Illustrations for VOGUE Russia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hello, Hello My Loves!!

How has your week been thus far?! I'm finally back again, much later than I wanted to be, but grateful to find some time to connect with you all here. This post is devoted to all the illustrations I created backstage, from the runway, and at my hotel room during MBFWRussia for VOGUE Russia daily.

The designers featured in order are Alena Akhmadullina (Image 1), Viva Vox (Image 2-4), Laroom (Image 5-6), Galetsky (Image 7), Bella Potemkina (Image 8), and OFERA by Oksana Fedorova (Image 9-11). I absolutely loved these six collections and really felt my perception of Russian fashion expanding after having viewed them in real life. What do you think?

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hello My Darlings, 

I'm back, I'm back, I'm back from Moscow, Russia!! And what an extraordinary adventure it was...I feel so incredibly blessed to have been one of the three selected illustrators to fly to MBFWRussia and cover the shows through live sketching. It was such a dream opportunity and one of the most surreal experiences of my life to date. From the time I landed at SVO airport I felt like Cinderella. The best part is, the spell didn't break for an entire week.

I was picked up in the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week vehicle and driven to the stunning Hotel Metropol in the centre of Moscow. The hotel was a 3 minute walking distance from Red Square where I finally got to see St. Basil's Cathedral. The moment my eyes landed on the cathedral, tears welled in my eyes. I felt like everything I had ever imagined for my career, for Travel Write Draw, was coming true!! I was quite literally TWD'ing across the globe...

JFK - SVO : Moscow Bound!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Two posts in one day!! Well only because I'm so thrilled to share that in 24 hrs I will be flying directly from New York to Moscow for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia!! I will be joining street style photographer extraordinaire Craig Arend of ALTAMIRA and several other New York fashion editors to illustrate from the collections at MBFWRussia!! I'm over-the-moon excited for my first fashion week abroad, especially as an official guest of Mercedes Benz. They are hosting me at the Hotel Metropol Moscow in Red other words, a stone's throw from St. Basil's Cathedral.

Most of you may not remember, but one of the very first illustrations I posted on Travel Write Draw was an image of a Russian girl in a Moscow fur hat, standing in front of St. Basil's. I can't help but feel like I willed my dream into reality. As I've said from the beginning, "we manifest our own destinies. We have the power to live the lives we've always dreamed of. We put our intentions out into the universe by what we say, do, how we act, who we surround ourselves with, and through the law of attraction, we bring it back to us tenfold." Maybe it's a coincidence but either way it is a dream come true.

Can't wait to share all the live illustrations and trip adventures with you!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Tanya Taylor X Saks Event Illustrating

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy Sunday Lovelies,

I have just one last post to share with you from the end of September (aka the biggest, baddest, fashion month of the year) before revealing a really exciting announcement!! On September 26th, I was brought back to Saks during contemporary week, to illustrate for the incredible Canadian designer, and my former McGill commerce classmate, Tanya Taylor. It was such an honor to work with this powerhouse talent and her amazing team. This was the first time I illustrated customers in full figure, whilst rendering them in their favorite Tanya Taylor pieces, and I loved it. It was definitely more challenging to do a little visual cutting and pasting, but the results were well worth it. So much so, Tanya's team wanted their very own group sketch after the event. Check out all the fun pics and the final TT portrait below!!

Much love,
Meag xx

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