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JW model Margarita Kallas-Lee: The coolest girl in the kitchen

You probably recognize Margarita Kallas-Lee as one of our go-to models for all the different Johnny Was collections but what you probably didn’t know, is that she’s also making her mark on California cuisine with…

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Recent Posts
  1. How to Clash Prints and Patterns and Still Look Fabulous!

    Chances are some of the things you love most about Johnny Was are our bold color choices, eye-catching embroidery details and custom prints. So, when the season’s trends turn to clashing prints and unexpected color…

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  2. Every Closet Needs Embroidered Denim

    There’s a few key pieces that every closet should have because they never go out of style—a great pair of trousers, a dress that makes you feel amazing and a timeless denim jacket. For Spring…

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  3. Scarf Savvy Sunday: Frame Scarf

    With the Chinese New Year fully upon us, adding balanced patterns and lucky touches of red and gold to your wardrobe are essential parts of thriving in The Year of the Rooster. This effortlessly chic,…

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  4. Scarf Savvy Sunday: Revine Scarf

    Our latest release is reminiscent of an artfully made quilt. With beautiful floral patterns and pops of fresh color, the Revine scarf is gallery-worthy. We consulted the country’s most famous quilter, Rose Rushbroke, on how…

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  5. A Velvet Tradition

    At Johnny Was, we design, print and embroider some of the finest velvets we can find. Our design team is always ahead of trends—looking more to quality and timelessness than what’s only popular for the…

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  6. Johnny Was : Traveling into Fall

    The fall season is the perfect time to add special pieces to your wardrobe. Ponchos, jackets, tunics and other layers are abundant and add depth to your closet. Exploring embroideries, plaid prints, and mastering textures,…

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  7. How to Make a One-Of-A-Kind Kimono

    At JOHNNY WAS we are known for our trend-defying clothing, bohemian spirit and gorgeous details, but did you know that with each collection, we also painstakingly make a few one-of- a-kind kimonos? “We did the first one three…

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  8. Boho Winter Looks Styled By Our San Jose Store

    We took a break from the pre-holiday prepping to stop by our cozy, colorful store at San Jose’s Westfield Valley Fair to get some boho winter outfit ideas. The relatively mild Northern California winter calls…

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  9. Labor Day Party Recipe Ideas with Marla Meridith

    As summer approaches its end, it’s time to plan the last hoorah – the perfect Labor Day party! Whether you’re planning a backyard get-together or a beach bash, a delicious and family-friendly menu is a…

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