Grammys 2021: Dua Lipa in Versace

Current Cravings

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

Current Cravings

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

Current Cravings

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

Current Cravings

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

Current Cravings
Sublime Cravings Growth

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

Current Cravings

“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

Current Cravings, Dwellings

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.

Runway Look: Givenchy Couture Spring 2020

Current Cravings

Beautiful, dramatic, sculptural and romantic. Nothing says haute couture like face framing over-sized ruffles studded with pearls. It’s a pleasure to watch Claire Waight Keller explore her design aesthetic at Givenchy.

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

Virtus Bags: Versace Fall 2019

Current Cravings

Virtus bags - Versace Fall 2019 - Sublime Cravings Illustration

Here’s my illustration for the latest DrawADot. open call, which celebrates the launch of Versace Virtus bag. For the open call, illustrators were asked to make Virtus bags the focus of the illustration. We were encouraged to be creative and use Versace’s fall 2019 collection for inspo. Because the collection was all about Donatella’s take on 90s grunge (think grunge elements but with the quintessential Versace elements of bold colors, patterns, bondage harnesses, and oversized safety pins), I decided to do a modern take on the Versace ad campaigns of the 90’s.

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

Sublime Cravings Illustration - Chanel Spring 2016 - Tribute to Lagerfeld

A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel Spring 2016 RTW

Current Cravings

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.

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