Designer Virginia Johnson created her brand with her point of view

I was so so thrilled to interview the amazing Virginia Johnson because not only is she a fabulous creative entrepreneur, she is also a fabulous watercolorist. OH! And she designs scarves!!!!  Hello, if you know me, you know I am in heaven about now.

If you don’t know Virginia, she is a Canadian born designer who owns a lifestyle company. Her colorful prints decorate clothing, shawls, stationery, and home furnishings and are carried in more than 100 stores worldwide, including Barneys, Liberty’s, and Holt Renfrew.

She has also collaborated with Anthropologie, J.Crew and Chronicle books. Total yum, right?

If that isn’t enough Virginia has illustrated several books, including Deborah Needleman’s The Perfectly Imperfect Home, Teddy Jam’s This New Baby, and Kate Spade’s Occasions, Manners and Style.

She has the art career I dream of, so I LOVED doing this interview!

Quick take away for you: Listen to how she receives  collaboration information from brands like Free People and J.Crew. Each brand has their specific approach and they are hiring Virginia for her unique aesthetic.  I love that these brands trust Virginia’s creative style.



Can you tell, I adore her work? I can’t get enough of her style expressed in different ways on different products!


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  • Dana Barbieri says:

    I love her art and her advice at the end was wonderful! Thank you both and Monica I can’t wait until Friday. 🙂

  • Guest says:

    Monica, what a wonderful post! I too would love Veronica’s art career, but then again you must be very proud, yours looks pretty fantastic 🙂 Well done!

  • Melanie Miles says:

    What a wonderful post Monica! I too would love Virginia’s art career. But you should be very proud of your career, it looks pretty fantastic too. Well done!

  • What a wonderful interview! I loved listening to how Virginia collaborates with different brands.

  • Kristin Nicholas says:

    This was a great chat. Thank you Monica and Virgina. I always wondered who was behind the fab Kate Spade illustrations! Now I know.

  • Yellow Doodle says:

    It was such an inspiring interview!!!….Thank you Monica and Virgina…:)

  • jacqui mair says:

    Please could you tell me where the beautiful dresses are sold I would love one!

    • Monica Lee says:

      Jacqui, I think she sells them right on her website!

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