Skip to main content


Hello darlings! I'm back with another fashion illustration from Paris fashion week.  I'm quite proud of this one. When I started this fashion illustration, I almost gave up half way because there are so many details on this dress, but now I'm glad I didn't. The medium for this illustration is coloured pencil on regular printing paper. Just like the last dress I illustrated, this one is from Murad Zuhair 2019 Couture collection. Couture dresses  are often long, but with this one Zuhair Murad definitely proved that this doesn't have to be the case. A dress can have the elegance typically associated with haute couture even if it is quite short. It all depends on the material, design and the craftsmanship. I'd say this beautiful dress has all it needs. It was the second look in the show, but it is perhaps my favourite one. This embroidered transparent mini dress is belted at waist and completed with a long blue sheer scarf that creates a feeling of a cape. Absolutely gorgeous design! I think I'm in love with this collection as a whole, but this dress most of all. What do you think? Since I have already illustrated two dresses from this collection, should I keep going?

Source: Vogue magazine

I know that a lot of you enjoy step by step photographs of my fashion drawings, so I included some of those. The first step for this fashion illustration was to create the outline of the body and the dress. The second one was to define the outline. Thirdly, I started to fill in the body and the face, and added some of the details. Now, because this dress is transparent, I coloured the whole body and only then I preceded to drawing the remaining embroidery and  colouring the dress. Fourthly, I added the finishing touches. Half way there, I wanted to give up because it seemed like too much work, but I kept going anyway, and finally I ended up with an illustration I quite like. This proves you should never give up on doing something you like, even if you get tired in the process. I didn't time myself, so I'm not sure how long it took me to finish this fashion drawing, but it must have been longer than an hour, maybe even more. There are a lot of details on this one. Anyhow, if you want to see my work in progress photography, be my guest and scroll down. 

That would be all for today. I'm keeping today's post short and simple. It's all about this fashion illustration. Do tell me what you think about it? Do you like this style of fashion illustrating? What about the dress itself, do you like it? Have you seen this collection? What was your favourite collection at Paris Fashion Week? What is the fashion week you're still looking forward to? I know, a lot of questions. Would you love to own this dress? 
Fashion drawing inspired by Zuhair Murad 

Couture fashion illustration


  1. It's true, dearest Ivana - this dress has all it needs! It's beautiful - it's WOW, and your illustration is, too! It's really good that you didn't give up!
    Hugs from here,

  2. So pretty, I love all the colours you illustrated so beautifully!

    Anika |

  3. I'm so glad you didn't give up on this one, Ivana. It's absolutely incredible both in your illustration and in the photo!!
    I could see myself wearing this with pride!!

  4. Oh wow I'm glad you didn't give up and you kept sketching this one, it's beautiful! I really like the dress itself and I think you captured it well on paper - what a stunning piece!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far :) We have had a break with the heat and humidity and had some rain which has been a wonderful relief! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. That dress truly is beautiful and your illustration of it looks great. It was really interesting to see a step-by-step of how you drew it. It's good that you didn't give up because the result is definitely worth the effort.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  6. Such a stunning dress, I love the blue draping with all the other colours in the actual dress. It really makes it stand out more. You've done it's likeness beautifully!! And I'm glad you didn't give up, it was too wonderful to give up!! Have a marvelous day xx

    1. Thank you dear, I loved the blue draping as well, it really added something.

  7. Che abito! Che dettagli! Che splendore! Per me è amore a prima vista!

  8. Wow, amazing!
    I love it :)

  9. Amazing illustration.

  10. The dress itself is beautiful and you captured it beautifully!

  11. Wow!! Great work!!

  12. Great work.

  13. Your illustrations are amazing hun!


  14. Devo dire che lo hai replicato benissimo, talmente tanto che sembra di vederlo davvero, bellissimi i colori!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  15. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

    Brooke |

  16. Wow you're so talented, this is such a gorgeous illustration xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️


Post a Comment

All your comments mean a lot to me, even the criticism. Naravno da mi puno znači što ste uzeli vrijeme da nešto napišete, pa makar to bila i kritika. Per me le vostre parole sono sempre preziose anche quando si tratta di critiche.

Popular posts from this blog


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

The first painting is a …



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…