Inspiration: Iris Apfel Documentary

iris apfel sketch by Beverly Brown

Have you noticed lately that stylish women “of a certain age” have become trendy? Photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s blog and documentary, Advanced Style, about fabulously fashionable older people (mostly women) has legions of fans – myself included. Writer Joan Didion is modeling for Celine. The other day I saw “Iris,” the new documentary about Iris Apfel, the 93-year-old style icon, by the late, […]

Sketchbook: NYC Easter Parade 2015

nyc easter parade sketchbook Beverly Brown

The NYC Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival is one of those eccentric “only-in-New-York” events that makes me grateful to live here. Unlike many parades, where the floats are the focus, the Easter parade is all about the people who dress to be seen and wear THE most fabulous bonnets – many made by hand. Their dogs dress up too! […]

2014 Art Calendars + Holiday Shipping Deadlines

2014 fashion calendar |Beverly Brown Artist

Like so many people these days, my day-to-day calendar is electronic – but I haven’t given up on paper.  I still enjoy keeping an annual wall calendar by my desk. Visualizing the year at a glance helps me keep things in perspective.  If the calendar is beautiful…so much the better. With this in mind, I’ve […]

Fashion Art for Couture Lampshades


International Shades, a company that makes high-end, couture lampshades, recently contacted me about using one of my fashion art images for their marketing campaign. Lampshades and fashion might not seem like an obvious combination, but when you see their whimsical and sophisticated designs, it makes perfect sense.  Here’s their ecard announcement for an upcoming trade […]