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The Oscars Red Carpet…

Oscars Red Carpet 2017 Fashion Illustrations by Joanna BakerAbout last night…. the Oscars red carpet was so fabulous this year!! There were a lot of beautiful gowns to choose from but I had to narrow down my favorites. Without further ado, here are my top four!

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Paris Couture Fashion Week Recap…

Joanna Baker Couture Week Fashion Illustrations

The couture shows last week did not disappoint! I got up early to watch some of the shows live stream from Paris and pick my favorites straight off the runways. It’s always hard to choose which looks to sketch as the inspiration is endless!

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Couture Week Recap…

couture-girls-joanna-bakerLast week I was in complete sketching heaven… couture week was upon us and my instafeed was overflowing with inspiration. It’s always exciting when you have so many things to draw that you can’t keep up!

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Giambattista Valli was by far my favorite… the proportions, the colors, the styling… it was all just begging to be sketched!! Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad also didn’t disappoint in a plethora of sparkles and gowns fit for queens. The Valentino show was very dark but very beautiful. I wasn’t as inspired to draw any of those looks yet though…  I think I’m still too much in a summer state of mind! =) A golden goddess from the Elie Saab show:

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We had planned a visit to the country to see my family this past weekend but I knew I couldn’t leave my art supplies in New York. So I packed up everything and kept sketching on the go! Three sparkly looks from Zuhair Murad:

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So many sparkles and so much tulle… it’s time for me to come back to reality but I just can’t get over these photos! Someday maybe Giambattista will be my everyday 😉 Have a fabulous week!

~Joanna <3

Dreaming in Ombre…

Another couture gown inspired by the Paris runways… look #26 by Elie Saab, oh heavenly look #26, you made me run to my desk and immediately start sketching. I love that kind of inspiration! The fall 2014 couture show is absolutely divine… I would live in it if I could. Thankfully, the lovely people at Elie Saab have made the video available for those of us who couldn’t {le sigh} attend the Paris shows. I will definitely have this one on repeat!

One of my favorite things about fashion illustrating is seeing the figure come to life moment by moment until she is fully realized in color and detail. This time, I decided to document those steps and give you a peek into my process. I like seeing how the sketch progresses… rendering all those sequins, pearls, and embroidery definitely took the most time!

 I hope you have a great rest of your week… if only Mondays were this glamourous =)

~Joanna <3

Couture Heaven…

Have you been following the couture shows in Paris this week? The beautiful gowns keep popping up all over my Pinterest and I cannot get enough of them. Giambattista Valli? Incredible. Elie Saab? Breathtaking. This is how I plan on spending the weekend!

~Joanna <3

*Edit* The above look can be found here! Watch the show here!