IT ALL STARTED FROM A HAPPY PLACE IN MY CHILDHOOD
I don't know where I'm going from here
but I promise it won't be boring.
- David Bowie
I found so much truth in this quote by David Bowie during this season in my life. I have recently realized that I haven't been creating time to do what I love most because what I am doing now is working. Creating custom portraits happened accidentally. It was a weekend project that grew into a business very quickly simply form friends and family seeing it on Facebook. I have finally made the choice to step out of this safety net of portrait making to pursue the one thing that excites me most, the one thing that has always made me happy. And that is to combine my love for paper and fashion into one and move my career over into fashion illustration.
Fashion has always been a part of my life, thanks to my incredibly stylish mother. I remember going through her closet at the age of five, putting on her pretty dresses, clicking around the house in her heels and draping as many pieces of jewelry around my neck as I possibly could. Some of my favorite memories would be the weekends spent at the Pasadena flea market, digging through piles of vintage jewelry, bags and clothes. Or when we would lay on the floor in our living room and flip through the newest Spiegel catalog, marking our favorite items. I can still smell those catalog pages from the 90s.
During my teen years, fashion began to transfer over into my art. Looking back, it was the beginning stages of me evolving into a paper illustrator. I would sit on my bed listening to Blink-182 (which probably dates me) while going through piles of my mom's old fashion magazines, tearing out, collaging and creating mixed media art with anything that inspired me. I remember admiring fashion illustrations, dreaming about how cool it would be to have a job illustrating for my favorite magazines and brands. This dream has never died and has only grown larger of over the years. I have found great pleasure in recreating items from some of my most favorite brands and am excited to see whats to come.
I remember walking into Madewell and seeing these pretty pink sandals for the first time. They were ME in every way! So me that it was is if they were specifically created with me in mind. It was simply love at first site, which naturally left an urge to recreate them in paper form.
In my opinion, these are the perfect summer sandals to pair with your favorite dress. And to make things even better they are on sale!