Saturday, 28 September 2013
This idea was suggested to me by Marta, so here is the little Kitten girl in Iceland! I decided that she would be visiting to see the Northern Lights (I think I remember Tara talking about them a little while ago and it must have stuck with me). I would so love an awesome cape like the one she is wearing, with a fluffy hood preferably!
Let me know if you have any suggestions for places that you would like her to visit as I'm slowly working my way through them all - it is probably going to take me quite some time though aha.
Friday, 27 September 2013
As promised the other day, here is my second Temperley illustration! I decided to choose a completely different type of outfit for this one, it's not quite as dressy but I love the combination of colours. As I was looking at pictures of Sicily to base my background on, I came across this really pretty meadow with lots of wildflowers and long grass and thought it would be perfect. It seems like the ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon. Anyway I hope you guys like this! I have another 'Kitten Paw' girl planned and Jennie and I are trying to get some Violet and Ted illustrations organised for Christmas - maybe we will even have some cute cards to sell!
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
"It’s about complete romance; a Sicilian dream; a tropical mood in a Mediterranean environment,” Alice Temperley said after her show this afternoon. “And it’s a real celebration of Temperley – the Alice line covers our everyday offering so that the main line has really become about intricate, spoiling detail and a feeling of couture.” (Vogue Online)
So here is my first illustration inspired by the Temperley S/S 14 collection. I was really inspired by the quote above and decided to choose a Sicilian landscape for the background, and I'm really happy with how it's turned out! I was going to do a group illustration but then I decided that each girl deserved her own portrait so I actually have another one to finish and hopefully I will be able to share that with you in the next few days. The other girl looks a lot like Drew Barrymore for some reason (it was totally unintentional!) but I like Drew so that's cool with me. I hope you guys like this!
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Here is my latest Zoe illustration, this time she is just chilling in the park! I really love looking to her for inspiration because she always looks fantastic and I think she is really sweet too. Also, Zoe always manages to have the most shiny hair - how is this even possible! I don't know why I keep doing all of these 'summery' illustrations, when I should probably be trying to focus on autumn now, nevermind aha. My next illustration is going to be my Temperley one so I'm going to attempt to sketch something out this evening. I can't wait to get going with it!
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win myself a pair of amazing Moheda clog/sandals over on the lovely Fritha's blog. It was an awesome surprise so I thought I would show you guys in case you are thinking of getting a pair of your own - which I would really recommend!
So, I won the 'Betty' style sandals in the colour Cognac which is a really pretty tan colour, the sandals feature these gorgeous lattice-style straps and a 6.5 cm heel, so enough to give you a little height whilst still being very comfortable. I haven't actually worn these sandals out yet (as the weather is now rainy!) but they feel very sturdy and well made, and I don't get the feeling they will rub very much at all.
You can see the heel height a little better in this photo! I also love the fact that these sandals have a little grip on the soles as I don't really like slippy shoes.
All in all, I love these shoes! I am so grateful to Fritha for hosting such a fantastic giveaway and I'm very happy to now own such a great pair of sandals. These clogs also come in a wide variety if colours and styles, and you can view the full range here. I'm not sure if the Moheda website features a currency converter, but these sandals work out at roughly £58 which is very good for such a well constructed pair of shoes!
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
All photo's taken from Vogue.co.uk
I seriously LOVED everything about this show, this was just a snippet of the awesome because every single look was perfect in my opinion. I'd love to draw all of these outfits but I think I'll just end up choosing a select few. I already have a lovely location in mind to use as a background (Sicily!) and I was thinking that it could be a group illustration as I very rarely do them.
Anyway, have any of you guys been keeping up to date with LFW? Do you have any favourite shows that you recommend I check out?
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Here is the latest installment of my 'Kitten Paw' series which will feature this lovely lady travelling all over the world. Tara from The Style Rawr suggested that she should visit Machu Picchu next, so here she is! I thought this was such a wonderful idea, I probably wouldn't have thought of it on my own, so thank you so much Tara - you're the best. In the end I decided to make it a little more colourful just to fit in with my style a little better (I definitely don't find Machu Picchu dull though!). Let me know what you think, and if you have any suggestions of places she could travel to, please feel free to leave me a comment.
I hope you're all having a good weekend so far!
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
This is my entry for a competition Party Invitations UK are currently running (it closes in a few days though!) called 'Spooky Scribbles'. The brief is to design a character which could be used on a Halloween party invite. I decided to create a character which would be suitable for a children's party, so hopefully I've managed to come up with something cute whilst still being a little spooky! I think the balloons are my favourite part, especially the ghost.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, Jennie asked me to work on a special project with her and of course I said absolutely! So basically, Jennie had an idea of these adorable characters which we have now decided to name Violet & Ted, and we hope to base an entire series around them which will hopefully culminate in a children's story book! We decided that they would be siblings, with Violet being the older child who would look out for her little brother, and they would both have cute rabbit pets. I'm guessing you all know that the black rabbit is based on Jennie's own awesome bunny, little Ralphie! However, we still don't have a name for the white hotot rabbit - this is where we need your help! We would love you to submit your suggestions by leaving a comment on this blog post or on Jennie's (or both!) with some name suggestions that you think would suit this rabbit. We will then choose our favourite from all of those submitted and that will become the official name for the hotot. Please do leave your suggestions below as the names seem to be the hardest part!
Obviously we are still in the very early stages of planning this but we just wanted to introduce the characters to you and get a little feedback. We are hoping to offer some really lovely prints and maybe some stationary based on the children's adventures before we get our little book together. Oh, and if you have any cute & unusual story ideas, we would love to hear those too!