Category Archives: Life + Style
What a treat to check out the new Serena & Lily store on our beloved Sacramento Street in San Francisco yesterday!
Sacramento Street is a great “local” shopping district that I wrote about last year as a guest over at Confessions of a Design Geek. Serena & Lily’s first West Coast brick & mortar store is the perfect addition to this corner of the city where boutiques and cafes line the street.
The store will focus on clients who want to peek at products before making online purchases. They graciously welcome interior designers and their clients for a true design studio experience. With a plethora of innovative ways to display their colorful wallpapers, perfectly patterned prints and occasional furniture, the team truly seemed to think of it all. This includes a Living Room for designers to enjoy during client meetings which hosts an impressive gallery of rotating one-of-a-kind art you can pluck off the wall for your own home or for a client.
And, still true to their roots as a company founded in 2003 as a nursery furniture and bedding only venture… they had a sophisticated baby nursery on display, anchored by a new addition to their wallpaper pattern called Herringbone Wallpaper in Fog which I’m REALLY loving.
It’s always a pleasure working and spending time with “team” Serena & Lily. Special thanks to our host and friend, Lydia Cullen, for the gracious tour of the space.
I’m really loving all of the new online boutiques that keep popping up. One in particular that caught my eye recently is Nine Space!
I was drawn to them for their overwhelming attention to detail and perfectly photographed products. They jump off the pages and help tell a beautiful story of what they’re about – which is simply artisan decor, cozy throws and dreamy bathrobes. They also have amazing yellow dip-died napkins that are a must for Spring.
Although small with only 8 employees, Nine Space seems to be lean and mean, selling their thoughtful items to over 400 retailers, spas and hotels. They were named one of the top 100 private consumer product companies in 2013.
I pulled some of my favorite shots from their lookbooks and listed the products that I feel pair perfectly with the vibe.
Also, Nine Space heard we were fans over at Cecy J and offered a discount to our readers. Between now and April 30th they are offering our readers 30% off ALL items! Just enter CecyJLove at checkout.
Happy Nine Space hunting for Spring.
Such a fun way to wrap up 2013 with an app I’m totally digging… FLIPAGRAM. It allows you to roll your photos into one short picture story. Perfect for a summary of your year. There is even an option to set it to music. It’s so easy. I’m a little obsessed.
Enjoy + Happy New Year.
As promised last Friday we’re chatting with the founders/designers of SIX1FIVE and giving away one of my favorite pieces from their collection – an edgy, cozy classic sweatshirt perfect for just about any casual, yet chic, occasion.
I was intrigued with the Cissy Jones and Emily Cook business model and their ability to spring-up a brand that has so quickly caught a cult following. Cissy and Emily dwell in Dallas, Texas. I hope you enjoy my chat with the girls.
1 winner will be announced on cecyj.com next Monday, November 25th, 2013.
How did you dream up Shop SIX1FIVE?
SIX1FIVE WAS CONCEIVED BY EMILY OVER A CHAMPAGNE LUNCH WHILE ON VACATION WITH TWO BEST FRIENDS IN VAIL,COLORADO. ON THE WAY BACK TO DALLAS, EMILY IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED CISSY, A GREAT FRIEND AND TALENTED DESIGNER. CISSY RAN WITH THE IDEA AND EXPANDED IT INTO THE CREATIVE AND COHESIVE LINE IT IS TODAY. SINCE THE PAIR WERE BOTH BORN IN NOVEMBER, THE SCORPIOS DECIDED TO HAVE FUN WITH THEIR BIRTH DATES. NOVEMBER 6+15 TO MAKE THE LABELS NAME SIX1FIVE.
Advice for women starting their own company?
GO FOR IT AND STICK WITH IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF BUMPS IN THE ROAD, BUT YOU MUST PERSEVERE. RECOGNIZE YOUR TALENTS AND USE THEM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. BE MORE AWARE OF YOUR WEAKNESSES AND FIND A WAY TO CONQUER THEM.
Where is the clothing made? How and where do you source the materials from?
ALL PRODUCTION IS LOCAL IN DALLAS. WE LOVE SUPPORTING OUR CITY AND BEING ABLE TO BE HANDS ON IS A HUGE ADVANTAGE. OUR MATERIALS COME FROM ITALY AND CALIFORNIA AND CISSY SELECTS THE VINTAGE FABRICS THAT LINE THE BAGS AND BLAZERS FROM LOCAL VINTAGE SHOPS
City you visit for inspiration?
Fashion blog we should be following?
Where can we buy the SIX1FIVE line?
ON-LINE AND AT TRUNK SHOWS AROUND THE COUNTRY. CHECK OUT SIX1FIVE.COM FOR DETAILS AND TO SHOP THE COLLECTION
I’m watching 4moms closely… predicting they might be the next big thing in baby gear.
4moms Origami Stroller has small generators in the rear wheels providing enough power to self fold and open. It can also charge your cell phone while you walk. Their Infant Tub drains dirty water while refreshing with new and closely manages the temperature. The Infant Car Seat (coming in 2014) installs itself and verifies a safe connection before you drive off.
No, I’m not kidding. If these products work as well as advertised, I think we’re headed for a baby product revolution.