Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Just wanted to share this feature I did with the wonderful Levo League, an amazing community and career resource for the Gen Y professional female. They asked me about outfitting for multiple freelance occasions and dressing to feel empowered. You can check out my tips and tricks in the full feature here: My Power Outfit: Fashion Illustrator Meagan Morrison.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Just a quick post with a couple sketches I worked on inspired by the recent menswear weeks in Florence, Milan, and Paris. Currently working on some very exciting new commissions which I will announce on the blog shortly. Stay tuned!!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Happy Sunday My Loves,
Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!! As I mentioned in my last post, the first week of 2015 brought a lot of exciting news, including the launch of my collaboration with Ann Taylor for their Resort 2015 campaign. Just before the winter holidays, I was contacted by their PR team and asked if I would like to participate in bringing the Ann Taylor resort collection to life. Initially I was asked to model their clothing, which eventually led to me painting some travel inspired fashion illustrations, and the results you can see above and below. Naturally, I can't help but be inspired to book my next #TravelWriteDraw adventure!!
Friday, January 9, 2015
I'm back in the magical Empire State and my first week brought in some very exciting things!! For one, I finally got to see my illustration included in the February issue of Teen Vogue (see above). Style Features Director Andrew Bevan, who I met over breakfast at Hotel Metropol during MBFWRussia in Moscow last October, suggested featuring one of my fashion illustrations in his fashion week recap.
I actually didn't know which image they included until I spotted the February issue on newsstands this past Tuesday...et voila!! Peep the large scale version below. Such an exciting and encouraging way to kick off 2015. I'm also working out other adventures for this month and can't wait to share with you all. How has the start of the new year been for you?! Would love to hear any suggestions you have for helpful posts in the future. Let me know in the comments below.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Anyway, I really hope you enjoyed my Top 10 of 2014 Recap yesterday. It was a really great exercise to pause and look back for once. What I've come to realize, while parking my tush in the country for two weeks, is just how quickly we get wrapped up in wanting more and not really appreciating what we already have. I have found more happiness in the past 4 months simply by practicing gratitude on a daily basis. Which brings me to this post, the "5 Key Lessons I Learned This Year (and taking with me into 2015!!)". Before we start piling up our 2015 to-do list, take a moment to recalibrate with this list. You might find yourself goal planning in a different way this year after you do:
5 Key Lessons I Learned This Year:
1. When In Doubt, Ask Why Not Me?
Before I quit my job back in August 2014, I found myself sitting at my desk daily starring at my computer screen with a Starbucks coffee, scrolling through Gary Pepper Girl, Tuula Vintage, Song of Style, and Zanita, and thinking Why Not Me??!!!! It didn't take long to realize that I had no good answer to that question. These girls were/are NO different than me...I mean yes we all come from different places, we all look different, probably have different advantages and disadvantages in life, but at the core, they were all just LIKE ME....human.