Featured Designer: Maison Rabih Kayrouz

May 19, 2014

Born in Lebanon in 1973, Rabih Kayrouz left his home country at sixteen to study Paris fashion. Drawn back to Beirut after only several months’ work experience in the ateliers of Dior and Chanel, he founded his own small fashion house in 1997, serving a highly-exclusive collection of clients. This selective venture lasted eleven years but Paris called to him again. He had never ceased dreaming of creating his own “made in France” ready-to-wear label; and the Maison Rabih Kayrouz was founded. Supporters have praised the poetry of his approach and the way he conveys emotion and rigor through the architecture and construction of his garments which was apparent in his Spring2014 collection, see a few looks below available now at our Julianne CA location!

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

(Skirt available at JulianneCA call 805-969-7100 for more info)

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

(Dress available at JulianneCA call 805-969-7100)

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

(Top available at JulianneCA call 805-969-7100)

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

(Top available at JulianneCA call 805-969-7100)

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 05, 2014

Mother’s Day is only a week away and if your looking for that last minute gift for your special mother, grandmother or wife, check out these fun pieces that are guaranteed to impress that special woman in your life!

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Jason Wu blouse, Rupert Sanderson white sandals, Janis Provisor Jewelry earrings, No 21 floral skirt, Dianora Salviati scarf, Yves Saint Laurent clutch, Rupert Sanderson gold sandals. Call Julianne for more info 805-969-7100

 

 

 

Lets Talk Wedding Guest Outfits

May 01, 2014

For many of us, the months of May, June and July are filled with one or more weddings. Whether those events are formal, casual beach or sunny garden soirees, you’ll still find yourself wanting the perfect dress. We’ve all been there and know that dreaded pressure to find the right pieces to wear, but hey, that’s what makes weddings so fun, right? Well, that and celebrating the love and devotion of two cherished people, of course. Here’s a little guide we put together to help you get started!

1) The Black Tie: Try separate pieces as a fun alternative to a gown. The best part is that each piece is so special you can always find other occasions to wear them again! (Maison Rabih Kayrouz top, Janis Provisor Jewelry, Saint Laurent studded heels, Carolina Herrera ball skirt)

Wedding inspiration

 

2) The Garden Wedding: You can never go wrong with a bold print! We also recommend a chunky heel for those of you who don’t want to end up sinking a stiletto into the grass. (Mary Katrantzou dress, Lanvin clutch, Rupert Sanderson sandals, Janis Provisor bracelets)

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3) The Beach Wedding:  We chose to go with something a bit more relaxed and less fitted here. Chances are, if it’s on the beach, it will be hot! We gave you two options for this tricky occasion that both include a short chunky sandal for walking on the warm sand. (Rick Owens dress, The Row clutch, Lanvin sandals)

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(Below: Nina Ricci dress, Perrin handbag, Lanvin Heels)

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Spring Fling

April 01, 2014

Springtime is arguably the best time of the year. This natural transition brings with it sunset walks, picnics, and beach days. Here in Santa Barbara, the changing of the seasons isn’t quite as bold as in other locales, but when the days grow longer we inevitably find excuses to spend our free time outside. We’re constantly looking for the perfect flirty spring pieces to update our wardrobes with…lightweight dresses, short skirts, and bright colors are what come to mind. With our newest arrivals from Sophie Thallet, Erdem, Dries Van Noten, and Lanvin, even those of you suffering that enduring Northeast winter will find a reason to search out the sun.

Spring Fling

KaufmanFranco jumpsuit, Sophie Theallet skirt, Lanvin top, Mary Katrantzou skirt, Mary Katrantzou dress, Erdem top, all available at Julianne. For more information call 805-966-7100

 

 

In Store Now: Dries Van Noten

March 22, 2014

Head over to one of our two locations to check out our new arrivals from Dries Van Noten. We are seeing sophisticated florals for spring that we just can’t get enough of!

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