Meet Yana B.
Yana B., a native of New York City was born into a life of creativity. With a seamstress mom and a fashionable mortician dad, Yana has always had a passion for style that is authentic, original, and versatile. You’ll find almost an equal mix of sneakers and heels, denim and pencil skirts in her closet with a range of accessories in between. She has a knack for being stylish on every occasion by switching up her style. She still rocks Jordan’s but loves a good stiletto!
Upon graduating from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Communications, Yana went on to pursue a career in fashion buying and merchandising, working for companies such as Belk, Nautica, and Urban Outfitters. In 2014 she moved to Washington, DC and obtained a Master’s Degree in Federal Program Management. Shortly after Style Stamped was born.
Yana B. is the creator of Style Stamped where you’ll find the perfect mix of what to wear to work, after work, and to play. As an active 40+ mom of two, Yana loves to talk fashion on a budget while channeling inspiration from her childhood growing up in New York City. In NYC it was common slang to use the word “stamp” or “stamped” to say something was worthy of approval. This is where the name Style Stamped originated.
Yana wants women to feel confident in their skin and her motto is “Decide who you are and dress the way you want to live”; meaning decide to be confident, decide to be you, and live your best life at all times while dressing the part!
Yana has been featured in a book, “Natural Hollywood” by Jennifer Lord, written articles for Fashion Bomb Daily , appeared on BET.com, and most recently and done video and print content for home builders in the Washington, DC area with her children. When she’s not blogging or working, she loves hanging out at the park with her two year old or watching her teen daughter play Lacrosse.
On a more personal note, at 15 years old Yana was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) followed by end stage renal failure due to Lupus Nephritis five years later which landed her on dialysis. Over 20 years ago, her mother gave her a kidney transplant and she’s been busy loving and appreciating life ever since. You can read more about her story here. She’s an advocate of Lupus and Organ Donation Awareness and volunteers her services throughout the local DMV area and uses her platform to inspire others to feel you can get through anything and miracles do happen.