Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
When I was 18 and studying fashion design at FIT, one of my professors squashed all my hopes and dreams of becoming a fashion illustrator by telling me "Fashion illustration is dead. There is no money in it. You can't make a career of it anymore.". Talk about depressing! I had been drawing fashion sketches since about 9 years old. I filled sketchbooks weekly. Stupid me, I listened to her.
A few years after I left FIT, I remember seeing Jeffrey Fulvimari's amazing sketches on Stila Cosmetics packaging and advertisements. It seemed so groundbreaking (yet retro at the same time) for this company to be using illustrations vs. real models. His sketches (not the same artist they use now) were adorable and I felt such regret for listening to that professor in college. I am a realistic person. My sketches are no where near as good as his, but I remember thinking "if only I took more time and developed a better style...".
P.S. - I am not a big make-up wearer. I bought Stila make-up for the packaging alone!
For my birthday I think I am gonna treat myself to his Greatest Hits book. He has done countless projects from Anna Sui, Gap, Pucci Mannequins, MTV, Madonna's English Roses to Louis Vuitton. Too many to name really!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This dollhouse is probably old news to some, but I didn't grow up in Sweden...so it's brand new to me! What is wrong with me that I want this house for ME & not my kids? I wonder if it has anything to do with the time my father accidentally threw all my dollhouse furniture away vs. storing it in the attic after I told I him I was too big for dollhouses. I take it back!! I am not too big for this. So cute.