Modeling Everlane’s Ryan Tee

Jul 28, 2012

As a features editor for JENESEQUA magazine, I have had the good fortune to work with amazingly talented and dedicated women. Recently, the never-tiring editor and founder of JENESEQUA, Melissa Middleton, organized a collaboration with Everlane, an online retail tee shirt company that specializes in making clothing of designer quality without the designer sticker price. With all price points under $100, they eliminate the middleman and can be found only online.

When the assignment to explain “How I Style My Everlane Tee”, I chose a look that would work dashing out to lunch with an editor as well as teaching a class of high school English students. With navy always being my go-to color and nude never a bad color choice, I included a pair of white cropped jeans for the season of spring and came up with the look you see above.

I had the opportunity of modeling a tee shirt from their latest collection – Ryan, and for only $25, I found this navy V-neck tee to be quite comfortable and easy to dress up as seen in my photos or worn more casually with shorts and sandals.

On a beautiful rare sunny day in Seattle, Melissa and four of her editors (including myself) met in the TC Creative studio for a photo shoot with photographer Michelle Moore and make-up and hairstylist Melissa Korn.

From around the country, each editor used their own approach to style to create a look that worked for them using an Everlane tee. From the outskirts of Seattle, fitness editor Nicole Wallace, from New York City, accessories editor Michelle Honig and from Los Angeles, fashion and lifestyle editor Daniela Hummel, each had their own, unique take on how to wear a simple tee shirt. View their looks here.

While we were all there to work, I couldn’t help soaking in the entire experience. I simply loved the views from the studio of a rather quaint street in Seattle, hearing the bustling of people, conversations and traffic and soaking up the sun as it streamed through the windows. It was a fun and productive morning followed by a satiating late lunch at Le Pichet to savor a glass of French rosé and sandwich en baguette before hopping on the plane to head home.

Below are a few images I captured on that day.

 ~The TC Creative space studio~
 ~Accessories editor Michelle Honig consulting with Melissa Middleton and photographer Michelle Moore~
 ~In the foreground, Barney’s make-up artist Melissa Korn preps Daniela Hummel~
 ~Fitness editor Nicole Wallace inspiring us all to work out and eat well as she poses for her editorial~
~The refined, classic beauty Daniela Hummel (be sure to check out her blog Via Los Angeles) being captured for the editorial~
~Founder Melissa Middleton with her dog Jackie O.~
~The regal Jackie O. ~
~After a morning of smiling, sprucing and posing, Michelle Honig, Daniela Hummel and myself captured one last photograph~


10 thoughts on “Modeling Everlane’s Ryan Tee

  1. That outfit looks fabulous, and the colour of that t-shirt is perfect. So much so that I went to the website with the intention of buying one. However …

    I wish some of these companies would realize that plus sized women also want to look nice and stylish and have nice quality clothing in their closet. I was unable to buy anything. Shame.

    1. Jacqui – Thank you for sharing this. I’m terribly sorry this was your experience, and I hope since Everlane is a young company, they will expand their options as well. Thank you for voicing what should not be an obstacle for women who want to look chic and stylish no matter what their size.

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