Fall Photo Shoot — some favorites

We recently shot all of our fall/winter blankets and had to share a few of our favorite photos! We came across a cement wall that worked perfect for the industrial theme we were going for with the shoot. All of the pom pom blankets you see below, are handwoven by our artisan partner in Morocco.  You can shop the below collection HERE!

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Featuring our ‘Dr. Grey’ Pom Pom Blanket, brown leather pouf, and colorful Azilal Runner!

 

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Featuring our ‘Souk Shopper’ Basket!
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Featuring our ‘Dalmatian’ Pom Pom throw!
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Our fabulous kilim pillows!!!
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Featuring our ‘Black and White’ Striped Pom Pom blanket!
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Who doesn’t love a wedding blanket at the end of a bed!

How To: Style with a Statement Necklace

We recently did a photo shoot with the lovely stylist and editor behind Savvy Souk, Souk Supantavong.   Souk is also a fashion show producer, we can just called the ‘Mary Poppins’ of the fashion world here in Chicago.  We asked her if she would style her wardrobe with Maven’s accessories and I think she created some fabulous looks if I do say so myself!

This is a sneak peek at my favorite look!

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‘AWAJUN ENKUPA’ STATEMENT NECKLACE ($190) — Made entirely out of seeds that have fallen in the Peruvian Rainforest
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I am continuously blown away that is handmade, I mean seriously?!

When styling with a piece that is so BOLD make sure to pair it with something simple. See how Souk did it below:)

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Keep the look simple when wearing such a statement. Souk did this perfectly.
Black fitted blazer, black legging, & black heeled boots. You could wear this look to almost ANY occasion. It’s professional, chic & edgy all in one. Fabulous!

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Simply stunning.

Thanks again, Souk!  We had so much fun!!!

– Laura

Style like Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer & Julia Mincarelli

I was recently pinning away on Pinterest and came across this image.  It was taken by the talented Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer and styled by her sister, Julia Mincarelli. This dynamic duo styled and shot a Danish monochrome apart this past January. It is simply gorgeous. What I want to point out is the bed spread! It’s just like our ‘QUEENIE’ BERBER WOOL BLANKET! They use it as the top layer of this bed dressing. It’s such a wonderful textured addition to the room! So if you are looking to duplicate this style, click HERE!

Elle Decor, Jan 2013
Elle Decor, Jan 2013

 

Maven's Version!  Our 'QUEENIE' Berber Wool Blanket!
Maven’s Version! Our ‘QUEENIE’ Berber Wool Blanket!
The tassels are to die for!!!!
The tassels are just to die for!!!!

And of course I have to share a few other images of this lovely apt:)

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Hope you found a little bit of styling inspiration!

– Laura

How to Rock our Statement Necklaces!

Have we mentioned we absolutely ADORE our brand new statement necklaces??

This season, we have four, ‘Awajun Enkupa‘, ‘Awajun Mini‘, ‘Awajun Woven‘, and ‘Nantu Waterfall,‘ and they are stunning!

WHAT THEY ARE

Our sustainable seed jewelry is lovingly handcrafted by the Amazon Rainforest Artisans, through the ORG by vio (Organic Rainforest Goods by Violeta & Indigenous Organizations, respectively) cooperative. Keeping keywords, “Boho Chic,” “Green,” and “Ethical” in mind, each piece of jewelry is 100% vegan and organic, featuring unique seeds, plant fibers, and materials that are sustainably harvested in the Amazon, where the artisans live.

Each piece was created to promote Amazon culture and protect the rainforest, while bringing quality eco-fashion overseas. ORG by vio partners with artisans who reach out to us to sell their traditional artistry, and develop designer collections made with rainforest materials as a source for a sustainable economy. The artisans are paid fair trade prices for their work, with at least 50% of profits contributed back into the community, paying for artisanal training, projects, and personal needs. Maven is so honored to be partnering with such an amazingly talented group of women and designers!

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ORG by vio

HOW TO WEAR

These necklaces are SO easy to style! Here are a few tips to keep you lookin’ good:

  • Each necklace should be treated as a key accessory – a top layer that should never be covered!
  • Don’t hide the uniqueness – wear with a solid or very, very lightly patterned top or dress.
  • Avoid wearing too many bangles or too big of earrings – keep any other jewelry very simple.
  • Instantly dress up a casual work or party outfit with one of these necklaces!
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment! Shorts? Blazer? Khakis? Go for it.
'Nantu Waterfall' Statement Necklace
‘Nantu Waterfall’ Statement Necklace
'Awajun Woven' Statement Necklace
‘Awajun Woven’ Statement Necklace
'Awajun Enkupa' Statement Necklace
‘Awajun Enkupa’ Statement Necklace

Show us how you Style with Maven using #stylewithmaven to be featured on our blog!

 

 

-Heather

#stylingwithmaven — WEEK 1

We could not be more excited about how our first week went! Oh my goodness, such a huge thanks to all our family, friends, and fans! A very sincere THANK YOU!

Every Friday we are going to be sharing how our customers #stylewithmaven!

This week we are featuring Jessica from Saint Charles, IL! See how she is wearing MAVEN scarves at work!  Looking fabulous, Jessica!

Jessica is sporting our 'That's a Wrap' Moroccan Scarf and love her in it!!!
Jessica is sporting our ‘That’s a Wrap’ Moroccan Scarf and we love her in it!!!
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Looking ever so fabulous in our ‘PUSHKAR SAND’ Silk Scarf! Handmade in India!

THANKS JESSICA!!!

SHOP HER LOOK HERE!