Illustration created with pencil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and sequins.
I still remember every last detail from the first fashion show I ever attended. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the feeling of epiphany that rushed over my body as soon as the show began. Those few minutes were the most inspiring minutes of my life. That was the exact moment I knew I had to find a way to work within the fashion world.
Here I am, years later, in New York for yet another week full of new creations gliding down the runways… and beyond the runways and onto the streets.
Follow along here as I continue my search of inspiration for new works…
Lately my sketchbooks are filled with gowns…
Watercolor illustration on top of a vintage Manhattan map. Prints available here.
I remember the days I dreamt of living in New York City; It was during college, when I truly discovered my love for fashion. However, life often leads you to unexpected places, and I ended up moving to Boston for a job after my studies. At the time, I was disappointed that so many of my friends were on their way to NYC, while I was unpacking my bags just four hours north.
As you know, over the past five and a half years, I’ve grown to admire Boston more than I ever thought I could. I’ve learned to not only appreciate, but love the city’s small town feel, it’s incomparable passion for sports, summers filled with sailboats, and the romantic snowy winters. There’s something about Boston that helped me grow… it helped me figure out who I was as an artist, and where I wanted to go.
After many memorable years, the time has come for a new adventure…. A new adventure in New York! The past few days I’ve been moving my life into a charming apartment on the Upper East Side… exploring my new surroundings, and working to create a new home and studio. It still hasn’t quite hit me yet, but with the start of New York Fashion Week, I’m sure it will consume me soon enough!
The glamour of it all! New York! America! – Charlie Chaplin
I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new journey, and look forward to the new world that New York has to offer.
A small tribute to NYC I worked on a while back…
When BaubleBar approached me to curate a new collection as part of their Guest Bartender series, I (of course) said YES! What girl doesn’t dream of sifting through piles of costume jewelry to find the most perfectly glamorous baubles?
Inspired by my love for simplistic statements like pearls, and such decadences as over-the-top sparkle, I’ve hand selected a collection of pieces sure to please the eye!
Check out the entire collaboration and see more illustrations here. I’d love to know what your favorite pieces are…
See more sketchbook dreams here.