Sunday, July 26, 2015
Happy Sunday Lovelies,
Just a quick post to let you all know that tomorrow I'm heading to Puerto Rico's Caribbean coast to experience an intimate influencer retreat at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. And guess what, I'm taking you all with me!! I will be there with 3 other influencers: Lindsey Calla, Adam Goldberg, and Natalie Joos, instagramming and snap chatting the whole way through. From the looks of the itinerary, I think they have some super fun stuff planned for us and I can't wait!!
Be sure to follow along on Instagram @travelwritedraw and Snap Chat username: meagan_morrison!!
Stay tuned for more!!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
People often ask me what it feels like now to be living the dream, in other words, what it feels like to be working as a full-time fashion illustrator. And to be honest, I really don't know how to answer. I'm not sure if it's because I don't want to disappoint them, or if I'm more scared to disappoint myself. Because guess what, living the dream is not actually a dream, it is hard f**king work. I never thought I would have to worry so much, about so many different things, all at the same time.
It's been 11 months since I quit my corporate job in New York and since then I have had the craziest year of my life. When I got to be a Suggested User on Instagram in September 2014, I was literally catapulted from an up-and-coming illustrator with 8,000 followers, to a whopping 145,000 followers in 3 weeks. Then came the great Instagram purge of 2014, that shaved off 24,000 followers, and I've been steadily growing my following back ever since.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
I wanted to quickly announce a new category I'm starting on my Instagram called #TWDTipsInTravel!! Lately I've been doing a lot of traveling, and interviews regarding my travel habits, so naturally I wanted to share the very best of what I've learned about life in the air with all of you. Stay tuned for more...I think this will be a very fun way to share my love of travel-fashion illustration and give great tips along the way too.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
I hope you are having the most fantastic weekend!! Currently I'm sitting on my Mom & Dad's patio, north of Toronto, overlooking the lush green golf course and evergreens. A bit of a stark contrast from life in NYC, and my time spent in Paris, but boy does the air smell goooood!! So where to start with Paris Fashion Week?! In my comings and goings through Paris in previous years, I have definitely stumbled upon outdoor fashion shows etc, but nothing compares to receiving a handwritten invite to said show and becoming (if only briefly) apart of this fantastical world.
I was invited to three shows to be exact: Berluti, Kenzo, and Hood By Air. I couldn't get over HOW different the process of show requests and invites were relative to NYFW. In New York your invite is emailed and you are checked in with an iPad. In Paris, your invite is delivered by messenger with your name inscribed. My flight arrived on June 26th at 2 PM during the taxi strike and I somehow successfully made it to my apt by 3 PM. My first show was at 8 PM at the Picasso Museum tucked just around the corner from my spot in Le Marais.
These are my hand delivered invites from Berluti and Kenzo. I will cherish these forever.
When the doors to the Picasso Museum opened, and revealed a hundred sun chairs with these beautiful male models reading their morning Berluti newspaper, I was totally enchanted!! I never dreamed in a million years that I would be illustrating live at an LVMH show at the Picasso Museum with Antoine Arnault to my right and the stunning Natalia Vodianova to my left. Pinch me!!!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
I'm finally back from Paris Fashion Week and in the office playing catch up. But I wanted to quickly share this awesome interview I took part in with the incredible Monica Lee of Smart Creative Women. I talked all about the journey of my career, being a traveling fashion illustrator, the industry, and everything in between. Click on the image above to have a listen!! Hope you enjoy and I'll get my Postcard from Paris Men's Fashion Week up shortly.