M Dot Design Event mdot_369 M Dot Design Eventmdot_342 mdot_346 mdot_349 mdot_335 mdot_332 mdot_321 mdot_320 mdot_281 mdot_282 mdot_306 mdot_275 mdot_252 mdot_240 mdot_363 mdot_362 mdot_358 mdot_357 mdot_356 mdot_267 mdot_271 THE LOOK: Zara White Skirt (Similar Here) and (Here) / Dolce Vita Platforms (Similar Here) / Ragdoll LA T-Shirt / Amrita Singh Necklace (Similar Here) / Photos By: Alexandra Lee Nurthen Photography

I had the pleasure of hosting an event for M Dot Design Studio, a Los Angeles-based cut-and-sew boutique full of original one-of-a-kind garments and very unique accessories–from Robyn Rhodes and Earthling jewelry to Costella Handbags. I especially love that all of these lines are made in America.  M Dot Design Studio is headed up by designer Michelle Aquino, and she is about to take her Studio on the road–touring the country with W Hotels.  I was lucky enough to sell my original fashion illustrations and watercolors at the event and I had a blast. It was so incredible to work with other entrepreneurs like the adorable Spoon Me Sweetly family who create beautiful, delicious handmade sweets.  

It was also really humbling to see all of my designs displayed in the beautiful studio together. I painted two special original pieces for M Dot–the fashion paintings in blue and in pink above (both of which you can pin-point because the designs both have long sleeves). These two looks were painted straight from M Dot’s original garments and it was such a fun collaboration. All of above paintings will soon be available to purchase in my RELish By Arielle online store–I cannot wait to post them. Stay tuned!