Hope you had the happiest of New Year’s celebrations…..! I know many people were happy to say farewell to 2016 & it’s always fun to have a fresh start again. I know that for me it was a great year in many ways but also had some ups and downs and bittersweet moments, but that’s what life is all about isn’t it? Each day is a new chance to start again and keep on moving forward….& I’m so excited for 2017 and the chance to keep on pursuing all my dreams….
Speaking of dreams, I have not been very active on this blog lately as the kids are growing up and getting older now & I’ve been so inspired by Women’s Wear Design & Trend Research lately as that is what I originally focused all my time on before I became a Mom. It’s been fun & exciting to get back into it & to figure out how to blend all my interests & passions together with my family life.
In 2017 I plan to challenge myself not to give up on any creative interests that I have and not to ever feel like there’s not enough time for everything because if you really plan things out, there’s a way to squeeze it all in at the end of the day, you just might have to wake up a little earlier or watch a little less TV! What are your goals for 2017?
Here are some of my favorite images from
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It’s been so exciting to be back on the East coast & the kids are really enjoying their first real fall experience since moving to NYC from California. We’re loving all the pretty leaves and beautiful colors and getting super excited for Halloween! Speaking of Halloween, I was surprised by all the beautiful front stoop decorations in Brooklyn and all the cool decorated pumpkins, ghosts and skeleton decorations everywhere. Seems like you don’t need to be in the suburbs to get the full Halloween experience and there’s been a ton of amazing events going on here in the city for kids and adults alike. On a side note: also loving all the colorful street art everywhere (perfect for inspiring Instagram photos….)
Here’s some of my fave seasonal photos we posted on Instagram lately.
Hope you have an amazing Halloween & fall season.
Happy Friday! The kids and I have been enjoying this summer so much so far! Between the beach, pools, sprinklers, outdoor concerts & gorgeous public parks, there’s tons of things to do & see here in the city.
When my daughter and I happen to have a rare free day together that’s just the two of us, we like to do a “girls day” by going out to brunch in Brooklyn, heading to Soho for mother daughter shopping or stopping by the park to enjoy some time in nature.
Here are some pics of our latest adventures & what we wore……Happy Summer!
A MOTHER DAUGHTER BRUNCH DAY
Right now we are loving cool & comfortable summer dresses in bright colors & fun floral prints…
Taking silly pictures & discovering Sunflowers actually grow in Brooklyn!
…..and hanging by the lake in Prospect Park!
DAUGHTER STYLE: custom made dress/ Juliette Sunshine
MOTHER STYLE: off the shoulder dress/ Zara jewelry/ Marisa Mason sunglasses/ Prada
#1) Flip Flops: One of my favorite places to be on Earth is the beach! I just love the sun, the sand, the ocean….While just about any beach will do for me, what’s so fun is just getting to wear something cool & casual and when the weather gets hot, I love to put on cute flip flops. Here are my current matching favorites for Mama & Mini’s
#2) Sundresses: When the sun is out and the heat is strong, the best thing to wear is a great sundress! Here are some of my current favorites for a chic summer look:
Emil dress by MISA / Capri dress by PAMPELONE / Off the shoulder dress by TESSORA
All girls dresses by Zara
#3) Ice Cream: If someone asks me what my favorite food is, the first thing that comes to mind is ice cream! What is your favorite flavor?
this is one of the best ice cream places I have been to in NYC : Morgenstern’s
#4) Outdoor Parks: With or without kids, its so fun to spend time in public parks, especially in summer. NYC has some of the best parks & one of my current favorites is by Dumbo in Brooklyn
#5) New Sunglasses: Look out for the perfect shades for the summer! Here are some of my current favorites for YOU:
Women’s sunglasses by Prada / Women’s sunglasses by Coco & Breezy
and for your MINI’S:
Girls sunglasses by Ray-Ban Junior
When the sun is out, your spring summer days are looking bright!
Here in New York City, it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet, some days are cold, some days are rainy and a few days in between have been amazingly warm & sunny. But I just love when it starts to get hot here because you feel so much optimism & excitement in the air!
This summer we are excited about wearing bright happy colors & especially loving the colors yellow & gold right now.
Here’s some spring/ summer style inspiration for a golden state of mind…..(and in case you want to match your looks with your daughter’s…..or vice versa)…..Step into summer with some of our favorite mother & daughter summer looks
- dress/ BB DAKOTA 2.sunglasses/ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 3.coin purse/ BAN.DO 4. necklace/ MARISA MASON 5. tote bag/ ELIZA GRAN 6. sandals/ LOEFFLER RANDALL
- dress/ JULIETTE SUNSHINE 2. sunglasses/ GAP KIDS 3. headband/ J.CREW 4.coin purse/ J.CREW 5. totebag/ J.CREW 6. sandals/ J.CREW
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Sooooo……it’s been such a long time since I’ve posted to this blog. I would love to say that there’s been something super important that has kept me from continuing to write & continuing to post but the truth is that the past few months have just been really about work, family, focusing on change (a big move across country-during a snowstorm!), and rediscovering again what I really want in life.
Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved to draw, to create & to make things and my love for fashion & design began when I was a teenager growing up in downtown NYC. At first I wanted to be a boutique owner, a fashion buyer or an illustrator. But once I went to design school, I knew there was no turning back, I had found what I LOVED. But it’s been a journey of doing different things, designing for different fashion companies & launching my own businesses as well. Not once, but twice….I created my own independent start up clothing companies. The first one was for women’s wear and the second on for girls clothing. I have been so super passionate about both companies and poured my heart and soul into it each time.
But now that my daughter is just turning 9 (!), she’s inspired me to merge my three fashion loves : Women’s Wear, Girls Clothing & Fashion Trend Blogging into one with a new Mommy & Me concept for Juliette Sunshine. I’m so excited about this idea and can’t wait to get it up and running, but in the meantime I will be blogging about everything that inspires us and all our family adventures in the city.
I think it’s really important to DREAM BIG, but also to know that your dreams can evolve as you grow & change. Right now I’m really just rethinking the idea of what it means to be successful, creative and happy. How do you balance it all?
I love to design, create & work hard & right now I’m so incredibly inspired by our recent move back to New York City! After so many years in California, my husband & I made a bold move & decided to move our family to NYC. It’s been amazing to be back here in a place that is just bursting with inspiration & creative energy. As a native New Yorker I’m just loving city life again & all that it has to offer.
It’s here…..Finally it’s summertime! School’s out & the warm weather is in, let the sunny & carefree days and the late nights begin….
This season Juliette Sunshine was re-vamped & we worked on some fun new collections for older girls in sizes 5-12. There’s been so many changes since we moved up to Northern California from Los Angeles, added a new kid to our family & started a whole new life, but I’m so happy to be focusing on the collection again.
I’m excited about the new Juliette Sunshine and lately always bursting with new ideas, new concepts, new plans…. there’s so much to do, so much to create, but only so many hours in each day to actually do it! …..so just trying to embrace the work, taking things step by step and just doing as much as can be done right now…..
Juliette Sunshine Summer 2015 was inspired by tropical vacations, pool parties, garden flowers, retro Palm Springs & Mod Pop stars….Here is some of what inspired the new collections:
Tropical Vacations & Tropical Gardens:
Retro Palm Springs:
Mod Pop & Rainbow Colors:
And here are some favorites from the new collections:
Happy Summer! I’m excited for our new addition: The “Rainbow Unicorn” dress is here. I’ve been working a lot with hand applique and loving how it looks on dresses & tees….
We are starting to get excited for summer & have had our first few days of warmth and sunshine in the San Francisco Bay Area. I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the new styles with city scenes from our local neighborhood as the backdrop. We had a lot of fun shooting photos this weekend by Lake Merritt here in Oakland, CA.
The “Rainbow Unicorn” dress is custom made from Eco-friendly bamboo/spandex jersey & 100% cotton & is now available on our Online Boutique & on Etsy
Juliette Sunshine Girls sizes 5-12, handmade with love in Oakland, CA
Be sure to check out the Juliette Sunshine website, and say hello on Instagram or Facebook!
Excited to announce the new Juliette Sunshine Summer 2015 collection& Online Boutique for Girls & Tweens!
We’ve got a gorgeous new handmade & limited edition collection of dresses, T-shirts & skirts in bright colors & fun prints for the summer season……
……just launched the new website & Juliette Sunshine Etsy shop……….all in Girls sizes4-12.
Juliette Sunshine: Vintage inspired, Bohemian style for Modern Girls
Whimsical Vintage Inspired & Modern Boutique Clothing For Girls & Tweens by Juliette Sunshine. Cute & Colorful Handcrafted Clothing for the Modern Bohemian Girl // One of a kind dresses, tops & skirts// Limited edition pieces for the free spirited
Check out the new sites!
Juliette Sunshine Boutique
JulietteSunshineShop on Etsy
Just got back from a fun filled family trip to Palm Springs. I love this place so much that one of the new Juliette Sunshine Spring/Summer ’15 collections drew inspiration from the bright colors, retro vibe and tropical heat of the Palm Springs desert. I’m finally getting ready to debut the new collection & new website I’ve been working on the past few months.
Here is a sneak peak from the new collection & some photos from our trip for inspiration. We will now be offering hand crafted & limited edition dresses, t-shirts & skirts in Girls sizes 6-12.
Hope you have a beautiful day!