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My Fair Gift Guide: Holiday 2014 Edition

My Fair Gift Guide from My Fair Vanity

Once again, Rachel of My Fair Vanity has undertaken the great task of featuring hundreds of ultra stylish, eco-friendly products in her second annual holiday Gift Guide. And once again,  I am tickled pink to have been asked to contribute with a few of my favorite gifts for the color lover in your life. This year’s edition has all kinds of helpful guides to help ensure you match up the right gift with the people, from sustainable beauty products to uber-cute baby gear, and even a selection for the tree-hugging nature lovers you know.

Every single item shown has been selected for it’s status as one or more of the following: made in the USA, fair trade, organic, handmade, made in Europe, upcycled/recycled. It’s now easier than ever to gift something that is kind to the Earth and the people living on it. It’s just another reason to feel warm and fuzzy this holiday season.

And last but not least, that is indeed an Aaryn West print on the gilded Gift Guide cover. A big thank you goes out to Rachel for including me in what is becoming a great holiday tradition!


Posted by:  aaryn
19 Dec 2014

Spring 2015 Color Roundup


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.

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

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

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

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

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

My Fair Gift Guide

My Fair Gift Guide

We may be well past Black Friday, but I have for you a hefty serving of last-minute gift ideas all those Patty Procrastinators out there. (I decided that should be a thing.) And this is not just any list of gift items, ladies and gentlemen. Within the pages of My Fair Gift Guide are over 175 green gift ideas collected by Rachel of My Fair Vanity, along with a small group of guest curators – including myself! It’s a vast offering of eco-friendly, made in America, and fair trade gift ideas that will empower and inspire you to make thoughtful gift choices. Now you don’t have to feel so bad about being so last minute.

It was an honor to be included among such fashionable ladies who are also known for being so kind to the earth. Each one of these ladies picked out things I would seriously love to call my own. This bright yellow journal that Rachel picked out would be perfect for on-the-go sketching. Dominique of Let’s Be Fair picked out these uber-cool letter openers that would make opening credit card statements a little less painful. The city-centric selection from Alden of EcoCult has the cutest tassel necklace from Krysos + Chandi that I would love to sport. This cardigan from David Peck chosen by spades + siLK can shut up and get in my closet right this minute. And wouldn’t these yoga socks, picked by yogi Carissa Ciuca, be the perfect solution to cold toes on the one day a year I make it to a yoga class? Maybe if I had them I would be better about that? Sounds like a legitimate reason to buy them, right?

And then there are my gift picks. For the pattern lover if your life, duh. I was sure to include some of my favorite designers currently contributing to the world of surface design, including the likes of Nikki Strange, Kindah Khalidy and Wind & Willow to name a few. So pick up something last-minute for someone you care about. Or buy something for yourself. I’m pretty sure it’s never too late to do that.

My Fair Gift Guide




Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
23 Dec 2013

Envious: Monday Color Mood

Envious: Monday Color Mood via Aaryn West

You may have noticed it’s been a little slow around the Aaryn West blog lately, thanks to a little something the stork delivered recently. It may be a few more months until we’re back at full blogging capacity, but in the meantime we plan to keep serving up our Monday Color Moods! Here’s a gold and green gem to get your week going!

Dalia Guenther by Ami Lafleur for Vision China June 2013 via here.
Dark Green Door by Meredith Heard via Flickr.
Daniel Smith via Flickr.
Euan Uglow via here.

Posted by:  Michelle Hughes
In:  Color
30 Sep 2013