Modaodaradosti is a blog whose aim is to celebrate all things beautiful. Literally translated, moda oda radosti means ' fashion, an ode to joy' and that sums up the philosophy behind this blog pretty well. Devoted to finding joy and meaning in everyday things, modaodaradosti is always evolving.
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FASHION ILLUSTRATION: MINI DRESS FROM ZUHAIR MURAD SPRING 2019 COUTURE COLLECTION
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?
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?
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…