Sublime Cravings Illustration - Chanel Spring 2016 - Tribute to Lagerfeld

A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel Spring 2016 RTW

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Sublime Cravings Illustration - Chanel Spring 2016 - Tribute to Lagerfeld

I recently participated in Draw A Dot.’s open call, A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld. Above is my submission, which was among the top 9 pieces selected to be displayed on Draw A Dot.’s Instagram account. If you are interested in checking out all the amazing submissions to the open call, you can find them on Draw A Dot.’s Facebook page.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel runway shows weren’t just about presenting his beautiful designs, but were also intended to be an experience all unto itself. This illustration features looks from Chanel’s Spring 2016 RTW airport themed collection. When discussing his vision of the show and collection Lagerfeld said, “It’s the idea of how it should look.” So for this illustration, I decided to extend Lagerfeld’s vision and glam air travel aesthetic beyond the airport terminal by bringing the sophistication and whimsy of his collection out onto the literal runway.

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Lust Worthy: Snakeskin Print Over-The-Knee Boots

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This is the final piece in a series of 3 illustrations featuring mixed animal prints. Over-the-knee animal print boots are such a bold statement piece, so I was determined to create an illustration that highlights the unapologetic vibe of the boots. Honestly, I feel that featuring these lust worthy snakeskin print over-the-knee boots in the final illustration was the best way to end the series on a high note. And of course I just had to double down on animal prints by pairing the boots with a leopard print dress.

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Runway Look: Marc Jacobs Fall 2019

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Sublime Cravings Illustration - Marc Jacobs Fall 2019

There were so many covet worthy pieces in Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2019 collection, but Adut Akech in this yellow gown was definitely a highlight of the runway show. The model was nothing short of stunning in an off-the-shoulder tiered taffeta gown, which was paired with a beanie decorated with feathers.

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Runway Look: Givenchy Couture Spring 2019

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Typically when I think of latex, I don’t think haute couture. However, in Givenchy’s latest couture collection, Clare Waight Keller moved beyond preconceived notions of latex to create pieces that were intricate, luxe and thoroughly modern. This particular look mixes lace, pearls and latex. It’s a combination I would have never expected to work, but I must admit this particular incarnation is divine.

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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.

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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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