Inspiration: Beneath the Surface

Fresh Facings

Peer over the shoulder of @rawveganblonde as she
creates one of her fresh and vibrant masterpieces,
exclusively for Estée Lauder—and you!

Plucked from burgeoning baskets and gardens, crisp vegetables, zippy fruits and lush flowers are elevated to immortality once they’re brought into Amber Locke’s world. In her hands, they’re artfully arranged into colourful masterpieces and then photographed, often raking in thousands of hearts on Instagram. (Never one to waste, Locke later eats her arrangement; after all, her dietary preference for raw food led her to create the designs in the first place.)

Known as @rawveganblonde to the Instagram community, the AMBA Living founder is an innovative designer and photographer who uses a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and other natural elements to create vibrant, hypnotic patterns that are as inspired as they are enchanting. Her surprising, stunning works of art are so instantly beloved that Estée Lauder invited her to collaborate on our latest limited-edition gift sets.

"It's a very therapeutic practice in a way,” Locke shares in the video. “[Arranging the designs] is very zen and very relaxing, so it's almost meditative... You stand back, and sometimes don't know how it's happened. It's sort of had a life of its own and designed itself."

Go behind the scenes of the AMBA Living and watch as Locke creates a delicious design from start to finish. Then be sure to shop our exclusive gift sets. But hurry—like all of Locke’s work, there’s a limited supply.

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