Featured here is a portrait of Bettie Page, the 1950s alternative pinup queen, without whom we would have no Dita Von Teese, let alone the legions of other glamorous pinup types Page has inspired over the decades. This piece was created for an upcoming show at ArtFront Galleries, the third in a theme of […]

by | September 10, 2017

I won’t lie. I’ve been pretty obsessed with this last illustration, a portrait I’ve been working on here and there for the past couple of weeks of Dita Von Teese in this butterfly creation. She wore it on the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2014 couture show. I’ve been working on burlesque-inspired pieces this […]

by | August 26, 2017 | 1 comment

Those of you have been following my blog a while may know I love Free People. I have illustrated some of the looks here before and I wear the label’s clothes more than any other. The boots pictured here are available online and when I saw them they made me think of July 4th fireworks […]

by | July 11, 2017

Florals for spring? How original. Yeah we all remember that famous line from Miranda Priestley. But florals can definitely be original as well as romantic and rock star cool if your name is Anna Sui. So this here is an illustration of model Gigi Hadid wearing her floral dress from the Anna Sui spring 2017 […]

by | May 6, 2017

Here is a recent work I’m rather proud of inspired by the new collective of Elie Saab in all its ethereal beauty. Because so many of the dresses this season were in black and jewel tones like purple I tried to incorporate that into this painting with the appearance of the European starlings. (Remind me […]

by | April 23, 2017

Well it’s safe to say I’ve been on an Anna Sui kick. The only problem is I have too much inspiration and not enough time to make all my ideas come to life. Pictured here is my first illustration to be completed in acrylic paints on acrylic paper. (Thanks to Suzie and Tim of ArtFront […]

by | April 13, 2017

  When the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” came out in 1991, I was already aging out of animated flicks and turned my nose up at it, even as a good friend had it on repeat at home on her VCR. So I surprised myself a little when I admitted, over a quarter century […]

by | March 21, 2017

I haven’t had yet a chance to post about it, but this little guy ran alongside an editorial in Town & Village on the great debate over squirrel feeding a month ago. It was actually kind of refreshing to do a non-fashion illustration, though of course I couldn’t resist throwing in some jewelry! Hopefully I’ll […]

by | February 19, 2017

I realize I’ve been slow to post lately; I’m much better about updating on Instagram, but I really wanted to share this recent piece inspired by Alexander McQueen menswear Spring/Summer 2017 and women’s Ready to Wear, also Spring/Summer 2017. It was also inspired by Victorian family portraits, hence the mostly black and white palette and […]

by | February 9, 2017

For me the most magical fashion moment of the Golden Globes earlier this month —and there were many — was when Lily Collins stepped out in that intricate, lacy pink gown by Zuhair Murad. The dress, along with her dark hair up and her lips red  made me think of when she played Snow White. […]

by | January 28, 2017

As the old expression goes, “Winter is coming,” but on the upside, so are the holidays, so there is a light ahead of the wind-filled tunnel. I used to hate this time of the year, but now that I’m a mom I find that I don’t mind all the sparkly things everywhere and all the […]

by | December 3, 2016

I can’t help but marvel at the irony that safety pins, a punk rock fashion staple, have become a mainstream trend. Granted, this time it’s about making a political statement rather than a fashion one but it’s still one you’re wearing. And the irony is in the fact that the safety pins, rather than give […]

by | November 23, 2016