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FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: VALENTINO SPRING 2019 COUTURE
Hello darlings. Today I'm back with another fashion drawing. This time I was inspired by Valentino Spring 2019 couture collection. My verdict? Pierpaolo Piccioli has created a truly breath-taking collection! Have you per chance seen it? It's all over social media. I think it's great that people are getting that excited about couture fashion again. I do like couture fashion. The best couture collections always make you feel like you have stepped into a fairy tale. In addition, it is fascinating to see all those magnificent gowns, isn't it? I suppose part of couture's appeals lies into recreating that 'modern princess' feeling. When you look at a couture collection, you can be pretty sure that these are some carefully constructed garments. You know you're seeing gowns and creations that someone has put so much effort into. I do enjoy seeing couture collections mainly because they are often very theatrical, both in design and in feeling. It is not so much the dresses itself that I want to own, as much as I just enjoying seeing them. I suppose these dresses just give me that feeling of being lost in a fairy tale.
What about you? Do you like couture fashion? Who is your favourite couture designer? I'm not sure I have a favourite, but this Valentino collection has certainly caught my eye. The gorgeous silhouettes, the vibrant colours and the abundance of ruffles all joined to make me feel like I have stepped in fashion heaven. I should draw more of this collection! A lot of illustrators are drawing Naomi right now. She sure did look gorgeous in this Valentino couture show. I'm a nineties kid and Naomi Campbell is the first supermodel I ever remember hearing about. She was the super star in the nineties. As everyone else, I adored her. However, ever since I've learned of the fact that she has psychically attacked and injured so many women, I've never thought of her in the same way. I don't think someone should get away with something like that just because they are famous. Maybe that is why I've never illustrated her, even if I happen to think she's gorgeous. Instead I illustrated Adut Akech, who also happens to be the model of 2019. Doesn't she look like an angel in this pink gown? Such a beauty!
Now, a few more details about the fashion sketch I'm sharing. The medium for this drawing is coloured pencil on paper. This drawing took me about half an hour to complete. I'm thinking of making another version when I have more time. Should I try pastels or watercolour? We'll see. I wanted to devote more time to it today, but life got into way. Thank you all so much for your comments on my lastpost. I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggles with organizing her stuff. Clothes are a good comparison to my art storage issues. As someone who likes clothes, that's another problem I can relate to. I have quite a few closets in my home, and while all my clothes still fits in there, sometimes I feel like I have too much. Sometimes I wish I had more space for my clothes, but sometimes I'm glad I don't. Organizing stuff can take time. Perhaps I should attempt a closet organization tomorrow. Perhaps I could store some of my art in my closets. I tried that once, but the drawings got damaged. I do agree with you that taking photographs of them is a good way to preserve them. That way even if I lost some, I will have a copy that I can print out (if nothing else). That's a good tip, thanks. It is interesting how after complaining about having too much drawings and paintings and nowhere to store them, I busied myself with making more drawings and paintings. I'm I'm hopeless, aren't I? Scroll down to see more photographs of this illustration as well as the photo reference.
Hello everyone and happy hump day!How are you doing? I hope you had a lovely week so far. It's been a while since my last Inspired by post, hasn't it? Well, today I'm back with another Inspired by... feature. As some of you know, this is a regular feature on my blog that is all about illustrating bloggers I love and that inspire me. I always say it's one of my favourite features and it truly is. Over the years I had the chance to illustrate many many bloggers and it's always something I enjoy doing. Moreover, I enjoy blog recommendations posts and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I discovered some wonderful bloggers through other bloggers and that's always lovely. This regular feature of mine is not just about illustrating, it is also a kind of a blog recommendation post, because it gives me a chance to share bloggers I love with you. This time I have illustrated Natalia from @inthewriterscloset. You can check out her blog here.
What are some of best winter destinations in Herzegovina? That is the questions that I plan to answer with a series of posts. To start with, I'm bringing you a bit of winter magic and taking you with me to mountain Rujiste (proper spelling Rujište, pronunciation Ruyshte) located on mountain Prenj. This mountain is only a short drive away from Mostar city, which makes it ideal for a little winter getaway.
I've always loved mountains, so when we went for a little drive and ended up here, I was ecstatic. Winter fairy tale coming my way, that's something I didn't mind at all. I'm a big fan of hiking (as some of you may know). Not that I did a lot of hiking here (I'll explain why later). Anyhow, this is a great place for visiting, whether or not you plan to hike. Just chilling or photograph taking is fine too. For me personally, there is just something about the combination of high altitude and fresh air that makes my heart sing. …
What to wear for Valentine's day? I'm sure many ladies (and gentlemen) are asking themselves that question. I can't offer much personal experience on dressing up for Valentine's day when it comes to gentlemen, but I can tell you what I've learned as a lady. I can sum it up in two main points: find something that will make you feel special but make sure you're comfortable at the same time. After all, you want to feel special on this lovely day, don't you? Now, you can define special anyway you want to. Moreover, you must also consider one important fact and that is how you are going to celebrate Valentine's day. If you are celebrating it by going on a hike with your significant other, obviously you'll ditch the heels and wear hiking boots. However, that doesn't mean you can't wear a pretty dress! My advice is to take a moment and plan your Valentine's day outfit, that way it will surely feel special. There are other things to consider as…