Tag: kathryn el yse

Last night I attended a beautiful performance by the Boston Ballet. If you haven’t been to the Boston Opera House, you must go.

Ballet has always fascinated me (even beyond my failed attempt as a little girl). It’s one of the most beautiful artistic uses of the human body… but I think what draws me in even more are the costumes. As a little girl, I was pretty disappointed that my first ballet class didn’t directly involve wearing a glittery tutu and pointe shoes. That crushed my dreams right there… I was set on being a prima ballerina right away! Maybe that’s why it didn’t quite work out between us.

I figure the only way we can work out is if I sketch them; and one day I’m going to convince them to let me sketch backstage.


There’s nothing more glamorous than a romantically dressed woman stepping out of classy ride…

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the motor city of Detroit with Buick. They asked me to create a pinboard of how I envisioned the interior of their new Encore to look- so of course I obliged. I immediately imagined a luxurious mix of black, white, red, metallic and shimmer…an almost over the top interior, but still quite elegant and classic. Something you’d take to a fancy event in the fall. Head over to my board to see what mood I came up with… and if you like it, hit the like button and let them know! If my board moves forward, Buick may just bring my vision to life at the NYC Auto Show in 2013! Wouldn’t that be a dream…!

Post sponsored by Buick.


I was looking through the FW12 Couture shows last night, and absolutely loved Raf Simon’s take on Dior. It was simple, elegant, and a tiny bit whimsical.

My sketch was inspired by this look (that skirt/pant is incredible).  I’ll share the final version later on- here’s a preview. I thought it might freshen things up to show my actual sketches for once…