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.
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!
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.