Monday, October 27, 2014

The Model and the Real Girl

Model: Cristy Ling / Photographer: Rick LaRocca / Hair and Makeup: Sarah Nelson / Dress: WearMena
That beauty in the pic above is Cristy Ling. Not only is she gorgeous and tall with enviable will power and a wonderful tan; but she's fun, intelligent and incredibly sweet. Some people just have it all. 

The gal in the pics below, wearing the exact same dress, is a short carb-aholic who loves to bake and is really proud of herself if she makes it to yoga twice once a week.  hi.  It's me.  We've met. 

We're wearing the Tango Dress. Cristy wore it to a photoshoot. I wore it to my friend's Belle Epoque themed wedding. This dress isn't turn of the Century per say.... but I had just finished it and I HAD to wear it. Wearing next years dress is a major perk of being the designer. Someone has to test them out. Talk about twirl factor. This dress was so fun on the dance floor!

So look, this dress is lovely. Let's avoid the "Who wore it better?" question that the TMZ portion of my brain immediately wants to navigate towards. Fashion should be fun and it should make us feel good about ourselves. It shouldn't make us compare and critique. That is a reminder to myself. The point is: The Tango dress is fantastic on the genetic anomaly we know and love as The Supermodel, and it's pretty great on The Ordinary Girl as well [if I do say so myself]. There's room for all of us in this fashion game. So maybe I don't want to stand next to Cristy while wearing the same dress, but we can still be friends. 

***Update-The new and improved website is live!
This dress as well as all the other pieces from the Spring/Summer 15 collection will be available for Pre-Sale on the website November 3rd-December 15th. 

How dapper does Greg look in tails by the way? Hubba Hubba.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's a Pre-Sale!

Have you subscribed to the WearMena YouTube channel yet? Basically it's full of behind the scenes videos of us getting work done whilst being total dorks. It also seems to be chock full of dogs. I always used to think I was exclusively a cat person, but I guess there's room in my heart for both. Except little yippey rat dogs. Never will I ever understand that nonsense. Also, dogs don't vomit hairballs on your comforter. You know what I mean?

Anyway's that was a little behind the scenes video of our pre-sale shoot. You can reserve your WearMena pieces on our website starting November 3rd!

Thank you to:

Amy White: model/friend/neighbor/musician/dj/master gardener/ultimate bread baker
Rick LaRocca: photographer/friend/[former] neighbor/jake's dad/world-wide travel companion/tennis court nemesis

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spring~Summer Look Book

It's LA Fashion Week so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to share the WearMena Spring/Summer 15 Look Book with you. I had so much fun creating this collection from my little Shedquarters; as I like to call it, in our backyard.  The look book was also completely shot at our house in Highland Park (east side shout out!) with a very fun and very hard working almost all girl crew. There was one boy. You know, heavy things and all... ;-)

The collection is very feminine, it's chock full of florals and it's super romantic. I believe that it's full of timeless pieces that you'll be able to wear for years to come.  

I'm very excited to announce that the entire collection will be available for Pre-Sale from November 3rd - December 15th. There will be some serious promotions and prizes so stay tuned!  

I hope you like it!

Thank you so much to the crew!

Photographer-Alys Kenny
Hair/Makeup- Sarah Nelson
Model- Raquel Santolaya
Assistant-Heidi Spring

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Way Life Should Be.

Summer is over. Maybe if we say that often enough it will make it so. All of us in California would appreciate some rain right about now. I can't even wrap my head around the idea of Pumpkin Spice Lattes when it's 95 degrees out. Speaking of, I just heard that there is a whopping zero percent of actual pumpkin in the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I don't know if that's true but if it is- Hooray Science! When all the bees die off, global warming kicks in to high gear and the once fertile San Joaquin Valley is a desert wasteland; we'll never have to miss out on the taste of freshly grown produce.  We'll be able to sprinkle it on our Corn Flakes because corn's not going anywhere. Now please do something useful with your time, scientists. You can start by making Kale taste better.
I'm wearing the Lu Flyaway Tank-~Spring/ Summer 2015 Collection~ available for Pre-Sale November 1st!
This summer I spent two heavenly weeks in Maine. The air smells like sea salt and pine trees. The coastline is raw and rugged and wild blueberries are everywhere. The Maine accent is sing-songy and peppered with delightful New England slang. Lobster boats dot the horizon and lobster rolls filled my tummy.

  I arrived there all frazzled and stressed; thinking about the work I was leaving behind and it only took about 30 minutes for all of that to be a distant memory. The state slogan is "The way life should be", and I heartily agree. Let's all move to Maine!

Just kidding. We love you California. Just get some weather already. There would be something very wrong with spending Christmas day in a bikini by the pool.