Yesterday: “I Rise at the Caress of a Kindred Spirit” by Valerie Chua on cotton paper using Clinique products
GPOYW: The 10/100-By-Jake-Ruiz Edition
Follow him, you guys! He’s an incredible graphic designer and one of my best guy friends. Thanks for this, Jake! :)
Snapshot Part 5 by Esra Roise
Esra is an illustrator based in Norway who is still finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications. She has been featured in Nylon, Vice Magazine, the new Forever21 magazine and American Eagle Outfitters, among others. Esra is 29. (To see more of her works, click on the picture to visit her website.)
Woah, I love her and that’s all I can really say.
Fifi Lapin Christmas cards for Topshop
Prick up your ears and put down your carrots, because this Christmas, we’ve joined forces with the world’s most stylish bunny! Front row at all shows, now Fifi is making an appearance on our Charity Christmas cards, styled up in her favorite bits from our AW collections. (From Topshop.com, click on the photo to visit.)
Plaza by Laura Laine
Laura Laine is a 24-year-old illustrator based in Helsinki. She has studied fashion design at University of Art and Design Helsinki with a focus on fashion illustration. Recent clients include Zara, The New York Times T magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, Elle Girl, the Guardian, I.T Post magazine, Iben Hoej, Wunder and Daniel Palillo. (From Iconique. Click photo to visit Laura Laine’s website.)
One of my frustrations in life is the combination of two of my great loves: Fashion and art. Laura Laine’s work is amazing and very inspiring. Her eye for details astounds me!
BobbyPin by Jeffrey Fulvimari
His commercial work continues to be extremely popular in both the states and in Japan. A partial client list includes Vogue magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, The New York Times, Seventeen, Visionaire, Anna Sui, Gap, Nieman Marcus, Hush Puppies, Sony Music, Tuka, Sunstar, Helmut Lang, Chanel, Clinique, Stila Cosmetics, Verve Records, Tori Amos, MOMA, and Pucci Mannequins, .
In 2004 Jeffrey collaborated with Madonna on her first children’s book THE ENGLISH ROSES, and designed a series of scarves for influential fashion house LOUIS VUITTON. (From his website. Click on the photo to visit.)
My gradeschool BFF gave me a BobbyPin notepad for Christmas during senior year in highschool and I’ve been a fan of Jeffrey Fulvimari ever since! I’ve also read The English Roses by Madonna and that amazed me more. He’s my inspiration.
She Who Dares by Audrey Kawasaki
The themes in Audrey Kawasaki’s work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey’s precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter. (From her website, click on the picture to visit.)
An outstanding artist… I am really amazed at the quality and originality of her work. Someday, I will meet her.