Monthly Musing: Athenian Blue


Style-Architects Monthly Musing: Athenian Blue

Look our Marsala...the {SA} votes have been tallied, and with overwhelming agreement, the 2015 craving for cool blues has ensued. Whether you are spicing up your interior space {like the 2015 definitive color of the year} or looking to add this perfect marriage between grecian goddess and sexy peacock to your wardrobe, now is the time to beat your bests to it! Color is how we express ourselves, from our kitchen walls to our favorite handbag, it speaks in ways in which words can't. We've picked some of our favorite representations of this undeniably chill hue. How will you be incorporating it into your life this spring/summer?

Valentine's Ladies Night Out


The day of love is upon us and if you're not wining and dining with your sweetie, why not spend the night in with your best girlfriends! Valentine's Day is about celebrating with those you love, so what better way to celebrate this lovely holiday than throwing a V-Day soiree with your best friends! Switch it up this year and host a picture perfect Valentine's soiree yourself by making tasty sweets, uniquely branded paper materials, and, of course, fun + festive bubbly cocktails!

1. Come up with a fun and festive signature cocktail for your girls to sip on. Looking for a drink recipe perfect for cupid's Holiday? Try champagne, pear juice, and pomegranate juice!

2. Keep the food light with small bites such as berry + goat cheese bruschetta, yogurt-covered pretzels, red velvet cupcakes, and, of course, your favorite assortment of Valentine's candy!

3. Impress your girls by going the extra decor mile with uniquely branded invitations and paper materials, and pink + red florals to spruce up your space.

4. Keep it interactive and ask your ladies to bring a themed gift {like an inexpensive piece of jewelry, or a pair of cute undies} for a fun gift exchange. After all, who doesn't like getting a little something something on valentines day? Also, nobody likes a dead {and quiet} party,  right? We recommend creating a custom party playlist to keep the spirits high {but make sure to send a copy home with everybody as a little "thank you"}!

Special kudos to our wonderful graphic design team {Kayd, Ashley, + Ashley} for the collateral! We would love to see photos from your girls' night out so make sure to Instagram your Valentine’s day soiree and tag us @stylearchitects!

MN Bride Best of 2015: Vote for SA Weddings!


Minnesota Bride Magazine is now accepting nominations for its 2015 "Best Of" Awards and we would be so grateful if you voted for our super sweet sister company, Style-Architects Weddings! If you are a former bride, have attended a Style-Architects planned event and/or simply love SA Weddings social media/blog inspiration, please submit a vote for Style-Architects as the Best Wedding Planner! No, really, it would mean the world to us!

And, for extra credit, we'd love it if you'd pass this along to your friends and family. All you need to do is...

  1. Click Here to vote
  2. Enter your information
  3. Write-in "Style-Architects" in the Wedding Planner category
  4. Vote in at least 6 categories or your vote won't count!
  5. Know that you are making our team smile!
  6. Forward this email to your friends and family and ask for their vote!

Deadline is March 3, 2015. 

{photo by the talented Photogen, Inc.}

Featured Work: Red Stamp Baby Shower


First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes….you know the rest! Whether you're welcoming a new little someone into your life or celebrating a friend or family member's good news, why not take notes from the best of the best? We teamed up with Red Stamp once again and put together a fun and festive baby shower that makes welcoming a new bundle of joy into your life that much sweeter! View the entire Fall 2014 lookbook {photographed by the amazing Canary Grey} here!

Red Stamp lookbook styled by Style-Architects
Red Stamp lookbook styled by Style-Architects
Red Stamp lookbook styled by Style-Architects
Red Stamp lookbook styled by Style-Architects
Red Stamp lookbook styled by Style-Architects
Red Stamp lookbook styled by Style-Architects
Red Stamp lookbook styled by Style-Architects


DIY Super Bowl Bash


Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, and while we may not all agree on whether the Patriots or Seahawks should win, we can all agree that Super Bowl Sunday is about much more than just the game… it’s about the party {and of course, the commercials}! None of your friends wanting to play hostess this year? Take the reigns! In order to assist you in throwing a chic Super Bowl party, we pulled together some quick and easy DIY printable decor items to add that festive touch to your food + drink.  Ready, set, hike! 

SA Interns Needed!


Style-Architects Digital Project Management Internship

 

Digital Project Management Internship 

Position Status: Part-Time, 30-35 hours
Location: Northloop, Minneapolis 
Salary/Wages: $10/hour

Style Architects is currently seeking a Digital Project Management Intern to join our growing Digital Strategy team. This position will be responsible for implementing social media activation programs and strategies to maximize online engagement around overarching brand initiatives, campaigns, and promotions. The Digital Project Management Intern will primarily partner and report to our Social Media Specialist. We're looking for someone who has the innate ability to craft detailed execution strategies, drive concept to completion and offer solutions across our brand's social channels. 

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with Digital Branding Strategy team to ensure internal alignment of key brand strategies, projects, activations and opportunities. 
  • Monitor and interact with social channels for various lifestyle clients
  • Schedule and track social posts while maintaining weekly content calendar 
  • Manage blog content deadlines, upload posts, and co-create content calendar. 
  • Perform trend research for the industries of fashion, retail, and digital strategy. 
  • Pull social analytics reports and perform high level data analysis
  • Extract key findings to input in monthly client deliverable 
  • Identify process gaps and process implementation planning 
  • Communicating status to Style-Architects team members using clear and concise language appropriate to their needs 
  • Participate in the assessment of project risks and their potential mitigation 
  • Seeing relationships across work streams and coordinating their execution

Requirements

  • An undergraduate college student (in either their Junior or Senior year), pursuing a BA or BS degree in Business, Communications, or related field, or post-grad.
  • A passion for social media, with expert understanding of all primary social media platforms – Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with using either SproutSocial or Hootsuite
  • Experience in rapidly growing and fostering an audience or community
  • A self-starter, action-oriented, with managerial mindset. Someone who requires little oversight and proactively drives analysis and strategy
  • Ability to work efficiently across departments with a variety of individual
  •  Honest and reliable
  •  Highly organized and efficient; keen attention to detail
  •  Available for 25-35 hrs/wk in office
  •  Must have personal laptop

This is a part-time paid position for a trial of 3 months, with hopes to grow into a full time role. 




We are also on the hunt for creative people to help us create compelling content with our digital marketing team. This position would be responsible for supporting our creative digital content team with visual projects and industry research.

Creative Content Internship 

Position Status: Part-Time, 15-20 hours
Location: Northloop, Minneapolis 
Salary/Wages: Unpaid, It is in the responsibility of the intern to work with their school requirements to earn credit

Description:

  • Assist with photo shoot concept research, development and styling
  • Pulling and returning merchandise for photo shoots
  • Trend research for the industries of fashion, retail and digital strategy
  • Brainstorm social media topics and themes for content calendars
  • Assist with design concepts and mood boards
  • Work closely with our account managers to maintain integrity of our brand's, including identity, color palette, and voice

Preferred:

  • copywriting experience
  • Extraordinary eye for shot composition

  • Digital media/prop styling experience

Required

  • Available 15-20 hours per week
  • An undergraduate college student (in either their Junior or Senior year), pursuing a BA or BS degree in Business, Communications, or related field
  • A passion for social media, with expert understanding of all primary social media platforms – Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter
  • Must have personal laptop
  • Organized/keen attention to detail
  • Must have means of transportation
  • Eager and ready to learn
  • Proactive and ability to multitask
  • Forward thinking
  • Great work ethic
  • Ready to have fun!

Please send writing samples and/or creative portfolio and a little bit about yourself to: 

madeline@style-architects.com