|Julie Brown creates bright, colorful clothes for women.|
When I look at a dress from designer Julie Brown, I can’t help but feel happy. If you fancy bright solids and colorful prints, you probably feel some kind of positive emotion when you look at her collection too. (How can you not?!) Designed with both everyday wear and special occasions in mind, her pieces are feminine yet sexy, refreshing yet irresistible. Classic silhouettes and clean lines marry well, and the price points are reasonable: most pieces retail for less than $200.
You might have spotted Julie Brown’s vibrant creations before. Her designs have been donned by a roster of celebrities including Tori Spelling, Denise Richardson, Megan Hilty, and Brooke Burke.
For Brown, home is New York City with her husband and two daughters, where the fashionista spends a good amount of time in her Garment District showroom and studio working on the next collection.
I caught up with Brown for a few minutes recently and we chatted about fashion, NYC, and her secret to juggling career and family.
TK: Who inspired you to go into fashion design?
JB: My grandfather, uncle and mother were all very artistic. I idolized all of them.
TK: What’s the go-to item in your closet?
JB: Black leggings
TK: Any advice for a New York newcomer trying to break into the world of fashion?
JB: If you follow your heart, and know deep inside that fashion is what you want to pursue, the downs will not feel like downs and the ups will be your motivation to think of something new fast!
TK: What is your personal favorite place in NYC and why?
JB: Central Park. I live for my runs to clear my head and put my thoughts into compartments.
TK: What should we expect from Julie Brown over the next year?
JB: Lots of different textures, fabrics, and as always….happy, bright, and timeless prints.
TK: How do you juggle your career, a family, and life in New York City?
JB: I am so lucky that I don’t really have to juggle. My work is part of me, and my family is part of my inspiration. I was determined to live in NYC so that I could always be close by and not have to commute, and to be able to see my children as fast as they needed me to. I have an amazing team that supports me, and an amazing family that believes in me!
|Fun, colorful prints in the summer collection|
|Julie Brown with her daughters, Alex and Emme|
Julie Brown also includes home and beach, and a full lifestyle line is in the works, so stay tuned.
Find JB in specialty stores throughout the US. For more info and to see the entire Julie Brown collection, visit the website.