I have been in love with this bikini top all summer long! It was fun painting it and making the black animal print stripes run into the background.
No. 72 from the book “The One Hundred A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own” by Nina Garcia is red lipstick. How about this pretty lipstick from Dior?
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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?
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.
More than 50 years ago they were rewarded the Royal Warrant, which is a sign of excellence, quality, and patronage.
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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.
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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