I think I’ve mentioned before that one of the things that keeps me blogging after all these years is the opportunity to meet and work with fellow creatives. A few weeks ago I had a really fun opportunity to do just that when I modeled in a photoshoot for a locally-based jewelry line, Queen Bee Designs. Georgia Arnold of Gloss and Harbour, who I know through instagram, reached out to me about working on this fun project alongside Anchyi Wei (one of my favorite DC fashionistas) and Chelsea Park-Brouse, a super-talented young photographer. I styled a few different looks (and I can’t wait to share the others in upcoming posts), but I wanted to start with this one since it was shot in one of my favorite spots in DC, right next to the Decatur House. Chelsea did such a wonderful job of capturing the moment and the resulting photos are DC elegance at its best, IMHO.
Alison Priebe, Queen Bee’s designer, grew up in the DC area, like myself, so it was fun chatting with her. She’s been dressing DC’s finest for years (Nancy Pelosi, Ann Romney, and Hilary Clinton, just to name a few) and her pieces have been featured nationally in Lucky, Glamour, and Women’s Wear Daily. All of her pieces are super fun, but versatile, and easily lend themselves to mixing and matching. I love how she styled these two pearl necklaces together for this look – a fun twist on the classic pearl necklace/black dress combo. Her ecommerce site is coming soon so stay tuned, but in the meantime, you can shop her pieces at her showroom in Alexandria, VA or by emailing her directly (details on her site).
Queen Bee Designs earrings, necklaces, and bracelet
Rag & Bone dress (old, similar)
Zara pumps (close match)
Danse Lente bag
Elegant collection! You look lovely in LBD and these stunning jewellery pieces. Ohh that bag is really cute.
This is pure elegance.
I love the total look dear
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You look so gorgeous！ Love this look, so glam and elegant 🙂
Oh wow, you truly do look SO elegant and chic! I love how you’ve managed to modernise pearls in this look.
Beautiful photos. The outfit is great and so ladylike. IT suits you perfect! I love it <3
Meg @ Closet Fashionista
This sounds like such a fun project! I can’t wait to see the rest of the shots!! That necklace is gorgeous!
These are absolutely gorgeous!!
Very chic… and what a spectacular handbag!
You look so elegant and classy! I love this look!
-Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/perfect-chocolate-cookies/
Very elegant look! you look beautiful!
This look is so elegant and timeless! Love the black dress with the pearls!
-Emily | http://www.East91Blog.com
Wow, this outfit is so beautifully elegant! I love the dress, and the jewelry is absolutely amazing!
So elegant and classy, Love this ensemble! http://mariannyc.com/2018/04/11/recap-of-fashion-beauty-news/
Natasha | PALM + PINE
LOVE this dress on you and those slingbacks are such classics!
Natasha | PALM + PINE
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I love reading your posts because I grew up in Alexandria VA!! I would love to visit the showroom. This little black dress is stunning on you and I love the jewelry as well.
You totally should! She has a fantastic collection of pieces in a variety of styles! Thanks lady!
Screams elegance indeed and you look stunning. I love your sleek hairstyle.
This is such an amazing and elegant look. It looks so sophisticated. DC is absolutely an amazing place to visit.
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Dear, you look fabulous! That dress is perfect on you, and you beautifull accessorized it with those gorgeous pearls.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com