Buyer or designer ~ or both ~ either way, I absolutely love what I do. Connecting with like-minded business owners and designers is a beautiful thing, and I am beyond lucky to have the opportunity to do just that. I also love travel and learning other's stories, especially in relation to their brand or product. It was no surprise that I felt an instant affection.. when I discovered the resort wear collection Valiánte.
Julz, founder and designer of Valiánte, is originally from Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, and now resides in Los Angeles. Her collection is inspired by her time living in India; the wild colors, mystery, and landscapes of Goa, Rajasthan, and Jaipur. A travel-lover herself, Julz creates beautiful silhouettes that are feminine and flirty.
Julz believes in seasonless resort-style dressing ~ I love that mindset and its one that certainly applies to Lex & Lynne, too! I've paired a number of Lex & Lynne items back to the Valiánte collection and I absolutely love each look. The power of a floral or ruffle piece with one of our Natural Woven Cottons (or a simple tee or blouse that you already own!) is refreshing!
Julz has been in the fashion industry for nearly two decades as a designer and a director. I admire her approach to Valiánte, the collection stands on its own and introduces a new series here and there, but does not abide by the typical "fashion buying seasons" that most do. There is instant longevity in an article of clothing when it is not defined by its season or trend, and Valiánte is a great example of that.
Julz and I teamed up for a virtual Valiánte shop available at Lex & Lynne during the month of May. Some of her items will be available for a limited time only ~ go check them out! I was so inspired by Julz's new styles that I've decided to launch a monthly edit on the first Sunday of every month. You can now browse Valiánte and more in our May Edit!
On Wednesday, Julz will be joining me on Instagram Live for a Q&A! You do not want to miss this! I can't wait to ask Julz questions about her time in India, life in Los Angeles, what she thought of New York City, and so many more questions about her design process! And don't forget to check out our May Edit featuring limited time only styles from Julz!
"Valiánte is for the woman who love to travel to exotic destinations, always researching her next vacation. It’s vacation wear all year round." Julz, Valiánte