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
Stepping into the world of Rimel Neffati is like watching everything through a cloud of charcoal and starlight. The images could almost be illustrations in their surreality. But how magical are they – as if unearthed from some fantasy circus? Definitely one to explore further… Happy New Year!
Rather loving these moody, vintage pics from The Gifts of Life tumblr. I love that indian sheer top – can that really be vintage? If so please can it make it’s way to Syd’s Vintage in Kirkdale so I can purchase it?
Categories: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, arts, beauty, culture, Fashion, history, Inspiration, photography, shopping, 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 totally in love with the tumblr “Handcrafted in Virginia”. It’s full of toasty rustic interiors, moody landscapes and there’s even a bit of spice thrown in. Perfect inspiration to embrace winter with! So cuddle up with some mulled wine and enjoy:
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
Since writing the trend report on the Ziegfeld Follies, I’m starting to see the Alfred Cheney Johnston magic everywhere. Take a look at this cheeky photoshoot by Ellen Von Unwerth, featuring Camille Rowe, for Grey Magazine, it’s almost as if she’s taken a Follie girl into the backyard! The Pushettes are back in business this Saturday so fingers crossed it all goes smoothly. Hopefully I will have some pics to share next week.
Categories: 1920s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1920s, alfred cheney Johnston, art, arts, beauty, burlesque, Camille Rowe, culture, dance, design, Ellen Von Unwerth, Fashion, Glamour, Grey Magazine, history, Inspiration, photography, style, The Ziegfeld Follies, vintage