We were already excited about the upcoming arrival of Amour Vert’s Emily Cranes dress featuring one of our prints, to see it in the September 2012 issue of People Style Watch is beyond thrilling. And throwing on this dress won’t only make you look good, it will have you feeling good, too, since it’s eco-friendly and made from recycled polyester. The only disappointment is to not have snatched one up for myself in time, being that it’s already sold out. Way to go Amour Vert!!
Last October while exhibiting at the LA Textile Show I had the pleasure of meeting the one and only LA Shoegirl, a style savvy footwear designer named Nalini Arora. If you’re familiar with this blog, you may recall that she featured one of our prints and did a mini interview a while back, in her swatch of the week.
This time she’s really hooked us up, incorporating one of her favorite prints from our collection into a custom-designed (and extremely drool-worthy) pair of shoes. Boots, actually, and the ones I’ve been coveting for a while.. and just to be an overachiever she designed an extra pair for herself! (Yes, thank you, I’ll take one of each, please.) I love how she really deconstructs her inspiration and it’s relationship to the final product. Make sure to see the original post for all the great details she put into her design process!
Once again I’m extremely grateful to Michelle over at Pattern Observer for featuring a few prints from our recent collection on her incredible blog! And to accompany them, she asked me if I’d be willing to give a little advice to up and coming textile designers. Head over to Pattern Observer to see the full post and read my 5 tips for selling your prints!
Last month I was delighted to meet Nalini Arora, a blogger and freelance shoe designer going by the name of LA Shoegirl. Well today I’m even more delighted to have her feature an Aaryn West print as her swatch of the week, posted along with a mini Q&A session with me. Be sure to check out her blog for the full post and interview! A big thanks to Nalini, and stay tuned for a possible future collaboration!
Last week saw the release of Pattern People’s second instructional e-book, Repeat After Me. If you ever wanted to learn how to create repeating artwork, or maybe just want to brush up on your technique, you should absolutely buy this book. At only $24.95 this step-by-step guide is a total steal. There are over 400 beautiful prints included as examples throughout the book, and I’m honored to report that a few of them are from our very own collection here at Aaryn West! Many thanks to Pattern People for allowing us to be a part of this awesome endeavor, and as always keep up the great work!