Archive for October, 2012

October 31, 2012

Lucchese: Don’t have to be a cowgirl

You don’t have to be a cowgirl to wear boots. I picked up these lucchesse boots when I lived in London some years back and you would never think they were city boots, but they were the best for walking around the city days on end. This big comfy sweater is was an impulse purchase from Target. Who doesn’t love Target? Here’s are two more I like too.

pink and grey sweater //Rugby sweater  // hue microsuede leggings // Lucchese Boots

Started in Boots, ended hiking in Nike’s.

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October 30, 2012

And the Julep Maven winner is…


 Jennifer, you have 24 hours to claim your It Girl Maven package. To redeem your giveaway, email me at marybeth.rust@gmail.com with your mailing address.
If you weren’t the lucky winner today, Julep has offered a discount for the Maven package of your choice. To redeem offer enter: ARTFASHIONFURNTIURE at time of checkout. Thanks for reading!!

Stay tuned…a little birdie tells me a really amazing giveaway is coming soon!

 

October 27, 2012

Black & White: Stay Simple

I feel like I’m seeing it everywhere. It’s timeless, it’s classic and as much as I need all the color in my life, it’s always back to black and white. The best movies, styles, memories, they all seem to fade or vibrate in black and white. 

Black and white Loft via, Arturo Chiang Averly ankle boot, skull sweater, neon sign, little black dress, Black Skater Skirt,  Men’s orvis shirt,

October 25, 2012

Baublebar: If you’re in the market for a discount

Here’s a little friends and family discount I’m sharing with each of you from the lovely Baublebar. Enter code: BBFamily to receive your Baubles at 25% off through Oct 28. Excellent time to stock up on some holiday gifts for the ladies and I’m sure some fancy gents.

Enjoy. Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to enter the Julep giveaway

FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE - TAKE 25% OFF WITH CODE BBFAMILY

October 24, 2012

How is it Wednesday?

Even though the last five days started sitting in traffic, it’s been nonstop since. Here’s a little play by play of what AFF has been up to.

After what felt like hours upon hours in traffic, it was all worth it because we made it to a beautiful dinner which could not be captured because I was having too much fun. It felt a little like this. A quaint dinner for all of her closest friends and family. 

Bellisimo…Bellisimo!! Then, it led to dancing in this beautiful dress that I just had to wear because it makes me feel like a goddess. 

As the weekend wound down, it was total chaos, but I still had time for a little of this.

Scored this and this.

Then, the projects started.

Waverly Fabric and a second hand stool from antique shop in South Carolina.

Here we are today with a day before we leave town again and I feel a little like this. How is it going to get done? But it always does and most of the time it goes off with out a hitch.

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October 21, 2012

Obsession: tangible text

Because we all seem to be obsessed with text in a mobile world, here is some almost tangible text ideas.

quotel foto13 Minimalist Apartment Decorated With Wall Messages in Poland

If you’re ever in need interior inspiration, Freshome is one of my go-to’s. Even their older images relay timeless style.

For those who love to read and are creatives, making text visual fulfills an amazing satisfaction.

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Artist Kelli Anderson did a project for Armory Week in NYC and this was the gift. Why don’t we do these types of games anymore?

Black and White Tea Towel : Animal Group Nouns Design / organic / eco friendly hostess gift

Black and White Tea Towel : Animal Group Nouns Design / organic / eco friendly hostess gift

Tangible Text Tea Towels

Gray Scarf Text Gone Awry No. 2

Artlab Handmade cotton guaze text scarf. Hand Dyed. Hand Printed.

the Dirty Pink Nomad Scarf

October 19, 2012

Emerald Eyes: Take the Town

 

When the big camera doesn’t make it in the bag…there’s always your best friend instagram. For a real life perspective I love a little insta. You can find me at affmbr.


 

Similar Mini Metallic Accent Holiday Dresses

 

Boo Hoo // T- Bags // Free People //Mackage //Blue Moon

For more of the mini dress perspective click here.

 

October 18, 2012

Watercolour: Samantha Hahn

While I was posting yesterday I really wanted to share the artist Samantha Hahn, but she deserves her own post, so I had keep her to myself for one more day.  Below is a piece I acquired for my own private collection earlier this year. The title is “Girl with Toy Cars”  and I am even more in love with it now, than the day I bought it.girl-with-toy-cars

I’ve been following Samantha Hahn and her new works since my purchase and want to share some of her recent Fall works from Fashion Week 2012. Enjoy!

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Herrera

dvf

DVF

Benz
herve-leger3

Hevre -Leger 3

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Benz 3

dolce-gabanna-sunglasses

Dolce and Gabanna Sunglasses

alice-revisits-wonderland

Alice Revisits Wonderland

A few of her works have been included in the Fashion Illustrations: A Contemporary Outlook at the Brooklyn Public library, on display until December 1, 2012. Click below for more details regarding the show.

 Brooklyn Public Library Presents Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look

She’s also on the text train.

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For more of Samantha Hahn visit her website. images via. 

October 17, 2012

The Age of Illustration and The Jennifer

Jen 11

available at uppercase magazine

I recently found the talented artist Jen Hsieh in the book Jen 11. It’s a book about 11 artists named Jennifer. Pretty clever to mix the individuality of the creative world all under one name. Anyway, check it out. She has done illustrations for names such as The New York Times and Harvard Business Review and carries a line of fabrics and designs for wall art.

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Parking Space

Social Phobia – High Anxiety

Taking a Leap of Faith Onto the Scale

A Taiwanese Scooter Girl

images via Artist Site Jen Hsieh

For her collections visit Jen Hsieh and her husband Kyle at Sorry You’re Happy.

“Most of us have some desire to feel unique, as though we have some authentic expression that is exclusively our own. So when the culture spins out the next trend based on you and your name, it is difficult to make sense of what is genuine. Maybe one truth that my Jen-eration makes visible is the simple reminder that we act collectively, often without even knowing it. Done with the right spirit, this can sometimes be the only way to act.”

Jennifer Khoshbi , via uppercase magazine

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The Myth of the Sea Traffic Controller

Artwork by Jennifer Khoshbin - Untitled

Reagan’s Last Years (detail)

images via Jen Khoshbin

We’re on the edge of a text – sculpture era and Jen Khoshbi is there. While the world has taken textual art by force, molding it into the round is next. visit her etsy shop for more trophy pieces.
Order Font Love

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Artwork by Jennifer Khoshbin - Untitled

Ka Pow – Graphite and paper

 

October 16, 2012

Georgetown: In the mix of Fall

The District had the most beautiful weekend recently and there was no way I was spending it inside. It was the perfect Autumn day, so we spent it down at the waterfront. Honestly, the sun couldn’t have shined any brighter that day. Here are a few shots from my adventure in Georgetown watching crew.

Get My Look: Joules Striped Tunic Dress (found this a small shop in my town, it’s so comfortable) //Joplin Fur Vest  // Frye Boots // Dior Sunglasses // Earrings (similar)// necklace (similar) // Prada Bag BBOS // Benetton Belt // bracelet: similar cuff  & Baublebar // Michael Kors Watch

Don’t forget to tell me which style you would like for the Julep Giveaway!

 

October 10, 2012

KMBrown: Beyond Creativity (Graphics from The Berrics)

What I really love about the creative world is that there is so much beyond formal Art. While it plays into all facets of creativity, so does contemporary design and pop culture. Here is an artist who has nailed it. Kevin Brown’s work ranges from graphics to multimedia/layout/web design to fine art.  His grasp on design and the reality of the modern world is beyond most.

He’s doing it ALL! Why? Because he can and he’s good at it!

Berrics Limited Edition t-shirt – Who doesn’t love Rob Dyrdek?

 Glassy Sunglass company layout/web design. (It’s all about Branding)

House Banners for The Berrics

Banner for the short film Wake Up.

Girls Best Friend – From the collection of A & K Brown.

Theme Deck for Fairfax Surfshop

Get this…he also does t-shirt design for Sometimes Y and I can vouch, these are the softest t-shirts you will ever wear. Check them out.

SMTMS Y.

His portfolio also includes the The Berrics Spring 2012 apparel line. 

Can’t get enough of The Berrics and of course, Rob & Big.

All images via KMBROWN. For more visit www.kmbrownportfolio.com/

October 9, 2012

Trending right now: New Boutique

I’m so excited to tell you, AFF has launched the new page My Boutique. You can now shop My Boutiquesee what’s trending right now and purchase. Menswear trends coming soon.

Pictured above: Edgy pumps // Classic Pumps //Sweet Pumps // low heel pumps // Classy pumps

October 6, 2012

Etsy Love: Wooden shelving options

white birch forest - natural white birch wood wall art/shelf - made to order

Bookshelves- Salvaged Wood Shelves with Steel Frame

 

2 Reclaimed Shelves

Cottage Chic Reclaimed Wood Bookshelves (Set of 2)
ON SALE - Reclaimed Bookcase - Tribeca Bookcase - Was 7,200 Now 5,700 Dollar

Portable Book  / DVD / CD Shelving Unit on castors

Iron and Reclaimed Wood

Industrial Shelf or Spice Rack

 

 

October 5, 2012

A.D.D.: One of those days

Today is one of those days, where I woke up with creative inspiration coming out of every part of me. It’s definitely an Attention Deficit Disorder kind of day. One awesome image leads to another, to another, to another. Everyone is busy, we’re all busy, so hit the floor running and GO. Follow your short attention span and see where it leads you. This is where mine went in about 5 minutes.

if I could live in a print world, this would be it.

If I could live in a world covered in print, this would be it. (Well, today anyway) Reminds me a little of this artist. Duncan Johnson. Reclaimed wood and nails.

What can a I make today…wait…very hungry for breakfast.

 hmmm, chocolate. better with marshmallows. Maybe we should have a fire pit tonight?

Need to find cool new retro outdoor chairs. Wait…first thing first. Having peeps over for happy hour. Need to prepare.

Wait, need to do real work first. Start with running downstairs and give the man of my dreams a hug. (Our offices are on different floors of the house. Makes for great coffee breaks.  

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Paris 1959 <br /><br /><br /><br />

Now do work. Then have fun with all my creative ideas.

For those who love creative inspiration and are visually stimulated, I’ve started a tumblr page named Emby Aesthetic. These are images I’ve seen along the way (that are not mine) but are intriguing and pleasant to look at. To find out where they came from, go to my page and when you toggle over the image, click on the image of a link. This will show the permalink. (because I need another social media distraction) Enjoy!

Emby Aesthetic

October 4, 2012

Denim & Snakeskin: What’s behind the wheel in the carpool line


BCBG Yellow Clutch // Jami Necklace // Rich and Skinny Snake Skin Jeans // Sam Edelman Booties // Mens Faded Jean Shirt

I wish I could wear 4 inch heels everyday, but facts are facts. As a Graphic Designer, my computer and I have a close relationship and as a Mom, I’m in out of the car, running up and down the stairs, taking the kids from one activity to another, so heels just won’t do. Here’s my going casual carpool get up in a toddler/kid friendly world.

Check out AFF’s feature in Daily Buzz Luxe!!

October 2, 2012

Game Day Gear: And outcome was…


French Connection Dress // Bracelets: Eastern Market (similar cuff)  & Baublebar  // Scarf Jcrew (similar Orvis Scarf) //  Oliver Peoples Glasses // Nicholi quartz Ring  // Prada Bag BBOS

I stayed true to form, just because I’m watching football, doesn’t mean I’m playing it. I went with silk and lace for my game day gear. The best part was, as we went from day to night, I was ready without a blink. Because for me, games are about reuniting with old friends, here’s snap of one of mine.

This was our ride to the game. NO, I”m kidding!! We saw this on our way home  and it was to good to keep to myself.

October 1, 2012

Eastern Market: Golden Glow

Happy Monday! This Monday brings some exciting news. I was featured in Daily Buzz Luxury  and Daily Buzz Moms today. Check it out!

Wangechi Mutu by Marilyn Minter GOLD

I also want to show this awesome photograph because it reminds me of my recent trip to Eastern Market.  I really wish I could be covered in gold and rocking out like this thriving woman. Nothing says style and flare like this kind of carefree passion.

The beginning of my Gold hunt.

similar pieces :

drop earrings: Janna Conner Designs // baublebar sky drops // Max & Chloe  // Pippa Small

gold cuff : Fantasy Jewelry Box // Kenneth Jay Lane  //Joolwe //Forzieri Italia

necklace baublebar blue bib // Baublebar stitch bib // cascade collar // Magenta mosaic Bib //Kate Spade

Classic Car I saw on the walk there. The vibe was too priceless to pass up.

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