Sunday, May 30, 2010

quick post before i run off to worrrkkkk

Alexa on Stella magazine



Abbey Lee in Vogue Russia

Pink hair!

Fudge Mag via Clever Nettle

Me at the Worn party Friday night!

Off to work!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

workin' hard/hardly workin'

So basically I spend my only day off supposedly hard at work on my new graphic novel. I know what you're thinking. What a loser.
But I did take a lil' break to traipse around the backyard in my official outfit of the summer. I swear, I will be wearing this every s
ingle day. Not joking.
The denim romper is from Elroy, and the shoes are.... wait for it.... Joe Fresh! I know, I know, total Céline knockoffs. But hey, I figure I'd rather not spend five million dollars on something that is CLEARLY just a trend and to have it go out of style in about two months.
And honestly, who can tell? I seriously got about a thousand compliments on them! So I suggest you all run out to Joe Fresh and acquire a pair. Très comfortable.

The fabulous Céline clogs.

A mysterious cat appeared in our backyard, much to the aggravation of my dog.

And here's a page from the comic, coming along slowly but surely.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

prints for sale!

Good morning!
I'm off to work, but I'd thought I'd let you guys know I'll be selling my work on Etsy soon! Yay!
They are all limited edition prints (one of five), and they all come framed and signed. The frames are 12 x 10" and come in two different styles. The frames all have stands and hooks at the back so you can either hang them or stand them up.
They will be for sale on Etsy for $59 plus shipping.
OR if you live in Toronto, you can come by Frock (Roncesvales and Pearson) where they will also be for sale soon!

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up! Also, if there is any piece on either my portfolio website or older blog posts that you would like to order, please send me an email and I'd be happy to send you a framed print!

*Edit : If you're in Toronto, come to Worn journal's Pin up Party Down issue 10 release!!! I'm so excited to say that BOTH my pin designs will be for sale!
Also, Worn was recently mentioned on Style Rookie as one of her favourite magazines... yay!

Friday, May 21, 2010

"a beautiful tear"

Sonia Rykiel

While working on my distressed project, I've been feeling rather inspired by Zandra Rhodes as of late... and I don't think I'm the only one!
Her 'conceptual chic' collection inspired by punks in the 70's is probably the most amazing in my mind... Her incredible shredded garments were held together by 14k gold Cartier safety pins and pearls, and holes in the fabric were embroidered with beads.
The fact that she laboured over creating "a beautiful tear" is kinda fascinating but also totally relative to today's fashion industry! If you're wearing jeans right now there's a good chance that someone somewhere laboured over making them just faded enough, or just a little ripped at the knee or whatever.... And I'm sure there are A TON of very specific 'quality' standards that have to be met for those ripped stone-washed jeans.
i.e. those tears on your jeans must be beautiful by some standard or else you wouldn't be wearing them.

Anyways. I've found that lately a lot of designers seem to be inspired by Zandra in some way as her influence seems to be popping up everywhere in the details. Pleats, pearls, holes, rips, cutaway hems, tie dye, faded prints, etc etc.... They're suddenly everywhere!
So my point is that Zandra is awesome and everyone should love her. Yay!

vintage Zandra Rhodes

Sonia Rykiel

Nina Ricci



3.1 Phillip Lim

Alexander Wang


Giambattista Valli

Nina Ricci

Marc Jabocs

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

clothes i love

When I'm having a bit of a crap day, all I seem to want to do is stare at beautiful clothing.
Surprise surprise.
When I look at my closet, I feel that the once hundreds of hangers are now shrinking to a select few, maybe because I've finally curbed my spending habits (but I don't think that's it... ) or maybe because I find myself editing when I shop. I think part of it's to do with getting older, we
begin to selectively analyze what appeals to us and why it appeals to us.
I discover more and more as I sift through my closet (and the huuuugeee inspiration folder on my desktop) that I lean towards simple anomalies I guess. Normal but weird. Weird being something somehow unusual and unexpected.
Weirdness is what I think makes fashion exciting.

Friday, May 14, 2010

new illustrations!

freckles and lace - 8.5 x 11" ink and pencil
freckles and lace

cherry blossom girl - 8.5 x 11" watercolour
cherry blossom girl

bows - 8.5 x 11" ink
bows bows bows

polkadot - 8.5 x 11" pencil, digital

New pieces up!

I hope you guys like em'!
I wasn't sure if I should leave the third one black and white, or if I should colour it on Photoshop... whaddya think?

Anyways, hopefully some of these will be for sale soon as limited edition prints at Frock in Toronto! I'll probs put some on Etsy too.

See ya lata!

Monday, May 10, 2010

distressed part deux


Elle US

Susie Cowie

I am now obsessed with this new distressed idea

PS: Please check out my new super fancy portfolio.... whooooooo!
And by 'fancy' I mean very very bare and minimal... But in a good way.

Here's one of my new pieces: