Chloe Everything!

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Chloe Everything - Sublime Cravings IllustrationHow would I define the Chloe aesthetic? Feminine, carefree, and somehow effortlessly chic.

The Chloe vibe is all about grounding unabashedly whimsical feminine elements with structured elements in an unfussy, nonchalant way. Case in point, chic Carlina sunglasses and a structured Nile bracelet bag temper a pink floaty dress. Or consider this dress embellished with oversized embroidered flowers. Because it is rendered in blue and paired with a Faye backpack, the overall feel of the look is chic and sophisticated rather than juvenile.

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Met Gala 2017: Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

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Blake Lively Versace Met Gala 2017Here’s my illustration of one of my favorite looks from this year’s Met Gala, Blake Lively in Atelier Versace. This custom gown features a plunging neckline and is draped with gold chains. Also, the train of the dress is adorned with feathers in stunning shades of blue. This Versace dress is beyond exquisite!

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Runway Look: Lanvin Fall 2017

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Taken as a whole, Lanvin’s Fall 2017 collection featured a mix of menswear influenced pieces paired with very soft and feminine elements. Some of the individual looks, however, were ultra feminine with little to no menswear influenced elements. This particular illustration features a look that combines several elements that are quintessentially feminine. Cascading ruffles in dusty pink and lace couldn’t be any more soft and delicate, but still manage to convey a sophisticated vibe.

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Runway Look: Elie Saab Couture Spring 2017

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I love these two runway looks from Elie Saab’s Spring 2017 Couture collection because they are a modern take on retro ladylike glam. Both dresses feature a figure flattering silhouette rendered in sumptuous fabric and adorned with gold and jewel encrusted embellishments. To me, these dresses are every bit as sexy as body conscious designs.

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Oscars 2017: Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph and Russo

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Stunning from head to toe, Hailee Steinfeld wore one of my favorite looks from the Oscars red carpet. I’m certain that the reason I like her overall look is because I am enamored by looks that epitomize an ethereal and edgy aesthetic. Taken alone, this Ralph and Russo dress, which features folds of translucent fabric covered in hand painted flowers, is gorgeous. I love that her styling team opted to leave the dress sheer, rather than line it. The sheerness keeps the dress from being too saccharine, in my opinion. In addition to the sheerness of the dress, a smoky eye and an almost sculptural updo gives the overall look a bit more edge. The result is an ethereal vibe that doesn’t risk resembling a fairy princess costume. Nothing short of styling alchemy.

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Grammys 2017: Beyoncé in Peter Dundas 

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Grammys 2017 Beyoncé - Sublime Cravings“Your mother is a woman. And women like her can not be contained”

-Excerpt of Warsaw Shire’s poetry, which was used in Beyoncé’s Lemonade

That’s what I aspire to. I aspire to be a woman who can not be contained. I want to be a  woman that constantly strives to know herself, and moves through the world in a way that is true to how she defines herself.

I was so inspired by Beyoncé’s Grammys performance. Anytime I watch her perform, I’m in awe of her talent and all the hard work she puts into her craft. This particular performance not only showcased her talent, but was also a celebration of who she is right now in this season of her life. She did not try to minimize or draw attention away from her pregnant belly. It was not a performance by a talented performer who just happened to be pregnant. Instead this was a performance that reveled in the magic and power of a woman in the midst of her pregnancy. This beautiful gown, designed by Peter Dundas, didn’t serve to hide her pregnant belly. Instead it highlighted it. It was a celebration of the female form, without objectification. It was beautiful, strong, and vulnerable. Uncontained.

Blogger Portrait: NYCxClothes

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My latest blogger portrait features Shelcy and Christy, the sisters behind NYCxClothes. Simply put, their IG page is a gem. These sisters share a sense of style that is youthful, yet sophisticated. But you can tell from their wardrobe choices that each sister has an unique take on she styles her own look.

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Runway Look: Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2017

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Giambattista Valli’s couture shows usually end with a series of voluminous and decadent tiered tulle gowns, and his Spring 2017 Couture show was no exception. And because I’m a dessert first, then dinner type of person, I couldn’t wait to see the ball gown confections that comprise the finale of the runway show. Don’t get me wrong, the show was filled with lovely pieces that I definitely want to illustrate, but I had to draw this exquisite tulle ball gown first.

Golden Globes 2017: Emma Stone in Valentino

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There were so many divine looks on the Golden Globes red carpet this year, so I had to draw another one (you can see the first one, featuring Lily Collins, here). Emma Stone looked amazing in this Valentino pale pink gown adorned with stars.

Below is my first attempt at creating an animated piece. I’ve been wanting to play with animation, and the celestial vibe of this gown inspired me to give it a try.

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Instagram Custom Illustration Giveaway Contest

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I’m hosting a custom illustration giveaway contest on Instagram. If you’d like to enter to win a custom illustration of you, you can check out the details on how to enter here. By the way, the last day to enter is January 14, 2017.