5 Things To Love

5 things I’m loving right now….

1) Art on the Street- I love how these tiny Gnomes are popping up all over the city in unexpected areas, here’s one I discovered. So cute!

Gnome Art

 

2) Bright Prints- I’m loving all things Mara Hoffman lately, such gorgeous prints & amazing accessories, I love the whole collection for Spring 2014.

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3) Throwback- not sure why, but totally thinking about the 90’s lately…who remembers these girls? I SO wanted to be like Naomi or Christy….they always seems so strong & so beautiful. Such a cool photo & looks like it was shot in Soho where I grew up.

"The Supermodels" Vogue Magazine UK 1990
“The Supermodels”
Vogue Magazine UK 1990

4) The Met Gala Red Carpet 2014- these are my favorite dresses seen at the Met Gala…I loved all the subdued colors mix with the occasional pop of a bright yellow, fuschia or red.

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry
Suki Waterhouse in Burberry
Olivia Munn In Diane Von Furstenberg
Olivia Munn In Diane Von Furstenberg
Blake Lively in Gucci
Blake Lively in Gucci

 

5) Summer- lately it’s been HOT here in California, so I’m loving the idea of future beach days!

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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……

A Sunny day in San Francisco


This past weekend we went to the new opening of the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco. (formerly Zeum)
http://creativity.org/
What an amazing place! I’m not sure who had more fun, me or my 4 year old daughter? …..I just love to go to well designed places with amazing interiors….I am most happy in a beautiful, fun atmosphere with my family. If you can, you should check it out, there are so many great interactive things to do! Kids get to dress up in costumes, perform & sing, create their own videos (complete with green screen), do puppet shows & create music & animation.


monster mobile


cool stairway


playing dress up


glittery drum circle


puppet show


I need this in my office

It was a fun day!!

Heading North

Team Juliette Sunshine has headed North….as in my family & I are now setting up shop in Northern California for a while…..and having fun exploring new territory in the Bay area. Here are some interesting things we have seen in our travels…..

Street Art
I Love Flowers
Pretty Days
More Than Palm Trees

Things are much less hectic here & a lot “greener” than LA and you can actually walk here! Lately I have had a little bit of time to reflect on the whole process of developing a new business and feeling like I want to get back to where I first started, making more unique & one of a kind pieces & getting back to the hand-crafted vibe I originally started with….I love when the whole collection looks special & exciting, and after much experimentation with different looks for the company, I’m just not so sure that adding the basic designs & creating such big collections are really me or the look I wanted for Juliette Sunshine after all……once you start doing the trade shows & having sales & doing production, it’s so easy to get caught up in what other people think you should do or what you think buyers want to see….but at the end of the day, if you’re not really doing what you want & what you love & believe in, what are you really doing, anyway? I have so many ideas all the time, but there are only so many hours in each day and there is just so much to do- so why not just focus on what you love, right?


Custom Tom’s Shoes handpainted by a local artist

So, here’s to new beginnings & happy travels! Cheers & see you soon