The Queen of Kings

Sexy Men’s-Inspired Looks

Edgy. Sexy. Seductive. Confident.

A real woman doesn’t need to prove her femininity with girly style. She doesn’t need a string of pearls to feel sexy. She doesn’t need a lacy top or to show a hint of skin to be seductive. Her confidence and natural sex appeal defines the clothes, not the other way around. She feels secure in collared shirts. People know she’s the boss in fitted suits. No one tells her “no” after catching her eye under the rim of her hat. She doesn’t give herself away because she doesn’t need to. She’s the queen of her universe and everybody knows it, because with menswear, it’s all about owning the look

Photos by Jeff Hobson

A Dash from City Lights

Charles Gray London, Mini Houndstooth jacket ($248); Nordstrom charcoal sweater ($198); Milly NY ivory blouse ($295); Lida Baday ful-leg pant ($695); Eric Javits putty style hat ($375); Bronzed by Barse necklace ($250); La Mer Collections’ black rose watch ($98); Nordstrom brand red handbag ($198). Everything available at Nordstrom at Bellevue Square, shop.nordstrom.com.

The Hint of a Smile

Hugo Boss white blouse ($195); Milly black pants ($295); Lafayette 148 New York Shawl Collar coat ($898) and French Connection clutch ($98), available at Nordstrom at Bellevue Square, shop.nordstrom.com.

Color Power

Burberry London, bright caper green coat ($1,295); Vince leggings ($195); Burberry leather waist belt ($475); Tarnish scarf ($58); Prada gray grad sunglasses ($375) and MICHAEL Michael “Vanessa” boots ($225). Everything available at Nordstrom at Bellevue Square, shop.nordstrom.com

A Secret Meeting

Kello double-breasted beige coat ($429); Trina Turk, James turtleneck in cocoa ($134); Trina Turk, “Charlie” tweed pant in cocoa ($261), available at Via Lago, 129 Lake St. S., Kirkland. Eugenia Kim hats and accessories fedora in brown ($325) available at Neiman Marcus at the Shops at The Bravern in Bellevue, neimanmarcus.com/Bellevue.

Caught in the Light

Theory, Scheli jacket ($715); J Brand skinny leg pant in terra cotta ($169); Theory Orencia tie-front silk blouse in nude blush color ($235); Prada sunglasses ($290); Yves Saint Laurent “Tribute 105” pump ($795), available at Neiman Marcus at The Shops at the Bravern in Bellevue, neimanmarcus.com/Bellevue.

The Godfather Pose

Rachel Zoe beige suit ($525); Rachel Zoe pants ($375); Rachel Zoe tie collar blouse ($275); Eugenia Kim hats and accessories’ brown fedora ($325) and Valentino Garavani purse ($1,845), available at Neiman Marcus at The Shops at the Bravern in Bellevue, neimanmarcus.com/Bellevue. Sam Edelman “Peyton” pump black patent ($125), available at Nordstrom at Bellevue Square, shop.nordstrom.com.

Hard Exterior

Mountain Hardwear Tuja Trench Coat ($265) and Patagonia Tranquila leggings ($59), available at REI, rei.com.

Shot on location at Purple

Café & Wine Bar and Lot No.3, Bellevue, thepurplecafe.com,

lotno3.com; Hair and Makeup:

Peggy Reasy, Jamie Reasy

Khalili, Jacquelynn Reasy Woodward, Jessie Reasy

Hagen, Sorella Salon & Spa, sorellasalon.com; Models:

TCM Models & Talent,

Lauren C. and Anna H.,

Seattle, tcmmodels.com.

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