New Blog! New Content!


Brendykins has been upgraded. I started this blog after graduating university to document fun purchases, outfits and other random lifestyle goodies in my everyday life.

But, as all people do, I’ve grown up. And so has the content that I am interested in writing/photographing.

So with that, let me introduce you to….

The Suburban Edit

This blog is brendykins2.o, more fashion, more editorial, more me.

So, if you’d like to carry on with the brendykins family than come on over to the Suburban Edit and continue reading 🙂


Photoshoot: Suited Up

Hey all,

Here is another photoshoot from my time at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design. We were divided into groups of three in which we had to come up with a concept for a “Classics Shoot.”

In this team, I came up with the Calvin Klein styling, the makeup and hair looks and our lighting concept. Below are examples of mood boards to assist the model, photographer and hair/makeup artist in creating the look I envisioned.

I introduce you to “Suited Up.”

Imagine a powerful business woman,

taking on a self-created empire.

Glowing, healthy skin, sharp shoulders, and untamed hair.



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Model: Sasha Pereiraa

Photographer: David Gilby

Hair & Makeup: Bethany Rich Makeup

Concept: Brenda Berkey, Cassandra Seidel, Victoria Sagmeister



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Valentino SS16: An Integration of Cultural Change

Glamour. Sophistication. Italian. Sexy. Red.

All of these powerful words evoke an equally influential image. A brand composed of an obsession over the female form and an appreciation of curves. Valentino Garavani is a man who encompasses class, confidence and sophistication. As a designer, he made incredible patterns that showcased a woman’s shape in an ideal and flattering manner. As a Vogue editor once said, “Valentino was the first to do clothes that really enhanced a woman and moved with her” (Beyfus). With current head designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli using their past accessory design to its best use, the Spring/Summer 2016 runway show incorporated the creative heads best attributes with Valentino Garavani’s. Both Chiuri and Piccioli have maintained Valentino’s heritage through their continued focus on the womanly figure. They utilize shapes that highlight the beauty of the female form- a feature crucial to the Valentino brand.

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