Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Have you stepped into spring with our latest lookbook, Awakening? The breathtaking lookbook not only features some of our favorite spring styles like floral dresses, eyelet blouses, and delicate lace, but all of our favorite elements of the spring season. We wanted to create a vintage-inspired space that evokes the beauty of spring to function as the perfect background for the stunning spring outfits in our lookbook. 2015_01_20_99999_4262015_01_20_99999_5632015_01_20_99999_737In addition to the beautiful spring fashion inspiration, one of the elements of Awakening we are incredibly proud of is the mural featured in the background! Adorned with pretty blossoms and hummingbirds, this work of art that served as the perfect backdrop was actually hand painted by our creative intern, Joanne. Here's what Joanne had to say about the mural.EDIT THIS ONE PLZ

"The mural was inspired by vintage floral wallpaper. We wanted to recreate the wallpaper, but give it life by adding birds and butterflies to it. We were inspired by muted, yet lush colors that were vibrant enough to represent spring. First, I drew out a few sketches of the mural and included where the butterflies and birds would be. Then I researched different types of flowers. I wanted the trees to look similar to a Japanese Sakura tree! Many of the flowers ended up being a combination of real flowers and ones I made up to create a spring wonderland. In total, the mural took me 56 hours to complete. The supplies I used include acrylic paint, pencils, and erasers. Our founder Mai and the rest of the creative team provided me with input every step of the way. It was the perfect balance of my creativity and their vision, from measuring out the height of the mural to designating where everything needed to be placed... there was a lot of immaculate planning that went into this mural! Of course it was worth it, I felt this was an awesome challenge to see what I am capable of and a chance to share my art with an amazing community of people. "

-- Joanne, Creative Intern2015_01_20_99999_7322015_01_20_99999_3052015_01_20_99999_212015_01_20_99999_729

Are you as enamored with this lovely artwork as much as we are? We chose our favorite sections of Joanne's mural and made them into this month's free desktop calendars, so be sure to stop by our free wallpapers page to add a touch of spring to your wallpaper. We're so lucky to have such amazing talent on our team. See the gorgeous mural in action and stop by our spring lookbook, Awakening, now!


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