my stylish mother was a fashion illustration major in college, how cool is that? (and the girl can sew like you wouldn't believe, she would be a prime candidate for Project Runway.) though she valiantly chose to raise my four siblings and i rather than join the workforce, her love for the craft lives on via myself and my sister (& frequent collaborator) nica. the above image is artwork we created last fall for Creating Keepsakes Magazine. the fashion influence is obvious, and i thought i would share a few of the many magnificent illustrators i find endlessly inspiring:
the incredible Erté
ruben toledo (a fixture in Nordstrom's branding)
and... too many more to mention. sigh. i hope you feel as enriched by these artists as i do.