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Exclusive Guest Writer: One Posh Closet

Exclusive Guest Writer: One Posh Closet
Queen Anna House of Fashion doesn't just carry the most unique clothing pieces in the Midwest, they also house their own luxury concierge service business. One Posh Closet was created with the intention to provide a service to help busy women on-the-go find pieces that not every person walking down the street owns.  Continue reading

Silhouettes of the City: Fashion Show Recap

Silhouettes of the City: Fashion Show Recap

What a month May has been! Since launching Silhouettes of a Woman we have hosted a women in small business panel, rolled out a client style profile series on our blog and social channels, and executed our first-ever in-store fashion show, Silhouettes of the City, during Fashion Week MN. But just wait... we're just getting started!

It's been three weeks since Silhouettes of the City and we wanted to flashback this Friday and relive the night all over again. Again, thank you to our models (our fabulous clients!), and generous partners who helped make this happen. We couldn't have done it without you. 

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Setting up for the big event!

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The silhouettes creating a silhouette. ❤️

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Gift bags are laid out and ready to go.

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queen anna silhouettes of the city

 The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis prepping the models with hair and makeup.

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Final pre-show run-though. 

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Ready and waiting for the show to begin.

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Our amazing emcee for the evening, Roshini Rajkumar.

queen anna silhouettes of the city fashion show

 queen anna silhouettes of the city

queen anna silhouettes of the city

queen anna silhouettes of the city fashion show

queen anna silhouettes of the city fashion show

 queen anna silhouettes of the city fashion show

Scenes from the show. Our models showed off our latest spring and summer styles.

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The finale featuring our queen, Nicole Jennings.

queen anna silhouettes of the city fashion show

queen anna silhouettes of the city fashion show

Post-show shopping and magic mirror fun!

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How stunning is this group? Thank you, THANK YOU!

 Looking for even more? Check out all the action on Instagram with #silhouettesofawoman

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Silhouettes of a Woman: Lauren K.

Silhouettes of a Woman: Lauren K.

Name: Lauren Kegley

Occupation: Creative Consultant & Business Owner

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Wife, daughter, sister, dog mom, friend

How would you describe your ideal style?
Anything Victoria Beckham wears

Now, what’s your style actually?...
A mix of so many things. It really depends on my mood and the occasion. I have everything in my closet from classic staples like blazers, trousers, and button downs, to sweet and feminine dresses, and even bold modern prints and neon hues. And I confess, I also have a healthy dose of athleisure wear.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you?
My heart. I tell my family and friends how much they mean to me all the time.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna?
My Wish blazers! They instantly elevate any outfit and I can’t even begin to explain how comfortable they are. A closet must-have!

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Silhouettes of a Woman: Yana B.

Silhouettes of a Woman: Yana B.

Name: Yana Bobyleva

Occupation: Designer & Artist

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Clean. Simple. Memorable.

How would you describe your ideal style?
If Audrey Hepburn wore modern sneakers and a Dior skirt.

Now, what’s your style actually?...
Chic, elegant, clean lines, attention to the detail, comfortable, feminine with a pop of color

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you?
My positivity and creativity 

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna?
Chan Luu thin scarves & Co. Copine black striped jacket

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Silhouettes of a Woman: Gabi C.

Silhouettes of a Woman: Gabi C.

Name: Gabi Cacciotti

Occupation: Luxury Concierge Stylist & Operations Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Fresh out of college career woman

How would you describe your ideal style?
LOVE Jennifer Aniston & Lauren Conrad

Now, what’s your style actually?...
Most days I have one edgy component to my look, but other than that, a mixture of casual & chic with the feeling of comfort.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you?
I love my smile / to smile :)

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna?
Bano “Naz” Jacket & Chan Luu necklaces

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Silhouettes of a Woman: Char D.

Silhouettes of a Woman: Char D.

Name: Char Dobbs

Occupation: Manager

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Woman, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Entrepreneur, Friend

How would you describe your ideal style?
Simply bold, modern classic style with a bold twist. I LOVE the style of Tracee Ellis Ross.

Now, what’s your style actually?...
Simply black! Excited to add more color.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you?
I really love ME. It’s taken me a bit to get here, but I AM HERE :-) For my one thing, I love my positive spirit and...my butt :-)

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna?
Velvet Duster by Allen Schwartz and my mantra bracelets

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Silhouettes of a Woman: Nicole J.

Silhouettes of a Woman: Nicole J.

We are counting down the day until our Silhouettes of the City Fashion Show with the introduction of MY personal silhouette. I wear many hats and can become many things depending on the situation, this intro goes beyond my silhouette and takes you into the heart and soul of who I truly am.

Every day leading up to the fashion show you will be introduced to another amazing woman allowing you access beyond the outer shell of her silhouette and giving you a sneak peek into who she really is at heart.

I hope you enjoy getting to know these amazing women at their core, and maybe you love it so much you will want to join us and grant access to someone to get beyond your silhouette.

Name: Nicole Jennings

Occupation: Mompreneur

The Makeup of your Silhouette: Wife, Sports Mom, Entrepreneur, Girl Scouts Leader, Technology Loving Book Worm with a love for finer things. 

How would you describe your ideal style?
Victoria Beckham mixed with Jennifer Lopez-ish mix of classy, sexy, chic with a tattoo sleeve.

Now, what’s your style actually?...
Comfy, casual and chic with no tattoo sleeve.

Tell us, what’s one thing you love about you?
I love my small waist and thick thighs.

What’s your favorite purchase from Queen Anna?
The list is way too long to just choose one but it would have to be one of my trench coats from C/MEO or Allen Schwartz... but then there is also all of my amazing leather pieces from Bano eeMee, I’m so torn...

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Silhouettes of a Woman: Embracing the Realities of Womanhood

Silhouettes of a Woman: Embracing the Realities of Womanhood

Sil·hou·ette

/ˌsilo͞oˈet/

noun

  1. the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.

synonyms: outline, contour(s), profile, delineation, form, shape, figure, shadow, features, lines, curves, configuration

silhouettes of a woman, butterfly

Just as a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, we too transform within the silhouette of each of our female bodies. Any woman that stands before you is presenting the silhouette of themselves to you, as she wants you to see her at that moment.  It is very possible that the core part of who she authentically is, may not necessarily be representative of what meets the eye.

Embarking upon my second year in business in a physical retail location, I have evolved on all levels including being a business owner. I went from being online only, to opening a store, buying clothes and hoping that the community of women like them; transitioning to finding out what our clients like or dislike, and adjusting accordingly.

Queen Anna has THE BEST clients ever, and I have had the opportunity to meet with many of them personally.  Each woman is bringing her own genuinely amazing spirit along with them and each being from all walks of life. Even with their visible differences of shape, size, color or job title, they all had one thing in common, they all want to feel good wearing the purchases they have made, and we want that same thing for them.

Here at Queen Anna, we aim to empower, embrace and encourage one another cultivating a lifestyle that makes a woman feel supported enough to be comfortable with their authentic self, and letting their inner light shine - gracing the world with the fullness of their fearless and bold inherent selves.

No more of just sharing the outline of who you are - let's allow our inner beauty to flow out, to be unapologetically imperfectly perfect, and to be truly comfortable in that.

"Silhouettes Of a Woman" is a movement coined within Queen Anna to celebrate womanhood at every stage of life; tearing down the limiting barriers and mental limitations of shape, size, race, and roles.  

It is easy to share a part of who we are with the world when we’re confident and comfortable with that particular reality including being a wife, mother, daughter and a friend who loves to get dressed up, even with no place to go.

But what about the other parts of me that can occasionally be uncomfortable to share or go unseen by the naked eye of those who know me by my everyday silhouette and not an authentic one?

Like the fact that my arms are a size large and the rest of my top half is a medium making it extremely hard to buy nice tops that fit right. Or how about the fact that as much as I love being an entrepreneur, and confident in my decision making skills to build a brand that positively impacts the world for years to come; I can still struggle with “mom guilt” for not being a stay at home mom like a lot of women I know.

And voila, just like that, someone much different than me in every way just read that and found out that she isn’t the only one who thinks like that and feels that way.

Whatever phase of life you are in within the inevitable evolution of a woman, Queen Anna has beautiful offerings that will fit the need of that particular phase in your life. Mom Boss, Caretaker, Plus Size, or Petite, whatever you identify with, so do we.

You read it here first. Queen Anna House of Fashion is a boutique lifestyle brand, based in the North Loop of Minneapolis, and we are breaking down barriers while simultaneously bridging the gap through fashion.

We are #silhouettesofawoman #inheritthelifestyle

Signed,

The carpooling, book reading, size 10, sandwich making, fashion loving, shoe-obsessed, occasionally hormonal, fearless, foodie, otherwise known as Nicole

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Upcoming Silhouettes of a Woman Events:

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This movement was coined to celebrate womanhood at every stage of life continually. We intend to expose societal imposed barriers and mental limitations we place on ourselves as women. We aim to empower, embrace and encourage one another to be comfortable with our authentic self regardless of shape, size, race, and roles we fill every day.

What the world sees is just the silhouette of who you truly are. We are the #silhouettesofawoman

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