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.

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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

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Walking into 2019 in Louboutin Heels

Louboutin heels illustration by Heather Michele

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