Summer is Here

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.

fabricsI’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:

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FullSizeRender(7)Mod Pop & Rainbow Colors:

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Local Love

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.

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P1010688rev P1010667rev 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!

Juliette Sunshine- New Collection for Girls & Tweens- Boho Modern Boutique Clothing

Excited to announce the new Juliette Sunshine Summer 2015 collection& Online Boutique for Girls & Tweens!

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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.      js_2015_etsy banner_FINAL

 

Juliette Sunshine: Vintage inspired, Bohemian style for Modern Girls

twitter_final_newWhimsical 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

Meet Me In Palm Springs

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!

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Juliette Sunshine’s Style Shop

Check out what’s trending now on Juliette Sunshine’s Style Shop for Girls….we have unique, vintage inspired designs & one of a kind creations for girls in sizes 12M-6 years…..

https://www.etsy.com/market/juliette_sunshine

Juliette Sunshine Clothing Made For Modern Girls
Juliette Sunshine Clothing Made For Modern Girls

Like Mother Like Daughter

This summer has gone by SO fast & I’ve been crazy busy with the kids since school’s been out. Now that it’s all finally come to an end, I’m thinking about back to school clothes and what my daughter will want to wear this fall.

The funny thing is that lately she been wanting to dress just like me! I never imagined this happening as I was such a rebel child and always wanting to be the exact opposite of my Mom & everyone else. But my daughter, now at 7 years old will sometimes study my outfits in the morning and then run to her room to find something similar, either in color or silhouette. And so far…most of the new fall clothes she has chosen are like mini versions of the things I’ve always worn. Lately we’re both liking a sort of ‘dressed up dolly rocker’ look.

Here’s some inspiration in case you want to match your fall looks with your daughter’s…..or vice versa…..

Like Mother….

Like Mother                 Jacket: Zara / Dress: MSGM/ Shoes: Gianvito Rossi/ Bag: Rag & Bone

Like Daughter….

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Jacket: Mango Kids (similar here) / Dress: Juliette Sunshine (similar here) / Shoes: Zara / Bag: Zara

You might also like this post from my other blog : The Look #3: Enchanted Forest  Fairytale- Rock Paper Sequins

Getting Inspired #10- Enchanted Forest Fairytale

Now that my little boy is 2 (!) and my little girl has already turned 7, I’ve really been wanting to amp up my work schedule & just really get into it all full force again….the designing, the research, the fabrics, the marketing…I love everything about creating new collections & I’m so ready for a re-vamp of the Juliette Sunshine line !

I always had the idea that the clothing line would grow with my daughter and now that she’s officially entered the Big Kid phase, I’m planning on adding a whole new size range. So stay tuned for Juliette Sunshine for Tweens!

In the meantime I’m just getting inspired for what’s next……

Enchanted Forest Fairytale

The fall 2014 & resort 2015 RTW collections were so inspiring. I’m loving this sort of dreamy Enchanted Forest Fairytale theme running through some of my favorite designer’s collections. You can also see what inspired me here on the Rock Paper Sequins blog.

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Little Bohemian Style

It’s been soooo long since my last post! Where did all the time go? Things have been so different since moving from LA and so much has changed. After two solid years focusing every ounce of my efforts and every “spare” moment of my time designing, producing, marketing, selling & shipping my “Juliette Sunshine-Eco-friendly clothing for girls” collection; I decided to pull the plug and put everything on hold for a while. After moving to a new city and with so many changes in our lives, it really seemed like I needed to be fully present for my daughter & to focus on family for a while. The whole reason I had started the line in the first place was so I could work at home, be my own boss and spend more time with my daughter….

What I learned is that designing what you want to is very satisfying and building a company from scratch can be very empowering, but there is really no escape from the long hours and hard work that comes with being a head designer at a company, whether it’s for your own tiny business or a huge corporate company. At the end of the day, you are still a working Mom juggling two worlds & trying to make time for everything. But the truth is sometimes you just have to live it. You gotta do what you want to do when you have the chance to do it and just see how it flows, see how it goes….life is short, after all.

And in between all of this, I’ve been busy with someone new in our world- Kaiya’s little brother Kingston. He is such a cute little guy & it really has been amazing to have this time to build our family.  But…… all this kid time has made me realize just how much I miss WORKING & I miss FASHION….so I started a new style inspiration blog for women called Rock Paper Sequins. I also thought it would be fun to relaunch the Juliette Sunshine blog and have it be the “girl version” of Rock Paper Sequins, focusing on style, trends & curated fashion inspiration for girls……

So here’s my first style post for 2014…..a few things I’m loving right now:

The Little Bohemian

bohemian girls2Dress: Pink Chicken, Headband: Gap Kids, Sunglasses: Selima Optique for Crewcuts, Romper: Mara Hoffman, Sandals: J. Crew,  Nail Polish : Piggy Paint, Guitar: Chasing Fireflies

You might also like: http://rockpapersequins.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-look-2-bohemian-modern/

Getting Inspired #9- BLACK & WHITE

It’s often cold & cloudy here in the San Francisco Bay Area, even during summer, which makes it much easier to mix clothing from different seasons & to start thinking ahead towards the fall trends…..

The high impact black & white trend is bold & classic & something that can be worn now & later come fall. Here are some images to get inspired……

What She’s Wearing: Kid Style

What she’s wearing……..Now that Kaiya is getting a little bit older, her personal style is really taking off…..I love how she puts her outfits together every day & that she loves to wear Juliette Sunshine, it  makes me long for the day I’ll have time to start designing & producing some new collections again…..

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Bumblebee headband: recycled from past Halloween costume/ jacket: Gap Kids/ dress: Juliette Sunshine
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                            DIY scarf: “Handmade”/ dress: Juliette Sunshine/ socks: Gap Kids
photo c       DIY scarf: “Handmade”/ jacket: Gap Kids/ top & leggings: Juliette Sunshine/ 

shoes: Twinkle Toes