Fashion's Front Line: Illustration for The Kit Canada

Sunday, October 4, 2015

There was much talk this season about Givenchy designating a certain number of tickets to their show for the general public. I for one thought it was a genius idea. Fashion doesn't have to be so elitist. SO when Toronto's fashion publication, The Kit, approached me about illustrating the public line at the show, I jumped at the opportunity to do so. I went down to Pier 26 where the show was being held on September 11. It was going to be an event that both celebrated New York and commemorated the heartbreak of 9/11. It looked as though the sky was glistening just for that occasion! I took photos of the excited students and Givenchy enthusiasts and put together the illustration you see printed in the paper above. Such a cool assignment to work on, especially for my hometown!!

Harper's BAZAAR 12 Fashion Illustrators to Follow

Sunday, October 4, 2015

In the midst of all this crazy amazing stuff happening with Vanity Fair and Karlie Kloss regramming my illustration of her during NYFW, I somehow managed to make it onto the Harper's Bazaar revised list of 12 Fashion Illustrators to Follow on Instagram. When this list came out a year ago, September 2014, I was so sad to not make the cut. BUT it fuelled me that much more to keep pushing and getting bigger partnerships and more awareness of Travel Write Draw. The moral here: never say never, it isn't over till you quit, work harder than you ever dreamed imaginable, and do cool shit....I think that just about sums it up :)

VANITY FAIR: Front Row Fixtures Illustrations from NYFW!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

This NYFW I really wanted to do a unique editorial partnership that differed from last season's Lucky Magazine collaboration. I was absolutely OVER THE MOON when that partnership turned out to be with the one and only Vanity Fair!!!! From their massive Caitlyn Jenner cover this Summer, to their September issue with Taylor Swift, and now the spontaneous untouched photo shoot with Demi Lovato, Vanity Fair is absolutely trail blazing. You can imagine my excitement over having the opportunity to partner with a publication that I so deeply respect and admire. When they brainstormed the idea of having me illustrate quirky pairings front row and backstage at fashion week, I just about burst in two. Above is the sketch I did of Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner backstage at DVF which Karlie regrammed to her 3.2 million followers here!!!!!!!!

Above is Selena Gomez and Brooklyn Beckham at Polo Ralph Lauren.

Then I got to illustrate this incredible girl squad above sitting front row at Zac Posen, including Jennifer Hudson, Christina Hendricks, Bella Thorne, and AMY SCHUMER!!

I don't think there could have been a better pairing than Debbie Harry and Nicki Minaj sitting front row at Givenchy SS16. Nicki gave so much sass it was fantastic to draw!!

And last but certainly not least, I got to draw Beth Ditto owning the runway at the last show of the season, Marc Jacobs. To check out the full story on Vanity Fair head here Front Row Fixtures by Meagan Morrison and stay tuned for a few more posts from NYFW!!

Drawing Live at NYFW with WN Pigment Markers

Sunday, October 4, 2015

After kickstarting NYFW with E! News & Fashion Police, I jumped right into my next partnership with Winsor & Newton. This Fall they are launching their brand new pigment markers, which are soooo fun to play with btw, so we teamed up to introduce them at New York Fashion Week. I got invited to a few of my favorite designers' shows and presentations and brought the markers along for the fun. I sketched front row at Creatures of Comfort, straight from the models at Tanya Taylor and Mansur Gavriel, and created some final pieces at home in my studio. As always, you can catch more details on my Instagram @TravelWriteDraw but here are a few highlights:

Photo from Mansur Gavriel by Justin James Photography

E! News & Fashion Police NYFW Party!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hello Lovesssss!! 

I promised I would catch you all up on the happenings of this past NYFW so get ready for back to back posts detailing the partnerships and excitement that went down. This season kicked off with a bang when I was asked by E! Entertainment Television to illustrate live at their fashion week party in the Meatpacking District. This was/is arguably the biggest live event I have done to date, because I not only illustrated celebrities, but also did it while being filmed for E! News and Fashion Police. I got to sketch Melissa Rivers and Brad Goreski, the hosts of FP, all while they interviewed me. Many of my friends sent me photos and clips of the episode which aired on Sept 14th, 2015 because of course I don't own a television in New York :P! Check it out below and stay tuned for more to come.

Much love,
Meag xx

Video by Carrie Colbert of Wear+Where+Well

St. Thomas Bound with The Ritz-Carlton!!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Good Evening My Darlings!!

I'm currently writing this post from my ocean view room at The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas. I sort of skipped over all the crazy, amazingness of fashion week here on the blog, to bring you right up to speed with where I am at this moment. This past week I celebrated my 30th birthday (I can't even believe I'm writing that) and the celebrations continue here in the Virgin Islands with the incredible Ritz staff. So far I've been greeted with cupcakes decorated with my illustrations as icing, as well as a bottle of champagne, and a deep tissue massage. I can assure you after NYFW this season, I needed every minute of it...

BUT right now it is time to be present at this beautiful hotel, in this sparkling destination. I promise, promise, promise, I will catch you all up in the wonderful happenings of New York fashion week when I'm home in a few days.

Speak soon!!
Meag xx

Vanity Fair's Top 5 Must-Follow Fashion Illustrators

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Helloooooo Loves!!

We are hours away from the start of New York Fashion Week and I'm prepping for one of my most exciting seasons yet...and then this went live today - Vanity Fair's list of 5 must follow fashion illustrators. Needless to say, I'm so honored and can't wait to share what I have in store this season!!

Stay tuned...

Much love,
Meag xx


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Travel is transformative. Seeing the world, and discovering new cultures and ways of life, has been the greatest privilege I have ever known. It is when my spirit feels most alive and when I feel most inspired to create my art. I have learned so much about myself by traveling outside my comfort zone. And though I have observed many differences in the way we live around the world, from South America to North Africa, Southeast Asia to the Middle East, I can confidently attest that human kindness and compassion is deeply universal. More often it is the people, not the places, that have made my journeys across the globe.

That is why when American Express Travel approached me this Summer to partner with them on their Journeymakers campaign, I leapt at the opportunity to contribute. I want nothing more than to honor the people who made my journeys so life changing and who irrevocably touched my heart. In the words of Maya Angelou "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." The exact words and actions, the chronology and order of events, might get a little muddled in memory, but the way these following individuals made me feel still stays with me today:

Jeenah Mari-Rose - Thailand, Laos, & Cambodia (March 2015)

My journey to Southeast Asia this past March was a big undertaking. I joined a 14 day live tour across Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia to discreetly cover the experience through Travel Write Draw. It was my fourth time touring with this company but my first time being hired to do it as an influencer. And as I quickly came to know, there are some things in life you can never quite be prepared for. Southeast Asia is a feast for the eyes but often draws people who are undergoing personal transitions. It is a region marked by many hardships but a great deal of hope too.

When I met my guide Jeenah in the hallway of our hotel in Bangkok, I was immediately impressed by her calm, collectedness. She struck me as someone who had seen a lot in her young life. She was vivacious and bold, having recently returned from a surfing trip to Morocco on her own. I felt a natural ease with her from the get go and our bond was quickly formed with her being the only person on the tour who knew I was there as a member of press. She was eager for me to see and experience the best, making sure I had the right art supplies and best views, to illustrate my journey.

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