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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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 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
Dress: 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/
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……
The five things I’m loving right now…..
1. Cute Art on the Streets
2. Beach Day Bliss
3. Pretty Little Gifts
4. Late Night Dinner Out
5. Happy Sidewalk Chalk
Hope you have a happy weekend!
Sometimes it’s good to think about the little things in life that make you happy. Here are Five Things I’m loving today……
1: Art & Design Books
2: Pretty Flowers
3: Vintage Dresses
4: Aqua Blue Nail Polish
5: A Pink Balloon
Happy May Day!
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…..
Bumblebee headband: recycled from past Halloween costume/ jacket: Gap Kids/ dress: Juliette Sunshine
DIY scarf: “Handmade”/ dress: Juliette Sunshine/ socks: Gap Kids
DIY scarf: “Handmade”/ jacket: Gap Kids/ top & leggings: Juliette Sunshine/
shoes: Twinkle Toes