Red Leopard Dress: Stand Out, Don’t Blend In

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Red Leopard Dress - Stand Out Don't Blend In - Sublime Cravings

As you can see from my latest illustration, my preoccupation with animal print continues.

When you think of the color palette associated with traditional animal prints, usually earth tone shades come to mind. Which makes sense, because these prints are inspired by animal markings that serve as camouflage in their natural environment. And although my love for traditional animal prints endures, I can’t get enough of all the great dresses, shoes, pants (and so much more) that feature animal prints in bold attention grabbing colors. Case in point, this divine red leopard dress. Wearing an animal print in a bold color is all about standing out, not blending in.

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Don’t Let Them Tame You

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Sublime Cravings Illustration - Mixed Animal Prints

Confession… I can be pretty awkward. So when I see other women leaning into their awkwardness, uniqueness and wonderful quirks, it gives me so much joy.

I say forget fitting in and making yourself “small” in the face of intimidation. Forget making yourself small with the hope that no one will discover you’re weird.

Don’t let them tame you!

Claim your uniqueness. Claim your voice. Claim your space in this world.

High quality prints of this illustration (without the quote) are currently available in my Etsy shop. Click here  for details. Also, I have iPhone cases that feature this artwork as well. Click here to check out the phone case.

 

Runway Look: Tom Ford Spring 2019

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Tom Ford’s Spring 2019 show featured looks that were a drastic departure from the bold and bright animal prints that were the centerpiece of his Fall 2018 collection. This illustration features two of my favorite looks from the show: a leopard print jacket paired with a silk fringe skirt and a black caped gown belted with a faux croc corset. The mix of animal prints with luxe fabrics and textures, all in a paired down color palette, creates looks that are undeniably sophisticated and sexy. And that’s the aesthetic that we come to expect from Tom Ford.

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Late Summer Blooms

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Late Summer Blooms - Sublime Cravings Illustration

Savoring the last days of summer in a field of seemingly endless sunflowers. This illustration features 3 of my summer favs: sunflowers, this lovely self-portrait polka dot ruffle one-shoulder top and Adam Selman x Le Specs The Last Lolita cat eye sunnies.

As summer gives way to fall, remember to stand tall and find the sunlight.

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Runway Look: Dior Haute Couture Fall 2018

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Dior Haute Couture Fall 2018 - Sublime Cravings Illustration

I’m enamored with the direction that Maria Grazia Chiuri has taken Dior since she took the helm at the fashion house. This latest collection featured an array of ethereal chiffon and Chantilly lace dresses in nude and blush tones. Soft, beautiful and refined, the Dior Haute Couture Fall 2018 dress in this illustration features sunray pleated chiffon in the palest shade of pink. Dainty drop earrings embellished with colorful but delicate animal figurines lend a whimsical touch to the whole look.

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Luxe in Paradise: Valentino Resort 2019

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Luxe in Paradise - Sublime Cravings Illustration

There’s something so timeless and effortlessly glam about donning a lovely patterned scarf and pairing it with statement sunnies and earrings. In fact every look in Valentino’s 2019 Resort Collection featured head-scarfs, sunnies and large earrings. This illustration features a flowing maxi sundress, over-sized sunnies, a beautiful headscarf and hoop earrings. I decided to add lush foliage and a frosty drink to create a tropical and carefree vibe.

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Runway Look: Johanna Ortiz Fall 2018

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Although it’s from Johanna Ortiz’s Fall 2018 collection, this dress is the epitome of sultry and sophisticated summer vibes. This bold red flowing dress, belted by a sumptuous over-sized tropical flower, embodies the aesthetic I can’t wait to play with this summer. That aesthetic is sultry, feminine and apologetic.

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Runway Look: Alice + Olivia Fall 2018

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Alice + Olivia Fall 2018 - Sublime Cravings Illustration

Currently craving every single piece from these two looks from Alice + Olivia’s Fall 2018 collection.

Plaid, buffalo check, and zebra print … it’s all about the mix of patterns. Oh and I’ve realized how much I need a leather trumpet skirt in my life.

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Runway Look: Fendi Spring 2018

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This look from Fendi’s Spring 2018 collection pairs stripes with plaid and a logo print.

Pattern mixing is not for the timid. And for good reason. Done not so well, it can look like you got dressed in the dark. Done well, it can produce a look that is playful, confident and sophisticated.

Are you a fan of pattern mixing?

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Runway Look: Saint Laurent Fall 2017

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There’s a reason why pairing a sparkly dress with strappy heels is a “go-to”outfit for holiday parties. Simply put, it’s an almost fool proof formula for pulling together a festive and glam look. But if you are craving a glam holiday ensemble that is a bit more edgy, these runway looks from Saint Laurent’s Fall 2017 Collection are a great source of outfit inspiration. Specifically, you can wear an asymmetrical party dress or a lingerie inspired dress with slouchy boots. Or instead of boots, you can opt for a statement pump (preferably patent leather) in a bright color. Oh and by the way, if you go with a slinky lingerie inspired dress, you should pair it with an oversized double-breasted coat. Not only will it add drama to the overall look, but it will also keep the frostbite at bay.

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