Summer in the City-Mother Daughter Style

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!

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…..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

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Golden Summer-Like Mother Like Daughter Style

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

Like Mother….

LIKE MOTHER_GOLDEN STATE

  1. 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

 

Like Daughter……

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  1. 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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Juliette Sunshine in the City


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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.

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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?

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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.

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With Love,

       Zoe

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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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

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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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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

Fall ’11 Preview

Even though it’s summer, the new fall season is right around the corner & I’m now producing & getting ready to ship the new collection….This season was inspired by:
Vintage paper dolls
70’s patchwork
Japanese school girls
“Holly Hobbie”
Ballerina dancers

For the fall ’11 season, we mixed bamboo jersey, organic cotton, leftover designer fabrics & whimsical screen prints to create the latest styles….

Here is a sneak peek! The full collection will be available by the beginning of August

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La Vie En Rose

 

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Sunny Days….

I was so happy to find that Juliette Sunshine was recently featured in this very cute blog Modern Kiddo!

And our Japanese retailer, Baby Rose sent us this super cute photo of a model wearing our “Smocked Candy Dress”. Kawaii!

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It is so great to hear it when people love the clothes!