ILLUSTRATING THE COVER

Last year, Jordan approached me about illustrating her new book, Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All. Here’s a look at the process behind the cover illustration…RSG_2

Illustrating a book about being a new mom was a a new type of challenge… of course, I know absolutely nothing about being a new mom! We wanted to convey both Jordan’s quirky-glam personality, as well as something any new mom could relate to in one image.

My first draft illustration (above) seemed like a fine idea to me, until we quickly realized that storing a baby bottle and extra shoes in the same place is less than sanitary. (Whoops!)

I experimented with various perspectives, and various props… trying to figure out which viewpoint captured the message in the most instantaneous way.

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and alas, we found the look we wanted…RSG_4

Change the bag a bit… and voilá!RSG_5RSG_6

Check out the book for more than 20 illustrations scattered throughout!

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RED DRESS

To kick off New York Fashion Week, I went backstage at Lincoln Center, and fell into a sea of red gownsRedDress_1

The runway show, Go Red for Women/ The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection, was brought to life by Subway and AHA to raise awareness for heart disease among women. The Red Dress itself is the centerpiece of the organization, and the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.

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It was an inspiring show, full of influential women cascading down the runway. Actress AnnaSophia Robb and music artist Colbie Caillat, to incredible Olympic athletes such as Sasha Cohen and Lindsey Vonn; these women graced the stage (even on crutches!) with a powerful message to women around the world.

Post in collaboration with Subway.

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OLAY

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Illustration inspired by the pearlescent glow of the Olay Regenerist Luminous Collection

Watch her come to life here.

In collaboration with Olay.

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Sketching Delpozo

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Sketches of Delpozo’s FW14 Collection at New York Fashion Week.

Watercolor, Gouache, and Swarovski Crystals.

See the time-lapse painting process here

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A YEAR OF GOWNS

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Now available for purchase!

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New poster print also available, Dreaming in Gowns.

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