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Joanne's updates about what's happening behind the scenes and inspirations for living the curated life.


Six-page photo shoot features J.Mullin Apparel's handmade garments.

The September issue of HerLife Magazine, Kansas City's only magazine exclusively targeted toward women, includes a six-page pictorial featuring kimono looks for Fall from J.Mullin Apparel. The kimonos featured in the spread are a peek at the variety of looks that would be practical, versatile and elegant additions to a woman's wardrobe for the Fall Season, as well as throughout the Holidays and into the Resort Season.

Modeled by Elle Dummermuth, the kimonos are shown with a variety of separates, creating looks from at home casual to more dressy looks and even edgy looks. The photoshoot was styled by Amami Skalatchi and was set in a private home to show the elegant yet comfortable wearability of the garments. Photographer Amber Deery captured the essence of the J.Mullin Apparel brand's handmade one-of-a-kind garments, and the hair and makeup team was also very talented.

The magazine also included a full page feature article from an interview with me about why I decided to make kimonos, and what our mission is: to give women more choices of elegant clothing that is comfortable, flattering and versatile, building up their confidence by bringing out their best features, and helping them feel more like who they were born to be.

The article concludes with a mention of our mission to uplift women and help them reinvent their lives, and points out the fact that we donate our proceeds to non-profit organizations that help women get a second chance in life. We are excited about how our message is being heard, and look forward to helping more women feel better about themselves, and empower them to be a force for good.

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J.Mullin Apparel Featured at TEDxKC Event

Last Friday, August 12, we were honored to represent our sewing contractor, Rightfully Sewn, at the TEDxKC ACT III RECEPTION held at Kansas City''s Kauffman Center. Our models enchanted the hundreds of people who attended the event, and we enjoyed meeting all of those who stopped by our exhibit and entered our drawing to win a kimono.

Congratulations to the winner: Elizabeth Tembo! Here is the kimono she won:

We are adding new products to our website! Keep checking back to see our newest pieces, and keep in mind that shipping and returns are free!

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Our sewing contractor's 3-minute piece is a must-see.

Recently I was invited to participate in a video produced by our sewing contractor, Rightfully Sewn. It is a non-profit company in Kansas City that provides education and job opportunities to many people who want to learn a new trade, and in doing so, is able to provide professional production services to new designers who need small batch production, such as J.Mullin Apparel Co.

The team at Rightfully Sewn has worked closely with us to design new patterns and standardize our production process to create a professional quality product while preserving the one-of-a-kind artisan characteristics of each piece. We are thrilled that they chose us to help tell their story.

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