Absolutely LA. The sunsets of this city are so off-the-charts gorgeous I wanted to make something that echoed that. The hand dyeing part came as an accident; when I couldn't execute the idea with a dye house or print shop I brought it in-house and that's made all the difference.
What is your favorite way to wear and style the pieces from your Indio collection?
As a designer I'm constantly hopping on cutting tables, in between machines and hauling bolts of fabric. I can't wear anything too complicated so I love to just throw on flats or boots and a little Indio silk dress. I'm ready for running around the studio but also for a customer to pop in and shop!
Tell us about the new glitter spec'd fabrics and where the inspiration came from in creating pieces like the Jagger Romper, Fifty Four Mini, etc.
It was sort of the natural progression of all the bohemian styling that's been out there the last few years...I mean, what came after folk? DISCO!!
We're loving the maxi dresses--especially the Gold Lacquer Maxi and Kaila Maxi. To what occasion would you wear each, respectively?
I say everywhere! I'm of the mindset...If you buy it, the party will come.
Which piece from your most recent collections is most special to you, and why?
The Indio silk collection will always have my heart. Each piece that goes out gets so much personal attention from me. I obsess over the colors making each piece a little work of art.
Want to know more about Haley, Junim LA, and how she got her start? Here's a video from our last interview with her. Because who says throwbacks have to wait for Thursdays?