And the winner of the Fall Tea Stylista contest is….. Tatum from Eugene, Oregon!
We were so impressed by her distinct sense of style and use of accessories to personalize all her Tea outfits! Tatum describes her style as “fun, colorful, and unique” and she absolutely loves to accessorize her looks with scarves, boots, and jewelry. Her fashion influences are her mom, friends, and occasionally someone or something on TV or in a catalog will inspire her as well.
Tatum will be coming to San Francisco in December for a tour of the Tea studio and a personal photo shoot where she can showcase all her favorite Tea outfits! We’re so excited to meet her and can’t wait to congraulate her in person!
A big thanks to everyone who entered our Fall Stylista contest, we loved seeing everyone’s photos and all their creative Tea outfits!
With much excitement, we’re proud to announce the finalists for the Fall 2011 Stylista competition!
We were on a search for fashion-forward 8-12 year olds to show us their unique style and we couldn’t be happier with the submissions we received! Fashionistas from all across the United States submitted their photos online or by visiting their local Tea retailer. Specifically, these stylish boys and girls created fantastic outfits that featured at least two pieces of Tea clothing.
The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to San Francisco for a behind the scenes tour of the Tea headquarters. Also, the winner will have her own photo shoot where she is able to show off all her fashionable outfits in front of the camera!
It was incredibly challenging to choose since we received quite a few outstanding candidates, but a small group on Tea’s Creative team evaluated all submissions based on the child’s creativity, visual flair, and how much his or her outfit embodied the Tea spirit. After much deliberation, the selection committee chose three finalists and one honorable mention:
From Eugene, OR, 8 year old Tatum enjoys Tea because of the “fabulous colors, unique style, and the clothing is more than anything, fun to wear!”
From Orland, CA, 10 year old Juliana provided us quite a few reasons on why she loves Tea. She told us “I love Tea because I like to draw, paint, and create sculptures and the clothes show my creative side. I can come up with lots of different outfits with just a few dresses and shirts from Tea.”
9 year old, Halle from Reno, NV adores Tea for the “amazing styles and fabrics!”
Fiona [Honorable Mention]
Fiona, from Bozeman MT, is 10 years old and submitted such a compelling story for why she loves Tea. She stated “. I love to wear your clothes because they express my individual style, which is countryside chic. I also love to wear your clothes because I love to travel, and your clothes remind me of our recent family trips to eastern Europe and Mexico. As well as traveling, I also enjoy drawing. Your catalogs and your clothes inspire my imagination to create beautiful clothes for the little girls in my pictures. Thank you, Tea, for designing the most wonderful clothes and outfits!”
A big thanks to everyone who participated in our Fall Stylista contest! Check back on October 28th for the announcement of the winner, which will be selected by Tea’s Co-founder Emily Meyer. Good luck to all our finalists and stay tuned for the winner!
Our second Stylista contest of the year is officially open for submissions! Does your child love fashion? Do they enjoy creating and styling their own outfits? You may want to ask them if they’re interested in participating in our Stylista contest. Winners will receive a trip to San Francisco, and a photoshoot in Tea’s Studio. You can see photos of our last Stylista finalists here, and the winner here.
1.) Submit 1 photo of your child styling at least 2 pieces of our Fall 2011 collection. Have a great time with accessories and props!
2.) Visit one of our amazing participating stores for assistance with styling & photography or take your own photos and enter online.
3.) All entries must be received by Tea no later than 11:59 PT on September 30th.
We are thrilled to announce our Stylista Winner for Spring/Summer 2011. Congratulations to…
We loved Anjelica’s layering of items and her innate ability to play with color! In regards to her own sense of style, Anjelica says:
“I would describe my style as “Funky”. I like to add little extensions of color or feathers to my hair. I love to add elements of earthiness into my style to even it out (something my mother taught me). My favorite accessories are beanies #1. Earrings definitely dress up a look, and I love tons of bracelets. Finger cut gloves from time to time is also something I will do. As far as icons or influences, I will go with Angela and Vannessa Simmons of Pastry shoes and I also notice I pull things from Willow Smith.”
Anjelica will be coming to San Francisco later this summer for a photoshoot and a behind-the-scenes visit to Tea’s headquarters. We can’t wait to meet her!
Announcing Stylista Finalists! What is a Stylista, you may ask? Check back to our post a couple months ago, describing Tea’s search for a young fashion-forward 8-12 year old to show their unique sense of style using pieces from our line. Reaching out through our stores, we asked for fashionable kids to visit their local retailer and style their own outfits using at least two pieces of Tea clothing. The winner would receive an expense-paid trip to San Francisco and a behind the scenes look at Tea’s headquarters, along with their very own photo shoot.
So how did it go? The answer is – it exceeded our expectations! We were so inspired by all the different ways to style Tea. Over 100 stylish kids participated, both girls and boys. Tea retailers went all out, many hiring professional photographers, and one even brought in a teen stylist to help organize the day’s events. The results were astonishing, and submissions were judged by a team from Tea’s Creative Group on the kids’ creativity, visual flair and embodiment of the spirit of the Tea brand. It was incredibly difficult to choose, but we’ve narrowed it down to three finalists:
From Euguene, OR, 8-year old Lilieauna likes to be called Lavender, and says she likes Tea because she can “really express myself in these clothes.” (store: Bambini Eugene, photographer: Tiffany Rosenbrock)
Also from Eugene, OR, 8-year old Chloe says she likes Tea because “It’s very comfortable and cute.” (store: Bambini Eugene, photographer: Tiffany Rosenbrock)
This 9-year old from San Diego states “I like Tea because of its funky artist style and I’m a funky person.” (store: Magical Child, photographer: Corey Villicana)
Thank you to everyone who has participated so far in our first Stylista contest! And thank you to all the stores who participated – we couldn’t have done it without you. Check back on Tuesday May 17th for the announcement of our winner, and stay posted for our next Stylista contest to be launched later this summer.