I adore the Parisian bombshell vibe that pervaded the Alexandre Vauthier Couture show. Over-the-knee boots and silk cargo pants paired with military styled coats managed to feel strong and sexy, but not contrived. And those Ray-Ban aviator specs-I want some of those immediately!
With summer in full swing, I couldn’t help but create a piece that evokes an effortless but pretty summer vibe. Summer time beauty is all about managing to look put together without looking like your melting, even if you feel like you’re being roasted by the summer sun. The “go tos” for achieving a fabulous summer look: a pretty top knot, great sunnies, and a killer swimsuit. Using a Mara Hoffman suit for this illustration was a no brainer, because her prints are amazing and so fun to draw.
Although it has been over a year since I’ve last posted some of my art, I’ve been drawing more than ever. My focus has been—and will continue to be—to grow and develop my artistic skills and style. But recently I decided it was time to start sharing my work again.
This piece has been sitting on my iPad for a few months. I never noticed this before today, but I think she looks like a J Crew model—except for the hair, which is definitely more Victoria’s Secret than J Crew! When I think of the models in the J Crew catalogue, it brings to mind effortless confidence, and a “borrowed from the boys” aesthetic. Every look is “put together,” but easy and unforced. And when I started planning this drawing that was the look and feel that I was going for; I just didn’t label it “J Crew model” at the time.