Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Inspiration ~ ESRA RØISE

This Sunday's inspiration is the work of Norwegian fashion illustrator Esra Røise. Her art has been featured in publications such as Vogue China, Nylon USA, and VICE. She works primarily in pencil and watercolor as well as some mixed media and collage pieces.

The adorable Style Rookie

Miu Miu Resort 2011

Thanks for reading,
Stay classy.

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's All Down Hill

Hey everyone! So far I've been having a great visit with my mom during her week in Vancouver. We've been thoroughly enjoying my favorite parts of the city, great shopping and delicious food.

Last night we attended my good friend Alice's art exhibit opening called 'It's All Down Hill'. It was sponsored by Rayne Longboards who commissioned professional, amateur and many local artists to paint whatever they desired on their skate decks. It was amazing seeing the works and diverse styles of so many talented artists. It was also the very first art exhibit opening I've attended, not nearly as pretentious as I expected.
All of the boards are now displayed at Kafka's Coffee & Tea on Main and East Broadway where they will be for the next few weeks. Definitely worth checking out if not for the great art but the fantastic beverages.

Here are some of my favorites from the exhibit.

 "The Destroyer"

The last one is one of the two by Alice Vogelaar. I'm so sorry sweetie but the picture I took of the other one just could nooot do it proper justice. Also, do want this one.

Then, here of course is what I wore to look like an artsy east end hipster for the evening. Success?
Dress- Winners / Denim Shirt - Vintage Levi's (my dad circa. the 80s) / Shoes - Sterling
 Necklace from Aldo's accessories
Aldo's bag, kind of old but I still love it for the summer months

Since then Alice's adorable buisness card is now residing on my fridge along with some recycled bottle cap magnets I bought at the Kitsilano farmers market last weekend. Her blog is The Allegory of Alice, also worth a look!

Thanks for reading, stay classy.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Print Story

New banner is up! What do you guys think?~

Last week in my fashion illustration II class we did a study on rendering and properly sizing prints for our design illustrations. While I'm not really using any prints in my grad collection it's definitely a skill I want to practice getting the hang of, prints have always been a weak area for me.

Here is my final version of this attempt

It was done with a black micron marker and gouache another skill I've yet to really get the hang of.

This fashion illustration book is the newest addition to my library. The author is an instructor at the fashion institute of technology and Parson's and while my instructor didn't seem personally fond of it, I adore the style of drawing and rendering used in this book. Dear, thank you for having it $10 cheaper than retail price.

In other news my momma has come to visit me here in the big city for a week! On top of drafting final patterns for my first collection look and a mountain of illustration homework I managed to find time to do a mass cleaning of my apartment and bake cupcakes to welcome her. <3

I love taking whimsical cupcake pictures

In my attempt to be more stylish this summer, here's what I'm wearing to meet her and go out for dinner after her long day of traveling.
Top- Spank Clothing  /Blazer- Aritzia /Jeans- Gap /Flats- Sterling shoes /Pocket watch- Used House of Vintage
 I need a haircut badly

Thanks for reading,
Stay classy internet.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sunday Inspiration ~ Wild, wild West

Whether or not you dig the "Western Look" there's no denying this vogue spread is gorgeous.

Magazine: Vogue China May 2011
Title: Wild is the Wind
Model: Liu Wen



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