“That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning” ~ Lionel Richie
Sunday mornings are special. Sleep in, wake early; the morning is yours to do as you please. My new favorite treat is a cup of coffee with half-and-half, and a trip to town – sometimes to the farmer’s market, sometimes to the local cafe to read the paper, and sometimes to do both. Yesterday it was The Wall Street Journal, for a change.
My easy outfit of choice? Shirt: Juicy Couture; hat: Nordstrom; shorts and espadrilles; Kohl’s.
Photos by Alexandra
The Glitter Plan, (How we Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned it into a Global Brand), is the new book by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor. Two best friends and two California girls who took the fashion world by storm when they founded Juicy Couture, have written a book that is: “part memoir, part business manual, and 100 percent juicy!”
Not only am I a relocated California girl myself, but I am also a big fan of Pam & Gela’s casual chic approach to fashion and to the business world. Here is an excerpt from their book: “For us, it wasn’t about formal titles and a strict delegation of responsibilities, like Gela was responsible for the business side and Pam the creative side, for example. We both did it all. We didn’t speak the language of business, but we were intuitive marketers and merchandisers. To be an entrepreneur, you have to be able to improvise and to make decisions fast. Do what moves you. And as you get bigger, you will learn that you can hire what you don’t know.”
I’d like to know more of their story. I’m buying it! Actually, I already did.
My Skaist Taylor faux fur vest from Target/Neiman Marcus
Photo taken at Neiman Marcus – Photo Credit: Myriam Alvarez
The Target/Neiman Marcus partnership story continues ..
There is one thing I’ve noticed about these designer/Target partnerships; like a good cookie, it’s difficult to stop at just one visit, and the Target/Neiman Marcus pairing was too enticing. I returned to Target and now in addition to my Judith Leiber compact and Carolina Herrera journals, I own a Skaist Taylor black faux fur vest. I didn’t know who Skaist Taylor was; I wasn’t even sure about the vest until I tried it on. But it had a certain whimsy, a luxurious quality, and the price was right. Three is the charm.
California designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor were the co-founders of Juicy Couture. Together they created Skaist Taylor, a collection of California-chic designs and a mix of glamour, simplicity and cool.
Go hit the Target. There is something there for you. I know it!
What do you think?