Sometimes to make sure I am not shopping too much, I just play paper doll dress up and paint things that would be fun to wear. I found a black and white image of this dress with it’s fitted bodice and full skirt and loved it. Naturally, I had to pick out some earrings (she likes to sparkle even though it’s daytime) and some fun shoes.
I say, why not? Apparently I have jumped on board with hot pink for Monica Lee the artist as well as Monica Lee the host of Smart Creative Women. While I have never considered myself a “prepster” I don’t mind a dose of color mixed in with my neutrals. I like this new bag from the Kate Spade Saturday line since it doesn’t quite read “ladies who lunch” or preppy the way a lot of pink can. To me it reads “FUN!” and you can be fun at any age if the design is right. I think this new line is aimed at younger girls as you can see by the video on the home page. If they keep an open mind in their marketing campaigns, this line has a broader appeal. I especially like that there is not a bunch of hardware on it. I would LOVE to do an art campaign for them one day! The artists they have worked with in the past are so fresh! Speaking of marketing, because that seems to be what I do…how on earth do you think they were are to nab the domain name www.saturday.com?
These jungle animals are something I just felt liked I needed to paint. Not the usual girly stuff but I added feminine colors to make me happy. I think they would make nice prints maybe for a babies room or even for a grown up room. When I get a open window of time, I may finally get a shop together. I would REALLY like is to see the giraffe or zebra on a small evening clutch, yum! Poor elephant may not make ready to wear.
I recently came across Lily Ashwell’s clothing line and was romanced. I do hope she is able to grow it into a healthy indie business. Isn’t that a funny thing to say-healthy and indie, especially when you put it into context with a clothing line? Fashion is a tough business. Lilly is the daughter of Rachel Ashwell Couture (Shabby Chic). They would make for an awesome mother daughter interview for Smart Creative Women, wouldn’t they? A daughter’s and style can often diverge from her mother’s pretty severely as she becomes her own woman. It looks like hers has blossomed perfectly.
Penelope Cruz photographed by Kristian Schuller for Campari, 2013 Calendar
Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2013
Please tell me this comes in pink as well as mint green! This a new arrival, Radia Samira by Kate Spade. Too cute if you have your iphone inside it playing tunes just loud enough to hear….
I have played with this heart motif for some time. I originally drew it in black and white and then colored it digitally and used it in several presentations. I think it even made it’s way onto an iphone case. I was playing with new Dr. Ph. Martin Dyes and painted it again, I guess that is the sign of a good motif. I think this way may be my favorite.
A bit of glamour painted up.
A little watercolor “paint up” of one of my Alt Party Outfits
When I first read about the color themed Clue party for Alt Summit this year, I started shopping the internet for a peacock colored dress. Fun, I thought! All of the sudden I had a little tickling my brain and I started shopping my own closet, only to spy a peacock blue vintage velvet dress that I already owned! I bought this at an estate sale several years ago and have only worn it to one fund raiser so I thought it needed another night out. It had been awhile, so I held my breath when I tried it on and then I remembered that I pretty much have to hold my breath the entire time I wear it. Vintage clothing has no stretch AT ALL! So if you see me looking a little blue, come say hello!