Friday, 30 November 2012

Valentino Illustrations

 Illustrations I have done for a project on Valentino's Spring Summer 13 rtw collection!
These are part of a series which fit together as an Illustrative lookbook based on the Valentino collection, heres a little background story about it....

Rome, the city which Vakentino calls home holds many memories for Valentino Garavani himself and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the current creative directors since 2008. The spring summer's Valentino girls took a more tender and modest dress. They exuded a soft elegance through clean cut slip dresses, minimal decoration and tone-on-tone embellishments. But always natural. Blush beiges and deep navy's and blacks were the colour of choice. They came from the neo-realism films, looking forward to change with beautiful shrubbery waiting to cover their skin. The Roman temples are where you'll find the Valentino girls, waiting amongst the overgrowing wild shrubbery, always looking ahead.


Monday, 15 October 2012

Quick Drawings

Some quick sketches from class of my friend wearing lacey bits of fabric inspired by Valentino, and others fashioning the hats from the dressing up box at lcf, plus my rather weird scribbles at the top. I just love drawing little characters walking animals! The top guy is called Francois and he his taking Porky, his pig, on a walk.


Friday, 28 September 2012


I went by Eurostar to Bruge, or Brugge as it's spelt there, in Belgium. It's such a cute old little city! I really enjoyed wandering around the streets there, it's pretty simple to learn your way around the cobblestreets as it's not so big. And our hotel was right behind the Bellfree, the huge bell tower in the marketsquare. My brother and I climbed all the 360 steps which wasn't actually as bad as it sounds as there were breaks every so often -plus it was cold so you had to keep moving! The churches in Bruge are stunning, we visited a few and lit a lot of candles. I love churches, when I was younger mass just meant an hour of boredom but now I have grown to really appreciate and admire the architecture and varying styles of church according to religions. The food in Bruge very tasty too, the waffles from the street sellers were better than the ones from the posh cafes in fact! There also horse and cart tours around the town, they fit in perfectly with the street, its very picturesque. We rose on a horse and cart which was so fun!