This week the weather began to cool a bit, so I decided I’d enjoy the weather with some denim on denim, which is my uniform for errand running in the fall. I started with Lands End’s patterned chambray shirt and paired it with their dark skinny jeans. I don’t often wear frames, but there is something I love about tortoise shell with blue tones- I think it comes from my J. Crew magazine obsession. I also went with a men’s watch as per usual. I felt a little bit more casual and masculine than usual so I changed my nude flats for some satin heels when it came time for meetings to get a bit more ladylike, and I toted all of my work around in my giant Boulevard bag so I could be on the go for the entire day.
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What’s the best way to wrap up NYFW? Being invited to attend Fashion Rocks and getting to walk the red carpet. I have been on several red carpets, and posed for snaps on many short carpets and step & repeats, but never anything like this.
Can’t say I ever imagined I’d be walking a red carpet- I am an illustrator and it doesn’t come with even the highest expectations of the job. I walked alongside all of the bands and presenters and took a deep breath to make sure I absorbed every single flashbulb that went off.
Meet the color of Fall, burgundy. I just love burgundy, especially when it’s the highlight piece of an outfit. How to make sure your burgundy is a showstopper? Pair it with black accessories, a knockout Alice + Olivia tweed jacket, and nude makeup.
Last week I was in my Nicole Miller dress running around for the day, and just like that- a chill. I didn’t have time to change into an entire new look for that night, so enter my new ASOS jacket.
What I love about it is that the floral print kiiiind of looks like you might find them on your gram’s kitchen curtains ( in a good way). I threw my menswear belt over it and voila! A jacket. A dress. A way to keep cool and look chic.
What are your thoughts on my florals in the fall ? Would you?
You can always count on me for new ideas to bring to your wardrobe, especially with Fall coming. But why should your closet have all the fun? How about a new wardrobe for your phone? Well, I’ve got you covered there, too.
Check out my limited edition smartphone and tablet cases in collaboration with Pretty Smitten.
Everything about this look is desirable. This glow, I mean this glow, is just (you guessed it) gorg. Highlight above your cheekbones, around your lips, above and below your brows, inside of your eyes to achieve “the glow”. Then, those strong, bold brows (this Bobbi Brown product can darken your brows and touch up your roots). Contour your cheeks and voila, you’ve got the glow!
My first step when it comes to my illustrations is finding an industry-related inspiration; every page turn in a fashion magazine, racks of clothing backstage at NYFW, clothing flowing and floating down the runways, really inspiration is everywhere. Sometimes I get inspiration overload and have to stop and rewind back to the first illustration idea.
Here is a recent illustration from this week- and the “muse” that was in my mind. Hope you enjoy a little peek at my process.
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I love how this dress is almost two in one; embroidery on the top and half black pleated bottom. I decided to belt the dress to break up the patterns even more by using a menswear belt, which matched my oversized clutch. I then decided to finish the outfit off with emerald green suede mary janes that have a black elastic strap.
The thing I love most about this dress is that you can wear this to an event with heels or dress it down with a pair of flat leather sandals and a top knot. Dresses that can work like that get a lot of use in my closet. This one feels even more “me” than the last.