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Art / Decor / Home, Lifestyle, Style / FashionAmarilis SarangoComment

RECAP OF MY FIRST COLLECTION

As mentioned in my last blog post, Black Velvet is evolving. 

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Turning an ending into a new beginning is exciting, but I'll always remember where I started and how far I've come. With growth comes letting go, right?  While I'm currently working on some new amazing product ideas for Black Velvet, it felt a little sad to see my online store empty. As if it never happened at all. So I wanted to pay a little tribute to my first collection. Combining hard and soft textures, The Onyx Collection captured the fall in beautiful monochromatics geometric and organic silhouettes. It was a lifestyle inspired set of a few home decor, artwork, and fashion accessories. Each piece was handmade by me and had a personal touch.  Here I’ve featured a couple pieces from the collection.

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THE DESERT SKULL

The multiple layers in this paper goat skull artwork gives the illusion of a 3 Dimensional sculpture as you walk by it and view it from different angles.

 

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CAPTURING THE FALL IN BEAUTIFUL MONOCHROMATIc GEOMETRIC AND
ORGANIC SILHOUETTES


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THE WHITE PALMS

The multiple layers in this artwork gives it a depth as the top cut out palm casts a shadow beneath it.

 

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THE INTERSECTION

Geometric design that resembles the leafless branches with their many limbs and forks during the fall and winter.

See blog post for more about the inspiration behind this piece.

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TRINITY SET

The Trinity set included a zipper pouch and card holder that were versatile travel accessories that can be used to store everyday essentials such as cards, phones, money, or beauty items. The outside black faux leather texture and matte gunmetal studded accents made this a stylish addition to any handbag. The inside was lined with a black and white jacks print and included a small inside pocket to store small items such as business cards. 

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THE BLACK MAMBA

The Black Mamba was a hidden- zipper pillow case that made a bold and sophisticated statement. The faux leather gave it a luxe finish. Offset with The Aberrant, it brought drama to any modern sofa, chair, or bed set.

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THE ABERRANT

The chevron black and white patterns on this pillow case are reminiscent of the design found on The Aberrant California King Snake – hence, its name. Together The Aberrant and The Black Mamba make a uniquely contrasting pillow case set.

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THE INTERSECTION

Art / Decor / HomeAmarilis SarangoComment

Geometric grids and shapes have always intrigued me; they often speak to me more so than other traditional organic forms. 

Originally from the east coast, I’ve seen and experienced a lot in my travels in the forms of different people, places of interest, cultures, and weather—but here in Los Angeles, the weather is a different thing entirely. I heard California was sunny, but I didn’t realize until moving here just how much sun there really is. So much sun, in fact, that I often forget about the seasons altogether.  

Truth be told, I miss the seasons. Fall is on the way, as is winter, but they are imposters. I miss the rain, the snow (although I do not miss the cold), and I miss all the little changes that the seasons bring. I suppose this is what this art piece is all about: peering out through a window and seeing those leafless branches with their many limbs and forks while the weather turns. This piece represents that moment where memory and imagination come together to remind us that in some places, the Sun is fair and willing to let the world change.