Happy hump dayDearMissJ is proud to announce that we are now available on joyus.com!Joyus is an online boutique helping fashion conscious women find the perfect products for them. Almost every product on the website has a corresponding video where a stylist models the product and shows you how to style it. Couldn't be easier than that!Our Kylie earrings are the first to launch on the website, and we cannot be more excited by how it turned out.
Wanna watch the video? Check our facebook page!xo
As the holidays roll around, it's always nice to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a well-earned vacation. You don't have to go far to enjoy a respite -- even a quick staycation will do. San Francisco is where DearMissJ all started. It is the city we love, and we love sharing it with you even more! Here's a quick guide to our beloved city that SF locals will most definitely agree with.
1. The Ferry Building: Perfectly situated along the Embarcadero, overlooking the bay, the ferry building is a must-see on our list. We love the aroma of freshly baked Acme bread and perfectly aged cheeses upon entering. Stands selling various locally sourced eats, drinks, and other pretty things, we love the old time feel these small businesses create.Find yourself in the city on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday? If so, you are in luck. Make your way over to the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market and enjoy fresh meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables or delicious street food unique to San Francisco!Tips: Coffee addict? The ferry building has got you covered. Try the famous Blue Bottle Coffee Co. for a morning, afternoon, or any time of the day pick-me-up.
2. The MarinaIf you are looking for something more scenic, -- if that is even possible because the ferry building is beautiful -- head over to the marina and enjoy a panoramic view of the bay. If you're lucky, it will be a clear day, and you will see the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.Tips: Our absolute favorite vegetarian restaurant is located in the marina. Check out Greens Restaurant for the best vegetarian food you ever did taste. We love their brunch menu!
3. Shop on Fillmore StreetFillmore Street and Pacific Heights is the upscale boutique district of San Francisco. Beautifully trees line the streets and make for great window shopping. It doesn't hurt to buy a thing or two, or three.Tips: Try Smitten ice cream for a pick-me-up before you shop until you drop. You won't regret.
Bon voyage! Enjoy the city we love the most!
Off to Asia-
Karl Lagerfeld headed to Seoul in early May for Chanel’s Cruise show.
Thus, much of the fashion world is contemplating a trip to the South Korean capital as well.
This summer, we decided to visit Seoul because as you might know,
DearMissJ's amazing design teams are based in both Seoul and SF.
Seoul is jam-packed with tons of unique neighborhoods.
Each neighborhood has its own style along with something special to offer,
whether it’s sightseeing, shopping, or something yummy to eat. But first things first,
let's talk about where to shop in Seoul! We picked 3 places for you.
Seoul is unusually sensitive to trends and the speed at which trends change is quite startling!
Rather than focusing on the tailoring, there’s more emphasis on color or accessorizing.
If you are curious about current trends, visit Gangnam because this is where trendsetting begins.
Gangnam is Seoul's busiest area where you can experience real energy and excitement!
Imagine Manhattan where the entire place is densely packed with restaurants,
cafes, bars, clubs, boutiques, fashion stores and movie theaters.
It is one of the most affluent areas of Korea.
Gangnam’s Main Street is also in the top ten list of the world's most expensive shopping streets.
Cheongdam-dong is the mecca of high fashion and fine dining.
Cheongdam-dong’s Luxury Fashion Street is lined with flagship stores of prestigious
fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Prada and more.
It's probably the best place to go on an upscale shopping spree along with
the Galleria Department Store, a high-end department store.
This is also where Korean celebrities come to get their hair and make-up done,
which is why Cheongdam is also called "celebrity street."
Due to its diverse tenant mix that blends chic cafes, bars and boutique stores,
Garosu-gil is called as “Europe in Seoul.” Garosu-gil is becoming a popular
meeting place that featuring boutique retailer shops catering to women aged 20-39.
You can find small unique stores selling exclusive items from local designers/ artists.
This area is not as busy as Gangnam and not as expensive as Cheongdam-dong.
So if you want to enjoy strolling and window shopping, this is the perfect place to visit!
Summer in Korea is really hot and humid, especially in July and August.
So remember to pack light clothes when you are off to Seoul.
Having trouble figuring out what to wear to Seoul?
Our favorite “Seoul travel” pieces are: