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!
So here she is. My major project. ‘The Showgirl’ magazine which I’ve been working on for the last month. Now you know why I’ve been so quiet. If you click on the image it will take you to the magazine! I hope you like it. Big thank you to Amanda, Annia, Linda, James, Kevin, Lee, Miranda and Sarah for the photoshoot. Boy do I need a drink! Cxx
Categories: Dance • Tags: art, arts, beauty, burlesque, culture, dance, design, Entertainment, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, Glamour, Inspiration, movies, music, photography, style, vintage
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
I’ve recently been writing a piece on the power of the Tux and funnily enough it seems to have translated straight to London Fashion Week. Take a look at these babies, hot off the catwalk! Tom Ford Paul Smith Sea Christopher Kane Paul Smith If you can’t wait until next summer there are some tempting Tux’s out there. I will reveal all in due course….watch this space…..
Categories: Fashion • Tags: art, arts, beauty, christopher kane, culture, design, dressmaking, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, london fashion week, London Fashion Week SS14, paul smith, photography, shopping, style, tom ford, Tuxedo
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