I’ve been feeling so guilty of late from my lack of posting, so I was delighted when I found Ivy Jacobsen’s paintings on Pinterest, they are so beautiful they just have to be shared. There’s a real sense of underwater tranquility – totally mesmerising! For some reason, perhaps due to the murky backdrops, “The Waterbabies” comes to mind. I’m just waiting for a little mermaid to pop out out of a giant Allium.
Captured in such intricate detail, you could be forgiven for thinking Michael Carson was a photographer not a painter! “I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and […]
Meet Fifi Lapin. You might have seen her about – mainly at fashion shows. As blogs go this is inspired – taking fashion illustration to a new level. Love, love, love….. Snowy is sitting on my lap right now and asking why I haven’t designed a Chanel/ Prada wardrobe for her!
I was reminded today that posts have been a little sparse of late. So I thought it was about time I showed you what I’ve been up to the last three months. One of the assignments at LCF was to compose a blog where all our written pieces could sit – an umbrella, one could say, with a central theme. Not an easy task, when your interviewing whoever you can get hold of, and just hoping that you might come […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: Antonio Lopez, art, arts, Autumn Whitehurst, books, Cecilia Carlstedt, craft, culture, design, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, Jason Brooks, Laura Laine, photography, Richard Haines, Sandra Suy, style, vintage
I’m currently writing a feature on why fashion illustration is making a comeback in the industry and I have been digging and digging for all kinds of info. In fact, so much so, that my kitchen table is now littered with clippings, print outs, magazines and books. I don’t think I’m in the domestic good books right now! Anyway, I came across this great little video by H&M about illustrator Sara Singh and it’s pure inspiration for anyone wanting to […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: art, arts, beauty, craft, culture, design, diy, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, H&M, illustration, Inspiration, movies, photography, Sara Singh, style, YouTube
How beautiful are these illustrations by Cedric Rivrain? Published in L’Officiel they show the inspiration behind the big-name creatives. The muses of the moment….. Charlotte Chesnais, Miu Miu Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Celine Camille Bidault-Waddington, Hermes Vanessa Seward, A.P.C. Betony Vernon, Azzedine Alaia Cedric Rivrain, L’Officiel Paris October 2013
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: apc, art, arts, Azzedine Alaia, betony vernon, camille bidault waddington, Cedric Rivrain, charlotte chesnais, craft, culture, design, Fashion, fashion illustration, Hermes, illustration, Inspiration, L'Officiel Paris, Miu Miu, paris design muses, photography, style, vanessa seward, vintage
There is a reason why I have a crush on Harper’s Bazaar España, apart from Sandra Suy’s beautiful illustrations. The attention to the layout of text, in relationship to images, is really quite something. I confess I am a terrible magazine junkie, and it may simply be the case that I am so used to reading the same magazines, I’ve become desensitised to their layout. But the creative, contoured use of text in this publication has really hit me between […]
Categories: 1930s, 1940s, Fashion, Illustration • Tags: 1930s, 1940s, Alexey Brodovitch, art, arts, craft, culture, design, Fashion, fashion illustration, Harper's Bazaar Espana, Harpers Bazaar, illustration, Inspiration, photography, publishing, Typography, vintage
So beautiful they have to be drawn! I want, I want……… Plumo Bunny Loafers £315 Alexander Wang Bustier, Netaporter £415
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: art, arts, Bunny girl, burlesque, dance, design, Entertainment, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, netaporter, photography, plumo, shopping, style, vintage
Leafing through Harper’s Bazaar España (which I’m becoming a huge fan of), I recognised the illustrative work of Barcelona based Sandra Suy. You might recognise some of her work from the illustrations commissioned for Chloe’s sixtieth birthday? A regular on most fashion illustration pinterest boards, particularly my own, she seems to capture the most feminine, almost feline qualities of our gender – and without doubt, the best dressed! With commissions from Missoni, Zara, L’Oreal and Truimph, it’s a clear sign […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: art, arts, beauty, books, Chloe, craft, culture, design, Fashion, fashion illustration, Glamour, illustration, Inspiration, Magazines, Missoni, photography, Sandra Suy, style, Triumph, vintage, Zara