My portfolio has such a variety of things, but the unifying factor seems to be color. Everything has a place in my rainbow! I make bicycle seats and covers, clothing for nice ladies, fantastic costume pieces for Burning Man and beyond, bowls made from remnant fabric scraps, and so much more. I make durable pieces that you can actually LIVE in and use. Everything here is MADE BY JULIANNE. This means that I do all the work myself, and each piece is unique.
I’m from New Orleans and now I live in Los Angeles. I’m big into Burning Man and my bicycle, both of which heavily influence everything I make. Via bike riding, everything needs to be functional and improve your activities, never keep you from doing what you want. Through Burning Man, I think about expression and creativity, as well as the Leave No Trace policy.
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From 2010:I love making clothes for many reasons. It’s a way for me to continue to play dress up. I get the thrill of wearing a new outfit without the pain of shopping, including the expense. I love the challenge of combining sheets of fabric in a way to cover and flatter a moving three-dimensional body. There’s a beautiful combination of aesthetic talent and technical skill. For me, sewing clothes is part art, part engineering.I also love creating clothes that meet my standards for my life, and I love to share those definitions with other people. I want to look neat but I don’t want anyone–including myself–to question my readiness for an adventure. I spent 6 months living out of backpack in Europe with one extra set of clothes besides whatever I was wearing. Yes, there were times that I felt frumpy, but I also learned how satisfying it can be to really wear a pair of pants until the day it falls apart (and sometimes a couple days after).I often hear the phrase “form vs. function” but to me there is no inherent conflict between those two goals. My clothes are about functional form.I want to make a dress that you can wear bicycling five miles to the fanciest restaurant in town and look and feel great during the entire evening. This means the garment must allow you to move and not make you sweat too much. I make pants that you can wear for a week and be comfortable every day. I want my T shirts to be thick enough that they don’t announce to the world what kind of bra you’re wearing, but thin enough that you can wash it in the sink, hang it over the towel rack, and it will be dry when you get up the next morning.