Closet Envy: Tonya Miller, Events Director

Closet Envy: Tonya Miller, Events Director
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 15, 2011

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“I am a bi-athlete, so I run and cycle and I am part of an all male cycling team, so it’s all about the legs for me! In the summer I love to wear shorts.”

MARC JACOBS Blazer
H&M Tank
LANVIN Sandals

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“I’m really into feathers and stars so I typically have necklaces that have that general theme. "

VINTAGE Gold Lariat Necklace

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“I’m into hard edges and tough shapes. Maybe it’s because I live in an urban environment. But I love wearing the shapes we see all the time, and I think I can pull it off.”

NYC Street Vendor Ring

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“I wear a lot of neutral colored sandals in the summer. They are a perfect base for any look!”

LANVIN Sandals

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“I plan events for a living so I’m always looking for pieces that are perfect for parties. This is an outfit I could wear to my event or another one.”

PORTS 1961 DRESS
VINTAGE STORE JACKET
CHRISSIE MORRIS SANDALS

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“I’ve had this jacket for over ten years. I bought it at a time when I was heavily into vintage. I wear this mostly to birthday parties and intimate parties.”

VINTAGE Feathered Jacket

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“I’m not usually a belt girl, but with that pencil skirt it works!”

DONNA KARAN Belt

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“I only wear this ring on my index finger because it didn’t fit my others!”

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“This leather cuff adds to the outfit. When I take off the feather jacket, I am left with a basic, classic outfit so the leather band gives it a little edge.”

NYC STREET VENDOR Leather Bracelet

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“These shoes – they just make you look! They are so amazing! It’s like architecture, but they are comfortable. God knows a shoe this tall should be comfortable.”

CHRISSIE MORRIES Ankle Strap Sandals

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“I’m a total Ports 1961 girl. I’m into structure. I like things that have strong shape and form. It’s a great coat that looks amazing when worn casually too!”

PORTS 1961 Coat

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“This is my first Ports 1961 dress, and it’s actually too big for me! I used to like vintage a lot and it reminds me of a vintage piece – minus the smell! You can’t be anything but a lady in this dress!”

PORTS 1961 Dress

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“I got this cuff two years ago. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but when I’m going out I like to really turn the volume up.”

DOROTHY MIRO Cuff

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“I am a vegetarian, but I couldn’t help but love the stingray leather on these shoes! Plus the neoprene panels on the side totally make it feel like a sock.”

CHRISSIE MORRIS Booties

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“This is my favorite dress in the world. I’ve worn it three times and every time I’ve worn it, a man stops me dead. I wanted to grab it in every single color!”

PORTS 1961 Dress
CHRISSIE MORRIS Shoes

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“I love the leather pockets! If it didn’t have these pockets this would be a kind of basic, but the leather pockets give it a twist. And it’s sexy as hell!”

PORTS 1961 Dress
GUCCI Watch

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“I’ve had this watch since I was about 19. It was a gift from a boyfriend! I can’t believe I actually asked for this, but I used to flip through fashion mags constantly as a teen and was inspired to get one of these.”
GUCCI Watch

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“I’ve had this for two years. I wear this bag strictly for events or meeting my girls on a Friday night or a date!”

CHLOE Purse

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“I do not own a pump. My heels are so thin that nothing like a regular slide-in suffices. I need stuff that’s going to hold my feet in, so I prefer stuff that straps around the ankle.”

CHRISSIE MORRIS Sandals

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“I’ve really come into my own in terms of body and getting into my body and then clothing. I love wearing things that are form fitting without coming across as too voluptuous.”

VINTAGE Cocktail Dress
CHRISSIE MORRIS SANDALS

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“This ring looks like a snow globe. I got it from the Museum of Modern Art. I’ve had it forever. It’s my campy, whimsical ring.”

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Ring

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“I use this bag on weekends to knock around. It’s very heavy leather, so it’s great for carrying a lot of things.”

BODHI Leather Tote

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“I remember wearing these shoes to an event honoring one of our late board members. She was extremely fashionable, so when her husband walked across the room to compliment me on these shoes – I felt honored.”

CHRISSIE MORRIES Ankle-Strap Sandals

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“I wear these with jeans or straight pants. They are solid gold, but in New York City no one reacts!”

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PORTS 1961 DRESS

“It’s not one of my favorite dresses – but it’s like a basic dress.”

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