Buy Now Introducing a series of four blush pink and black vintage-inspired fashion sketches, drawn on my iPad in moody shades of charcoal against a soft peachy blush pink background. The vibe is old world, feminine and romantic. These artworks can be combined as a set in a gallery wall arrangement or hung individually as […]
Chic New Yorkers strike a pose in their Sunday best at New York’s Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. This annual event dates from the 1870s, and was later immortalized by Irving Berlin, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the movie, Easter Parade. I’m always impressed by the participants’ creativity and enthusiasm. Clearly these people have spent days crafting their looks. It’s also a […]
And now for some totally escapist fun with watercolor fashion week sketches inspired by the runways of Paris and Milan. Paris Couture Week Spring 2017 Dreamy fairy-tale style evening dresses and headpieces by Maria Grazia Chiuri, in her first haute couture collection for Christian Dior. Ageless at 85, fashion model Carmen Dell’Orefice regally walked the runway at […]
Lavender and gray fashion art inspired by an ethereal evening gown by Lanvin/Castillo from 1956, exhibited at Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Created with PanPastel on charcoal paper, it’s available as a fine art print in my online shop. Each print is made to order in a choice of sizes and framing options; on […]
New Paintings of Paris, Fashion, Flowers and the New York Skyline…. Having done my vacationing earlier in the summer, I took advantage of that quiet period in August, when most sensible New Yorkers leave town. It was a gift to have uninterrupted time in the studio to work on new paintings. Paris That feeling of coolness in the midst […]
From my sketchbook….. some inspiring looks from Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2016 in New York, Milan and Paris. An aqua blue dress by Carolina Herrera with a Jazz-Age feel. (Painted with PanPastels & available as a fine art print.) Buy Now Alessandro Michele’s whimsical technicolor designs for Gucci. Karl Lagerfeld’s always-inventive variations on the classic Chanel suit.
This red evening dress painting (made with PanPastels on charcoal paper) was inspired by a gown from Giambattista Valli’s dreamy collection for Couture Fashion Week 2016. His designs were inspired by Parisian gardens: the Parc de Bagatelle, the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Palais-Royal and the Jardin des Tuileries. It’s available as a print in my online shop. Each […]
Holiday Greetings from NYC! This festive red PanPastel sketch was made at the Society of Illustrators’ Sketch Night – a fantastic place to draw, particularly if you are interested in fashion. This is my last post of the year before taking a much-needed vacation. I wish you all a happy, healthy and inspiring holiday season!
This dreamy watercolor painting of a fashion model in a flowing coral dress against a watery aqua background is available as a print in my online shop. Each print is made to order in a choice of sizes and framing options; on fine art paper, gallery-wrapped canvas, metal or acrylic. Custom artwork is ready to […]
For the last day of summer….. a sun-dappled garden party painting, created digitally on my iPad. It’s available as a print in my online shop. Each print is made to order in a choice of sizes and framing options; on fine art paper, gallery-wrapped canvas, metal or acrylic. Custom artwork is ready to ship in 3-4 business […]
Evening glam in shades of teal and white. This chic fashion illustration art print is available in my online shop. Each print is made to order in a choice of sizes and framing options; on fine art paper, gallery-wrapped canvas, metal or acrylic. Custom artwork is ready to ship in 3-4 business days and comes […]
Priced from $30 Buy Now She stands in dreamy contemplation wearing a vintage style lavender dress. This ethereal watercolor fashion illustration art print is painted shades of light purple with blush pink accents. Museum-quality wall art prints of this feminine, retro chic fashion painting can be ordered online in multiple sizes (up to 40″ x […]
I recently visited the “China Through the Looking Glass” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in NYC. It’s a bit of a multi-media extravaganza, but nevertheless a feast for the eyes. The show is a collaboration between the Met’s Costume Institute and Department of Asian Art. High fashion is on display next to traditional Chinese costume, decorative arts, […]
The other night I attended the New York Society of Illustrators sketch night – a live fashion drawing event where all the poses were limited to 7 minutes or less. Most model drawing classes are run in a similar way, with very short poses leading up to longer poses. As I quickly made my fashion sketches, I was reminded of what a pleasure it is […]
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, […]
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! […]
This peach and mint green fashion art print will ad a glamorous and feminine vibe to any room. It’s available in my online shop. Each print is made to order in a choice of sizes and framing options; on fine art paper, gallery-wrapped canvas, metal or acrylic. Custom artwork is ready to ship in 3-4 […]
This week the top American fashion designers showed off their Fall 2015 collections at New York Fashion Week. One of the designers who always inspires me is Christian Siriano. This impressionist style digital painting was inspired by a gorgeous red petal gown from his latest collection. It’s available as a print in my online shop. Each print is […]
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 […]
Last month the Italian fashion magazine, Flair, published one of my iPad fashion paintings, inspired by Raf Simon’s Fall 2012 collection for Christian Dior Couture, in an article written by Suzy Menkes, the fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune.