Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit at the de Young

Jean Paul Gaultier is at the de Young, located in Golden Gate Park in San Fransisco!  If you're in the area, or traveling there, be sure to check out this fascinating exhibit of the designer's incredibly influential and eclectic work.

Two of our own from the Yala team went down to the bay area last weekend and saw these designs first hand.  These were their favorite pieces from the exhibit- beautiful, striking designs:    

"I believe Gaultier has been the most influential designer of our generation. He has always pushed the boundaries of fashion and art. Creating ideas that twenty or thirty years later have gone from completely avant-garde to familiar in everyday life. I love him,  the exhibit was mind-blowing and extraordinary, a must see for any SF excursion- especially 
if you want to get the creative juices flowing."  
- Tif of Team Yala

"It’s hard to express why this piece stood out to me so much. It’s a wedding gown that he designed. It’s a really powerful piece. And to me it represents raw, gorgeous feminine: a deeply rooted in the earth, tribal gown of a goddess. It’s what you would wear to marry a god."
- Rachel of Team Yala

“To be honest, my idea about beauty is like there is no one type of beauty.  Always I felt that there were many different types.  I always tried to show it.” - Jean Paul Gaultier.  

To hear more from the designer, watch this video interview courtesy of the de Young.

Gaultier is also known for his classic sailor stripe designs.  Classic stripes are back in fashion- check out Gauliter himself donning the blue and white, two of his nautical-inspired stripe designs.  

Jean Paul Gaultier

Two of Gaultier's Classic Stripe Designs

Even Yala owes Gaultier some homage to this design tradition.  Our ever popular Kai Boatneck Tunic comes in Navy/Natural nautical-inspired stripes, and in your favorite BambooDreams fabric.

Until Next Time, 

Caitlin of Team Yala

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Four days only! 20% off all dresses and tunics with exclusive coupon code SUNNY20

Spice up your nights with Isis, Julia, Piper, or Sia - Yala Dresses that go from daytime to dinner. Never a need to sacrifice comfort in Yala's silky soft BambooDreams or Cotton Voile.

Feeling a little Cleopatra? Skip the black eyeliner and go for exotic drama in our Isis MaxiDress. Now available in two hot new colors for summer - Paradise and Navy. Sleeveless with gathered shoulders and a sweeping ankle-length fall from braiding at the empire waist, the Isis Maxi turns heads as a party dress or a beach cover-up.

The BambooDreams® Julia Dress flatters every figure with its crossover bodice, elastic waist and faux wrap skirt that floats around your knees in our silky BambooDreams® fabric. The feminine fit of our Julia Dress will keep you feeling lovely all day and into the night.

Form-fitting and flattering – rarely can one dress claim both of those descriptions, but our Bamboo Dreams® Piper Dress is that rare specimen. Our secret? Gathering along the side seams caresses your curves in just the right way to accentuate but never exaggerate. Empire waistline, short sleeves and above-knee length make this the perfect summer pull-on-and-go dress for all occasions from dressy to casual.

Simple and sweet, Sia will become a wardrobe staple as the temperatures rise. An Indus inspired floral dress with a beautiful hand-stitched detail at the bust and side seam pockets. Our woven organic cotton voile fabric is so light you’ll live in it all summer long. Pull it on over your swimsuit or dress it up for an evening outdoors. The Sia is extremely versatile and always stylish.

Until Next Time,

Amanda of Team Yala 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yala VP Chelsea Morgan on her Travels to Paris and Corsica!

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Corsica.  Corsica was a dream come true.  The people were so welcoming and excited to share their country with us.  The landscape was OUTSTANDING.  We’ve never experienced such varied landscape – from turquoise water and white sandy beaches, to huge granite cliffs and dense forests, to towns that dotted the hills.  Part of what made Corsica feel so magical was how untouched it felt.  We didn’t meet any other American tourists the whole time we were there!

We spent a few days in (one of) the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris! before flying to Corsica. 

We flew into Bonifacio.  What an amazing city perched on the edge of a huge cliff overlooking the water. 

From Bonifacio we worked our way up the east coast, through Porto Vecchio, and stayed in Pinarellu.  This drive was incredible as each bend in the road lead to another jaw dropingly gorgeous beach.  

From Pinarellu we headed inland to the Aiguilles de Bavella.  Just a short drive inland you are met by these huge granite peaks. 

We spent our third night in the town of Propiano.  From our hotel window we could look out at the harbor, lined with restaurants and filled with huge yachts.

From Propiano we drove inland once again.  It was our longest driving day, heading over the mountains, through Corte, before we ended in Evisa.

Gulf de Porto is a UNESCO world heritage site and reserve.  The natural porphyritic rock masses were breathtaking!  We took a boat ride to take it all in.

 Our trip came to a close in Calvi.  Au revoir Corsica!  Good bye for now, we’ll be back!

Until Next Time, 

Chelsea Morgan - Vice President

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Yala's Summer Warehouse Sale!

The time has come for our annual summer warehouse sale. Twice a year we open up our doors to the local community- once in June and again in November. Having these warehouse sales gives us an opportunity to mingle with our local fans and allows us the opportunity to offer discontinued styles and colors as well as pre-production samples at a great price - everybody wins!

There's a lot of prep work that goes into organizing a warehouse sale and it could not be done without the help of our gracious staff members who put a ton of time and energy into stocking shelves, organizing sale racks and pricing items. But most importantly provide exemplary customer service to our sale goers!

If you haven't attended one of our warehouse sales in the past, you might want take your coffee to go that morning- the line starts to form early as eager shoppers chit chat and devise their shopping strategies!

Oh, and feel free to bring your own shopping bag, we try to provide bags and boxes but it's always helpful to have one on hand! We hope to see you this Saturday, June 9th - doors open at 9am - don't forget your cash!

Until Next Time, 

Amanda of Team Yala