No Trick, Only Treat

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Alexander Wang FW11 Clutch

Happy Halloween Weekend Darlings,

Finally I was able to paint something new today. I thought about doing a Halloween themed painting, or turning it into a surface pattern design. However, in true Meagan Morrison fashion I resolved to painting an Alexander Wang clutch instead. After all, who wouldn't want to carry this little luxe item as their trick-or-treat bag?! Frankly I would any day. On a less humorous note, the true back story behind this purse is that for the past two months I've been working in a trend forecasting environment, and I've especially loved working with the Accessories Editor.

Truth be told, my biggest debate attending FIT two years ago was whether to study accessories design or fashion illustration. Now I'm sketching accessories for a trend forecasting company. Funny how life comes full circle like that. Back to the point; I wanted to paint this purse because one of the biggest trends I've picked-up on for fall is pale pink as one of the major color stories. Kate Spade did a flat pointed Mary-Jane in pink and black, Calypso St. Barth did a whole collection of soft pastel pink, and accessories by Anya Hindmarch used the pale pink too.

I just think the way a trend works is truly amazing, how it goes on to dictate or characterize a season, and get reworked years later. I for one fully support FW11's use of pink. Harsh cool weather could always use a touch of softening brought on by a soothing pastel.

Much love,
Meag xx

Introducing TWD's New Facebook Page

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Check out the new page here

Hello My Loves,

I hope you've all had a wonderful start to your week. I apologize for the lack of posting on my blog. I've been working around the clock trying to foster illustration opportunities for myself at the trend-forecasting company I'm interning at and my editorial career. So far, so good :). I'm disappointed to not be posting new work this evening but instead I thought I would take a minute to formally introduce the new addition to Travel Write Draw; the official TWD Facebook Page.

Slowly but surely I became aware of my need for an intermediary between my actual blog and twitter. I wanted a more organic space where I could post photos of inspiration straight from my phone as I walk the streets of New York; someplace I could write more than 140 characters. I wanted to directly respond to each comment left behind by one of you incredible readers. That said, I would love to hear your thoughts on the page. What would you like to see more of from me?

This journey has been as much about you as it has been about me so feel free to tweet, like, comment here, or on facebook, and let me know what you think.

Much love,
Meag xx

Dainty Drinks

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hello, Hello All!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I finally had some time today to catch up on my painting agenda and produce my cocktail series that I've been thinking about for a while now. It really all started back in the summer when I was looking through so many food and travel magazines. Then when I started interning in the design department at BlackBook, I became obsessed with the Stoli Vodka app, and all the pretty cocktail recipe suggestions. So here you have it, four visually and surely tastefully appealing dainty drinks concocted by Stoli Vodka.

Pretty sure this post is the true epitome of fashion lifestyle illustration. It isn't just about shoes or handbags; it's what we drink, eat, where we sit for a coffee, or take our dog for a walk ;)

Have a great week loves!

Much love,
Meag xx

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

Sissy x Mary Meyer

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Illustration Commission for Mary Meyer

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you've had a wonderful start to your week! I've been meaning to post this illustration commission for a while now, but got so caught up with Fashion Week(s), that I haven't had the time to...until now :) Back in August my dearest and most beautiful best friend Emma Kp, asked if she could commission an illustration for our friend Mary Meyer's birthday. The brief was simply to illustrate Mary's beloved kitty Sissy in her Halloween costume of pink bunny ears. Just to be clear, Sissy, much like her owner, is one fierce feline with impeccable style.

Mary just so happens to be a killer clothing designer and sells her coveted namesake line all over the world. Her garments have been featured in Nylon, New York Magazine, New York Times Style Section, Timeout, Refinery 29, and the list goes on and on. One could only dream to mirror this girl's stellar career and it's really just the beginning. Fun fact: I referenced one of Mary's patterns from her tote bag collection with Cook & Gates for the fabric Sissy is lying on.

Check out Mary's website here to browse through the new collection Which Witch.

Lastly BIG shout out to Emma Kp for being a constant source of inspiration to both Mary and I, and for always showing your unconditional support and encouragement. Friends like you are hard to find, so happy you're one of mine. Enjoy the rest of your week sweets.

Much love,
Meag xx

Masha Ma for Amelia's Magazine

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Click here for Masha Ma review by Georgia Takacs

Hello Darlings,

I hope you've had a wonderful start to your weekend. I'm so excited to reveal my collaboration with Amelia's Magazine for her London Fashion Week coverage. I've wanted to do something with Amelia for a while now and finally caught one of her tweets calling out for illustrators to cover some of the LFW shows. I jumped at the opportunity and immediately put ink to paper when I saw the looks available to illustrate. As Georgia Takacs describes, the Masha Ma show was both delicate and bold. And frankly, who doesn't love a nice balance of tough femininity?!

Above are the two looks I illustrated from the collection but please be sure to read the whole coverage of the show at Amelia's Magazine here. My illustrations are accompanied by another two from the brilliantly talented (actually jaw drop lust worthy) Marta Spendowska. I only just discovered her work but I think (scratch that - know) I have a new illustration crush.

Stay tuned for a new illo post soon.

Much love,
Meag xx
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