Hello World

August 25, 2015

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Hi everyone out there! Allow me to introduce myself… I’m Sarah and will be working on social media for Julianne. (You’ll also be able to find me in-store!) I thought it would be fun to put a face to the work you’ll be seeing so Amanda, Julianne’s Buyer/Sales Manager, and I put together a quick Q&A for you. You’ll find her questions, and my answers, below.

PS — Be sure to follow our adventures on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. See you there!

Q: How did you get started in Fashion?
A: Looking back I can see now that I was always interested in fashion. As a child I’d take hours to pick out my outfit for school the following day. Instead of taking notes in class I’d draw the “dream outfit” I wished were in my closet. I somehow ended up at film school and again found myself distracted by clothes. I distinctly remember I’d pass the time in one of my graphic design classes by flipping through runway shots!

I eventually listened to the obvious indications and went to FIDM Los Angeles to study Merchandise Marketing. From there I graduated and began working as a stylist and social media manager at a women’s e-commerce boutique here in Santa Barbara. I’ve now found my way to Julianne and am SO excited for this new adventure!

Q: Who is your favorite designer this season for FW15?
A: Ah, it’s hard to pick! I tend to swing from one end of the spectrum to the other. I’m forever in love with the perfect, minimal pieces The Row turns out. I was also very into the clean, futuristic look of Alexander Wang. Those studded accents he did… So good. On the other hand I’m into theatrics and always look forward to seeing what incredibly intricate pieces Oliver Rousteing can dream up over at Balmain.

Q: What is your personal style like? Do you have any fashion icons?
A: More than anything I like to feel comfortable and confident in what I wear. I don’t like to be tugging, adjusting etc. I’m forever obsessed with model off-duty shots and try to channel that same carefree feel in my everyday look.

Q:What is your favorite weekend item to wear?
A: I love a good romper or jumpsuit. They have the simplicity of a dress but are a bit more casual and easier to adventure in!

Q: What do you think is the most versatile item in the store this season? How would you style it?
A: I’m an accessory fiend — so I’ll have to go with our classic black YSL bags. Talk about a buy now wear forever (and ever!) kind of item. They’d pair well with any daytime look but I’d rock one with black pointed pumps, denim and an oversized cashmere v-neck. Cozy but polished.

YSL Black Bag

Q: What was the last movie you’ve seen?
A: Amy, a documentary on Amy Winehouse. Her story was incredibly heartbreaking. However, I think the film did a wonderful job highlighting the woman behind the tabloid drama and focusing on her talent.

Q: What is your favorite SB location or hidden little gem?
A: My favorite spot has to be Loon Point Beach in Summerland. It’s off the beaten path and allows you more privacy than some of the more well-known beaches. I love to bring a book and post up there for an afternoon.

Q: What are you excited about the most with joining the Julianne team?
A: The fact that I can spend my day surrounded by what I love most (fashion) and other people that appreciate it is truly a treat. I’m hoping that by joining the team I’ll be able to let a few more people in on one of Montecito’s best kept secrets!

Tis’ the Season

December 04, 2014

It’s that time of the year again! The holiday festivities are starting to pile up on that calendar of yours and you better act fast to ensure you have a wardrobe full of possibilities for whatever is thrown your way! We pulled a few of our favorite outfits to inspire you…so whether you’re hosting a fabulous party or attending yet another festive gathering, we’ve got your back. We understand the importance of feeling spectacular for the holidays!

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Mary Katrantzou coat // Jill Sander handbag // Cushnie et Ochs // Maison Rabih Kayrouz belt // Saint Laurent shoes

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Ellie Saab dress // Maison Rabih Kayrouz belt // Lanvin black bootie // L’Objet coasters // Elie Saab clutch

Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Report

October 17, 2014

This season, we’re pointing out four trends that have followed us through market.

The first and most prominent would be the ‘70s theme throughout the runways. From disco fever at Saint Laurent to boho chic at Dries Van Noten, we’re getting a healthy dose of flower power. Not to mention Thom Browne: those outrageous floral details cannot be ignored!

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Saint Lauren, Thom Browne, Dries Van Noten

Slouchy looks are also apparent on many of the runways. We feel that Haider Ackermann mastered the effortless look by way of long soft trenches and over-sized pieces tied tight at the waist with a belt. These dramatic, fuss-free looks will surely make you think twice when considering that structured dress. Forget alterations when you adopt this look for spring.

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Haider Ackermann

Every season has a print that’s quintessential with respect to their time of year. For sprig it’s the charming gingham. Although this picnic appropriate garb usually portrays a classic and safe look, these designers had ulterior motives. Thom Browne mixes colors and overlays floral appliqués—creating something much more complex and interesting. Alternatively, Altuzarra adds a plunging neckline and high silt to give some sexuality to an otherwise quaint look.

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Altuzarra, Thom Browne

Last, but certainly not least, I bring you…feathers and fringe! We at Julianne can never resist a good feather or fringe piece, and like we always say, the more the better!

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  Dries Van Noten, Erdem

Indian Summer

September 25, 2014

The Indian summer is in full effect—leaving us reluctant to ponder fall clothing, let alone try it on. Leather leggings, coats and sweaters are about the last thing on my purchase list until the weather cools. So rather than considering the clothing we can’t wear yet, I’ve opted to divert my attention to shoes and accessories—as we can always break out those new fall shoes irregardless of the heat. Check out some of our favorite accessories to curb your appetite while we slowly transition into fall!

 

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Saint Laurent studded heel // Belstaff studded belt

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Saint Laurent Sac de Jour // Taher Chemirik necklace

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Saint Lauret python heel // Maison Rabih Kayrouz belt

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Fortuny jewelry box // Taher Chemirik pendant necklaces

 

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 Darcy Miro oxidized metal cuff // Federica Rettore ebony cuff // Lucifer aqua bracelet

In store now: Fall – Erdem, Dries and Mary Katrantzou

July 25, 2014

Fall has a way of creeping into our lives when we least expect it—riding on the heatwave induced coattails of Summer. The last thing you want to think about is wool pants, sweaters, and shearling coats. Although it’s hard to imagine these things while the sun beats on us so, I always manage to find excitement for the incoming season. Thoughts of cozying up beside a crackling fire with chunky sweaters and leather leggings have me feeling that inevitable nostalgia once again. The desire to pick up the newest trends and new pieces grows strong with such feelings.

The other upside to Fall is layering. So many pieces to consider and incorporate into your outfit: riding boots, booties, leathers, coats, furs, and much more. This season we are channeling a bit of Twiggy’s style with these 60’s and 70’s inspired looks…focusing on the layering of collared shirts and high necked dresses.

 

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Erdem FW14 (Dress on the right available at Julianne CA)

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Erdem FW14

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Dries Van Noten FW14

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Dries Van Noten FW14

Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou FW14