CANNES GOWN

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The moment I stumbled upon a picture of Sonam Kapoor in this D&G gown… I fell in love! A brilliant application of floral print on a gown. Worn on the Red Carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.

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GATSBY

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Gatsby, Gatsby, Gatsby! I can’t get enough. The soundtrack has unsurprisingly been on repeat.

The roaring twenties were such glamorous years… I absolutely fell in love with how they were portrayed in the most recent adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel. It was visual overload, in the best sense.

The fashions alone were enough reason to see the movie. Fingers crossed all the men out there take cue and rush to the nearest Brooks Brothers- The 20′s look is sure to make you and instant lady killer.

Besides Leo, I’m sure every lady is also dreaming of the Tiffany & Co. jewels created for the film…

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The sets were extravagant… but I found myself lusting over Nick Carraway’s humble cottage in the film- I’ve added it to my recent list of dream homes!

What did you think of the movie?

Illustration above of Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, inspired by this image. Also illustrated, Tiffany’s Yellow Diamond Daisy Brooch.

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PEONIES

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SUNFLOWER

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“If I were a flower… I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.”

Pam Stewart

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CELEBRATING MOM

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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.

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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.

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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…Teardrop

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