Postcard from Bermuda

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hello My Loves,

I'm finally back from beautiful Bermuda and slowly adjusting to the New York chill. My trip was an absolute whirlwind. We stayed at the gorgeous Fairmont Southampton for the incredible Fairmont Gold experience. We started shooting bright and early Thursday December 4th and wrapped up 48 hours later on Friday December 5th. It definitely took some getting used to being the camera's subject for an entire photoshoot, especially 13 hour days. Usually I'm on the opposite side, documenting my subject through illustration.

Bermuda Bound with Conde Nast Traveler!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello Again Darlings, 

I'm so thrilled to share that in two days I will be flying off to Bermuda with my favorite magazine Conde Nast Traveler and Bermuda Tourism to curate and illustrate my cultural experience on the island. Though a lot of my adventure will be shared in realtime on my Instagram @travelwritedraw, my photos and illustrations will also be printed in the March issue of Conde Nast Traveler!! I can't wait to share my inspirations and interpretations of Bermudian art, architecture, and unique experiences with all of you. Travel Write Draw is truly a pipe dream willed into reality and I'm overjoyed to be sharing the realization with all of you near and far.

See you on the flipside sugarplums!!

Much love,
Meag xx

HANRO of Switzerland x Saks Event Illustrating

Monday, December 1, 2014

Good Evening My Loves,

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!! I'm just returning from a long weekend in Toronto and gearing up for another very exciting travel adventure this Wednesday (more on that shortly)!! Last month I helped HANRO of Switzerland, a super luxe undergarments company, celebrate their 130th Anniversary at Saks illustrating live customer portraits. This was such an intimate (no pun intended) affair. I really felt like I had the opportunity to chat with each one of my recipients that night.

Kim Caldwell, pictured above, just started her very own bra fitting and personal consulting company She had such incredibly positive energy, I really wanted to share a bit more from her here on Travel Write Draw. It's amazing how much living in my own passion attracts people who do the same. It is so inspiring to meet and surround myself with other likeminded entrepreneurs. You can do whatever you put your mind to you just have to believe!!

Can't wait to share the next, and very imminent, Travel Write Draw adventure!! New post coming right up.

Much love,
Meag xx

Represented by The Illustration Room

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hi Chickadees, Happy Tuesday!!

I'm currently working on commissions and simultaneously preparing to travel for the next two weeks, from snow to beach weather. But I wanted to pop-up quickly for air to announce that as of October 2014 I'm being represented by The Illustration Room agency. After over three years of working entirely on my own as an illustrator, I have finally signed with my first agent to represent me in Asia and Australia. This is such an exciting moment in my journey of working full-time as a fashion illustrator and I appreciate it that much more having worked so independently these past few years.

Cheers to believing in yourself no matter what and always following your heart. Still so much more to share here!!

Much love,
Meag xx

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...

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