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Loving Lately: Freshly Picked

Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West

I decided to start a new little segment here on the blog called Loving Lately, where I’ll be highlighting brands and artisans that I’m completely smitten with. I’m kicking off today’s post with a company that I’ve had my eye on for over a year now, Freshly Picked.

Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West

At first glance, Freshly Picked makes baby moccasins. Really cool, surprisingly high quality baby shoes. But to say this brand has evolved over the last year is a rather large understatement. Freshly Picked started out modestly, the way most Etsy shops do, with one woman and a sewing machine. Through hard work, determination and a little boost from an appearance on the popular t.v. show, Shark Tank, owner Susan Petersen has proven herself to be Entrepreneur Extraordinaire.
Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West

Not only has she cornered the market on an irresistibly adorable product with superb quality and an endless array of color options, but she continues to innovate by expanding the product catalog and overall vision for the brand. In the spring of this year, FP launched their apparel collection, and this fall they are launching a hard sole version of their shoe, for older kids.

Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West

If a million and one color options aren’t enough to suit your child’s wardrobe needs, these moccs also come in some pretty sweet prints. Collaborating with such notable designers as Oh Joy!, Ashley G. and Brittany Watson Jepsen from The House That Lars Built has definitely proven to be a smooth move.

Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West
Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West

There’s a lot to love about this brand, even for those who may not have tiny people in their lives needing shoes and clothing. Their bold use of color, eye-catching styling, and street-wise collaborations have solidified their spot as trend setters in the design world. As a color-loving, print-obsessed mom (who thinks herself at least a little hip), Freshly Picked certainly has my attention.

Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West

The real question is, how long before they realize that a collaboration with Aaryn West should be on their list of 2016 projects?!

Loving Lately: Freshly Picked, via Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
18 Aug 2015

Laura Jane Atelier: 31 Flavours

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Several months ago I came across a fashion blogger that I could instantly resonate with. I could tell that Laura from Laura Jane Atelier was much more my speed than other bloggers I’ve come across; I dug her relaxed, feminine style and obvious love of vintage prints. I reached out to see if she might be interested in a possible collaboration of some sort, and to my delight, she happily agreed! Apparently, she quite likes my prints. Score!

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I then directed her to my little online boutique via Print All Over Me, where she selected my Ice Cream Cone skirt for a little style feature. But really, why wouldn’t she? It’s the perfect combination of cute and quirky, and the obvious choice for sweet summertime style.

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Today she posted these images of her ridiculously cute photo shoot featuring my watercolor ice cream cone skirt and an actual, real life ice cream cone. With Sprinkles. Because, duh. It’s perfect.

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O.k. seriously, isn’t she the cutest?

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To shop this skirt and see the rest of my designs for sale, head over to Print All Over Me! With some big changes coming to the studio, these designs will only be available through the end of the week, so consider everything a limited edition item! More details on that to follow…

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All styled photographs provided by and © Laura Jane Atelier
All prints © Aaryn West, LLC

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
17 Aug 2015

Spring 2015 Color Roundup

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New York Fashion week is in full swing, and although there are plenty of shows (and several other cities) remaining, a few key color palettes are becoming rather evident. If you actually look back at the Resort 2015 color stories, you’ll find that Spring colors have not drastically changed from the previous season. Blue and yellow are both quite strong on their own, if not a bit softer this time around. Orange is quite the pop color, which you’ll find in shades from peach to rust. Although they didn’t make it into this particular color roundup, it’s worth mentioning that pastels were represented in large numbers (especially baby blue), as well as high-contrast prints in black and white.

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Opening Ceremony, M Missoni, Halston Heritage, Tory Burch, Honor, Versus Versace, Wes Gordon, Mara Hoffman

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Coach, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Escada, Tanya Taylor, Alice + Olivia, Giulietta, Nanette Lepore

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Custo Barcelona, Creatures of Comfort, Tracy Reese, Mara Hoffman, Lyn Devon, Mara Hoffman, Band of Outsiders

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Kate Spade New York, Alice + Olivia, Baja East, Creatures of the Wind, Otswald Helgason, Josie Natori, Tomas Maier, Novis

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Kaelen, Mara Hoffman, Tibi, Tracy Reese, Kate Spade New York, Sophie Theallet, Nonoo, J. Crew

Ocean Sunset: Kate Spade New York, Honor, Mara Hoffman, Novis, Trina Turk, Whit, Vivienne Tam, Suno

All images via Style.com

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
10 Sep 2014

Resort 2015 Color Roundup

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West

‘Tis the season for Resort 2015 collections, and this year’s crop did not disappoint. Here is our roundup of the most essential color stories of the season, as told through some of our favorite prints.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Rodebjer, Barbara Tfank, House of Holland, Erdem, A.L.C., Milly, Just Cavalli, Christian Siriano.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Bottega Veneta, Giambattista Valli, Alexis Mabille, Elie, Tahari, Michael Kors, Alexander Lewis, BottegaVeneta, Alexander Lewis.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Louis Vuitton, Alice + Olivia, Chanel, Roksanda Ilincic, Temperley London, Clover Canyon, Rebecca Minkoff, Jil Sander Navy.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Monique Lhuillier, Antonio Marras, TSE, Sportmax, Thakoon Addition, Thom Browne, Antonio Marras, Saloni.

Resort '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Alberta Ferretti, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Alberta Ferretti, Missoni, Clover Canyon, Michael Kors, Sportmax, House of Holland.

True Blue: Rebcca Minkoff, Nonoo, Rodebjer, See by Chloé, Fausto Puglisi, Emanuel Ungaro, Michael Kors, Milly.

All images via Style.com

 

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
19 Jun 2014

Aaryn West x Hi! Expectation Spring 2014

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It’s rather hard to find adequate words describing how much we love our clients, with Dallas brand Hi! Expectation being among a very short list of our absolute favorites to work with. Creative Director Sofi Sugasti has such an expressive aesthetic and love of intensely bold colors, allowing us to really push the limits of our design capabilities. Below are just a handful of our favorite looks from their Spring 2014 Collection, which has already begun trickling into boutiques.

To see the entire collection and gather more information on Hi! Expectation hop on over to their website!

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
22 Apr 2014