Illustration Commission for FLARE Magazine November 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gorgeous November cover star Kirsten Dunst below

Hello My Loves,

Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!! I'm SO thrilled to finally be able to share this illustration commission I did for Canada's leading Fashion Magazine (and my not-so guilty pleasure) FLARE. You have no idea how much of an honor and absolute dream come true it was to work for them. I grew up reading FLARE and never in a million years would I have guessed that I would one day contribute an original piece of artwork to their pages.

Every issue they have an illustrated It-Girl adorning their Horoscope page. My challenge was to render the sultry and French style goddess, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, with all the sass and sensuality she possesses. For those of you who don't know, Julia is the daughter of former Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief, Carine Roitfeld. Somehow my hobby of scanning through images of the Roitfelds for inspiration became an absolute necessity for a job (a definite pinch-me moment).

Thank-you again Tanya, Michelle, Ryan, and the whole FLARE team for this incredible opportunity. And can we all just take a moment to acknowledge how unbelievably gorgeous their cover is for November?!! Hello Kirsten and swoon worthy Giambattista Valli, can I magically transform myself into this cover with you?!! Go and grab a copy on newsstands now.

Much love,
Meag xx


  1. congratulations! the artwork looks great

  2. Wow, this illustration is amazing, huge congratulations Meag!!! :) Your works deserve it:)
    xo xo

  3. This is just wonderful Meag, you deserve every tiny bite of it!!

    Your illustration of Julia is very beautiful, not only closely resembling her but it also expresses all her energy, elegance and sex appeal

    I send you many kisses, and congratulations again


  4. amazing - i recognized her at the first glance, before i read! wonderful, how you not only caught her beauty but also her personality!

  5. Well done my girl, you deserve this moment and I know that there'll be many more moments like this to come :)

    Veronika (

  6. Great job!! Love the illustration. :)

  7. Love it Meag, can't wait to pick up the issue! CONGRATS!

  8. What an amazing illustration. It is a wonderful work. You are an amazing artist. Congratulations on the commission.

    Susan Cooper

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  10. Congraulations on your success with your image for Flare! That is amazing.
    I also love your drawings and find them beautiful.
    Keep it up and keep writing!!



  11. Hello All!

    Many thanks for the beautiful and encouraging feedback. I really hope to do more of this kind of work in the future. Thank-you so much for all your support.

    @Al and @blindcopy I'm so happy she was recognizable and that I captured her essence as much as her resemblance.

    @Susan Cooper, you're so kind thank-you so so much!

    @Meg thank-you so much for stopping by and for the wonderful words.

    Meag xx

  12. just awesome meagan!! what a dream to be published... in a magazine! yikes you must be ecstatic =) congrats!


  13. That's amazing. I love it. Congrats.


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