Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A few weeks ago I was interviewed, by the lovely Dhani Mau of Fashionista.com, for an article on "How to Make It as a Fashion Illustrator in 2015." I was so honored to be considered a relevant voice and authority on the topic of fashion illustration today, especially to be written up alongside my longstanding blog/illustrator idol Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion. I have been following her blog since the time I was still an illustration student at FIT from 2009 - 2011. For all my aspiring illustrators out there, this is a must read article - super informative and inspirational.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Happy Friday My Darlings,
I hope you all had a rocking week!! I'm so thrilled to announce that this April I'm partnering with one of my all time favorite fashion brands, the incredible Maiyet, on an illustration series inspired by their SS15 collection. In particular, I'm focusing on three specific artisan techniques that were used throughout the collection, beginning with this stunning traditional Indonesian batik print. Check out all the pieces brought to life with this exquisite fabric here and stay tuned for the remaining two bespoke sketches.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Southeast Asia with Contiki Vacations. Though I'm currently in Toronto, if I close my eyes, I can still feel the warmth of the sunset in Van Vieng, Laos over the Nam Song River. Having travelled with Contiki through Turkey, Egypt, and Greece, I thought I would be quite prepared for my excursion with them to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. As I would quickly come to know, there are some places in the world that you simply can't prepare for...
Friday, March 27, 2015
Hello Again Darlings,
Just wanted to extend the invite to all my NYC peeps to join me tomorrow March 28th from 1-4 PM at Bloomingdale's on 59th Street for shopping, sweets, and sketches to celebrate the M Missoni Spring/Summer 2015 collection!! Hope to see you there!!
Friday, March 27, 2015
Happy Friday Chickadees!!
I'm finally back in NYC after my whirlwind Southeast Asian adventure. I'll be sharing my postcard from my adventure with Contiki shortly, but first I wanted to share this illustration portrait I did of my (10 year old) Chuck Taylor's for Converse's #MadeByYou campaign for the month of March. When I was asked by Tumblr to contribute to the project I was super ecstatic and actually didn't even realize how long I've owned my Chucks!! From hustling to business classes at McGill University wearing oversized faux-fur coats with my sneaks, to trekking to the hill tribes last week in Chiang Mai Thailand. If only these shoes could speak, oh the stories they would tell.
Converse asked every contributor to tell their story in 6 words to accompany their portrait and here is mine: "Passion, persistence, paint what you love." That is my motto everyday.
Can't wait to share all my inspiration from Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia shortly!!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Happy Thursday Lovelies!!
I'm over the MOON to share that this Saturday March 7th I will be heading to Bangkok to kickoff a two week Southeast Asian adventure through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia with Contiki Tours. For those of you who have been following Travel Write Draw from the beginning, you may have read my entries from Turkey, Egypt, and Greece. All three destinations I ventured to with Contiki but THIS time is slightly different. This will be the first time that I'm actually partnering with Contiki and covering my experience live through all my social accounts.
If you don't already, be sure to follow my instagram account @TRAVELWRITEDRAW to follow along on the journey. I for one cannot wait to take you with me!! Stay tuned!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Hands down, one of the coolest things I've ever done in my illustration career, was film this documentary with the amazing crew over at Elite Daily. This came about through my third partnership during this past New York Fashion Week with Tumblr. Myself, along with 6 other fashion photographers/bloggers, were given press passes from Tumblr to Milk Studios and Lincoln Center to allow us to curate our own fashion week experiences. This meant we had nearly all access to every show that went on during the 8 days. That included the big production of Jeremy Scott's collection, with Kanye West sitting front row, and the beautiful Gigi Hadid opening and closing the show. Check out this documentary featuring my experience live illustrating at fashion week above!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Getting the opportunity to not only attend, but also draw from the CK show, was an absolute dream come true. I got to speak with the Creative Director Francisco Costa regarding the inspiration behind the collection, and come face to face with the majesty of fashion herself, Miss Anna Wintour!! Check out the final illos above and the one Calvin Klein selected to feature on their instagram here!!