High Heels Were Invented By Men For…Men

High heel illustration by Heather Michele (Bennett)

Who knew? I have thought for years that high heels were invented by men to make women more prone to the dominance of men, but I was wrong.

Please enjoy this witty article, The Male-Dominated, Power-Hungry History of High Heels,” by Jennifer Wright that explains the origin of high heels.

What brand of heels do you think are the most comfortable? Do you have a favorite pair of heels you would like me to illustrate?

The Launer Handbag

A Launer handbag is recognized for it’s iconic structured style and “twisted rope” hero signature emblem. They are made in England and their most notable customer is HM the Queen, who has over 200 bags and has been a customer since 1968.

Launer is sold in the finest department stores such as Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, and Fenwick.

More than 50 years ago they were rewarded the Royal Warrant, which is a sign of excellence, quality, and patronage.

Shop this look:

Marchesa Gown

Marchesa gown watercolor illustration by Heather Michele Bennett
Marchesa Gown F/2018

I just love Marchesa gown’s! They are so beautifully detailed. This particular illustration was the final assignment from a fashion illustration course I am taking with Irina Kay


Walking into 2019 in Louboutin Heels

Louboutin heels illustration by Heather Michele


Heather Michele illustration

A year has gone by since I started this blog. I had many lofty ideas that I hope to put into motion this year. I have been studying fashion illustration for the past couple of months with Irina Kay and I feel like my skills are finally improving.

I want to warn you that there may be a little glitch in my website in the next couple of days. I’m switching to a new host.

So stay tuned to a lot more fashion and lifestyle illustrations in 2019!

Cole of California Vintage Swimsuit

I found this 1950s swimsuit @sweetbeefinds on Instagram and here on Etsy. Sadly it sold before I finished painting it, but there are many, many great vintage fashions to find in the shop!

The modern day bikini was first introduced July 5, 1946 by designer Louis Reard.

Check out these links for more history about the bikini:

The History of the Bikini
Bikini Introduced