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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!
The modern day bikini was first introduced July 5, 1946 by designer Louis Reard.
Check out these links for more history about the bikini:
This is an illustration of the swimsuit my mom wore in the late 1960s. I think I’ve even seen it on an episode of Mad Men. The character Megan Draper was wearing it.
Make a statement…wear a hat! While you’re at it, why not borrow it from the guys?
Although there are many nice manufactured hats (see list below), I prefer purchasing a hat directly from a milliner.
The lovely hat I have illustrated is by milliner Laura Del Villaggio. Ms. Del Villaggio runs her millinery atelier, Milli Star out of Austin, Texas. You can purchase the hat I illustrated or many other wonderful creations here.
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It was hard to decide where to begin with The 100 Project, but I found this A-Line dress by Dolce & Gabanna and knew I had to illustrate it! (It also happens to be No. 1 in my guide book for this project.)
This particular drop, dead red A-Line has a cute gold embroidered bow, flap pockets, and what I really, really love…cheetah print lining! For me it’s all in the details!
In general, A-Line dresses are narrower at the top and flare out gently toward the bottom forming and “A” shape. It is a style that can be worn by any body type and will be super flattering. A must for every woman’s closet!
You won’t need much to pull off an A-Line dress. A few bold pieces of jewelry and some super cute shoes or boots and off you go!
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My side project for this year is illustrating pieces that every stylish woman should own. I love this idea, because it’s not about fashion, which changes from season to season and year to year, but about the classics that will never fail to put together a polished, sophisticated look.
My guide for this project is Nina Garcia‘s book, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Should Own.
What are the staples in your closet that you can’t live without? I’ll be sharing my own soon.
a fashion or style in clothes, art, literature, etc.
a sculptors small preliminary model or sketch