Tangerine Fringe

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This illustration features a look from Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2022 collection. Something about fringe screams joy to me. It’s almost impossible to wear a dress with fringe and NOT twirl every chance you get. I opted to go with a long braided ponytail for the hair, because it is a simple yet dramatic way to echo the movement of the fringe. Also, the dangling earrings further the feeling of movement in the illustration.

By the way, I am working on an illustrated e magazine. The magazine is my visual love letter to all of the divine and craveable fashion, beauty and decor trends that inspire me. The magazine will include: (1) high-fashion, concept driven editorial illustrations; (2) illustrated style guides; (3) illustrations featuring fresh-off-the-runway trends; and (4) profiles on fashion muses, past and present.

I created this illustration as an example of the type of work I will include in the magazine. The first issue is slated to be available for purchase in September. If you would like to know exactly when the e magazine will be available, sign up for my email list here. Although this image will not appear in the fall inaugural issue, prints of this illustration are available for purchase in my Etsy store.

One more thing… you can support this project by supporting me on Patreon. On Patreon, I provide my supporters with behind-the-scenes access by sharing sketches and some sneak peeks at illustrations I’m currently working on. Also, depending on the membership level selected, at least once a month I share the process (from sketch to completed illustration) that led to the final version of an illustration that will appear in the magazine. You can learn more details about what I share with my Patreon supporters here.

Met Gala 2022: Laura Harrier in H&M

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Here’s my illustration of one of my favorite looks from the 2022 Met Gala. Laura Harrier embodied the Gilded Glamour theme. Her silver and black custom H&M gown featured a built in corset, and was paired with a chunky multi strand pearl necklace. The overall look managed to fit the theme, but still felt modern and fresh.

Oscars 2022: Timothee Chalamet in Louis Vuitton

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Almost skipped doing an Oscars red carpet illustration this year, but I just couldn’t resist drawing Timothee Chalamet in this suit from Louis Vuitton Spring 2022 collection.

I’ve been considering trying my hand at including men in my illustrations, so seeing Timothee Chalamet’s red carpet look was just the inspo I needed to give it a try.

Grammys 2021: Dua Lipa in Versace

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One final red carpet illustration… until the Golden Globes in 2022 of course. This illustration features Dua Lipa’s red carpet look from this year’s Grammys. Just like Zendaya at this year’s Oscars, Dua’s look was also inspired by Cher. FYI, the hair flip in this illustration is a nod to Cher as well!

Dua wore a custom Atelier Versace dress, which was covered in crystal mesh and featured a Swarovski crystal embellished butterfly on the bodice of the gown.

New project alert!!! I’m creating an illustrated biannual magazine and I’m sharing the process of creating each issue on Patreon. Want more details? Visit patreon.com/SublimeCravings for more info.

Oscars 2021: Zendaya in Valentino

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As promised, here is another red carpet drawing that has been sitting on my iPad.

I’ve noticed that there are two people who I seem to draw almost every red carpet season. One is Regina King and the other is Zendaya. Honestly, both women rarely disappoint when they hit the red carpet.

Zendaya’s Oscars red carpet look was inspired by Cher. She wore this stunning custom yellow Valentino dress paired with Bulgari jewelry. Beachy boho waves added an ethereal vibe to this swoon worthy look.

New project alert!!! I’m creating an illustrated biannual magazine and I’m sharing the process of creating each issue on Patreon. Want more details? Visit patreon.com/SublimeCravings for more info.

Met Gala 2021: Anok Yai in Oscar de la Renta

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Usually I post illustrations of my favorite red carpet looks a few days after the event. But my illustrations from this year’s Met Gala, Oscars and Grammys have been sitting on my iPad, until I posted this illustration on my Patreon last week (I’ll mention more about my newly established Patreon account at the end of this post).

This illustration features Anok Yai’s stunning red carpet look from this year’s Met Gala. Her Oscar de la Renta gown is embellished with crystals in the shape of stars, moons and flowers. Sheer black opera gloves and an oversized black feather shawl complete the Josephine Baker inspired look.

New project alert!!! I’m creating an illustrated biannual magazine and I’m sharing the process of creating each issue on Patreon. Want more details? Visit patreon.com/SublimeCravings for more info.

Golden Globes 2021: Regina King in Louis Vuitton

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The last red carpet look I illustrated was Regina King at the 2020 Oscars, which was just before the start of the pandemic. As the 2021 red carpet season approached, I was not sure that I wanted to draw any red carpet looks this year. Obviously that uncertainty did not last very long.

I’m a fan of Regina King’s acting, directing and red carpet lewks. So given my affinity for Regina King, it makes sense that seeing her in this custom Louis Vuitton gown made it impossible for me to not draw this red carpet (by way of Zoom) look.

Interested in commissioning a custom illustration? Click here for details, or you can email me at mikayla@sublimecravings.com with questions.

Growth

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Growth means different things to different people. For me it means doing the internal work that is necessary for me to unapologetically be myself and take up space.

I’ve learned that hacks and shortcuts aren’t sustainable ways to supercharge growth. Also, a general intention to change a particular habit is not sufficient for achieving substantial, long lasting growth. Instead, growth requires a commitment to small, specific and meaningful changes over a prolonged period of time. Inherent in the growth process are missteps, and even moments of relapse. Embrace the process and remember that growth is a journey, not a destination.

Be kind to yourself. And be sure to prune the things in your life that hinder your growth.

I also created animated version that you can check out below:

Interested in commissioning a custom illustration? Click here for details, or you can email me at mikayla@sublimecravings.com with questions.

Runway Look: Tom Ford Fall 2020

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“We are stardust.” – Joni Mitchell

This Tom Ford tie-dye caftan and paired with gold dipped feather earrings evoke galactic boho luxe vibes.

I also created animated version that you can check out below:

Interested in commissioning a custom illustration? Click here for details, or you can email me at mikayla@sublimecravings.com with questions.

Dwellings: Serenity Now

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In this noisy world, we all need a place of refuge. We require a place to slow down and quiet the distractions of the outside world, but first… be sure to silence your phone.

By the way, here’s my illustration that I based this quick animation on.

Interested in commissioning a custom illustration? Click here for details, or you can email me at mikayla@sublimecravings with questions.