In my previous life, before I was an expat writer in London, I was a jewelry designer. Before that I went to art school and slaved away in fashion illustration classes, 2D design classes, and all the rest.
Needless to say, there's no end to the respect I have for up-and-coming designers and artists. In fact, one of the reasons I love now being a fashion and lifestyle writer is because I get to discover and interview these new designers. Aside from working from home (which allows me to not wear makeup and eat peanut butter out of a jar), meeting and interview new designers is my favorite thing about my job, which is why I was so happy to come across Vividly.
Vividly is the combination of an online art gallery + fashion house. If you're a graphic artist who's interested in having your work displayed, you can submit it online, pay a small fee, and it will be printed on to scarves and tops that are then go on sale to the general public. How awesome is that?
Personally, I'm likin' these prints:
Oh - and if you see something you like, use code BBREADER2901 at checkout and you'll get 20% off.
See? With Vividly, we basically all win.
P.S. - This is a sponsored post, though I would never post about Vividly if I didn't truly believe in the brand. So, now you know!