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July 26, 2015

Damien Florebert Cuypers: New York Fashion Week

While searching for the work of another artist with the same agency, I found this colorful series Damien Cuypers created from New York Fashion Week. Peering into the seemingly untouchable realm of fashion is a guilty pleasure for me. I'm thrilled when an illustrator takes on fashion in their sketches, removing the brand, the label, the money, and the model. Drawn in crayon, Cuypers' choice of medium increases the feeling of simplicity in these drawings. Still, Cuypers maintains the beauty of the clothes, the person, and the setting. He's also wonderful at capturing a moment, whether on the runway, a posed shot on a city street, or a candid moment between fashion geniuses. I can see in my mind's eye the photographs of the same scenes, and only then do I realize how much I prefer the drawn interpretations. Seeing the pieces all together they offer a bounty of bright colors, and only when you think about it do you realize there is quite a lot of gray and black in these images. In doing this, Cuypers has represented both the fashion and the city, just by choosing the right crayon.

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June 12, 2015

Doodleshopped

Staring down at a blank sheet of paper can be intimidating to someone suffering from artist's block. Might I suggest taking a page out of Leanne Aranador's book? She rips, cuts, and pastes snippets from magazines into her sketchbook to create a starting point for her doodles, and what happens next is where it gets interesting. Her talented hands use the power of doodles to transform bland advertisements that look like every other page into a singular work of art and poetry. Aranador’s process seems chaotically therapeutic in its irreverence of polished print ads, and pleasantly similar to our own Doodlebomb! project. Try it sometime!

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May 13, 2015

Hop, Hop. Fashion, Baby.

Have you heard of Fifi Lapin? She's an international it-girl, style guru, and fashion icon who posts photos of her outfits online. She has collaborated with well-known designers who love her look and been featured in fashion magazines - even praised by Vogue as "an unlikely - but powerful - fashion force." What sets her apart from the rest of the fashionista world? Well, she’s an illustrated bunny.

Fifi Lapin's blog exists to answer the question, "What shall I wear today?" Most days she posts drawings of herself wearing opulently stylish outfits that she takes straight off the latest runways and red carpets. Fifi's posts sometimes include cute little updates on the globetrotting fashion adventures of a fabulously spoiled hare-ess. It’s a ridiculous and clever spin on fashion blogging! From now on, you’ll never want to read a blog that isn’t written by a rabbit again. (For the record, I am a Holland Lop and I am typing this with my fluffy paws.)

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January 21, 2015

Tumblr of the Week: Sketchbooking with Fashion and Geometry

Fatma Al-Remaihi loves to draw babes. I have a crush on every one in her sketchbook. There's something so alluring about the consistent pastel color palette over sharp blue ink, which really makes the accessories they wear POP. I can't look away from her stylish boys and girls, drawn with highly detailed faces and dressed in abstract blocks of color. The balance between styles is hypnotic. She makes pretty cool animated gifs too. Read on


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December 10, 2013

There's Always A Reason To Be Pretty

Long-time friends, Nophar Haimovitz (fashion/jewelry designer) and Hodaya Louis (fashion illustrator) have collaborated for the image launch of Reason To Be Pretty's latest collection of jewelry, and it's a match made in heaven.

Their styles blend perfectly, take a closer look and you'll notice how subtle and elegant Hodaya's illustrated women wear the photographed jewelry of Nophar's designs. It's so great to see two different forms of art come together like this.

Celebrate their work by visiting reasontobepretty.com where you can shop the full collection and be sure to check out more of Hodaya's work over at hodayalouis.com.



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July 10, 2012

Chronic Bitchface and Other Such Things!

This lady has been sitting pretty in my blogroll for a few years now, serving-up cute faces and colours that go pop. She's the illustrator who spoke-up about "chronic bitchface" (pictured below) and her fashion illustrations are my ticket into a world of lavender-tipped ponytails, and art that hangs on shoulders rather than walls.

Her sketchbooks are so freakin' lovely! Oh, and she goes by the name Kris Atomic.



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October 19, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Maria Gil Ulldemolins Tote Bags

Let's face it. We at DA are major suckers for hair drawings, simply because of the nature of them; the intricate and delicate line work that takes up so much patience and time. And of course, because they look amazing. Maria Gil Ulldemolins creates these kinds of drawings and we absolutely love them. And what's even better is that Maria's offered to give away two of her tote bags with these beautiful illustrations on them.

Just leave a comment to be in the running. You have until Friday (October 22nd @ 3pm EST) and we'll randomly pick TWO lucky winners. Good luck!

105 comments and 2 names randomly drawn. Congrats to Jenni Sparks and La Cuenta Cuentos and of course thank you all for participating. For those of you interested in the beautiful work of Maria Gil Ulldemolins, you can always visit her Etsy shop to get your hands on her goodies.





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