I remember the days of raiding my mom’s bathroom, searching for the drawer filled with lipstick and blush (after years of wearing Crayola lipstick) so I could paint my face just like her- and maybe my doll’s face too. After spritzing multiple perfumes, I’d move on to her jewelry boxes… Layering ridiculous amounts of sparkling jewels and her many shell necklaces over my body, along side my newly crimson smeared lips. Beauty at it’s best. The longing to be just like my mother was clear and proud… and still am to this day.
My mom in the Philippines on her 11th Birthday, taken by her father in 1965.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve teamed up with Ippolita to celebrate the one’s who have sacrificed so much, and taught us the art of being a woman.
Illustrating the Ippolita jewels was a beautiful challenge. Capturing the gem’s many brilliant facets joined the organic nature of watercolor with the geometric composition of the jewel’s stone. Take a look at the many others I illustrated over here.
Share one of the illustrations I’ve created with your own mother, and you’ll be entered to win the jewelry featured in the illustration, as well as the original painting. I’m sure mom wouldn’t hate dangling these stunning teardrops from her ears…
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Post in collaboration with Ippolita.
Traveling is one of my favorite ways to get inspired. The world can seem so small in our digital age, but it opens your eyes up a little bit wider when you get out and see it for yourself. I love the moment when you step off the plane into a new place and even the air feels different…
This month I’ve teamed up with UGG Australia to give you the opportunity to explore your very own dream destination! I’ve created a pinterest board over here… so follow along and create your own board about the vacation of your dreams. Follow these rules and you’ll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize trip to the destination of your choice! Must enter by April 26, 2013.
Good Luck my friends!
The best part of December is having a million reasons to dress up, right?!
I was ecstatic when Lucky Magazine and ASOS asked me to pick out three of my favorite holiday party dresses… and then turn them into an illustration!
The first dress I chose was the Boutique by Jaeger Chloe Bow Back Dress with an open back bow detail. The perfect dress to wear to Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker (which has the most stunning new costumes this year!). Next, I chose the ASOS Midi Dress with Holographic Embellishment, because we all know I love sparkle! This one is my absolute favorite, and more than perfect for New Year’s Eve. Last, but not least, I chose the ASOS Pencil Dress In Wiggle Shape And Spot Print… which is perfect for a fancy dinner out with friends or family. If you haven’t tried the Dessert Buffet at the Four Seasons in Boston… it’s well worth the trip!
Which dress is your favorite?
Lucky for you, Lucky Magazine is hosting a sweepstakes to win $2,000 to spend at ASOS on the perfect holiday party looks to have your #bestnightever!
Post sponsored by Lucky Magazine & ASOS.