So Many Lovely Things

My latest illustration assignment was to design the new blog header for London fashion and beauty blog So Many Lovely Things. This was such a nice project. Here is the final piece:

Blog Header

SMLT blog

And a couple of the initial sketches.

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sketches

Blog Header

This was a lot of fun to draw, especially the little louboutins. Dani (the blogger) was enthusiastic every step of the way and an absolute joy to work with. :0)

 

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And even more illustrations for Fashion Africa

Here are the remaining two illustrations I did for brand new book Fashion Africa, written by blogger and fashion designer Jacqueline Shaw.

This one was for ethical fashion label Black Noir

And this one was for UK-based fashion label Choolips.

This was a lovely project to take part in. It was intense and a lot of hard work but I am very happy with my final pieces and delighted that the book launch was such a huge success. Jacqueline is a great lady and a woman of vision. She deserves it!

Image Copyright – Jacqueline Shaw

Fashion Africa is gorgeous and it’s available to buy here. Don’t miss out.

More illustrations for Fashion Africa

Hello, my lovelies. Sorry for my absence lately. After a very hectic illustration marathon for London Fashion Week, I decided to take a breather from the blogosphere. My life has been a little crazy these last few days so I took a few days off to reboot.

Do bear with me though, as I have a lot of new and exciting illustrations to post!

Let me start by showing you one of the pieces I did for Fashion Africa, the book by fashion designer Jacqueline Shaw.

This piece was to illustrate the chapter about Nigerian label and designer Ituen Basi.

I LOVE the colors. Aren’t they beautiful? I believe it is not humanly possible to be unhappy if one is wearing this dress.

Image source: Illustration Rally
Image Copyright – Jacqueline Shaw

Fashion Africa is available to buy here.

 

And because it’s Monday…

Image source: Pinterest.

Stay tuned for more illustration goodies!

Wishing you a great week.

Lots of love from sunny Lisbon.

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 – Day 1

Let the madness begin!

My first assignment: Corrie Nielsen.

Huge puff sleeves, futuristic waistlines and gold fabrics everywhere. Very luxurious and very exciting. I love London fashion Week! These assignments are always a thrill. It works like this:

1) First I receive photographs fresh from the runway shows onto my mailbox. Here are the Corrie Nielsen pics I received from publisher Amelia Gregory and Fashion Writer Matt Bramford:

2) Then I quickly choose a few pieces I would like to illustrate (whatever catches my eye, really) and create a few sketches:

3) Then I work on the illustrations until I and happy with the pieces and send them off to be published.

The process is quite straight forward, but everything has to happen super fast so it’s quite exhausting in the end. I love it though! It’s one of my favorite times of the year in terms of illustration work.

You can find the Corrie Nielsen review in Amelia’s Magazine.

Stay tuned for Day 2 of London Fashion Week!

Lots of love from Lisbon.

Book Launch today!

My second book collaboration has finally come through!

Fashion Africa, the new book about ethical fashion design from Africa by designer and writer Jacqueline Shaw, launches tonight in London. This is unbelievably exciting and I think Jacqueline did an amazing job.

Come on! How gorgeous is this cover? Loving it!

I was asked to illustrate a number of different labels for the book. They were very exciting and from all over Africa, from Nigeria, to Kenya to Sierra Leone, etc. I really got into it so I ended up contributing with A LOT of illustrations.

Here are some of the pieces I did:

Jewel by Lisa (from Nigeria)

Suno NY (Kenyan fabrics/New York label)

Tiffany Amber (from Nigeria)

Near Far (from Sierra Leone)

These are only half the illustrations I did! I still have a few to post here but will save them for next week. Hopefully I’ll get my hands on some pictures from the launch and will be able to post those too. Fingers crossed!

Wishing you the perfect weekend.

Lots of love from Lisbon.