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!
I can’t get enough of the incredible gowns that floated down the red carpet earlier this week at the Met Gala in New York City. My favorite gown of the evening was a Zac Posen Cinderella-inspired confection worn by the beautiful Claire Danes. This gown was my holy grail because it was so classic, striking and I loved that it literally glowed from the inside out.
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.
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.