As the holidays are fast approaching, I thought I would re-visit the paper snowflake I did of Karl Lagerfeld with a new version. The next logical fashion icon had to be Anna Wintour, of course! I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy to cut out but if you have the patience, it’s worth it. Click here for the pattern. Also, if you make my snowflakes, feel free to send me a picture, I’d love to see them!
I have a confession: I have a slight (okay… HUGE) obsession with Donald Robertson. If you love fashion and art and humour, then you’ll love Donald. He provides me with so much inspiration with his artwork every single day. He doodles and draws and paints on just about any surface. My favourites are the #WholeFoodsBag series and I love #Mitford the intern/giraffe! Ha!
So, just who is this creative genius? He is currently the Head of Creative Development at Bobbi Brown. He has worked as a creative director for several magazines such as Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan along-side editor and fellow Canadian, Bonnie Fuller and was part of the team that launched M-A-C cosmetics. Impressive, non?! I love when talent = success. Oh, and his lip print was all over Giles Deacon’s Spring 2104 RTW collection.
Do yourself a favour and follow his Instagram account @donalddrawbertson right now! You’ll thank me.
I had heard of India Hicks before but was much more acquainted with her father, interior designer David Hicks. However, when an email landed in my mailbox with some look books from her jewellery lines, I definitely took notice and wanted to know more.
Granddaughter of Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma, the last Viceroy to India, bridesmaid in Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles, model, equestrian and entrepreneur – India Hicks has indeed a life well lived.
Her father’s influence shines through in both the Love Letters and Hicks on Hicks collections with their bold geometric shapes and then there’s the contrast of organic pieces from her Island Living collection influenced from life in the Bahamas. All collections are equally gorgeous in my opinion.
Prices start at $150 and the collections are available at fine jewellers across Canada.
On October 25th, Flare Magazine hosted it’s second annual World Runway Tour at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The event was hosted by Breakfast Television’s Jennifer Valentyne with fall fashion trends presented by Flare’s Fashion Director Tiyana Grulovic followed by a runway show showcasing those trends courtesy of Holt Renfrew.
Prior to the show, I was commissioned to sketch the stylish guests at the cocktail reception. Armed with markers and watercolour pencils and a tiny watercolour kit, I started to roam around and ask guests if they’d like to be sketched by me. It was a pretty daunting experience since I had declined several other commissions for live sketching because I didn’t feel like I was ready (or good enough). Some of the illustrations turned out great, and some I wish I could redo but I think everyone I sketched was happy with the results and that’s all that matters, really.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of my illustrations but I did a quick sketch of Tiyana Grulovic while she was on stage before the runway show. So, while it was a bit scary, I did learn and grow from this experience and hopefully I’ll get to do it again!