Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In your Easter Bonnet

I know Easter isn't until Sunday, but the sun is shining and I stumbled across this beautiful dress by designer Ralph Rucci and got carried away and had to start spreading Easter tidings a little early.

If you'd like to buy a print as an Easter basket-stuffer please click here!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cherry Bomb

From the Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 Runway... because Monday night needs a little brightening up

If you would like to buy a print of this illustration, click here!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blazers Galore

I am sitting here, trapped in the middle of the week. With a head cold that is blurring my ability to see any hope on the horizon... I really don't know where I am going with this, except to say that I wish I could rewind to Saturday night, when I was stampeding through the streets of New York City with a herd of eight girls all wearing matching black blazers, and decide to go to bed 5 hours earlier thus not waking up with this cold.

But as that is not an option, I must at least find some new form of blazer in some new color and become my own person. If i am going to stampede, I might as well look unique while doing it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

denim done right

Day after day, I don't unsubscribe from Rachel Zoe's daily newsletter. I don't know why as it almost always irritates me. The things she suggests are usually about $2,000 out of my price range and 2,000 notches past my comfort level. And then she throws in a "ps" which suggests a cheaper option that is generally a perfectly hideous version of her pick. Really, I'd rather not see the miserable substitute option at all, it is just depressing. But today I was thoroughly pleased with what the cat dragged in....
It was this Acne/Lanvin denim dress. That was actually classy despite being denim... and one shouldered. One shouldered anything is so divine. I would probably wear a one shouldered trash bag if you made this garment for me. I inspected the acne/lanvin website and discovered that there is a whole slew of lovely denim get ups available. None of them look trailer park ready which I found quite refreshing. Something about the way the fabric is handled without an extreme amount of visible seams. Also, I am in love with the tongue-in-cheek backdrop the models are photographed against.

If you would like to buy a print of this illustration, click here!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Have you been pinched yet?

In honor of St. Patricks day, I thought I'd draw a ginger. In fact, this is more than likely my first ginger ever. What do you think? Also, I am warming up to the bizarre footwear trends that are popping up everywhere. Even these Proenza Schouler wedges which I would have been terrified of a year ago. Isn't it funny how perspective shifts as things like gladiator sandals eventually wear you down and beat you into submission?

if you would like to buy a print of this illustration, click here!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tank tops for everyone!

So... first, I would like to apologize. I got several concerned emails from friends asking me why I am so opposed to tank tops and admitting sheepishly that they had worn them. So I am sorry to have been so bossy! What do I know anyway?

And second, I have been a lazy blogger lately with all these commission posts, but spring has blown in with a frenzy of projects that require my constant devotion. So until I have the time I've been daydreaming about to draw for myself, I thought I'd at least share with you one of my projects I've done for a client. I just did this watercolor for The Magic Wardrobe's spring window display. Charming, yes? Ok, I promise, absolutely promise that the next time I post it will be fashion illustration!... does this post sound like English is my second language? I've been thinking in a foreign accent all day long.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


What is the deal? What time of year is it? Should I have on a tank top and floral skirt?... These are the questions that a lot of people I saw today are NOT asking themselves. Come onnnnn women of Washington, put your clothes back on. Just because it is barely sixty degrees does not give you the right to wear tank tops... TANK TOPS... without a sweater, on the streets in early March. Who raised these people? Seriously, today I saw multiple women baring obscene amounts of no good, very pale skin. Idiots. I remember cursing my mother when I was a 7th grader when she wouldn't let me wear shorts to school until May. But now I understand the lifelong restraint and proper etiquette she was instilling within me.

Anyway... why am I here? Oh yes, I thought you all might enjoy seeing another custom project I did for a friend's wedding save-the-date. Please don't crash her wedding just because I posted this on here. That would go in the inappropriate decision column with wearing tank tops in March.

actually, tank tops any time of year. no thank you.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Custom Stationery for Hyla Dewitt Jewelry

Custom stationery designed for a wonderful jewelry designer and friend of mine, Hyla Dewitt. She plans to use it to write notes related to her jewelry design business. Her stuff is really beautiful, visit her website: http://hyladewitt.com/

All of her creations are so subtle and pretty and I naturally want all of it, but I particularly love these simple "lang layers"

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Power of Pink

Hello! Happy Monday. So, guess how I am planning to spend this upcoming May 1st & 2nd... walking thirty nine miles wearing a pink tutu. Weird? Yes, but now let me explain. I will be participating in the Avon Foundation's Walk for Breast Cancer with my team the "Tutus for Tatas" hence the tutu. So, not that weird in context.

Anyway, the main goal of being a part of this cause is fundraising to help raise awareness about breast cancer and each participant must raise at least $1,800. We are each designated a personal online fundraising site (mine is http://www.avonwalk.org/goto/insleehaynes) but also a large part of our fundraising will be done through letter writing, and of course we will all be writing thank you notes to our supporters. So, I have designed this new card to suit this purpose!

As you can see, "Power of Pink" is laid out as a 5x7" flat correspondence card and is printed up on 100lb cover stock, comes in a set of ten cards with envelopes and is perfect for this cause. If you or someone you know is planning to take on this challenge, or another similar challenge to support the fight against breast cancer, you should consider a box of these!

And of course, the proceeds earned will be donated to help the fight. I will donate the card sales from "Power of Pink" to our team's fundraising goal for the Avon Walk! So, please help us raise awareness and send the Tutu's one step closer to our big walk!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Petit Fleurs

Check out these amazingly cute flower girls I'm working on for The Magic Wardrobe children's clothing store. They're in the process of launching their private label flower girl line and it is just beautiful. (I was going to say precious, but that word is not the same for me after the movie) If you need incentive to want babies/or to at least become a baby stylist (does this exist?), I suggest you visit the Magic Wardrobe store. Seriously so cute.