Grammys 2021: Dua Lipa in Versace

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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.

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Oscars 2021: Zendaya in Valentino

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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.

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Met Gala 2021: Anok Yai in Oscar de la Renta

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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.

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Golden Globes 2021: Regina King in Louis Vuitton

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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.

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Growth

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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:

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Runway Look: Tom Ford Fall 2020

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“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:

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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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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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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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