Sometimes I get so caught up in the act of illustrating and painting that I forget there’s a lot more to being an artist than making pretty pictures. Most pro artists sell prints of their work, since it’s a great way for people to buy artwork that’s affordable and easily customizable. I’d been wanting to […]

by | April 18, 2013 | 1 comment

So as those of you who’ve been reading this blog may know, I’ve really been inspired by the hair flower trend lately and in particular, I think flower crowns are really pretty. The other day I was Googling pictures of floral crowns and I came across a girl I immediately recognized because she’s the publisher of […]

by | April 13, 2013 | 7 comments

Happy weekend, everyone. Today’s post was inspired by Shabby Apple, an online clothing boutique that specializes in vintage-inspired dresses, skirts and tops. I recently discovered the company and thought I’d illustrate a few of my favorite spring and summer pieces, along with some accessories that are available in their shop at the moment. If you […]

by | April 6, 2013 | 38 comments

Happy early spring, everyone. I’ve been looking for an excuse to paint something involving cherry blossoms (none of which I’ve actually seen yet in NYC) but I would say spring finally coming last week qualifies. I know this watercolor isn’t very fashiony but I guess it’s my subconscious’s way of telling me I need to […]

by | March 29, 2013 | 16 comments

  Lately I’ve found myself kind of obsessed with hair flowers, and not just oversized flower clips, of which I own a few, but more elaborate pieces like the flower crowns rocked by so many fashion bloggers and as of yesterday, I’m also loving flower fascinators. I was actually Googling “flower crowns” for inspiration for an […]

by | March 24, 2013 | 11 comments

When thinking of what to post this week, I was torn between creating an illustration to celebrate Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 and an illustration in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Then I realized…. with Pantone’s color being emerald, I don’t even have to choose! I don’t have much in the way of […]

by | March 17, 2013 | 11 comments

This is a post I probably should have made in February, since I’m sure everyone’s all Fashion Weeked out by now, but there was so much gorgeousness going on at NYFW Fall 2013 that I couldn’t resist sharing my thoughts and inspiration along with everyone else. So without further ado, here are three illustrations inspired […]

by | March 7, 2013 | 10 comments

Those of you who read this blog may recall that I posted last week how one of my pieces was selected for a group art show at the National Arts Club. Well, I later found out that the opening for the show, an annual event held by a group called the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, had a […]

by | March 1, 2013

New York Fashion Week, despite some weather-related snafus, did not disappoint when it came to some daring makeup looks for both eyes and lips. From cat eyes to goth lips to glitter, the mood for Fall 2013 seemed to be all about bold and edgy glamour. There were a few designers who chose to keep […]

by | February 23, 2013 | 3 comments

This is just a quick post to say that if you live in or around NYC, there’s going to be an exhibit of 80 works by local artists (including me) at the National Arts Club, which is located at 15 Gramercy Park South. The exhibit is being organized by a group called the Gramercy Neighborhood […]

by | February 21, 2013 | 3 comments

At this year’s NYFW, Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint with a catwalk full of 1940s-era glam, from pencil skirts to fur stoles to even a few menswear inspired pieces. The clothes in many cases were Dita Von Teese-esque, that is to say covered up old Hollywood sexy, and in some cases with modern updates like a […]

by | February 17, 2013 | 8 comments

Those who live in the NYC area know that this past week, some of the bigger plans for New York Fashion Week 2013  (including Marc Jacobs’ show!) were derailed by a nor’easter by the name of Nemo. I therefore spent some time these past seven days amusing myself with all the mixed reports of fashionazis […]

by | February 14, 2013 | 4 comments