My 2017 Vogue x Clinique live-sketching tour has only two stops left! Next week I'll be in Times Square, New York then off to Charlotte, North Carolina. This tour has been quite different from previous years, as this time around I was asked to incorporate Crayola crayons into the mix to celebrate Clinique's limited edition Crayola lipsticks. Its fun to switch it up sometimes and take on a challenge, and believe me drawing fashion illustrations with crayons is a challenge! This is also the first time on these sketching tours that they've partnered me with a fashion blogger cohost who was local to each city. I've had such a good time meeting these social media style stars and the friends and family that turn out to see them.
As usual, the custom illustrations are a gift with purchase and on a first come basis, so I suggest arriving early to ensure you get one! You'll also receive a Vogue coloring book (which I'm kind of obsessed with) and Clinique makeup consultation. In New York I'll be joined by Linsi Lane of So Lindsi (shown above, middle) and in Charlotte Lauren Cobb Steele of LC Steele. I hope you'll join us and I look forward to meeting and sketching more of you at these the last two sketching-tour stops:
The spring issue of Gotham magazine hit newsstands and features a recent event where I live-sketched custom fashion illustrations of party guests! The event was for Gotham x Lands' Ends at Lands' End latest Soho pop-up shop, with proceeds from the evening benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I've live-sketched countless magazine events but my photo, in addition to my fashion illustrations, landing in the magazine is a first!
In addition to the Lands' End team guests included Gotham Editor-In-Chief Samantha Yanks (shown above, bottom right) who's daughter you may remember I previously sketched and Publisher Lynn Scotti Kassar (bottom left.) It was a wonderful event with quite a chic crowd that resulted in fun fashion illustrations the guests adored. Its always exciting to see my work in print but as a born and bred New Yorker, to have it appear in Gotham is truly a proud pinch-me moment!
(Photography by Mark Sagliocco for Getty, in magazine page and photo bottom left.)
Attention New Yorkers: next stop of my Vogue x Clinique 2017 live-sketching tour is tomorrow! I'll be at Lord and Taylor's New York City flagship store along with my cohost Christie Ferrari, and a Market Editor from Vogue. Once again I'll be live-sketching custom fashion illustrations as gifts with purchase and I'll be doing so incorporating Crayola crayons! This years sketching tour is celebrating Clinique's new limited edition Crayola lipstick collaboration, which in addition to being adorably designed and available in a flip-top crayon style box, all have actual Crayola crayon names like razzmatazz, mauvelous, and tickle me pink! How cute, right?!?! I hope to meet some of you there tomorrow:
Lord & Taylor
Thursday, Feb. 23rd.
5:00 - 7:00 pm
424 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
If you can't make it tomorrow there will be one more NYC tour date coming up in late March! I'll share the invite and details as soon as I have them. Also on the calendar is Charlotte, North Carolina!
The next stop on my Vogue x Clinique sketching tour is my home, New York, NY! This Thursday I'll be live-sketching custom fashion illustrations at Saks Fifth Avenue with Vogue and Clinique. Joining me at this event is my friend and fellow blogger Lisa of Mind Body Swag! We're celebrating the Clinique Crayola limited edition lipsticks so I of course, I'm incorporating crayons into my sketches! To my surprise the crayons have lent themselves well to fashion illustrations over the past few weeks events and actually really work nicely in shading elements like fur and short hair, both shown above in this weeks invite. The look I drew here is inspired by DVF's latest collection, shown two days ago at NYFW.
Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship
611 Fifth Ave.
Thursday, Feb. 16th
5:00 - 7:00
Hope to see some of you there, but don't fret if you can't make it as more dates are coming soon! Check out similar events I've featured on Fabulous Doodles:
I'm so excited to share the first 3 cities of my 2017 sketching tour with Vogue and Clinique! This tour I'll be using a new drawing medium, visiting a bunch of new cities, and giving new Vogue coloring books out in addition to my custom illustrations. We're celebrating the launch of Clinique Crayola limited-edition lipsticks, so I've been asked to use, what else but Crayola crayons to create my custom sketches! I have to admit its been a while since my days of coloring with crayons but if you follow me on Insta stories or any of my social media, you know I've been busy experimenting with them all week. In the beginning I was solely using the crayons but I've found mixing them together with some traditional fashion illustration tools produces the best results, as I did on the sketch shown here.
Today I'm off to Texas because the tour kicks off this Saturday down in Dallas. And next week I'll be live-sketching in Houston, Michigan, and Los Angeles. It will be 8 stops in all this time around, but in the past they've been known to add a stop or two, so you never know! As of now, I have details for the first 4:
Saturday, January 28
12:00 - 2:00 PM
8687 N. Central Expressway
214-373-7000 ext. 5023
Thursday, February 2nd
12:00 - 2:00 PM
900 Memorial City Mall
Friday, February 3
1:00 - 3:00 PM
2750 W Big Beaver Road
Saturday, February 4
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Macy's Del Amo
21600 Hawthorne Blvd
Four more events will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! If you're not familiar with my Vogue x Clinique sketching tours you can see a bunch of sketches and photos from previous years in these links:
This weekend I proudly attended the Women's March in NYC. It was a surreal experience and I'm excited to keep the momentum going starting with sharing my march inspired illustrations! It was incredible to come together with millions of like-minded people around the globe (current estimate is 5 million marchers spanning all continents!) to peacefully march and voice our outrage over the new administration and their hateful rhetoric towards women, survivors of sexual assault, LGBTQ, Jews, Muslims, Mexicans, and people with disabilities. For weeks leading up to the march I thought about sketch ideas I could post to my Instagram on the big day, and even in the early morning hours the day of the march I was experimenting with new concepts. I chose to post a sketch-in-progress video of female silhouettes all marching in a variety of skin tones (see video below.) Throughout the weekend people not only "liked" it but private messaged me, commented and tweeted asking if a print of the illustration would be available, and I'm happy to share today that it is!
The official Women's March organizers have arranged a call to action titled 10 Actions for the First 100 Days and the first two actions are to send a postcard and reach out to your local representatives in the senate and congress to "pour your heart out on any issue that you care about, whether it's ending gender based violence, reproductive rights and women's health, civil right's, immigrant rights, religious freedom, environmental rights or anything else." They've made it easy by including a search bar on the site for your zipcode, and with one simple click you can view your representatives mailing addresses. So I turned my Women's March illustration into 5"x7" postcards for you to do just that! I also added it to the Etsy shop as an art print, available in all sizes (see below.) I intend to donate proceeds from the sale of these cards and prints to Planned Parenthood.
And last but not least, since this was requested as well, I turned the illustration into a Women's March patterned phone case! The background of the pattern is clear so the color of your actual phone will show through varying the appearance of the multicultural marching women. It could be a fun daily reminder of this historic march, that we're stronger together and the future is female! You know I could go on and on with these motivational phrases, but I'm sure you get the gist. ;)
Clearly the Women's March invigorated me and it feels good to feel good for a change. And to feel that change is possible if we band together. I'm also so excited for these new items and what they represent and to donate proceeds to such an important organization for women thats come under attack makes it all the better! Did you march? If so where? Are you too feeling as pumped as I am?!?