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HELLO SPRING!

So delighted to be back home in Newport after back-to-back shows, fashion weeks, fabric hunting and visiting some of our favorite retail shops on the road. Spring marks my most favorite time of year to spend at our sunny design studio where we can hear the waves break and hang with our familia. Our home-away-from-home…
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MEET KARYN MILLET

Karyn Millet is the still life contributor to all our projects. She boasts 3 published photography books and an arsenal of the best travel-journal photos ever! She finds fabulous in the oddest places. She is a beautiful spiritual person with the talent to capture beauty through her lens. A huge thank you to Karyn for…
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INSPIRATION IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

We came upon this beautiful Indian wedding at the Newport Marriott last weekend. From a distance we heard bangin' Baliwood music and laughter. As we grew near we saw amazing sari's and drop-crotch pants in magnificent colors and shapes. The crowd was vibrant in shades of curry yellow, rich reds and peacock blue... and the…
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FROM VISION TO FALL MARKET

Pouring through endless great shots from our Fall 2015 location shoot. It's always fun and a little mind blowing to see "the vision" from sketch, to pattern, to fabric, to samples, to LIFE!!!!! I salute my amazing sample room staff for bringing this season to life.....on schedule!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! For all of you…
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DISCOVERING DESIGN STORIES

Had a blast at the Textile show/downtown L.A. yesterday. The colors, patterns, prints and textures were breathtaking!  I was in heaven with so many amazing textiles everywhere I looked. This is one of the design stories for the Resort/Holiday season. Thibet prints and repeat block patterns were gorgeous and the color marsala (sangria red) was…
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BEST OF SHOW

Just back from a whirlwind of a trip from the sunny OC to OMG Vegas for one of the biggest and most fun shows of the year...MAGIC! The show was buzzin' with buyers anxious for their fashion fix and we were happy to help them find our colorful California must-haves for the sunshine months ahead.…
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MAKING IT HAPPEN

We have an amazing behind-the-scenes crew!  It really does take a great team.  We book our photo shoot dates way in advance to assure our favorite collaborators are in town.  Our cast-of-characters are... Joe, our King Pin photographer and the lovely Marly... our models/muses and hair and make-up bestie Cece... we have Johanna on art/graphics...…
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Inspiration EVERYWHERE!

Just back from Hawaii/North Shore and found inspiration EVERYWHERE!  From the blues in the ocean and orange in the sunset... to the pink temple in Haleiwa.  The waves were 30ft and the air full of ocean mist!  I sketched and sketeched for days (while Michael surfed).  xoxo/Holly #thewaywelive
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NEXT STOP…SURF EXPO IN ORLANDO

The next day we headed east to Orlando, Florida for SURF EXPO! Our brand has been doing this show since the beginning of time and it just gets better and better. We bring the party from California but are always blown away by the East Coast LOVE for our brand. Some of the best hard-core…
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On the Road Again at AGENDA LONG BEACH!

Last week we were on the road again to kick off our 2015 trade show seasons with Agenda Long Beach. Located a couple miles from our Newport Beach offices, it is a fun easy show for our sales team to meet with our favorite West Coast accounts and recap on Holiday biz and festivities. With…
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“House of LOVE” Behind the Scenes

There is no typical day at the House of LOVE. Today, I sat in to see what’s all the hoopla happening for Spring 2015. All new designs, patterns and print themes are created the old fashion way with pen to paper. Holly, our creative director/designer, can imagine her designs in the morning and the patternmaker…
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Traveling Gal

Building on this year’s success of Patchworked Prints like Topanga Canyon, we dug into our 30-year old print library to mix fabric prints borrowed from the past with silhouettes of today. I get so giddy to rummage thru the suitcases of timeless treasures. The thousands of prints in the Sharp Family Library holds tales of…
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