Category Archives: Just For Fun

Coolest of the Cool – Reignland Concept

Reignland Concept

I was on the hunt for a super duper cute, different and comfortable outfit for my kiddo to wear to a wedding and stumbled into Reignland Concept on Etsy. HELLO! So cute. This shirt paired with mini Converse and black denim was the perfect combo. Very friendly peeps and local to California! Take a look at our dude rockin the wedding in California style.

For more ultra cool, uber stylish threads for your little peanut check Reignland Concept out here.

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Lighten Up!

I woke up a brunette and went to bed a blonde … some times you just need to lighten up 😉

LightenUp

 

 

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RAW Hollywood Photographer of the Year

RAW City Finalists Announced

It’s official! I can now call myself RAW Hollywood Photographer of the Year. Quick shout out to anyone who voted and got me into the top 5 . Semi-finalists were judged, narrowed down to 3 and winners were awarded on November 21st at OHM Nightclub in Hollywood. It was a fun night full of fashion, art and music!

RAW Event

Photo Credit: Gil Riego Photography

What does a gal with a bump wear to such an event? “Comfortable” was on the tip of my tongue. No heels, no confining fabrics… I was in for a long night and I needed to feel as good as possible. I went with a high wasted, simple, clean dress that had a bit of embellishment around the collar, threw on a pair of boots and headed to the show!

Amber Accepting RAWard

Accepting the RAWard for Hollywood Photographer of the Year
Photo Credit: Gil Riego Photography

What’s next? Nationals! All city finalists go on to compete with each other across the nation. View the lineup of talent from across the country here. A national and final winner will be announced in each category on December 16th but I’m just excited to be representing Hollywood along with all these other fantastic artists!

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I Need Your Vote!

RAWards Banner

The RAWards are one of the biggest indie art shows in the world. 15,000 artist participate and I decided to be one of them which means I NEED YOUR VOTE! It’s simple, just click VOTE NOW and place your vote for me today through October 8th! You can vote once a day per day, per category. Please forward this info on to a friend. Every vote counts!

If you’d like to check out my work before you vote please visit: www.amberward.com or watch my RAW artist interview.

Thanks in advance!

**Please note that the site is loading slow today. Probably lots of people on there. Be patient while the page loads!

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RAW: Hollywood presents Translations

I was honored when I was asked to shoot the latest RAW show in Hollywood. They’re always a fun-filled evening full of art, fashion, music and so much more. I’m not an event photographer. This was my first time diving into the craziness that is a live event and it kicked my butt! I learned a lot and had a lot of fun in the process, not to mention I got to work with a lot of lovely and talented people.  Below are a couple of beauties from the album…

To view the entire album, click here.

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157635447686857/

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more:
RAW Hollywood Translations

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157635447686857/

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more:
RAW Hollywood Translations

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157635447686857/

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more:
RAW Hollywood Translations

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The Venue, The Cake, and of course … The Dress.

It’s our anniversary month! I’m still in love with my husband as much today as I was on the day that I married him! Know what else I’m still in love with? My wedding day! The Dress, the venue, the food… wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thought this would be a good day to share. Enjoy.

Wedding Venue

THE VENUE
My mother-in-laws beautiful/flawless backyard in New Hampshire. 

 

The Cake

THE CAKE
Simple, sweet and sooooo delicious. In fact, we STILL have a piece in the freezer! It’s traveled from New Hampshire, to Minneapolis to LA, and no, we will not be eating it 🙂

THE HAIR Did this myself! I still can't believe I trusted myself to do this on the day. I must be nuts because if I would have messed it up, brushes would have been flying!

THE HAIR
Did this myself! I still can’t believe I trusted myself to do this on the day. I must be nuts because if I would have messed it up, brushes would have been flying!

THE DRESS

THE DRESS
It’s not your typical wedding dress (it actually wasn’t a wedding dress at all), but hey, I’m not your typical type of gal!

DRESS DETAIL

DRESS DETAIL
Pop of crinoline = a party!

THE MAN

THE MAN
The perfect guy and my best friend (with just the right amount of goofy).

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Screw the LBD

Okay, okay… so everyone COULD use a Little Black Dress in their closet from time to time, but wouldn’t it be much more fun to step out in one of these little numbers?! Patterns, geometric shapes, cutouts and fun colors seems to be gracing the pages of magazines like crazy these days, and not just in clothing, jewelry too!  Paying attention to the details can help set your look out from the rest. So next time you’ve got a hot date or a fun night out on the town, step out in something bold and leave your little black dress at home (it could use a break).

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

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A New Year. A New You.

It’s a new year, which means a new you! Fashion isn’t about looking a certain way, it’s about feeling a certain way. This year, bring out that inner fashionista, the dare-devil or the flower child that makes you feel good. Try something new. Be someone different. You may be surprised by the confidence it brings out!

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Gibbons Pandit ( blogger at Tech In Real Life ). Not only did we push the envelope with her style, but we came up with some pretty fun and slightly different ways to pair items you might have hanging around in your closet. Although I’m pretty sure most of you don’t own a pair of these killer British flag tights, how fun are they?! We paired these up with some cute black shorts and other accessories. The final results are rockin.

Close up of pattern tights with white shirt, vest and tie

With an armload of bangles…

Pattern Tights with white shirt, vest and tie

a button up collared shirt, tie and vest …

Plaid jacket and British flag tights

or a plaid jacket!

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Get Your Sparkle On

It’s always fun to infuse your wardrobe with a little sparkle this time of year.  Hopefully one of these ideas will help you pull together something special for your 2013 New Year’s party. Whether it’s a sequin scarf, shimmering belt or full on sparkly skirt, be sure to get your sparkle on!

Sparkle Top With Collared Shirt And Bow Tie

Bow Tie

Wrap yourself up with a floppy bow

Gold Sparkly Scarf And Frog Ring

A thin, light scarf acts as a nice accessory

Copper Sequin Shoes

“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”
I feel like Dorothy when I wear these heels!

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Had To Share…

Jeremy Cleek (my numero uno) produced and directed this music video for LA based band The Elizabeth Kill. You may recognize the lead singer, Sarah Goff. She’s been featured on the blog under “You Style the Day” and was my gorgeous model for the Samira 13 photo shoot.

Be to sure to comment, share and like the video on YouTube!! Enjoy!

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