Tanya Dempsey - Video & Stills Producer/Creative Director/Fashion Stylist

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Feeling grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I've had over the past several years. Doing what I love, from Los Angeles, to New York, Las Vegas and back. 

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Sonder Living event in NYC

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

When one of my favorite lifestyle clients, Sonder Living asked me to help out with some creative content for their annual Summer Soirée event in NYC, I jumped at the opportunity. I love visiting New York, and although it was a quick trip, it was well worth the hustle and turned out to be such a fabulous event!

Wearing a Victoria Beckham for Target top

I ran into some old friends, including this babe, actress Genevieve Howell whom I've known for several years, back when she used to live in Los Angeles. (If you follow me on Instagram, find a pic of us and you can read the whole dramatic encounter I once had that made me love this girl for life!) 


The team pulled out all the stops to make sure guests had an enchanting evening, where they were treated to a peek at some of the latest pieces from Sonder Living's designers, fun art giveaways, wine and music!

Nylon PR girls with Sonder Living Senior Sales Manager, Jay Krift

We served the delicious Lorenza Rosé, a no-brainer, perfect wine for any summer occasion.


And nibbled on some pretty gorgeous art deco cookies from Modern Bite, almost too pretty to eat!



Here with the New York team Jay Krift, Jared Bond, Kristina Zuniga and Sachette Lindsay



Looking forward to the next one...

Photos by Steven Lake

I have a thing for red (dresses)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see a common pop of color that threads thoughout my feed. When advising friends and clients about their marketing and brand on Instagram, I always suggest a well thought-out color scheme, and a signature color. But the red just sort of "happened" for me.


So I went with it. I love me some red lips, and while I don't wear a lot of red tops, I just counted in my closet and I have a red jumpsuit, two red skirts and four red dresses in all different styles, in all different shades! So I guess it's safe to say that red is my signature color.


And I guess it has been for a while. I still have (slightly torturous) memories of my senior year in high school, when I sang a rendition of Trisha Yearwood's Walkaway Joe (side note, a super young, gorgeous, and unknown Matthew McConaughey plays the heartbreaker in this video), and I, big bangs and all attempted to sing my heart out in a handmade, satin, red dress to my peers to the same song with disastrous results. 


In my defense, our music teacher/piano player didn't quite know the song and we couldn't sync up with each other. It was painfully embarrassing but I suppose it built me some character, and the dress was great (thanks mom) so it wasn't a total wash. Also, my friends decided not to disown me, so that was good.


Perhaps I'm eternally looking for that perfect, red dress to make up for that moment in time. We'll leave that up to therapy, but just let me tell you about THIS dress. It was a FREAKING AMAZING score at Banana Republic on sale. When I say amazing, I'm talking under $25 bucks and I'll wear it for-EVS. Yes, it has pockets, no, it's no longer avail. But find some of my favorite red things below.


What is your signature color? 

Favorite red lipstick - Nars Heatwave
Favorite color-stay drugstore lipstick - Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Mood...

Why I'm addicted to Pilates + my favorite leggings by Jala

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Yep. This is how addicted I feel to my fitness now. It lifts me up. It makes me positive. It makes me strong in spirit, body and mind. Plus, it's fun.


They say that you need to find your addiction, the one workout or class or trainer that keeps you going back for more. I know I've found mine in Pilates.


I look forward to every single class (even on the days when I'd rather stay in bed - I know I'll feel better once I go). The camaraderie and girl time is like no other. Never before have I felt so supported and motivated than when surrounded by these kindred spirits.


Even when our trainer, Tabitha seriously kicks our butts - the pain is so worth the gain and simply put, I'm a lifer now. 


Some tips for newbies to Pilates... Don't get discouraged. In the beginning I found just about every move a struggle. It will get easier. You just have to commit.

Also, find a good, thick mat. (I always score amazing ones at TJ Maxx) Make sure it's extra thick and long.


Another tip? Do yourself a favor and invest in a few new workout outfits that you can mix and match and that make you feel great. One of my new faves? Jala clothing.


Every time I wear these Jala Peak Leggings, people stop me to ask where I got them. They're a little bit of an investment, but anything of true quality is. Also, Jala is offering a promo code of 25% off for Memorial Day with code MD25 until May 31st, 2017!

I also dig the cool tees and other separates from Jala that can be worn while running around on errands, or picking up the kiddos, or let's face it - when you're too busy after a workout to get your shower in right away! (See my last workout post featuring Jala here.)

 

I hope you found some fitness inspiration! Wishing you friendship, health and peaceful happiness.

Use PROMO CODE MD25 for 25% off Jala Clothing until 5/31/17!

Photos by Steffi Neth
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Spring Bedroom Redecorating

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I've been wanting to update our bedroom for sometime now. We have a gorgeous winter duvet set that (let's face it) only gets a solid three months out of chilly weather use in Los Angeles. So I needed something light and airy for spring. I found this bedding via West Elm and fell in love.

The pattern is reminiscent of art deco days and old Hollywood. Sure, it took some convincing to get the hubs on board (but what doesn't? In fact, our biggest marital disagreements fights have all been about interior design. I'm not kidding. But back to bedding...)

I wasn't sure how to mix it up until I was browsing through a fashion magazine and left these two pages open on the bed. Bingo. Pink!




Bedding - West Elm duvet
Pillows - John Robshaw
Pink Velvet Throw Pillow - World Market
Faux Fur blanket - HD Buttercup 
Wall art - Feather Juju Tribal hat 

*Side note - a few years ago I did a silver nightstand makeover, and it's gotten very popular on Pinterest. See the original post here!



I think my room is still a work in progress, and I'll keep layering and playing until I get things just right. Comfort (a luxury mattress is key, visit Leesa Mattresses) and style are the two most important elements. Well, including the company as well. Because after all, moments spent in bed are some of the best. #amiright?

(Mother's Day Breakfast being shared by my pup and my baby girl.)

Have a beautiful day!

What I Wore to Napa PT 3 - Date Night Look with Banana Republic

Friday, May 19, 2017

Woo hoo! It's Friday. We made it. I've been wanting to share this look from our recent Napa trip, and a dress I wore from Banana Republic that I absolutely adore!


I'm totally opening myself up to more color lately, and I think my complexion likes it! (OK, a spray tan helped a little bit, too.) But who knew orange could be so spectacular? Yay spring! Yay almost summer!


I have made it a habit of always checking the Banana Republic sale section every time I pop by. You GUYS, I always score some crazy fab finds. I kid-you-not this dress was marked down to around $20.


I'm all for splurging when necessary, and for totally classic pieces. But if you have the patience to dig through some of the sale rack from time-to-time, I promise you - you'll score.


Super recent finds (which you'll see on the blog soon) include a fabulously loud, hot-pink suit that I'll be wearing to an interior design event I'm hosting (for about a quarter of the original price), and a one-shoulder, chic LBD for $25 bucks that's just begging to be worn to a cocktail party.


Can we talk about how much I want to go back to Napa...? (sob) So fun, so relaxing. Taking in the beauty of the down time when I can get it!

(See some great finds here!)
(Can't stop wearing them, no longer avail)
Check back - I'm trying to find similar earrings for you

Whatever you're doing, wherever you're going this weekend, I hope you find some inspiration to what makes you feel the most beautiful. 

Cheers, 

T x