So one of my new favorite blogs is Fashionsnag. If you’re not familiar with this blog, the publisher, Jacqueline, models a fabulous designer outfit from her own closet for almost near-daily posts. She’s actually a student by day and one gets the impression her boyfriend is the photographer. But, before, you dismiss her her as just another blogging fashion enthusiast with more Birkins than brains, it’s worth noting that Jacqueline is a risk taker when it comes to style and never a trend follower. Outfit choices tend to include lots of leather: leggings, fringed miniskirts, buckled sci-fi a-line skirts, etc., fur: jackets, stoles, etc., and sky high heeled shoes in designer labels too numerous to start name-dropping. No safe, everyday, office-friendly choices here. No reliance on logo-covered status purchases either.
Additionally, her shoots are always interesting. They tend to be outdoors in rural settings where you figure at any moment a horse named Bronwyn or Sweet Caroline is going to come out and nibble some sugar out of Jacqueline’s hand. (This hasn’t actually happened yet, but just keep tunin’ in… cuz… um… yeah.)
Anyway, the premise of Fashionsnag is that our fair fashion filly lives for a good discount, and frequently shops at places like Gilt.com and Shopbop.com to score deals like 30-80 percent off on her Giuseppe Zanotti, Helmut Lang and Elizabeth and James. Of course, most women who couldn’t afford these designer goodies at full price wouldn’t be able to get them at half off either, but that hardly matters. One doesn’t need to have Jacqueline’s budget to benefit from her passion or insight about putting together a look that’s unexpected and fun. You just have to be willing to keep your eyes open for statement pieces and then actually work them into your wardrobe–and life.
Off topic, as for this post, I’ve been noticing other illustration blogs posting pics that show the progress of the artists’ paintings. I always think that’s cool when I see it so I did the same here. As always, please let me know you think!
Update: Jacqueline said she has in fact fed some horses in previous posts. Now how did I miss that?
Here’s the pic before I added any color. Don’t mind the yellow cast. I took this pic with an iPhone rather than scan it.
Pic before I added color to the background
i really love your post so beautiful so amazing very nice for people who like new fashion about ladies
J'aime beaucoup l'esprit de ton blog…
Great one! Love the colors.
Wow that's really cool!
That's an awesome painting, i love it!<3
♥ kisses ♥
your drawings are amazing!
thanks for leaving such a cute comment on my blog! thank u!!!
Would LOVE to have u as my follower!!
you are so talented! i love looking at blogger portraits =)
Wow this is amazing. I can't get over how incredibly talented you are!!
This one is really pretty!
so nice what an awesome job!=)
I have a random question to ask of you…how much would you charge for someone to submit a photo to be painted by you?
I really like how you showed the process, it reminds you how much work really goes into your paintings. Keep it up, I love your illustrations 🙂
Wow. You're really very good!
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you have such a lovely blog, we are following you now! hope you want to follow us back! 🙂
xx, Sabinna and David
Oh, do I ever love your blog…seeing your interpretive drawings and paintings…so happy you stopped by FK and left the comment that led me here.
Fantastic, you are so talented! 😉
I really enjoyed your blog, beautiful pictures.
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Hope to see you soon.
wonderful !! w
wow fabulous illustration.
xxo Tess S.
this is a nice post. i'm glad i stubmled here. found some interesting stuffs=]
Wow these are gorgeous!!! Love your blog!!
Stop by sometime dear! I hope you like it:)
I made that painting the background on my laptop!!! It is so pretty!!! You have such a neat style to your work giiirl
I love your blog! You are very very talented!
Yay so glad you liked it. I'll send you the pics right now. 🙂
Thank you so much! The illustration is beautiful and if you don't mind I would love to re-post the illustration on my blog with a link to your blog. If you can send the high resolution image to email@example.com that would be great. You are very talented! Thank you for the sweet words. My boyfriend and I both just saw your post and it is really flattering! xoxo