I absolutely loved the warm tones and sixties patterns from the September Vogue spread that this sketch is taken from. Not sure how well it translated into an illustrated version, but all that fall fashion goodness is worth sketching nonetheless!
Every year there is one color that I obsess over for fall – this year, it is…burgundy! So far I have bought a burgundy sweater and a burgundy pair of flats – before September even hit! This illustration is carrying my favorite flower (my mother’s as well) – the burgundy dahlia. Purchase her as a print here!
Happy Monday! This week I’m introducing a new line of prints and stationery to the shop! Inspired by my one of my favorite style eras, the 50s-60s, the Vintage Collection is going to be all about glamorous, retro style from the golden age of fashion. First up is this sweet and glamorous Betty Draper-esque blonde in her swinging chiffon and bold red pattern. Stay tuned for more additions to the Vintage Collection line, and check out the shop to see the latest available!
Megan was the winner of my recent giveaway with the lovely Carly of the The College Prepster! I had a ton of fun with her portrait request – she’s looking darling in her Cynthia Rowley outfit!
The lovely people at Yellowberry recently asked me to create some illustrations for their brightly-colored and adorably-named bras for young girls – these cuties are the result!
A wishful sketch from last weekend as I’ve been dreaming of a more functional office. Normal humans’ tech-splurge dreams might consist of a jumbo flat screen TV with some nifty sound system, but as a freelancer and blogger who’s spent the past two years typing, Photoshopping, uploading, pinning, emailing and generally squinting through my contact lenses at my modestly sized laptop, I’d trade a million flat screens for one of those gleaming white iMacs that crown every impeccably styled home office in my Pinterest feed!
It’s Monday! Here’s a little bit of Paris to make the week sweeter. A sparkling snapshot of my favorite city, above, and the new Parisian striped thank you cards in my shop, below!
I’m a Seattle girl – the home not just of Starbucks but of that grand old department store, Nordstrom. Growing up a back-to-school tradition was Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. I would eagerly thumb through the pages of the pre-sale catalog every year, planning which pair of fall-colored-Pumas I would sport on the first day of school (Pumas were apparently the thing back then.) Today I am still perennially guilty of pre-season excitement, the kind that makes you want to buy school supplies and pumpkins while everyone else is still instagramming their summer escapades. (Case in point: right now I’m drinking a Chai tea latte and listening to music from a Charlie Brown holiday special. Not ashamed.)
Summer means weddings, and a Pinterest feed full of lovely hairstyles that I wish I could wear on a regular basis without looking like I’m reenacting a Jane Austen novel a la Keri Russell. There is nothing worse than overthought, overdone wedding hair, but a simple style with an unfussy ornament always looks beautiful.
Meet Jeanine – doesn’t she look elegant? Jeanine asked me to create a header for her blog as well as a business card logo. What a fun project! (Looking for something similar? Contact me.)