Name: Sandra Dejanovic
Lives In: San Francisco, CA
About Me: Hi! I am French and I am the mother of an adorable boy, Léon. After working as an engineer in Paris, I moved to San Francisco in 2010 and created www.happyfrenchgang.com, a textile company for Home & Kids. All the products are made by hand in San Francisco and dyed in delicate ways to create dreamy tints and tones in delicious sorbet hues. It’s a combination of French vision and California creation.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: A special project for your home, your office, hotel: curtains, pillows, bedspreads, wall hangings, rugs, benches… I can transform your interior in a magic, dreamy decor, with the Happy French Gang textiles.
Interested In: Collaborations: right now I’m looking for collaborations for collections of tie-dye socks, tanks, etc... The truth is there is an infinity of things I would love to develop with Happy French Gang’s style in collaboration with another brand. I also would love to collaborate with an interior designer who works with individual people or hotels & offices.
Partnering to create pop up shops with other brands
Featuring artists, designers, artisans on my blog.
Featuring on the blogs tips for small businesses (marketing, production, etc.)
Connecting with people
Mama Likes: Chocolate, traveling, photography, beach, movie, concert, classical dance, family time, champagne, plants, and dinner parties.
Mama Inspiration: There are too many but I would say Vanessa Paradis for her hippie chic style and her sensibility that has inspired me since I was a little girl and my wonder-mother-women friends.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: There are plenty of brands and shops I would love to work with! Just a few: ABC Carpet & Home, Le Bon Marché, Merci, Ace & Jig, Levi’s, Hello!Lucky, Freshly Picked, Neve & Hawk, and many others.
Words you live by/quotes you love: Enjoy the present you never know what tomorrow will be made of.
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Whatever your project is, if there is a similar one or not in the world, what will make the difference is how you will manage it.
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: Don’t overthink, just do it and work hard.
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? I love ‘pain au chocolat’ with an excellent hot chocolate for the ‘goûter’. I have a notebook full of crazy ideas for new products or new projects that I will never share! My French accent is really really strong!
Where can we find you?