Friday, April 29, 2011


I find inspiration from pretty much everywhere- sometimes even wedding sites. I really enjoyed these pics from para ti novia this week. 
(ps- look out terrain! you will be helping me recreate this potted beauty this week!)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Physique 57. Have you tried it yet?

I took many a dance class growing up and have been seeking out different workouts that create long lean muscles. I am so excited to begin Physique 57 this week. Has anyone ever tried this workout? I love the entire concept.

photo: weheartit

If anyone is doing this workout as well I'll be happy to virtually motivate you as I go via twitter.

swiss miss

Last week I got to do a fashion illustration for a client, and the dress the illo wore was made entirely of swiss dots (it was the dress above). Since then I have bought 2 swiss dots dresses for myself. I would also love some swiss dots curtains for a nursery...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dallas Shaw + Jack Rogers

I am happy to show you the very first illustrations for my newest collaboration with Jack Rogers! I make myself inspirations boards as I work on each project and thought I would share this one with you. You can let the Jack Rogers team know if you like it here on twitter. Hope you enjoy xx
(you'll see more of this project develop very soon, so stay tuned!)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

woven things

I love everything woven this week. I want to grab some woven colorful baskets for the house- maybe as a laundry basket, or even to keep magazines in? What are your thoughts?

Monday, April 25, 2011

makeup inspiration

Shimmer for a night out.
Every girl loves a little bit of sparkle- why not wear it on your eyes? 

Add a little bit of shimmer in a light color for daytime, and layer deeper colors for night. 
more of my favorite shimmers: nars in codura, lancome palette in bronze amour, Clinique super shimmer in lucky penny

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter Weekend

To everyone who celebrates, and also to those who just love a cadbury egg, Happy Easter. 

When Easter weekend hits,I fill my home with Hyacinth in celebration of spring, think its reasonable to have these as a healthy breakfast, and Pippen and Percy get all dolled up.

photos : flickr , we heart it

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Currently craving...

... a monogrammed bag like this one. Love.

 photo by Lisa Warninger

Polka Dots

People tend to shy away from polka dots in stores- but they are so easy to mix in with your wardrobe.
Here is one tunic I'll be adding to my closet asap.

Mason by Michelle Mason, Polo Ralph Lauren rounded wayfarers (They have some amazing frames right now, don't miss it), Burberry prorsumbario-neal, givenchy sandals.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Laurent Degrange

I don't care how old I get. I'll always love a bow.


The beautiful weather has me craving coral.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

makeup inspiration

Today's makeup inspiration: Rose lips and classic winged liner.

Tom Ford lipstick in Dusk (which seems to look good on so many people) 
and Le Metier de Beaute precision liner

Friday, April 15, 2011

as promised- On sale today only

Today is the day! If you have always wanted a piece of the artwork, but just couldn't afford it, the few remaining key paintings are $100 each. I actually use my key painting as a table tray instead of on the wall- looks super cute with a few baubles and sunglasses in it. If you'd like one please email (shipping included!!)

Here is what is left of the keys! Old price reflected on that site, so email me for the special pricing.

Something else I wanted to share with you today ,

Bags that I like, from missibaba

Thursday, April 14, 2011

going dutch

I want to say a special thank you this morning to Style Republic Magazine for featuring me here today. It's so nice to have others in the creative biz appreciate my work, personal style and blog. You can follow Style Republic here on twitter, I did the fashion illustration you'll see there. ;) Now onto the post:

Recently I have been drawn to dutch doors.

Here are a few that Erika and I liked.
 I'd like it even more if the trim inside were something unique to the door could open to a pop of surprising color!
oh. Double dutch:

Thoughts on the dutch door??

The prettiest dutch pancakes to ruin your diet, gelukkig- a pretty sleek dutch brand, a dutch bike...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Martin Lidell

No way I could resist sharing this with you.


I have been visiting the zara website so frequently these past few weeks. I love that you currently don't see heads in the product shots- b/c I am picturing myself in every outfit!

and, I have never seen such cute kids shoes in my life.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Better Together: stripes... and more stripes

Stripes and... more stripes

I love stripes, always have, always will. So I obviously like when people pair stripes with even more stripes. Just change up the stripe width and you're good to go! You can change strip colors or keep the same!
Our pairings:
 Bonnie Baby with Kate Spade (this bag is equally great to throw in a diaper or travel bag.)

Other things I like:

Monday, April 11, 2011

makeup inspiration

I have lip stains in bright poppy red, deep red orange, and the most popular shade: a deep berry. And I wear the stains most in the spring and summer.

Don't be afraid of the deep color of the stain when you purchase. The lip tints will give you just a bit of color. My favorite thing about these? They look purposely imperfect.
 What color stain will you try?

Mary Helen Bowers

If these photos of Mary Helen Bowers by Christian Witkin in this month's Women's Health don't inspire you to shape up for Spring- I don't know what will. So beautiful.

Friday, April 8, 2011

some week favorites

This is a small grouping of my favorite photos this week.   Hope you all have a relaxing weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Green Vase

I love paper flower and am flirting with learning to make them for all of my gift giving. I think these might be my very favorite so far by The Green Vase.
And these would be just lovely for my client thank you gifts?

great look

Erika and I have been collecting photo of pink and poppy inspiration this week.
This one's for you E! xo

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

free people

In love with these shoes at Free People.

 free people

ps) check out the wendy mink blog today to see my picks and enter a great contest!

mix it up

When do wear prints I love to mix things up. Stripes with floral, brights with is my newest mix up.

psst) these earrings can be custom made for you at daughterofthesun etsy

perfect with this hair

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My artwork... inspiring fashion trends. 

Every custom illustration is styled my yours truly unless otherwise instructed by a client. If you'd like your own fashion illustration, email (booked through mid may)