Fall Knitwear at Julianne

August 31, 2015

Despite the recent heat wave here in Santa Barbara, we’ve been embracing the idea of fall knitwear. Our shelves are stocked with basics for your everyday look and some incredible embellished pieces for when you’re looking to kick things up a bit. Scroll down for a peek at our latest obsessions…

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(Left to right: Grey Poncho by Barrie, Cream Turtleneck Poncho by Adam Lippes, Leopard Cardigan by Lanvin, Tan Cardigan by No. 21, Plaid and Sequin Cardigan by No. 21)

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Casual knitwear isn’t so casual when paired with black booties, a fringed pencil skirt or a structured bag.

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This Oscar de la Renta cardigan is all about the details. Wear it over a fitted dress or buttoned-up all by itself.

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Electric yellow is balanced out by a classic cut and sparkling, feminine embellishments. Shop HERE.

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A slim fit and delicate beading make this turtleneck from No. 21 anything but basic.

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Embellishments aren’t just for the evening. Pair with a playful skirt or edgy leather for daytime ease.

In-Store Now: Cocktail Attire

August 27, 2015

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All of the above styles are currently available at Julianne.
To shop stop by the store or call 805.969.7100 for more info.

When it comes to fashion we’re always thinking ahead, and believe it or not, we’re currently stocking the racks of Julianne with beautiful cocktail attire. These dresses, skirts and jumpsuits (yes, jumpsuits) are fit for any holiday event or formal occasion you may have on your agenda.

This season we’re honing in on fine floral detailing, striking reds and graphic black and white designs. All of your favorites are here including Lanvin, Dries Van Norten, J. Mendel and Roland Mouret. We’ve also added Oscar de la Renta to our offerings!

Scroll on down to see how January Jones and Emma Stone have styled some of our picks…

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Emma Stone wears a Lanvin skirt during a recent speaking engagement. Paired with a jeweled top and simple black pumps the skirt becomes a beautiful statement piece that quite literally takes center stage. Click HERE to shop this look on Farfetch.

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January Jones only needed a bold red lipstick to accessorize her Roland Mouret jumpsuit. For a more formal affair we’d pair this piece with a chic clutch and an oversized cocktail ring.

Nicole Kidman in Dries van Noten

August 25, 2015

Nicole Kidman in Dries van Noten

Fall is officially here… According to our favorite magazines that is. The September issues have been hitting stands and we’re devouring the editorials. We were particularly taken with Vogue Australia’s cover girl, Nicole Kidman, whom was photographed in the country’s Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In one shot Kidman is wearing a striking khaki gown straight from Dries van Noten’s AW2015 runway.

It’s also straight off the racks of Julianne! To most khaki says casual. But the unique fabric choice allows the dress to be both casual and formal. For a casual take, wear it with a hat and flowing hair like Kidman. To dress it up, channel Dries’ runway look with an artful statement necklace and an open, layered skirt.

Stop by the store or call us at 805.969.7100 to give this dress a permanent home in your closet!

Hello World

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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.

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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