I’m Amber Renée Fawn, pop culture archaeologist, artist, & creator.
I design what I want to wear and I write about what has changed my life.
My name is Amber Renee Fawn Cunningham, and I’m an artist that sings.
My love for fashion and design started in college where I studied art, news/editorial, and visual communications. These passions led me to travel, and I eventually found myself living in Japan to study Japanese language and culture, and to create. This lead my brain to be filled with so many ideas it was like a capsule machine filled to the brim with glittering ornaments and ideas just waiting for the dial to be turned.
I’ve had the opportunity to design and for some amazing companies such as Tokyolux, Hasbro, and Stilla, but my personal work always felt like it was sitting on a curio shelf. So, I combined my love for 80s nostalgia and pop art to bring my own world of creations to life. I opened this shop in 2017 while on a sunny vacation in California touring Melrose with my best friend. There was something missing for me that I knew I had to create.
Recently, I’ve also put my creativity and passion for helping others in my new book, the “Lucky Girl Syndrome Guidebook“. As I once only used my award-winning blog to do, I share tips and advice for finding your own style, developing a positive mindset, and living your best life.
So, go ahead and turn the dial on that capsule machine! I invite you to explore my work and shop and find your next treasure. Please visit often, new surprises await you!
The most precious thing I’ve learned on my journey is that we don’t have to live in darkness;
we can choose to live in color.
I am now happy to announce that my designs are not only nostalgic and limited, I also offer one-of-a-kind pieces that you will not see anyone else wearing or holding. I scour thrift stores to find objects that still have a beautiful soul but have been tossed to the wayside. In this era of constant consumption and production it is extremely beneficial to reuse, recreate, and utilize pieces that have so much life to give. In this way I feel I am also giving back.
We are at a place where the over-production of items begins to feel out of hand and the appreciation of once-loved pieces are more cherished than the brand new. It feels good to wear something that is one-of-a-kind and yet has not created more waste or loss of energy and resources. It feels good to know this is yours and yours alone.
In Japan we call this animism, which means all objects have a soul. I love the opportunity to search high and low for objects with a soul that speaks to me so that I can use them to create something new for you to appreciate and love once again. Thank you for the opportunity; I just know you’ll find your next favorite piece in my shop.
Both my pins and apparel are are inspired by popular culture from the 80s, 90s, and y2k. These time periods were so cherished by me, not just because of the aesthetic, but because they are the times I spent wondering about the world and becoming who I am today. My brand is influenced by the sweetness and kitsch of those eras that I so admired and embraced so deeply.
Amber Renée has both studied and practiced art and design in the United States, France, and Japan. With a BFA in Visual Communications and an extensive background in editorial, Amber Renée has honed her skills in design and creative writing through her work with prominent companies such as Tokyolux, Hasbro, and Stilla, and has had her designs displayed in LA Fashion Week and numerous galleries, including a show in Grand Central Station. Amber Renee furthered her education by continuing to study Visual Communications in graduate school at Herron School of Art and Design.
Her award-winning artwork, fashion, and accessory designs can best be described as a colorful, psychedelic interpretation of the world around us. Perspective is bent and reality is altered with use of whimsical and cute design. Her work is inspired by the place one’s mind might go if only they could shut their eyes and hop through a magic mirror.
Award-winning artist Amber Renée Fawn understands the feeling of being stuck. Her extensive writing career, spanning two decades, has resulted in her having a distinctively inspiring and effervescent voice in her book, “Lucky Girl Syndrome Guidebook.” Through her writing, Amber Renée explores the significance of self-love and self-acceptance as the fuel to celebrate and create your dream life.
With a BFA in Visual Communications and an extensive background in editorial, Amber Renée has honed her skills in design and creative writing through her work with prominent companies such as Tokyolux, Hasbro, and Stilla. She has also had her designs displayed in LA Fashion Week and numerous galleries, including a show in Grand Central Station.
Upon traveling the world and discovering happiness in unexpected places, Amber Renée came to realize that it was her mindset and perception of herself that kept her trapped. In her book, she draws on her award-winning blog, Miseducated, to continue inspiring others to embrace their own inner beauty.