September is my absolute favorite month. It means so many things… fresh starts, beginning of fall, New York Fashion Week, sweater weather… I could go on and on! It’s here, and as sad as I am to see summer go, I’m even happier to break out the boots. I’m on my way to NYC for fashion week, and can’t wait to be inspired. There’s that special something in the air this month.
But before we get too far into the fashion world… Are you coming to the IFB Conference?!
I’m not gonna lie, when it comes to public speaking, I get major butterflies. Sweaty palms, mind goes blank, you know the deal… but then once I actually do it, it’s no big deal at all! I guess there’s always a fear that what’s in my head is going to come out in one giant messy knot of a sentence.
Anyway, I hope you’ll make it to this year’s IFB Conference in NYC. I’ll be speaking on The New Entrepreneur panel tomorrow morning, September 5th. Go get yourself a ticket here. Just look at the talented line up!
Illustration inspired by Alexander McQueen backstage.
A scene backstage from Valentino’s Fall 2011 Couture show. What a dreamy collection! I love how whimsical the backstage shots of this collection look…
I couldn’t decide if I liked my painting before the neon… or after. Which do you prefer?
Illustration inspired by this shot.
Cover illustration: David Downtown
Many of you have asked for fashion illustration book recommendations, and this is one I absolutely love. There are pages and pages of inspiration- from Bernard Blossac and Tom Keogh (favorites of mine), to David Downtown himself. It would be a dream to be included in a book like this someday…
Illustration: Tom Keogh for French Vogue, 1948
Illustration: Bernard Blossac
Available for purchase here.
These two talented ladies are the creators of Show Me Your Mumu, a fashion label that sells… you guessed it, MUMUs!
Cammy and I went to school together back in the day, and when she commissioned this painting of her and her business partner… I was all over it! The Día de los Muertos inspired photo shoot they did was absolutely stunning, so it made my job of translating it to an illustration a breeze. I’m also dying over the skirts they’re wearing… which will be part of their SS13 collection. Check out their online shop here!
As New York Fashion Week approaches, I’m anxious to see the creations that will come gliding down the runways. I still remember attending my first show in Milan like it was yesterday…
Although, I’m actually more intrigued by the happenings backstage and the prep work days before a show. There’s something beautiful about such chaos.
Illustration of Dior inspecting a gown in 1957. Print available here // iPhone case available here.