Book Tour kicks off in a few hours

First stop: Florianópolis, Brazil.

Today is the official launch date of my new book. The party will start at 7pm but the books can already be spotted on the window of the Nobel Bookstore in the centre of Florianópolis.

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I’m so proud of myself, and also of my gals Rita and Luciana, the writers. This project has been incredibly rewarding every single day, and I’m very lucky to be working with such talented ladies.

If you’re in town, don’t miss the party! It’ll be fabulous.

♥♥♥

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From the White Horse, with Love

From the White Horse, with Love” is a short fiction zine self-published by two friends of mine from New York: Richard Keeshan and the super talented Danielle Blumstein, my roommate when I lived in the East Village.

I did all the illustrations.

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The stories are great and the project is very, very cool. I love working on collaborations like this. Always a pleasure.

If anyone is interested, I have a few issues to give away. Message me here and I’ll get in touch!

Lots of Love from Deutschland.

Plans

This week has been crazy. In between doing advertising and illustration, I have hardly had time to do anything else.

I am currently developing more Willow Magic fashion illustrations for Wardrobe Mistress, which is such a great project! I am also illustrating two children’s books and a book of short stories, which are amazing projects too and VERY demanding. I am so glad Friday is finally here! Though I know the next 2 days won’t be enough for me to do everything I want to do:

I want to draw loads, but I also want to go out and enjoy the weather (preferably without the pollen allergies)

Black markers on recycled paper

I want to finish the books I am reading

Just a quick note on this last beauty: Le journal du petit poucet or “The diaries of Tom Thumb is a French children’s book. It is so adorable and funny, I’m completely obsessed. Every page is stunning to look at. The illustrations are by Rebecca Dautremer, who is one of my favourite artists (I’ve talked about her before here) and it was written by Philippe Lechermeier. Unfortunately it is not available in English yet (I have it in Portuguese) but it should be very soon.

I usually read about 4-5 books at the same time, which is very chaotic but it’s how I like it. From trashy novels (love them!) to classics (love them too!), it takes me ages to read them, but in my defense, I always finish every single one.

I want to take pictures

Source: Unknown, but if anyone knows, please tell me.

I want to see something pretty

Source: Me! (and my camera).

I want to hear something magical

Hello lover…the one and only Mr. Bowie. Photographed by David Wedgbury

I want to taste something wonderful

Source: Amazing Swedish photographer Maria Kallin. Go check her work!

And finally, I want to sleep and sleep and sleep…

Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t love this film? Is there?

How about you? What do you want to do this weekend? :)

Lots of love from Lisbon

♥♥♥

// A peek inside the book

A couple of days ago I received the most beautiful package from my editor and publisher (the wonderful Amelia). It contained none other than LE Book (yes, the same one I’ve been talking about, non stop) plus a whole bunch of amazing goodies. Take a peek!

My interview page and self-portrait. Yay! :)

Goodies! Beautiful Amelia’s Magazine postcards and bookmarks.

Now seriously, this book is so special and colorful, I’m completely addicted. I can’t stop looking at it. The fashion, the designers, the interviews, the illustrations… Everything is perfect. A true labor of love. My amateurish pictures really don’t do it justice, I’m afraid. You have to see it for yourself. – To purchase a copy, click here.

Wishing you love and a beautiful and inspiring week.