Paula’s 2017 Holiday Fashion Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season has officially arrived and I’m making it easier with the perfect collection of hand designed and personally curated outfits that work perfectly for business parties, family gatherings and festive soirées. My goal is to dress you in style so you stand out with confidence and flair to enjoy your time with friends and family and not stress over what to wear.
Have an amazing holiday season!
XOXO,
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The beauty of the Cerise jacket – dramatically placed ruffles with a banded waist; clean lined and elegant. The Rose skirt adds drama with its asymmetric hemline. Both the Cerise jacket and Rose skirt can be mixed and matched with anything in your current wardrobe, adding versatility. Available in teal or black.

 

The Villette dress is a timeless classic. It’s drop waist is especially flattering making it an easy choice for holiday parties! The top is made of comfortable stretch velour and the skirt a beautiful double face knit in a textured pattern as shown in black and gold. The Villette is the “go to” dress.

 

The Parisa is knitted in a soft double face stretch viscose plaid design and can be worn as a jacket, dress or tunic. It features a Jackie O style collar with hand painted gold button, hidden front zipper, pleated skirt and scalloped hem.

 

 

The Riva Jacket is another elegant jacket with an off center single ruffle. Paired with the Adalicia skirt, this is another outfit that can take you from day to night in a flash. This combo can also be worn throughout the winter, again making your daily choices a breeze.

 

 

A simple, strapless gown edged with ruffle. Also available in a short version – the Mardi– both present chic party options.

 

 

Another dress sure to make you shine- the Tilda. This colorful, long sleeve cocktail dress with contoured neckline and v-shaped matching ruffle hem in silk taffeta makes a statement that you have “arrived”.

 

 

The Justyne top is a one-of-a-kind treasure that you can wear year round. An exquisite ruffle blouse with a bouncy jabot neck tie collar when paired with the Lynnette knit wide leg pull on ruffle front dress pant, offer a new option for chic tuxedo dressing.

 

 

This entrance-making gown needs no introduction. Sophisticated halter gown in a double faced jacquard knit with a side zipper. Stunning black and gold brocade design.

 

 

The Evelyn Jacket, with its long sleeves and peplum styling, flatters every figure. It features a smocked front and sleeves with hidden silver zipper. Also available in a sleeveless top, the Gallia, with zipper in back.

 

 

Definitely a statement piece, this decorative brocade jacket in double faced jacquard knit with dress hook closure and pleats adds flattering shape. The Nikki jacket will shine either with pants, skirts or leggings.

 

*All items available in different colors, please check PAULAHIAN.COM for selection.

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FALL/WINTER 2017 COLLECTION

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Parisa Jacket: A Fall 2017 Must Have

As we bid adieu to the last waves of summer, we look to the fall for exciting change.  Paula Hall Designs Fall/Winter 2017 collection embraces the new season with feminine ruffles, bias plaids, asymmetrical hemlines and golden brocades. Bold colors lend an almost regal appearance and include geranium red, teal, violet, anthracite, olive, and metallic gold with black accents.

This diverse lineup, including suits, blazers, skirts, pants, dresses and evening gowns, is as beautiful as it is functional, and will take you from day to night.

Riva Jacket and Adalicia Skirt

The new styles are structured, yet maintain the fluidity of movement and are detailed in a clean, modern and flattering way. The Riva Jacket paired with the Adalicia skirt (above) is just one example of this new sophistication. Wear together as shown, or pair the jacket with black pants or leggings.  You can also mix the black ruffle silk Justyne blouse with the Adalacia skirt.

Cerise Jacket and Rose Skirt in Teal

As seen with the Rose skirt pictured above, asymmetrical hemlines create movement and drape to your form. This one was designed to enhance and never overwhelm.  Paired with the Cerise jacket and you are immediately put together. Swap out for the new colored pant and you now have the 3-piece suit of the season. Pants and leggings in different colors, cuts, some even with ruffles, complement any top or jacket in the collection and are the must-have piece.

Nikki Jacket

Nicolette Top

Evelyn Jacket

  And dresses, oh la la, the selection is amazing. Scoop neck, square neck, halter, or sleeveless.  Dresses and gowns that come short, long; in brocade, solid colors, stretch velour, bias plaid.

Villette Dress

Tilda Dress

Salena Dress

Charlize Dress

   

King of Prussia Mall Here We Come

Hello,

I am so excited to announce that we are less than one month away to opening the doors to our very first Paula Hian pop up shop! This has been in the works for quite some time now and I am thrilled to finally share this news with you!!

I wanted to make sure that the space we chose would be the perfect fit to what the Paula Hian brand has always been: daywear to evening wear for women with their own unique sense of style. That being said, it took looking at endless spaces to finally find the right one that best fit the aesthetic.

I also wanted it to feel personal and personalized to each customer; to make you feel like you are at home in your very own personal dressing room but at the same time feel like you are being pampered. I feel that this space will do exactly that in its unique design.

 

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Inside the store, you will find a little bit of everything from each of my favorite collections… plus a few new surprises.

I feel like everything is coming together exactly as I imagined and even though there is still so much more work to do, I couldn’t be more pleased and sincerely hope that you will love it as much as I do!

Find us in the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA starting November 10th from 10am-9pm, Monday – Saturday and 11am-6pm Sundays. We will be easy to access in the former Hermès boutique on the ground floor next to the Neiman Marcus cosmetics department.

Ok, that is all for now! More updates to come as we get closer to opening.

XOXO

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UPDATE 11/10/17: WE ARE OPEN!

UPDATE 11/8/17: The pop up shop start date has moved to November 10th. Mark your calendars!

You asked, Paula has answered!

You’ve seen her collections, follow her social media accounts, and know that one of her most famous dresses resides in the permanent collection of the Louvre in Paris, but now is your chance to get to know Paula a little bit better!

Recently, we reached out to our social media followers and asked what questions that they had for Paula from being a fashion designer to what her favorite Starbucks drink is. We are so excited about the questions that you guys have left and Paula is ready to answer you! Enjoy!

 

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Which has been your favorite collection to design ever? 

I think Spring 2017 would have to be my favorite! As an entire collection. Certain pieces from Fall 2017 are my favorites.

 

What is your favorite piece from Spring/Summer 2017?

The Aubrey gown.

 

Is there a specific time of year and country/city/place that inspires your collections?

It seems to hit when it hits – but always in Paris!

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How do you come up with themes and ideas for your designs?

They just come to me. It has always been like this and then evolves as what feels right for the season. As artists we don’t know where it arrives from!

 

Do you wear your own designs? Which is your favorite piece to wear?

Yes! Always. I think is either the Gallia top, Ophelia dress, or the Gemma leather jacket and Solange top – hard to decide which is my favorite to wear.

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Paula wearing the Ophelia dress (above) and Solange top (below)

 

 

What advice do you have for other aspiring designers?

Stay true to yourself. You have to fight every day!!

 

So what is your favorite drink at Starbucks??

Frappuccino light café vanilla (vanilla w/ coffee in it). I get it in Starbucks France. They even know me when they see me on the highway and just get my drink ready (en francais!)

 

Have another question for Paula? Feel free to leave additional questions in the comments and Paula will get back to you!

4 of Paula’s Favorite Looks From Spring/Summer 2017

This spring/summer I wanted to put together a collection that had intricate details while retaining simplicity.  The goal was to emphasize the core of what a knit really is by creating pieces to mix and match for any occasion. With summer now here, this is a good time to showcase some essentials for your wardrobe and how they can be paired together.

  1. Aubrey Gown
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The abstract structure of this dress turned out to be completely flawless. When I envisioned this piece I was inspired by geometric shapes and endless lines to create a design that is everlasting. With the abstract print and the color, this is a piece that will not go unnoticed while you’re wearing it.

 

PH Blog Post- Cheyenne Dress

Intended to be worn as a classic fit and flare, this dress ultimately became dual function. While shooting this piece at the photoshoot, a spontaneous decision was made to photograph the dress with the collar up. Instantly it became a brand new look and blossoming one dress into the idea of two.

 

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Subtle but designed with refined details, the cap sleeve structure is the perfect way to TOP it off. This Pinafore dress offers a black top and base but the skirt comes in a choice of several vibrant colors which you can see in other pieces of my Spring/Summer collection. Whether you’re on the way to work or ready for a night out on the town, this two toned polka dot “beaute” will become your next favorite.

 

4. Tracy Jacket/Georgine Skirt

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Smooth lines transform this combo into the perfected geometric dream. Made with lightweight yarns, the framework makes the garment easy-to-breathe. Created as “sport couture” I wanted to keep these pieces easy to mix and match with other pieces of the collection. The scallop build of the skirt wears as a wrap, giving an asymmetrical look.

I sincerely hope that you will enjoy wearing these four looks and the rest of the collection as much as I enjoyed designing it.

xoxo,

Paula

 

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Weekend Getaway Looks

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With summer finally here, you are probably spending more time with friends and family. Whether your weekend takes you to the beach, city, or weekend retreat, Paula Hian Designs can make your planning easier.

 

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Let’s say you are going to the beach. Besides the essentials: bathing suit, coverup, underwear, cosmetics, etc., think about what you will be doing. During the day, you might want to dress casually to meet the gang for lunch. May we suggest for a fun, flirty look – the Rochelle dress, or Holly top and Mirla skirt.

 

 

You can even choose the color combinations – rich coral, sky blue, chartreuse yellow, jade green, and navy blue.* Black and white are also available for a sophisticated look.

Have a more formal day gathering to attend? You can’t go wrong with the Nancy, or Henrietta dresses.

 

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Want a little more coverage? Go with the Kari or Fayette dress.

 

 

Paula Hian designs has something for everyone, no matter what your shape, size, or attitude!

Summer is the time to unwind, relax. Let yourself breath. Read a book, take a walk, build a sand castle… Anything goes… Just remember to be you, keep work at the office and let the kids be occupied by the waves. This is your time!

Going out to dinner or to a party? You can’t go wrong with the Paige or Karla dress.

 

 

A more formal occasion? Without question, the magnificent Aubrey gown in sky blue/coral or black and white is the answer.

 

 

Paula Hian designs also has plenty of jackets and sweaters to keep you warm if you find yourself in a cooler climate, or just want coverage – think Stephanie cardigan, Evonne bolero or Tracy jacket. For sophistication and glamour, throw on the Evelyn jacket.

 

 

Wherever you go, just have fun- even if your weekend is a staycation. Contemporary and classic at the same time, you will always feel confident in your Paula Hian pieces…. They will stay in your wardrobe for a very long time. Oh, and we can’t resist a shout out to the glorious peplum Gallia top. Good for just about anything…enjoy! (PAULAHIAN.COM).

 

*All are available in bold colors, simply click the dropdown menu on the website color tab to see the available rainbow of colors.

 

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Think Color, Texture and…Off the Shoulder!

 

The days are getting longer; with sun and fun on the horizon. Paula Hian Designs

Spring/Summer 2017 collection can help take you there. Hot trends this season

include vibrant colors, unique textures, and off the shoulder styles that flatter everyone

(PAULAHIAN.COM).

 

If orange is the new black, we have you covered. Colors include rich corals, sky blue,

chartreuse yellow, jade green, and navy blue. This cutting-edge knitwear collection is

made of lighter weight viscose fabrics such as stretch polka dot pique, crepe with

framing details and newly engineered ruching. Dresses, skirts, jackets, tops and pants

take you from day to night. All pieces mix and match, simplifying your wardrobe needs.

 

To be on trend, try one of Paula Hian’s unique off the shoulder looks:

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Solange – Polka Dot Bardot Ruffle Top

 

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Nancy – Pleated, Navy Blue Polka Dot, Drop Waist, Off Shoulder Dress

 

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Kari – Coral, Off Shoulder, Ruched Jersey Maxi Dress

 

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Henrietta – Blue Polka Dot, Bardot Off The Shoulder Ruffle Dress

 

All are available in bold colors, simply click the dropdown menu on our website color

tab to see the available rainbow of colors.

 

For more traditional occasions (and work – yes – that four-letter word) the magnificent

Evelyn jacket, a razor- sharp suit. Another option – the sleeveless Gallia peplum top and

Pauline skirt.

 

Swap the skirt for the Lorraine pant and you have a completely different look. Change

the Pauline skirt to a rich coral and voila – another look:

 

Add the Stephanie cardigan, Evonne bolero or Tracy jacket in a color of your choosing,

and you are on your way to an amazingly versatile wardrobe.

 

We also have an array of beautiful dresses, the Clarisse X-strapped cocktail dress, the

flirty Ophelia two-toned dress, the playful keyhole Cheyenne dress, the V neck Karla

dress and many others.

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Be ready for any social occasion. Add a festive jacket and voila! Possibilities are endless.