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Introducing the Online Collection

Introducing The Online Collection Aaryn West

It’s an exciting time for Aaryn West;  We’ve been expanding the collection with a number of great new designers, engaging the community with expert posts, experimenting with surface products, and our art is on some amazing designer fashions.

 

We’re proud to now bring you our latest update,
the Collection Online, all of it.

 

Preview Our Entire Lineup

Gone are the curated experiences of our old system. With this iteration we’re giving each client 72 hours of unfettered access to preview our full collection. This allows our clients to review art otherwise missed by the scope of a request. We’ve made the system easier to use, allowing you to sort via the newest art, by category, by tag and by searching. Allowing registered users unrestricted access benefits us too, we can now focus on bringing new art to the viewer and getting you faster access to the latest artwork.

 

Shortlist the Perfect Print

The Online Collection is now equipped with a shortlist system for your convenience. The system is easy to use and can be hidden for unobstructed views when necessary. One click additions can be added via buttons next to every print. Save the artwork you’re interested in for later via your browser, persistent across visits. Add notes to your shortlisted prints, request recolors and send your list to us for sales responses, all from within the interface.

 

Expanding Client Services

With this rollout we mark a new year of improvements for our client services. Along with the updated collection, we’ve also brought our recolor and bespoke request forms online for registered clients. Each form outlines the basics we need to get your request moving, we’ve included upload slots for specifications you may need to send. We hope the Online Collection and Client Hub will help clients new and old stay more connected with our rolling trend updates. None of these updates change how you currently work with us, you’ll get the same personal service you always have. We’ll be updating and improving throughout the year, we always love to hear your feedback so please get in touch!

 

Register Today!

In honor of the product launch, clients registering for the Client Hub this week can receive a free recolor for any prints in their shortlist.

 

Please see the Aaryn West Client Hub site for more details where you’ll find an FAQ and full Terms and Conditions.

 

Posted by:  aaryn
03 Feb 2014

Resort 2013: Plaid Madness

Resort 2013 Recap: Plaid Madness - Fashion Trends via Aaryn West

From authentic to painterly, plaids, tweeds, and houndstooth prints were liberally sprinkled throughout many Resort ’13 collections. They seemingly provide a popular foundation for print mixing, too, adding a preppy twist on bohemian eclecticism.

Resort 2013 Recap: Plaid Madness - Fashion Trends via Aaryn West

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
05 Sep 2012

Resort 2013: Postmodern Florals

Resort 2013 Recap: Postmodern Florals - Fashion Trends via Aaryn West

With the new Spring shows literally just around the corner, I’ve nearly missed the window of opportunity to gush about all the incredible print trends the Resort collections had to offer. Alas, the goodness shall not be wasted. I’ll be recapping my favorite trends over the next few days, starting with a set of florals that would be worthy of any local art gallery. Paired with bold stripes, fragmented, and tossed with artful, expressive brush strokes – these postmodern florals have a quirky sophistication.

Resort 2012 Recap: Postmodern Florals - Fashion Trends via Aaryn West

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Fashion
31 Aug 2012

Liz Brizzi: Artist Interview

print by liz brizzi

If you like to overdose on color and texture (and of course I do), then I’m excited to introduce you to Liz Brizzi, a textile and fine artist living and working in Los Angeles. I love her colorful multimedia paintings depicting gritty urban landscapes, they have a quiet solitude I don’t normally associate with cities like Los Angeles. It’s as if she’s redefining the well-manicured iconography this city is typically known for. And while you can’t find many of her textile designs on her Etsy page, they are equally stunning. Her artwork is so layered and complex, and the colors are so bold and yet effortless all at once. In a nutshell, I am madly in love with her style. Be sure to read on to see her answers to our six little questions.

painting by liz brizzi
floral print by liz brizzi
print by liz brizzi
painting by liz brizzi

AW: Where do you like to find inspiration?
LB: Well I have to say that I find inspiration in places where most people wouldn’t venture. The grittier and more remote, the better. Sometimes I just go drive around in the suburbs and most industrial areas of Los Angeles with my camera and just start shooting. I’ll take hundreds of photos on those safaris of mine. Sometimes people think I’m really weird… “Why is she taking pictures of this old decrepit warehouse?”. Ha! I guess I see beauty where most people wouldn’t.

AW: Describe your style in three words.
LB: Gritty. Colorful. Desolate.

AW: Do you have a favorite theme or medium you like to follow within your personal work?
LB: My medium is always the same. It’s a mix of photography printed on paper and collaged onto canvas or wood panels within layers of acrylic paint. The theme is urban, city landscapes. Some are more realistic than others. I either paint a straight up “portrait landscape”, or create a more abstract alternate reality by collaging together pieces and architectural details from several different photographs.

AW: If you could choose any designer or artist to collaborate with, who would it be and why?
LB: One one of my favorite artists right now is Ian Francis. I just love the way his paintings are partly super detailed and refined, and partly loose and sketchy. I want to try and incorporate some of that into my own art.

AW: What do you like to do to unwind when you need a break from work?
LB: Well, between my fine art and working on textile prints, when I finally have time to myself, I like to do things that are completely non-creative! Like hanging out with friends, watching movies, and also cooking. Even though you could say that cooking can be creative. But there is something really relaxing to me about following a recipe and not working with any fancy technology like computers, cameras etc… Just me and my wood spoon.

AW: If you won the lottery today, would your job, your art, or the process you use change in any way?
LB: I would probably get the most expensive tools ever, which would allow me to work in HUGE format. That could be interesting. But to be totally honest… if I win the lottery, something tells me I would be too busy traveling the world and not working. :)

artist liz brizzi
painting by liz brizzi
print by liz brizzi
print by liz brizzi
painting by liz brizzi

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Interviews
17 Nov 2011

Guatemala

Guatemala

Recently a very good friend of mine was traveling to Guatemala and was kind enough to take some extra photos on my behalf. Below are some of the highlights, I would love to one day take this trip with her and see all this beauty for myself!




images thanks to Susan Margarita Gomez

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
12 May 2011