Thursday, February 16, 2012
Soooo my friends, I'm slowly but surely coming back down to earth after my brief encounter with New York Fashion Week last night at the ANNA SUI show. Since my actual runway post is destined to be quite dense, I figured a quick snapshot of my arrogate seize over the Mercedes-Benz tent booth would be a nice transition.
Once again, I was running on an absolute adrenaline high watching my muse of all muses Daphne Groeneveled walk the runway...wait rewind...watching Lindsey Wixson, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Lily Donaldson, Anais Pouliot (Canada's next finest export), Hanne Gaby Odiele, the creme de la creme, de la creme, creme, creme!! And ANNA SUI's Fall 2012 was just divine, whimsical, think 60's Jean Shrimpton with far eastern influences.
There simply are no words as I feel myself getting closer and closer to where I'm longing to be. A special BIG TIME thank-you to Brandon of Would You Rock This for making this all possible. To catch a glimpse of the show head over to style.com's review and stay tuned for my own review here. Now it's time to illustrate my favorite looks from the collection OOOoo ready set PAINT!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It's finally here, the day of the big reveal!! I'm so excited to be apart of this giveaway. Having been gifted one of the five ABSOLUTELY STUNNING dresses myself, I can say with certainty just how special they are. Unfortunately if you did not follow all of the entry instructions, your comment was removed from the GIVEAWAY, and you were automatically disqualified (so sorry)!! Thank-you to all who participated and for leaving such beautiful commentary about my work. I was very sad to delete those comments from my page but they didn't, however, answer the question. And now without further ado...the winner is:
RONJA MURUGANAND (BubblyBrunett)
Congratulations Ronja, you were the first person to post an answer and the true random generator selected your comment as the winning number!! I will contact you shortly to arrange for your dress of choice and delivery address. Again, thank-you to each and every one of you for signing up and for your continued support. I'm so beyond grateful for your feedback, encouragement, insight, and positivity always. The journey keeps getting better with every month and I couldn't be more honored to have you along for the ride. Lastly, I just wanted to add in the spirit of Valentine's Day and the remarkable Whitney Houston, the following lyrics:
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all
With that said, whether you spend today with a special someone or on your own, just know that you are never without love if you remember to always love yourself.
Hugs and Kisses,
Sunday, February 12, 2012
ANNA SUI Fall 2012 Invite
Hello My Darlings!!
How have you all been?! I apologize for the embarrassingly long absence from my blog. I assure you it was with good reason that I took a mini hiatus. More importantly I've come back with some great news to share. Many of you I'm sure already know that New York Fashion Week is in FULL effect which means fashion enthusiasts from across the globe are flocking to the city in droves. The diehards are racing to shows, cocktails, shows, parties, shows, and back again. The rest of us on the fringe are watching (or maybe not) the chaos from outside the fishbowl.
I am lucky enough, however, to have been selected by Would You Rock This to illustrate at ANNA SUI's Fall 2012 show this coming Wednesday February 15th!!!! I'm responsible for documenting the event with a brief write-up and photos, along with three fashion illustrations from the collection which will be showcased over at Exude Magazine and the Would You Rock This Blog. I cannot begin to tell you how UNBELIEVABLY EXCITED I am to be attending this show. ANNA SUI has been one of my longtime favorite fashion designers ever.
I'm an absolute textile print junkie. Give me anything in a crazy floral, bright geometric all over pattern, and I'm smiling ear to ear. ANNA SUI's prints are no exception and I just adore the fact that she's one of the few true nitty gritty New York veteran designers out there. Oh and not to mention that she is a major supporter of the fashion illustration field; just check out her invite above illustrated by Jerry Schwartz. I decided to illustrate her fragrance SUI DREAMS above because, truth be told, it was the first designer perfume I ever owned; my high school boyfriend bought it for me for Christmas (cuuuute!!).
Before I forget, if you haven't yet, make sure to enter my GIVEAWAY x ZELEB London before it closes tomorrow February 13th 2012 at MIDNIGHT!!
Alright my loves, time to get back to work. I've got crazy amazing commissions, collaborations, and projects to fulfill that I can't wait to share with you all in the near future.
Muchos Besos Desde New York,