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!

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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.

 

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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.

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9 Holiday Outfits Perfect For Parties And Dinners

It’s that time of year again! I have put together a list of outfits that I think will work perfectly for everything from all your holiday parties to festive dinners… So you can spend more time with friends and family, and less time and stress on what to wear to your next holiday event.

Have an amazing holiday season!

 

XOXO,

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For Holiday Parties…

 

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1. Corrine Top & Joan Pants

Tweed stretch leggings and matching top with leather peplum are perfect for a comfortable, yet fashionable, holiday party outfit.

 

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2. Catalina Dress

I absolutely love this unique cobalt blue dress for a fancy holiday party! The long sleeves will keep you covered on those cold winter evenings.

 

 

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3. Giselle Jumpsuit

This platinum tuxedo jumpsuit is one-of-a-kind and perfect for any holiday party setting.

 

 

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4. Apollina Dress

Go with this simple, yet striking, fluid dress for your upcoming holiday parties. You will not go unnoticed.

 

 

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5. Claudette Dress

A faultless dress for holiday parties! I like to pair it with some colored accessories to give it a pop.

 

For Holiday Dinners…

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6. Virginia Dress

Off the shoulder looks are trending this season! Easily show off your sense of style and flair at your holiday dinners in this dress.

 

 

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7. Christiane Dress

Stand out and look festive for any holiday event with this ‘conversation piece’ poppy red dress.

 

 

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8. Theresa Dress

This is one of my favorite dresses from my FW16 collection. It looks flawless on anybody who puts it on! Fits any holiday occasion.

 

 

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9. Michelle Dress

The Michelle dress is one of my most versatile dresses. It can be dressed up or dressed down according to wherever your holiday dinner may be.

 

Visit us at PAULAHIAN.COM for more holiday inspiration.

Mannequin Challenge at the Spring 2017 Photoshoot!

Intrigued by the #mannequinchallenge videos that are going viral day to day, Paula Hian decided to take the challenge for herself. The other week at the Spring/Summer 2017 photoshoot in Brooklyn, we had everyone on board. Hard to believe that we pulled off such steadiness in just ONE take but the final product stands for itself. Enjoy OUR very own version of the Mannequin Challenge… Paula Hian Style
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