Illustration created with gouache, glass glitter, sequins, and satin sealer.
Continuing my latest obsession with painting on bags. It’s wonderful having friends who are willing to hand over their bags for me to experiment on!
See previous bags here.
Felt experimental this weekend and chose a new canvas for my work… bags!
Click the image below to flip through the process.
A glimpse of New York fashion created for Coach. Part of their Metropolitan Art campaign.
I’m so happy to have been chosen to be a featured blogger on Coach.com!
Their new bags are gorgeous, and look beautiful in watercolor…!!
Check out their post to see more illustrations, and a little bit about my process behind them…
I could illustrate fun flowery looks all day, but they’re not necessarily outfits I would wear myself. I have a style that’s easy, and non-fussy (with a few accessories to add some funkiness!!). That’s why I love these Coach Original leather bags. They aren’t busy and overly girlish, they’re just feminine, clean and simple.
These are all from the Coach Originals line… put together as a scarf design!
Is anyone else struggling to get back into work after the holidays???
Let me start by saying, Fashion’s Night Out was such an incredible experience!
I had a stressful week leading up to the event, but managed to make my way to NYC. The event flew by… but I had an amazing time. Most of these photos were taken by friends on their phones (thanks to everyone who came out!!). It felt so good to have all of them there, and see some I haven’t seen since summer camp @ Interlochen 8 years ago!
I love illustrating, but I’ve never had the chance to do it on the spot before. I was prettty nervous… but once I got started it was no big deal :).
Again, thanks to everyone who came out. Sorry if I didn’t get a chance to talk to you much… it was a bit stressful trying to get all the bags done by the end of the night!
Really, this experience was such a dream for me. It’s amazing that all these wonderful things are possible merely from a blog… that started just over a year ago. I can’t imagine life without PAPERFASHION… as corny as that sounds :P!
Coach was so kind to put me up at the Ace Hotel for the night (I’ve wanted to stay there for so long!)!! Also, Coach has some pretty cool stuff in store right now- I LOVE these wedges! Check them out!
Thank you Coach!! I am so honored to have been a part of such a great event!
Here’s a preview of what I’m working on for the Fashion’s Night Out party.I usually paint with watercolors, but those did not hold well to the canvas! So for now, I’m experimenting with acrylics…
I’m so excited to finally announce this event!
This September 10th, I will be joining Coach in celebrating Fashion’s Night Out in New York City. Coach has partnered with a few artist’s for their event during fashion week. I will be hand painting my illustrations on limited edition totes that will be available for purchase. If you are going to be in NYC, definitely stop by and check out Coach’s event at their flagship store- I promise it will be a great time (and I’d love to meet you)!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE COACH CLAIRE CHAIN BAG!!
Cindy of Conscious Cins was chosen via
Thanks to ALL who commented and entered!!
I hope you have an amazing holiday!!!!
Custom illustration done for Miss Sly :)!!
If anyone is interested in having a custom illustration done of your favorite fashionista, please let me know by Saturday December 19th! That way I can have it finished for you by Christmas.
Also, don’t forget to check out my etsy shop for holiday gifts!
**DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS TO WIN THE COACH CLAIRE CHAIN HANDBAG AND PAPERFASHION PRINT!!!**
Coach has teamed up with PaperFashion and 29 other bloggers to be part of their Holiday Blog-A-Day initiative!
I was so excited to be included in this program, and had the opportunity to give away a Coach Claire Chain bag to one lucky follower!! Just comment below and follow me on Twitter & BlogLovin’ (if you have it!) by December 15th!
I’ll also send you the Paperfashion Coach holiday print :). I will be choosing one winner at random via random.org on December 16th!
Coach has so many amazing holiday gifts this season… I picked a few of my favorites for the illustration :)!
Check them out:
Claire Chain Bag
Bonnie Eyelet Gloves
Military Cap Ballchain Flower
Cambridge Stripe Coat