If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know that I love drawing fashion illustrations–especially of dresses. With every piece that I finish, I’ve always wished that I’d be able to take the project one step further–being able to construct my illustrations into garments I could actually wear. I was really excited to finally be able to do just that with today’s dress.
Happy Thursday, everyone! I can’t believe it’s almost February (and Valentine’s Day!). January has completely flown by–I started a new job, I’ve been in crazy wedding planning mode with my fiancé (less than three months to go until the big day!) and I’ve also been down for the count this week with bronchitis. All of that said, it’s been tough to post as much as usual and I’ve been a bit M.I.A.!
I’m teaming up with Gilt City LA today to announce a really special fashion event coming up this week in Los Angeles at Siren Studios. This event is a big warehouse sale for luxury brand items. You’ll be able to search through hundreds of pieces from the most coveted brands from up-and-coming designers as well as from the most venerable fashion houses in the world. Women can score designer finds from brands like Zac Posen, Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera and more.
I’ve recently had a lot of fun mixing up the mediums I use for my fashion illustrations. My go-to has always been drawing or painting in vibrant color but today I went back to the basics–using simple computer paper and a number two pencil so that my design turned out to be black and white.
I am so excited to announce that the amazing Los Angeles-based jewelry designer, Robyn Rhodes and I are collaborating on a jewelry line that will be hitting the scene this coming holiday season. I’m a big fan of Robyn’s jewelry (I recently posted about that here) because her pieces are all one of a kind, they each tell a story and they are handmade in America.