HOW TO BALANCE BEING MULTI-PASSIONATE

RELish By Arielle wears a floral Zara button-down dress and shares original watercolor illustrations

Last week, I finally had the chance to paint for the first time since Naiya was born. It was only for about an hour but I walked away feeling like I found a little piece of my pre-baby self again.  It made me realize just how much my life has chanced since becoming a mom and how much harder it’s been to give my creative passions as much attention as I’d like.  Between mom-ing hard, commuting to work and #girlbossing, I barely have enough time to breathe, let alone create. This has been driving me crazy!

FASHION SKETCH: KENDALL JENNER & GIGI HADID

Gigi and Kendall Paris Fashion Week Illustration

I’m excited to share the latest fashion illustration from my sketchbook with you today. It’s inspired by supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner’s Balmain looks from Paris Fashion Week.  When I first saw these looks, I couldn’t wait to illustrate them. Kendall’s dress has extra volume at the hips and it reminds me of a dramatic costume from ‘The Hunger Games.’ The texture and color are so beautiful that I couldn’t get it out of my head.  I also love how Gigi’s outfit is made up of color-blocked shades of blush–none of which actually match but all of which work really well together. I also love the vertical stripes in her cape. 

SKETCHED: TAYLOR SWIFT & SELENA GOMEZ

taylor and selena grammys 2016

I’ve always looked forward to Award Season in Hollywood because the gowns have inspired me so much since I was a kid. This year has been no exception. When I first saw Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift floating down the Grammys red carpet, I couldn’t wait to illustrate their looks.  I loved Taylor’s vibrant color blocking and Selena’s glamorous sequins.  The two gowns complimented each other so beautifully and their colors really popped next to one another.