time to recall the flight attendants saying, "put on your oxygen mask before helping others."

It is ok to take care of yourself, just like you would anyone else. So with that, my friends, I am closing out letting you know that we are here to help support you woman to woman and remind you to remember your mask...your oxygen mask (and your N95 too!).

Until Next Time, Bye Bye Bye!

😘😘 XOXO,

~Nicole

 

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Black-Owned Men's Fashion Brands To Shop Right Now

Black-Owned Men's Fashion Brands To Shop Right Now

August is Black Business Month and each week we've been highlighting a variety of Black-owned brands and businesses. This week we're shining a spotlight on menswear. 

Whether you're shopping for everyday menswear or a luxurious suit, GQ put together an amazing list of 60 Black-Owned fashion brands and clothing stores that you should shop now and always.

Then next week, discover, shop and engage with even more Black-Owned businesses during our elevated virtual venue experience, Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Experience. Over the course of four days join us for an elevated virtual experience with Black-Owned businesses from all over the US, and have the opportunity to take part in:

  • Workplace-based diversity and inclusion breakout sessions
  • Virtual networking events
  • Shopping, Health and wellness demos, and more!
  • VIP Virtual swag bag

Learn more about Elevate & Amplify and get your general admission and VIP tickets here

Photo: Angela Weiss / Getty Images

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Silhouettes of a Woman: The Ladies of Silhouettes of the City

Silhouettes of a Woman: The Ladies of Silhouettes of the City

Since we launched Silhouettes of a Woman we have been spotlighting the beautiful women that make up the movement. This month we'd like to share a group of amazing women who participated in our Silhouettes of the City fashion show, multiple Queen Anna House of Fashion photo shoots and so much more. Please say hello to these incredible ladies!

 

Name: Nicole Brown

Occupation: Software Engineering Program Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Me, then daughter, sister, friend, mentor, multi-$M detail manager, and artist

How would you describe your ideal style? 
My ideal style is imperfectly me...

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is an imperfect representation of my mood at any given moment that takes me from the gym to a gala and everything in between. So, whether I'm in my J's or 120 mm designer pumps, I'm comfortable. It displays creativity and attention to detail. 

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love that I embrace all parts of me, which allows me to love from a place bigger than me and be authentic in all situations.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
What I'm currently wearing...

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Name: Tara Stone

Occupation: Banking

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Mom, encourager, singer, teacher and business woman

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as sleek, tailored, crisp, edgy and business couture. 

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is a mix of edgy and tailored.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love my height!

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
Everything!

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Name: Pam Milliren

Occupation: VC Operations Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Mother and friend

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as Jennifer Aniston mixed with Victoria Beckham and a bold edge. 

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is super casual with a Queen Anna House of Fashion twist.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love my personality! I'm very easy going. 

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
All of my purchases! One of my favorites is my grey ABLE jumpsuit.

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Name: TaMica Tody

Occupation: Project Coordinator and Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Mother of five (5) human beings, daughter, sister, boss-babe and artist

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as unique, sexy, comfortable and stylish, of course!

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is all of the above. I definitely wear what speaks to me and what I feel good in.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love that I am comfortable in my skin and with myself.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
Everything! Shoes, a Fifth Label dress, and lilac coat. Up next, a white jumpsuit and a silk, lilac wrap dress - I hope!

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Name: Hillary Kline

Occupation: Senior Public Relations Specialist, On-Air Host, Emcee, Beauty Expert

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Curvy, Tall and Genuine

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as classic and minimalistic. I really love flowy pieces with statement accessories, too. 

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My style is a mix of colors and prints, but my signature style is and always will be, accessories. I feel out of sorts if I'm not rocking some sort of accessory. I'm a big believer of the phrase, "The bigger and bolder the better!"

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I really love my tenacity and my willingness to branch outside of my comfort zone. We oftentimes get stuck in our own ways and get complacent and I vow to myself to not do that. I continue to try to break the mold and crush stereotypes, all while being (and staying) authentic in who I am.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
Definitely my new Rachel Zoe bag from One Posh Closet. It's so hip and stylish. 

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Name: Karen Preston-Cornelissen

Occupation: Nutritionist, Hospital Business Manager Nutrition

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Wife, mom, employee and self-employed

How would you describe your ideal style? 
I would describe my ideal style as J-Lo. I love her entertaining and daring fashion sense that's fun and fearless.

Now, what’s your style actually?... 
My actual style is sexy, elegant, and/or feminine edgy.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you? 
I love that I believe in myself.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna? 
My favorite purchase is my Allen Schwartz striped set and fun shoes too!

silhouettes of a woman karen p.c.

 

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Elevate and Amplify: A Black Business Experience

Elevate and Amplify: A Black Business Experience

Elevate and Amplify Black Business Experience 👑

There have been many Black-Owned Businesses that operated in excellence long before recent public recognition. As we navigate a new normal in the business marketplace, it is essential to continually recognize Black-Owned retail businesses that run their company with excellence even when no one is looking. Black companies deserve to be seen, heard, and met with equal opportunity. We want to create a platform to lift the presence of Black-Owned Businesses and turn up the volume for Black voices in the retail marketplace.

As I was preparing for this blog it was staggering the data that I found as it relates to Black Businesses in America. The Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit research and policy group, sounded alarms in April about the Paycheck Protection Program, estimating 95 percent of black-owned businesses and 91 percent of Latino-owned businesses were tiny companies with slim chances of receiving a loan in the initial round. Most of those companies are the owner’s primary source of income, according to the report.

"Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Experience" was created to provide an accessible platform for all to experience Black- Owned businesses and services as well as allow for consumers to utilize these businesses as resources to fulfill their potential business or professional needs. This unique event will also be a resource for consumers as it will allow for them to gain access to a diverse group of businesses, their unique offerings as well as needed learning opportunities in breakout sessions that will be available within a VIP ticket purchase.

Thursday, August 27th through August 30th, join us for an elevated virtual experience with nation-wide Black-Owned businesses.


General Admission: FREE

  • Grants you access to all vendors virtual shopping booths.

VIP Ticket $50:

  • Virtual Swag Bag made up of free digital gifts from vendors and sponsors.
  • Access to workplace-based diversity and inclusion breakout sessions
  • Virtual mixers
  • Recording of the entire experience and the breakout sessions.
  • Shopping, Health and wellness demos, and more!


Break out sessions Included with VIP Ticket:


Thursday, August 27th

"The True Meaning of Diversity & Inclusion with a certified D&I Specialist."

Included with VIP ticket

Join us our DE&I Specialist as they unpacks what it truly means to incorporate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your business, or organization.

People need new ways to think about and talk about diversity. Leaders need new skills to enable equity and inclusion in the workplace. And organizations need scalable ways to ensure that their diversity & inclusion initiatives avoid common mistakes and are solid and sustainable. 



"Amplifying the Experiences of Black Business Owners in the Twin Cities" 

Come out and hear what these Black entrepreneurs have to say about owning a business in the Twin Cities and their experiences of own triumphs and challenges and how they pull on their community as they strive for success as a Black business owner. Learn how you can do your part to support, uplift, and recognize companies right in your backyard. 

Join us as we hear from Black Business Owners in the Twin Cities as they share their realities and experiences "Owning a Business While Black."


 Saturday, August 29th

"Opening the Door to Uncomfortable but Necessary Conversations Round Table w/ Nicole Jennings."

Included with VIP ticket

Join the Owner and Founder of Queen Anna House of Fashion as she has a live roundtable on ways to properly engage in uncomfortable but necessary conversations surrounding race in the business setting.


Sunday, August 30th

"How to Create Impactful Allyship in Business"

Included with VIP ticket

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Black business owners as we answer a question that is being talked about around the world; " How to be an Ally" and doing so understanding what goes into being an impactful ally as it relates to business .

 

Be sure to join us for the first of many Black Business Experiences hosted by Queen Anna House of Fashion.

"Elevate & Amplify: A Black Business Experience"

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Empowering Graphic Tees can Elevate Your Mind

Empowering Graphic Tees can Elevate Your Mind

So much has gone on in 2020 and now we are into the second half of the year. I feel like the snow just melted and my humans just got out of school. In actuality my kids are (potentially) going back to school in less than 30 days, I am 75% through a brief summer due to COVID and being in the house and have not left the state of Minnesota in so many months I have lost track.

I think of the sunlight as this beautiful thing that makes the earth warm, helps flowers grow, and keeps me sane. Literally. I love waking up at 5 AM when the world and my house are still (and quiet) and I can enjoy the sunrise and find my center and intention for the day.

If the later doesn't occur, my day has a habit of finding a way of spiraling out of control and I go to bed feeling unaccomplished, regardless of how many fires I put out in one day.

When it came time to evaluate the current inventory assortment that we have available in Queen Anna, that is when I took the opportunity to incorporate empowerment t-shirts because I knew that given the day I might need to be reminded of one or all of the sayings on the shirts. Plus, if for some wild reason they haven’t appreciated the way that I appreciated them, they would still be great to look at hanging on the wall, any time of the year; but who am I kidding, that would never happen (would it?👀)

Resilient Tee

Between the empowerment graphic tees for daily and fashionable reminders about how resilient you are and what a phenomenal woman you are and the sequin masks to stand in for the sparkle from the sun on the days its none existent, I think we women are covered through the end of the year and we can look forward to starting 2021 out with a bigger and especially better start on the year.

By no means am I saying the year is over or throw in the towel (you all know that is not in my DNA) I just know how many of us had goals set for the year and how a New Year generally is equated to a fresh and clean start, and if that is you then our latest graphic tee and sequin mask collection is here to fill your joy reservoir until then.

I'm Gonna Win Tee

I believe that even though the year hasn't been what many of us had originally envisioned I am still able to find silver-linings woven throughout the entire first six months of 2020. Navigating life is 90% about your mindset and 10% of anything else you need to make it through. I have found myself reflecting on the things I played a part in and things that were out of my control and the difference in how I responded to the various situations regardless of how big or small always boils down to how I chose to look at the situation.

With the recent shift in listening ears to the voices of people of color, I have had the honor of telling portions of my life experiences as a Black Woman to people who really want to know how they can help and to others who want to unlearn what they once knew as normal in hopes of changing their mindset and outlook on the world around them; which has been wonderful.

With August being Black Business Month, we have decided to create yet another platform in which we will be Elevating and Amplifying not only Black Voices and Experiences but Black Businesses too!

Elevate & Amplify

So many people are being more thoughtful about where they are spending their resources and want to be more strategic in partnering with Black businesses but not sure how to start those conversations. Elevate & Amplify will be doing that and much more. I have been explaining it like a Black Business Marketplace meets Diversity and Inclusion Forum meets Networking, put into a Queen Anna House of Fashion blender, and then packaged with an elegant gold wrapping paper and a big red bow🎁.

We will be putting more information out within the coming week, but for now, make sure to hold space for us in your calendars because you are not going to want to miss the opportunity to surround yourself with these innovative and excellent Black-Owned Businesses.

Stay tuned! And until next time! Bye-Bye❤

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The Sisterhood of Queen Anna House of Fashion

The Sisterhood of Queen Anna House of Fashion

Queen Anna House of Fashion has always strived to build a community of strong women, a tight-knit sisterhood that includes the brands we carry, the stylists, and of course our clients; all of these crucial parts make Queen Anna House of Fashion what it is today.


This week, Queen Anna House of Fashion is continuing to celebrate women through their iconic style and talents. Hidden Figures, the inspirational story of three brilliant black women, Katherine Globe, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan who worked for NASA, and played a crucial role in the 60s American-Soviet space race.


The film follows racial and gender-based tensions in the workplace that the three hidden figures must overcome all while working in a segregated wing of the space station. It’s unfortunate that we haven’t learned about these women in our history classes; which is a part of the reason they are dubbed “hidden figures,” but Queen Anna House of Fashion is excited to help change that narrative and shed light on their incredible accomplishments but also some of our favorite looks worn by the strong actresses who play these three astonishing women. But first, let’s get into some of our favorite strong female business owners and brands that we are proud to carry and call a part of our sisterhood. 


Tah Bags is an exceptional handbag line that is one of our favorites at QA. Not only do they craft their bags using high-quality leather with solid brass details, but they also offer a lifetime warranty on all of their products; that’s how much they believe in their product! Owner, Angelina Marie, designs and produces all of her products, which is the definition of a boss lady! She has fine-tuned her designs to emulate a combination of quality and functional design while offering a durable product that stands the test of time. Versatility is also at the forefront of the Tah Bags designs, as many of the bags come with additional and convertible straps that allow for multiple uses. We love the message behind Tah Bags and the products they craft, they have definitely become apart of the fabric of the sisterhood at Queen Anna House of Fashion.

Maison de Papillon is another woman-owned brand that Queen Anna House of Fashion is proud to carry. Maison de Papillon is a collaborative luxury clothing line started by Danielle Salinas and Shriya Bisht Misra that is centered around effortlessly chic clothing designed to transition from travel and loungewear to ready-to-wear; all while keeping in mind their mantra that simplicity is the ultimate luxury. Maison de Papillon is one of the top brands amongst our clients as they offer clothing crafted in luxury textiles like silk! Maison de Papillon has become an integral part of QA’s sisterhood, not only because of their beautiful clothing but because of their women empowerment message that the QA team so deeply believes in.

The core idea of sisterhood is perfectly displayed through the three women of the Hidden Figures film, and we are excited to share the looks we recreated using iconic looks of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Octavia Spencer who star in the film.

The first two looks feature pieces from Inclan Studios, including the Morgan Dress and the Paola Maxi Dress. The last look includes a skirt from another one of our woman-owned brands Tayor Jay paired with a simple And Comfort button-down top. Each actress from the film has their own flair, yet they all exemplify a fashionable finish, just like the sisterhood here at Queen Anna House of Fashion; we embrace the differences and diversity among our clients, which makes up the unique mosaic of women. The sisterhood of strong inspiring women is what fuels our brand and the mission behind it; to empower women to look, feel, do, and be better.


Shop the exclusive Hidden Figures looks as well as all the other recreated looks of our iconic women online, in-app, and in-store. Also, take advantage of our buy-one-get-one 50% off promotion on all of our full-price merchandise through July 31st. Don’t forget that you get free shipping on all orders over $50 & free returns! We’ll see you next time on the Style Mark Blog.

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