3 Ideas for Wearing Mules

March 12, 2017

There’s a new shoe trend on the block. Mules! They’re everywhere. Our favorite incarnation of this look comes courtesy of Saint Laurent. Our buyers’ chose a style featuring a criss-cross upper and chunky heel perfect for all-day wear. Scroll down for our three tips on how to style mules and shop our buyers’ pick.

1. EMBRACE CROPPED DENIM – There’s no better way to show off your shoes than with a cropped hem. We (and many a street style blogger) are fond of cropped denim with a raw-edge hem. There’s something so “of the moment” about this look.

2. WITH A SKIRT – Style your favorite skirt for daytime wear and keep it from looking too precious with a pair of chunky-heeled mules. Make sure to keep the hem mid-calf or above so your heels take center stage!

3. REACH FOR MENSWEAR – Whether it’s a crisp white shirt or cropped wide-leg trousers, mules are the perfect balance for menswear.

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{Saint Laurent LouLou Mule – SHOP HERE}

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Julianne in Long Island Pulse Magazine

March 05, 2017

Long Island Pulse Magazine recently caught up with our Sales Director/Buyer Randi Newman on her style philosophy, favorite designers and what Spring trends are on the horizon. Congratulations on the feature Randi and thank you to Long Island Pulse Magazine for your support of Julianne.

We’ve included the full article below. You can also read it HERE on the Long Island Pulse website.

{Randi Newman – Sales Director & Buyer at Julianne}

WHEN LUXURY RETAILER JANET BROWN—who brought high-end fashion designers to her small Port Washington boutique for 24 years—died suddenly in 2007, devoted customer Julieann Stark vowed to continue her legacy. The following year, Stark opened her own retail store, Julianne (using the more common spelling of her name), just a stone’s throw away from where the Janet Brown boutique once stood. She recruited Brown’s expert staff, led by her sales associate of 20 years, Randi Newman, who in turn brought long-time customers with her.

Now the sales director/buyer and stylist at Julianne, Newman sees Brown as her teacher and Stark, a former bathing suit designer, as her muse. “Janet was a master who had great insight into women’s fashion,” said Newman, who began her career as an assistant buyer at Bloomingdale’s. “She taught me how to work with clients and gave me a lot of confidence. And Julieann is so elegant with a wonderful aesthetic. She inspired me to step out of the box.”

The customized shopping experience that was Brown’s legacy is alive and well at Julianne. The independent fashion boutique caters to women over 40 who appreciate old-fashioned service and cutting-edge style. “I have an amazing rapport with my clients who come from places like New York, Connecticut and England,” said Newman, who does the store’s buying in New York and Paris with Stark. “I look through all the collections to try to build on [the clients’] wardrobes each season. Whether [they’re] twenty-five or eighty-five, a size two or a fourteen, I am their eyes.”

The store carries high-end clothing, handbags, shoes and some jewelry, but most items are cherry-picked for clients and go straight to their homes without ever hitting the floor. Newman’s memory of their purchases guides her in curating for each one uniquely. “I will mix a new sweater with a dress or a pair of pants they’ve had for four years. There are a lot of women who feel very comfortable wearing an older Chanel jacket. This is a woman who has tremendous self-confidence and is given a high-quality modern piece to enhance it.”

Why would someone want to shop at Julianne instead of Barneys or Bergdorf’s?
It’s off the beaten path. This is solely personalized. It’s a warm, wonderful atmosphere. We want customers to feel like they’re in their own living room. We offer them coffee, food or beverages. In a department store you need somebody to open and close a fitting room. We have the greatest selection of collections. We give them the fashion that fits—whether it’s embellished or practical.

Who are some of your favorite designers?
We firmly believe in [Belgian fashion designer] Dries van Noten. He does not have a freestanding boutique on Madison Avenue. He makes his own fabrics and has a wonderful, modern aesthetic. And Maison Margiela is another favorite of ours. The French line has great style, from a pant that has snaps down the side to multi-patterned sweaters and elegant evening wear. One of the lesser-known newcomers is Sies Marjan. The designer, Sander Lak, has a beautiful color palette. His showroom is in Chelsea and some of the products are actually made in New York City.

What is your go-to brand for a night out?
If one of my clients asked me to style them for an evening out—not black tie or cocktail—Yves Saint Laurent is my go-to. YSL makes the perfect button-down silk blouse…it’s always modern. The tops can be paired with leather pants, stretch pants or even as casual as denim.

What trends are you seeing for spring?
Every woman wants to wear something that’s happy after the divisive election. Sometimes clothing can boost your mood and there are lots of bright colors—like pink—and floral prints. There’s also a lot of fuller leg pants. And seersucker fabric is making a comeback with some whimsical tops and dresses.

Accessories for Spring 2017: Our 2 Must-Haves

March 03, 2017

1. CHARLOTTE CHESNAIS JEWELRY – A protégé of Nicolas Ghesquiere, Charlotte Chesnais brings a fresh perspective to the world of jewelry design. Her designs seamlessly blend art and fashion and are appropriate for any occasion.

{Charlotte Chesnais Petal Earrings in Rose Gold & Silver Vermeil}

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{Charlotte Chesnais Hurly Burly Ring in Rose Gold Vermeil}

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{Charlotte Chesnais Hurly Burly Ring – Available in Rose Gold Vermeil}

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{Top Left Clockwise – Hurly Burly Ring, Double Palm Rings, Neo-Lovers Ring}

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{Charlotte Chesnais Neo-Lover Rong in Silver, Gold & Rose Gold Vermeil}

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{Charlotte Chesnais Double Palm Ring in Gold or Silver Vermeil}

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{Charlotte Chesnais Double Palm Ring – Available in Gold or Silver Vermeil}

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{Charlotte Chesnais Punk Earring in Gold Vermeil}

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{Charlotte Chesnais Koi Necklace – Available in Silver & Gold Vermeil}

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2. DIANORA SALVIATI SCARVES – Dianora Salviati’s scarves are a Julianne cult fave – and for good reason. handwoven in Italy from luxurious cashmere and silk, her scarves are both warm and lightweight. They’re the perfect finishing touch and are ideal for travel.

Scarves – Dianora Salviati

Top – Rosetta Getty

Sunglasses – Victoria Beckham

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Top – Rosetta Getty

Scarf – Dianora Salviati

Sunglasses – Victoria Beckham

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Knit T-Shirt – Dries Van Noten

Scarf – Dianora Salviati

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Top – Rosetta Getty

Scarf – Dianora Salviati

Sunglasses – Victoria Beckham

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Tank – Drome

Scarf – Dianora Salviati

Clutch – M2Malletier

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Knit T-Shirt – Dries Van Noten

Bag – Tomasini

Scarf – Dianora Salviati

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3 Tips for Wearing Pastels

February 23, 2017

1. GO HEAD-TO-TOE – Sometimes simplicity can make the boldest statement of all! to turn heads just opt for a monochromatic look in the hue of your choice. Above, style blogger Blaire Eadie shows us how it’s done in a darling peony-pink dress from Roksanda’s spring collection.

{Roksanda Sibella Dress in Pink}

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{Roksanda Sibella Dress in Pink}

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{Roksanda Sibella Dress in Pink}

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{Sies Marjan Pink Silk Dress}

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{Sies Marjan Pink Silk Dress}

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2. ACCESSORIZE – Liven up your neutrals or tame a bold hue with a soft pastel clutch. M2Malletier’s Spring 2017 collection is perfect for just that!

{M2Malletier Pastel Yellow Suede Clutch}

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{M2Malletier Spring 2017 Handbag Collection}

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{Dusan Striped Pants, M2Malletier Clutch, Paul Andrew Wedges, Dries Van Noten Knit}

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3. PAIR WITH COLOR – Pair your pastels together for a soft-yet-striking look. They’re also right at home with more vivid jewel tones. The choice is yours!

{Oscar de la Renta Sweater, M2Malletier Clutch, Sies Marjan Pants, Alexa Wagner Sandals}

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{Altuzarra Yellow Sweater, The Row Handbag & Knit}

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{No21 Button-Up, Dianora Salviati Scarf, M2Malletier Handbag, Victoria Beckham Sunglasses}

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