JEWELED DANCERS

When Ciner New York jewels become Shadow Dancers…

I especially love how this one’s shadow creates the silhouette of a face…

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POLLYANNA INSPIRED

Pollyanna is a film that dramatically stands out within the memories of my childhood. I think I watched it a million times!

 

One of my favorite scenes involves the magic of prisms. So, of course, whenever the sun starts to beam in the Springtime I like to hang my own strings of crystals…

Small glimpses of rainbows!

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Dolce & Gabbana Gown

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See the real dreamy gown here, worn by Sonam Kapoor at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.

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MARIONETTE DREAM

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See her come to life here.

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Blue Hair, Gold Earrings

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SPRING BEAUTY

Back in the depths of the icy cold winter we had, I began creating illustrations for Holt Renfrew’s Spring Beauty lookbook.  Now that bright green buds have begun pushing through the seemingly lifeless tree branches, we can finally reveal our collaboration!

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 Check out my interview on the project with Holts Muse here.

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Meet me and customize your own Holt Renfrew x Paper Fashion Beauty Bag on Saturday April 18th at the Bloor Street location in Toronto, Canada. Find out more.

Hope to see you there!

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Lady in Red

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Red Lady Shoe.

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LOUBOUTIN MAGIC

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Magic inside bottles of Louboutin… #ShadowDancers.

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SHADOW DANCING KITES

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Shadow Dancers soaring through the sky…

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PALETTE

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More Palettes.

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SHADOW DANCERS FOR BREAKFAST

With a little imagination, pancakes became #ShadowDancers.

See them come to life here.

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CINDERELLA, REIMAGINED

In honor of the new live-action Cinderella film release, starring Lily James, I was asked by Disney and Tumblr to reimagine a modern day Cinderella. A dream project, to say the least!

In true Cinderella spirit, I couldn’t have done this without the help of a few friends. Although instead of Jaq and Gus (and their cheery bluebird counterparts!) I tapped my incredibly talented friend, Valentina Kova, to help design the dress and bring it to life. Valentina is full of kind and infectious energy! Her designs have been worn by celebrities such as Lorde, Julianne Moore, Lady Gaga, and Julia Roberts.

As we were designing the gown, we decided that we must find our true life Cinderella. Without a second thought, we knew it had to be our friend Isabella Boylston. Isabella is a principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater, and possibly the kindest woman we know. She radiates with magic! So much so, that she is due to perform the role of the Fairy Godmother in the American Ballet Theater’s performance of Cinderella this coming June & July in New York City.

What a dream to bring a sketch to life

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Our final dress design.

Once we designed the dress, Valentina worked her magic in bringing the gown to life. A blue silk satin dress with sheer blue organza from the chest up, complete with hundreds of hand-sewed Swarovski crystals, covered buttons, and a blue satin bow. Oh, and who could forget the crystal slippers!

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At last, the dress is ready for the ball!

We then asked our whimsically talented friend and filmmaker Meagan Cignoli to take things to the next level. Meagan worked her motion magic to bring the gown, Isabella, and the Cinderella spirit to life! Isabella spinning into a beautiful blue dream with a little help from her Fairy Godmother’s… Meagan and Valentina.

See her come to life with music here!

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 Photos of Isabella Boylston by Meagan Cignoli.

“A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

-Cinderella

A huge thank you to our friends Chelsea Robin Lee (choreography and film), David Tibolla (hair and makeup), Amy Whittemore (everything!).

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Where Shadow Dancers Play

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The Light of Now / Elie Saab

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She steps into a magical place, forgetting the reality that lies behind her…

Artwork created for The Light of Now / Elie Saab. Watch the Elie Saab live stream March 7th, 3pm CET.

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