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Anna Sui Illustrated…

This past week has been both crazy busy and super exciting! I definitely needed the weekend so I could catch up on all my drawings. It feels amazing to have so many things inspiring me to sketch and I can’t wait to share them all with you…

First up… the Anna Sui show at New York Fashion Week!!

I was fortunate enough to get chosen by the Would You Rock This team to attend the Spring 2015 Anna Sui show at Lincoln Center on Wednesday! In exchange for tickets to the show, I sketched my favorite looks from the new collection…

The show was beautiful… Anna’s signature boho prints and colors were on full display and you could tell she was in her absolute element. Many of the pieces had an iridescent or lamé sheen to them and the models seemed to glow from the runway (so much so it was difficult to get photos!) It was an amazing opportunity to attend the show and I was so excited to get back to my little studio and start drawing my favorite looks! Here’s a quick Instagram clip of the final walk:

Be sure to check out my feature on the Would You Rock This Facebook page and stay tuned for more runway inspired sketches and photos from New York Fashion 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!