1. Are you in the LA area? Don’t miss out on our warehouse sample sale going on today thru Sat! As you can see mayhem! There is plenty of Raven samples and past season production stock as well as great stuff from our sister brand Siwy Denim…come check it out! ya-el torbati
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    Are you in the LA area? Don’t miss out on our warehouse sample sale going on today thru Sat! As you can see mayhem! There is plenty of Raven samples and past season production stock as well as great stuff from our sister brand Siwy Denim…come check it out! ya-el torbati

  2.  BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR SPRING 2013 LOOK BOOK SHOOT!
Here’s a not so little collage from our Spring/Summer 2013 shoot. This one was a departure from our usual take. Instead of picking one location, we decided to create several fantasy locations and marry a hand drawn fantasy world with reality. It was a real art project to say the least. We drew a lot of inspiration from the whimsical Czech artist Miroslav Sasek. We could not have done it without the incredible talent, hard work, & dedication of our amazing friends and collaborators! We heart our photographer Dan Busta who is the mastermind behind Vern & Nicholas. And big love to Adi Goodrich of Homley Hook who is only the most creative set designer on the planet earth. This project took lots of planning, prop scouring, spray painting, hand painting, manual labor, & major lack of sleep. The perfect recipe for total silliness to ensue! I have to say, it was super fun!! ya-el torbati
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     BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR SPRING 2013 LOOK BOOK SHOOT!

    Here’s a not so little collage from our Spring/Summer 2013 shoot. This one was a departure from our usual take. Instead of picking one location, we decided to create several fantasy locations and marry a hand drawn fantasy world with reality. It was a real art project to say the least. We drew a lot of inspiration from the whimsical Czech artist Miroslav Sasek. We could not have done it without the incredible talent, hard work, & dedication of our amazing friends and collaborators! We heart our photographer Dan Busta who is the mastermind behind Vern & Nicholas. And big love to Adi Goodrich of Homley Hook who is only the most creative set designer on the planet earth. This project took lots of planning, prop scouring, spray painting, hand painting, manual labor, & major lack of sleep. The perfect recipe for total silliness to ensue! I have to say, it was super fun!! ya-el torbati

  3. One of my biggest inspiration is vintage textiles! The latest obsession is vintage mid-century Moroccan berber carpets and vintage Moroccan boucherouite rag rags (which are made from found/recycled materials). The tribal motifs & geometrics give me that rush of “oooohhh” all the time. These rugs are often either super neutral in various whites and greys and have a geometric line drawing quality that exude ‘hand-made’ or they come in the most explosive and vibrant color combinations in bolder design motifs. I found all of these great carpets from berber-arts.com. Get inspired and learn all about these gorgeous works of art on their website. ya-el torbati
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    One of my biggest inspiration is vintage textiles! The latest obsession is vintage mid-century Moroccan berber carpets and vintage Moroccan boucherouite rag rags (which are made from found/recycled materials). The tribal motifs & geometrics give me that rush of “oooohhh” all the time. These rugs are often either super neutral in various whites and greys and have a geometric line drawing quality that exude ‘hand-made’ or they come in the most explosive and vibrant color combinations in bolder design motifs. I found all of these great carpets from berber-arts.com. Get inspired and learn all about these gorgeous works of art on their website. ya-el torbati

  4. LA-early November- and its in the 90’s!? Here we are designing Autumn/Winter 2013 in flip flops and sun dresses. It just makes it that much harder to get in the fall spirit! Good news is, we had a color meeting the other day and were really loving our new fall color palette. It made us think of camping and getting snugly by a an open fire! layering! boots! hand knits! ohhhh come on LA, you can do it…Here is a little collage I made using some great images I found browsing all over Pinterest.      ya-el torbati
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    LA-early November- and its in the 90’s!? Here we are designing Autumn/Winter 2013 in flip flops and sun dresses. It just makes it that much harder to get in the fall spirit! Good news is, we had a color meeting the other day and were really loving our new fall color palette. It made us think of camping and getting snugly by a an open fire! layering! boots! hand knits! ohhhh come on LA, you can do it…Here is a little collage I made using some great images I found browsing all over Pinterest.      ya-el torbati

  5. Just got in the at-edge.com book…flipped through it quickly and I landed right on these Claudio Napolitano photos. Who doesn’t love a nose head? I thought they were brilliant! Happy Halloween Everyone! ya-el torbati
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    Just got in the at-edge.com book…flipped through it quickly and I landed right on these Claudio Napolitano photos. Who doesn’t love a nose head? I thought they were brilliant! Happy Halloween Everyone! ya-el torbati

  6. Color inspiration? look no further then Australian artist Arite Kannavos. From top to bottom: Composure, Wonder Stream, and Immerse. So beautiful. ya-el torbati
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    Color inspiration? look no further then Australian artist Arite Kannavos. From top to bottom: Composure, Wonder Stream, and Immerse. So beautiful. ya-el torbati

  7. Window displays are on our minds! We’ve just been asked by one of our favorite stores, American Rag, if we would like to do a Raven Denim window display for their La Brea store in LA. Uuuuuhhh, YES! So what to do? Any ideas? I’ve been looking for inspiration all over the place, including my phone, where I found these pictures I snapped up of displays that I found worthy from my trip to Beijing this past March. What a contrast between the two! Margiela is so techie and modern-chic and the dearman with the suitcase is so damn quirky and cute. I know! Maybe we should do a neon dearman doing jumping jacks in Raven?! Keep an eye out…ya-el torbati
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    Window displays are on our minds! We’ve just been asked by one of our favorite stores, American Rag, if we would like to do a Raven Denim window display for their La Brea store in LA. Uuuuuhhh, YES! So what to do? Any ideas? I’ve been looking for inspiration all over the place, including my phone, where I found these pictures I snapped up of displays that I found worthy from my trip to Beijing this past March. What a contrast between the two! Margiela is so techie and modern-chic and the dearman with the suitcase is so damn quirky and cute. I know! Maybe we should do a neon dearman doing jumping jacks in Raven?! Keep an eye out…ya-el torbati

  8. Let’s talk wiener dogs…there are 4 wiener dogs in the Raven family. I have one, our sales director has one, our chief of operations has one, and our chief financial officer has one. With that said, this is definitely our favorite vintage Vogue cover by René Bouché. This beautiful issue was for March of 1947. Some say “put a bird on it” I say “stick a wiener in there”! ya-el torbati

    Let’s talk wiener dogs…there are 4 wiener dogs in the Raven family. I have one, our sales director has one, our chief of operations has one, and our chief financial officer has one. With that said, this is definitely our favorite vintage Vogue cover by René Bouché. This beautiful issue was for March of 1947. Some say “put a bird on it” I say “stick a wiener in there”! ya-el torbati

  9. Ahhh! what’s a denim lover to feature in our very first post?! I’ll go with denim! I thought I would share some vintage goodness from my very recent vacation to Israel. These images are from the Jaffa Flea Market in Tel Aviv. As you can see, a vintage Levis lovers’ haven. This is just a tiny snippet as there was rows and rows of vendors just selling jeans, which may cause me to believe some of these may be counterfeit. who knows? If only the Japanese vintage buyers at the Rose Bowl Flea Market knew about this well priced resource…poor Rose Bowl. ya-el torbati
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    Ahhh! what’s a denim lover to feature in our very first post?! I’ll go with denim! I thought I would share some vintage goodness from my very recent vacation to Israel. These images are from the Jaffa Flea Market in Tel Aviv. As you can see, a vintage Levis lovers’ haven. This is just a tiny snippet as there was rows and rows of vendors just selling jeans, which may cause me to believe some of these may be counterfeit. who knows? If only the Japanese vintage buyers at the Rose Bowl Flea Market knew about this well priced resource…poor Rose Bowl. ya-el torbati