Illustrations for Latina Magazine

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hi Friends,

I'm thrilled to share with you my fashion accessory illustrations published in the December/January 2014 issue of Latina Magazine on Newsstands now!! How gorgeous does Demi look on this cover?! What an honor to have my illustrations in this incredible magazine. I still have plenty of work ahead of me this evening so I digress but will be back soon with plenty more to share.

Much love,
Meag xx

Yayoi Infinity

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Sunday My Beauties,

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. I wanted to share with you this Instagram I took from the Yayoi Kusama show at the David Zwirner gallery this past week. The mirrored infinity room, surrounded by water and a zillion lights, took my breath away - so much so that I had to experience it twice. Alone with myself, and somehow not alone at all; it made me think about life in New York.

You can walk hand in hand with a boyfriend, or link arms with your best friends, but somehow this city reminds you everyday that here you are on your own with everyone. New York is only earned and never given. As I prepare for the next challenge of immigration I know that the battle can only be fought by the individual - me. I'm both humbled and grateful, exhausted and recharged, challenged and inspired. I know that I'm exactly where I need to be.

Wishing you an inspired week ahead.

Much love,
Meag xx

Palm Beach Paradise

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Monday My Loves,

I just wanted to share with you all a quick post from my weekend in Palm Beach this past Saturday and Sunday. Nothing brings you back to life like a weekend spent soaking up the sun, great tunes, food, and amazing company. As expected, I have my next destination on the brain. Until then, wishing you all an incredible week ahead.

Much love,
Meag xx

Illustrations for Marie Claire Magazine

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Wednesday My Loves,

I'm so excited to be back on the blog again sharing with you another fantastic illustration project I worked on. Marie Claire Magazine approached me to illustrate a series of shoe designs and pattern for a stylish, little giftable, notebook they were producing. It was one of those 'pinch-me' moments where I realized I was actually living my dream. When I came to New York to pursue my Fashion Illustration AAS at the Fashion Institute of Technology back in 2009, I told our Chair of Illustration that all I really wanted to do was illustrate shoes...and finally I was. 

In the end, my illustrations were used on the Marie Claire Shoes First notebook, tote, and invitation for their event with Saks Fifth Avenue. Fortunately I was able to attend the event and snagged some awesome instagram shots holding all my illustrated swag. It didn't take long to see my tote bag hitting the streets either!! I happened to catch a very chic New Yorker toting her tote on the 1 train to work and perhaps that was the greatest moment of all. I've always wanted to see people living with my illustrations in a functional, multipurpose way, and I finally have. 

Cheers to pursuing your dreams and making them happen in the baddest city of all: NYC!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Illustrations for CANDELABOX

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Sunday My Lovelies,

I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend. I'm thrilled to share with you an illustration project I worked on for the newly launched Candelabox is a subscription service for high-end scented candles. They discover the best products for you based on your fragrance profile and deliver on a monthly basis. I absolutely loved the concept and wanted my illustrations to reflect the evocative nature of fragrances and the premium service of Candelabox.

Head over to the beautiful and see for yourself.

Much love,
Meag xx

Ruffian Spring 2014

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hello Lovelies,

Finally I share with you my illustrations from the Ruffian SS14 fashion show produced for Would You Rock This. These were an absolute joy to illustrate and experience firsthand on the runway. Can you feel the cool Parisian breeze from these garments?!

Much love,
Meag xx

SS14 NYFW Photo Diary

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hello Darlings,

I'm finally back from an absolute whirlwind Summer and start to Fall. For those of you who follow my Instagram and Facebook you were absolutely apart of the journey with me and I'm incredibly grateful for that. I did not formerly announce it on the blog but in addition to illustrating with designer Naomi Spindel, I was also selected by renowned illustrator Alvaro and Would You Rock This to cover the Ruffian SS14 show at New York Fashion week this past Sept 7th.

As expected I jumped at the opportunity, and had the time of my life sketching voraciously from the runway, and inside the Lincoln Center tents. Having captured much of the action via Instagram, my favorite Aussie Jordana Ripp of Perth Style put together this amazing photo collage of my experience, and I just had to share it with you all here. Thank you Jordana for this most incredible memento. I can't wait to post the final illustrations from the Ruffian show here shortly.

Much love,
Meag xx

C18's Labor Day Haute List

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy Labor Day Weekend My Lovelies!!

I hope you have some spectacular plans in the works for this holiday. I'm back in Toronto for one of my dearest friend's wedding tomorrow (love you Miss Jill Kennedy) and I'm beyond thrilled to share with you my first ever C18 Girl illustration for my company Collection 18. Check out C18's Labor Day Haute List for five fabulous spots to hit up this long weekend:

Featured in Naomi Spindel's SS14 Lookbook Video

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hello My Loves,

I'm so excited to share with you the behind the scenes video from the Naomi Spindel lookbook shoot I participated in last weekend. I was so fortunate to be asked to illustrate on set from the gorgeous garments. It was an absolute dream working with this team of people and I cannot wait to attend her presentation during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week September 8th. Watch the video to catch glimpses of me illustrating live and see what's in store from this supremely talented designer this Fall.

Much love,
Meag xx

Published in Martin Dawber's The Complete Fashion Sketchbook

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hello Darlings,

I hope you've all had a fantastic start to your week. This has truly been the most extraordinary Summer and I'm beyond ecstatic to finally share that I have been published in world renown author Martin Dawber's new book The Complete Fashion Sketchbook available on Amazon now!! This book is such an incredible resource for designers and illustrators looking to educate themselves on the gathering and executing of inspiration. I'm so honored to be published amongst such incredible talent and can't thank Mr. Dawber enough for selecting me to be featured throughout this beautiful book. I encourage you all to see on Amazon for yourself!!

There are still plenty more exciting posts to come so stay tuned.

Much love,
Meag xx

Summer Seven with Alyssa Surrett

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello Again Lovelies!!

I'm so beyond excited to finally be showcasing my blog collaboration with my friend, the fabulous Alyssa Surrett - Marie Claire's Executive Assistant to the Publisher, major style blogger, and super accessory aficionado. Alyssa and I became instant friends after meeting at a Marie Claire x Anne Taylor Loft event back in February. We both showed up wearing the same dip-dyed fox fur scarf, purchased from a store Sucre in our mutual neighborhood of the West Village. Clearly it was fate and here we are.

Over brunch at Sant Ambroeus one morning, we decided on a blog collaboration that involved her curating her must have Summer 2013 accessories and me illustrating voila!! I present to you Alisted and Travel Write Draw's Summer Seven illustrated must have accessories. Starting from top to bottom, left to right:

Prada Metallic Leather Flower Applique Thong Sandals
Elizabeth Cole Crystal Parrot Earrings
Dior Sauvage 2/S Sunnies
Alexander McQueen Small Heroine Laser-Cut Calf Hair Satchel Bag
Jimmy Choo Preya Leather and Raffia Wedge Sandal

Whether you are spending your last few weeks of Summer working in the city, vacationing in paradise, or riding the Hampton Jitney to another weekend of bliss in the Summer Rental, make sure you do it in style with one or all of our top Summer Seven!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Meagan & Marie

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hello TWD Darlings!!

I cannot believe it's been over a month since I last posted on the blog. I assure you that this was with good reason as it has been one of the most rewarding months I've ever experienced in my career. I have oodles of exciting fashion illustration projects in the works and so much more to share with you here in the next coming weeks.

In the meantime, I wanted to post this custom illustration and photo from the creative shoot I participated in with LILY QIAN called Meagan & Marie back in June. It just picked up a coveted feature on Would You Rock This? which I'm thrilled to share with you all. Have a look and I'll be back soon!!

Much love,
Meag xx


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Saturday My Loves!!

Finally I'm back on the blog after such a long hiatus!! Needless to say, when you take 10 days off from work, you spend the next 20 trying to catch up. I had some really incredible events take place the past few weeks. I illustrated my first scarf for my company's SS14 collection, finally met the gorgeous girls over at Perth Style as well as Lubov Azria of BCBG, modeled for a creative with Lily Qian, attended one of my best friend's weddings and GOTHAM Magazine's Cover Party with my love Alyssa of A-Listed. Now I'm prepping for a quick jet set home and I couldn't be happier.

I read this amazing quote today that said "travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light". I feel like I'm living in the light right now. Can't wait to share more illustrations with you all and finally get crackin' on my Greece Postcards!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Blue & White - Mykonos

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hello Hello My Loves,

How have you all been?!! I have finally returned from my Greek Island hopping extravaganza and I can't begin to tell you how much I fell in love with that country!! From Athens, to Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini, I experienced all things white & blue. Those who follow me with Instagram came right along for the ride as I documented my journey from ferry to land and back again. I can't wait to share the oodles of inspiration I gathered while abroad but in the meantime I leave you with this snapshot from my first night in Mykonos. Lets just say it was a night to remember. Stay tuned for postcards, trend posts, and illustrations galore.

Much love,
Meag xx

Illustrated Packing List: Greek Island Hopping

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hello, Hello, Hello My Loves!!

I'm so excited to be back on TWD to reveal my Greek Island packing essentials!! This Friday May 24th I will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, leaving all the stresses of New York City behind ahhhh. I can already feel that Mediterranean sunshine permeating my skin. That reminds me...I still need to buy SPF 100 lotion because right now I'm grossly Snow White. Anyway, it seems that this trip's packing list is all about statement accessories. Truthfully, bohemian white maxi dresses just aren't that fun to draw ;). Starting from the top left:

I fell absolutely in love with this season's prints and pop color accents like chartreuse, coral, and tangerine. I'm having visions of Santorini's aqua blue waters as the backdrop to my saturated colored ensembles. The outfits make the trip don't they?! How are you all spending your Memorial Day holiday? Have any of you been to the Greek Islands? If so leave your suggestions below.

Much love,
Meag xx

Greek Island Hopping Getaway!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hello Hello My Darlings!!

I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!! A little under three weeks from now I will be jetting off to Athens to kick-start my Greek Island Hopping Extravaganza. On the agenda is Mykonos, Paros, and breathtaking Santorini. I can't wait to take you all there with me through my blog. This will be my first time traveling to Greece and I've been told just HOW extraordinarily beautiful it is. 

I searched high and low for references for this illustration and finally landed on an editorial from VOGUE Hellas. I wanted it to feel authentic and equally fashion/travel driven. I loved her headpiece as it related to Greek Mythology and the fact that she seemed to mirror my sentiments towards Greek island hopping (eager). I've been devising my packing list to illustrate here so stay tuned.

Before I sign off, I am dying to get recommendations from you all on the "must-sees" of Greece. Leave your comments and suggestions below and don't forget to include any post tips on themes, photos, postcards that you would like to see here upon my return. Thrilled to bring you Greece inspired posts galore and sink my teeth into a new country. Enjoy the beautiful weekend!!

Much love,
Meag xx   

TWD Darling: Julianne Hough

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hello My Loves,

I'm so excited to reveal my third ever TWD Darling - the beautiful, sassy, ubber talented Miss Julianne Hough. A couple of days ago I posted a process photo of this illustration to my Instagram and I was so amazed by the response. Apparently my absolute girl crush on Julianne is shared by many, many others.

My reason for selecting a TWD Darling is never the same. In this case I was completely transfixed with the style evolution of a formerly bedazzled professional dancer to a complete and utter fashion maven. After collecting photo after photo of Julianne's haircut for my own chop reference, my sheer affinity for her outfit ensembles was undeniable. PAINT HER!!

The deeper I dug, the more I discovered. She isn't just a wickedly dressed blonde bombshell. Dancer, actress, singer, spokesperson, AND shoe designer with e-tailer Sole Society, I'm honestly left wondering what doesn't this girl do? So apart from dreaming of hanging out with her in her closet one day, my only other wish would be that she sees this illustration and loves it. I'm on a mission to get it to her and hopefully (like Kelly Cutrone and Liz Cabral) I will!!

Who's style do you absolutely adore? Is there anyone TWD Darling worthy in your mind? Leave your answer in the comments section below and maybe they will end up illustrated here too.

Much love,
Meag xx


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I felt so inspired tonight at Would You Rock This' drawing session titled The Art of Beauty Illustration. Brandon brought two incredibly talented make-up artists on board to create three distinct trend looks for the evening. I kept thinking of the expression "put your best foot forward" which then evolved to "put your best face forward" and voila this post was born.

I was so amazed watching the girls transform from the inside out with each new stylization. It made me wonder whether something as immaterial as make-up has the power to really transform how we feel inside. My Father always says that "when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at start to change." If that is true, and I believe it is, think of all the possibilities we have to improve our lives for the better each day.

I leave you with that tiny bit of food for thought because sleep is calling and work can be unforgiving. I promise to be back on the blog very soon with some SUPER exciting announcements and collaborations. Can't wait to share!!

Much love,
Meag xx


Saturday, April 13, 2013

What's in a haircut? Confidence, insecurity, a quest to be trend right, a desire for individualism, all of the above? Exactly two weeks ago I returned home to Toronto for the Easter Holiday and dared to neck...for the first years. I chopped off 6 inches back in December and decided to keep going, going, going, gone, up, up, up to my chin. And frankly, I haven't looked back (or down literally speaking).

For months now I've been watching, one by one, as my favorite models (Daria Werbowy, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Stam) went for the plunge or should I say chop. I observed with envy as they made the incredibly brave move to cut the security blanket from their heads. I salivated over February's fashion week street style shots; the inimitable Miroslava Duma racing between shows with the chicest of chic bobs. Finally I decided it was my time.

Living In Your Truth

Sunday, March 24, 2013

What does it mean to live in your truth? How do you find your truth in order to live it? So many people ask me how I came to find what I love and my only answer is my unwavering quest for the truth.

I don't know why I love fashion illustration as much as I do, I just know that it is the most fulfilling, genuine expression of myself. I know that even if nobody saw it as having any value, if no one cared to look, I would still need to paint these miraculous little glimpses into the world of fashion. Because to me, what I do, is like breathing. I couldn't live without doing it. Or at the very least, I wouldn't be contributing the best of me to the world around me (and frankly that's just as terrifying).

Cher & Dionne

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy Sunday Darlings!!

I've just returned from this week's Would You Rock This? drawing session held at my Alma Mater FIT (*sigh*). Walking through those hallways certainly brought back a floodgate of wonderful memories. We were so fortunate to be hosted by famed illustrator Steven Broadway today, who reminded us that fashion really is all about the gesture, the moment.

I've titled this post Cher & Dionne because his selected outfits felt so reminiscent of my all time favorite movie Clueless. And now I'm wishing I was back in Cali cruising through Beverly Hills. Anyways my loves, tomorrow calls for early morning market meetings so I'm off. I've been making a lot of progress behind the scenes and I can't wait to share the results with you all. Sleep tight...

Much love,
Meag xx

Material Girl

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Good Evening Lovelies!!

Hope you've all been enjoying your weekends. I'm so elated that I had back to back drawing sessions this week (John Jay Cabuay at the Society of Illustrators Thursday night and Would You Rock This at the Ripley Grier Studios this afternoon). It feels so incredible to be drawing regularly again and today was just beyond.

Brandon Graham, of Would You Rock This, purchased these incredible props (Moet & Chandon bottles, Chanel N0 5, Coach purse etc) which elevated the experience to another level. You really had to think about the product, how to sell it, how to merchandise your own fashion illustration. The finished piece became a mini ad.

I have a few more drawings I'd like to post from today's session but right now the friends are calling and karaoke in Chinatown awaits. Jusqu'a demain.

Much love,
Meag xx

Custo Barcelona Fall 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hola Babies!!

I'm hoping you had a fantastic weekend!! A few lucky New Yorkers, myself included, got to soak up a beautiful three day weekend. I caught up with friends over delicious brunches and macrobiotic meals lol and strolled around SOHO and painted get the point. Anyway, as promised, here are my final illustrations from the Custo Barcelona show last Sunday. Nothing ever compares to the rush of inspiration brought on by seeing these clothes coming down the runway.

I got a little feedback from the Custo Barcelona Social Media team, who retweeted my sketches from the show, and left some smiles on my facebook post. I'm hoping they are pleased with these sketches as well. Alright loves, time for sleep.

Much love,
Meag xx

Illustrating at Custo Barcelona Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hi Friends! It's me, Meagan Morrison, at #MBFW

Custo Barcelona Runway Lights Down

Custo Barcelona Illustrations Drawn Fresh from the Runway!

Custo Barcelona Final Runway Walk
Girls Sitting Pretty in the #MBFW Tents

 Good Evening Lovers!!

I made it through NYFWeekend and I'm so proud that I managed to illustrate fresh drawings from every runway show I attended. Custo Barcelona this afternoon was hot, hot, hot, though it seems disagrees with me. Furs and sequins and minis and textures and layers plus a 'beauty meets beast' aesthetic was to die for. Also, sweet little bonus that they showed both men's and women's together. It made the show longer hence allowing the audience to savor the experience.

I stuck around the tents afterwards for a golden opportunity to illustrate the fashion pack. As luck would have it, I ended up sitting near the lovely Rachel and Liz of and who politely asked to photograph me while illustrating. They were so sweet and enthusiastic about my work it made me all the more excited to be drawing from the lively environment. My goal for next Fashion Week is definitely to get backstage to illustrate precious prep time.

Well babes, once again it's time for SLEEP. Tomorrow I'm slammed with back to back design meetings and I have three days to turn over my illustrations to Would You Rock This from today's show. Wish me luck.

Much love,
Meag xx

Illustrating at Tibi Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tibi FW13 Front Row


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hello Baby Dolls,

Happy, happy Friday...well make that Saturday!! It's past midnight in NYC and the city is blanketed under the spell of Nemo. What a way to treat New York Fashion Week (Hello Mother Nature, don't you know that this is like the most important time of the year?!!). Anyway, I'm barely awake and riding high off of my first week at Collection 18, my drawing session Thursday night at the Society of Illustrators, and some FANTASTIC NEWS I received at around 10:30 PM ce soir eeekk!!

Thank goodness I practiced my illustration linework the other night because it looks like I'm going to be drawing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week this weekend YAY!! Oh and super bonus: my sugar free diet is working like a charm (minus the maniacal daily cravings). I have more energy now than I have for years and I'm feeling like a superhero illustration | design machine yipee skipee. Well friends, it's time for ZZzzz. I have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious weekend ahead.

Can't wait to catch up with you soon!!

Meag xx


Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Year - New Lifestyle. Lovelies, I'm going sugar free.

It isn't so much a choice as it is a necessity. Sometimes when you go to one extreme, you have to swing the pendulum back the other way to get on track again. Needless to say, I'm relearning how to eat...well.

Those of you who know me, and I mean really know me, would probably describe me as one of the most indulgent people on the planet. I love decadence. I love champagne, and steak tartar, and duck confit on a Wednesday night just because I can. That is what makes me, me. I have a real thirst for the luxuries of life.

This is also why up until now, living in the center of Manhattan has coincided with every fiber of my being. You can live life here to the absolute extremes. Sunday brunches with fantastic dj's and unlimited mimosas, dinner dates with friends any night of the week, bar openings, gallery hoping, movie screenings, soho shopping sprees...there are no limits here, period. But when you're told pretty explicitly that you need to quit eating sugar NOW, suddenly there are limits (BIG ones).

For the Love of Blog!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello My Loves,

I hope you all had a fantastic week! Fortunately, I wrapped up a very exciting two week project which left just enough time for some Friday self reflection. I started sifting through the archives on my slowly dying vintage MacBook and came across this bloglovin' icon I designed for TWD two years ago. And like a floodgate, all the incredible memories I have of starting my blog came rushing back to me. Of all the new ventures I embarked on in NYC, by far the most rewarding has been my blog.

When I look at this luggage tag icon, not only do I see how far I've come stylistically, but I'm reminded of the thrill I experienced joining the bloglovin' community. I remember discovering Danny Roberts' blog Igor + Andre and realizing the power, the magnitude, of starting your own blog. I never dreamed that my words would connect with people in such a meaningful way; that my fears could be stifled by complete strangers rooting for me from behind a computer screen.

TWD Darling: Kelly Cutrone

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"I happen to believe the world will change only when we change ourselves. And that starts with finding ourselves. And that starts with listening to ourselves: learning to quiet the clamor in our minds and the voices of everyone around us and move toward what feels right - toward the things we know, for reasons we can't explain, that we're meant to do, the things that make us feel alive."

- Kelly Cutrone 

You know the expression "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear"? Well, I think that might be the most accurate way to describe how I came to read (thrice) Kelly Cutrone's "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You". Cutrone is a wildly successful PR maven who is known for her no holds barred attitude and honest approach to business. But above all else, she is a woman who lives in her truth. For this reason alone, I felt compelled to read her book, paint her portrait, and become closely engrossed in the world of Kelly Cutrone.

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