I had such a fun time at the Lion’esque Media/Yelp Giftacular earlier this December. I sketched pretty much non-stop for eight hours since the place was jam-packed with shoppers! I can write a small novel about it, but Brandon over at Would You Rock This? did an amazing recap featuring lots of pictures & illustrations. Check it out here and stay tuned for more live- sketching events! xoxo
Archive for December, 2011
I recently had a fun job working on a logo for Vous Valet- a new high-end vintage shop in lovely Vancouver, British Columbia. The art direction was specific & concise…aka easy peasy…the owner wanted a sweet Audrey Hepburn-esque girl in a black vintage dress, posed in front of the Eiffel Tower with her cute little Pom by her side. Her hands are formed into two V’s – for the victory of finding an awesome frock at Vous Valet! The store’s grand opening is December 20th- just in time to pick up some last minute holiday goodies! You can check out the soon-to-be updated website here! Happy Shopping! xoxo
Karl Lagerfeld delivered a feast for the eyes with this gorgeously embellished collection for Pre-Fall. Inspired by the extravagance & elegance of India, these pieces are definitely something that any fashion illustrator would be delighted to sketch. I chose this gold on gold on gold look for its seasonal festivity…though I have a feeling this won’t be the last piece I sketch from this collection! xoxo
A while back I mentioned I was working on Winter sketches for Runway Crochet. I’m proud to present our Paper Doll “Lillie”, all bundled up in some cozy crocheted designs! Stay warm & chic this winter- visit the Runway Crochet Etsy Shop and become a fan of the Runway Crochet Facebook Page…there are plenty of crocheted goodies for you & your loved ones- they make perfect holiday gifts! xoxo
Well, it’s obvious that my main love is Fashion Illustration…but I know some of you didn’t realize that I’m also a collage artist in my spare time. I have thousands & thousands of little scraps of paper in my files- some goodies I’ve even kept since high school. Ahem, pack rat. Anyway, when I see something that catches my eye- cool photos, textures, colors, I rip it right out of the magazine or whatever & save it for a rainy collage day.
I was really craving collage the other night, so I took a break from painting, got out some frames I bought last year & finally got down to decorating them. They’re super relaxing to do as a side project. They also caught the eye of UK fashion blogger Louise, whose ‘Typed Up Thoughts’ blog is a really fun read. She ended up doing a lovely blog post about me & my collagin’ antics, so I just had to share! You can read it and see more of my collage goodies here! xoxo
I had a blast live-sketching at the RS Pop Shop last week. I met a whole bunch of awesome people & their awesome puppies. All the sketch proceeds went directly to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals- a great organization that helps find “forever-homes” for cats & dogs that need them. For more photos & sketches, just check out my Facebook page here. For donation & animal adoption info, click here! Happy Monday! xoxo
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, or a little bit of both! I’m taking your holiday orders through December 10th!
If you’d like a personalized Lilya original for your loved ones, just use the contact form to send me details of what you want…I’ll get back to you within a day with a special holiday rate quote. You can also check out my Etsy Shop for some classic Rock The Runway originals or my RedBubble page for cards & prints.
Fa La La La La! xoxo