March 27, 2015
Mode Fashion Magazine at Chance Fashion’s 5th Annual Artist of the Year Award Show at Macy’s Downtown Seattle.
Reporter: Juliet Dang
Interviews with Desda Sayer for Paperdollz, Carlisia Minnis for Mac Fashion House, Twala Coggins for Twala Intimates, Noel T Austin and Derek for DNAS, Hildi Flores for Bubble Gunk, Dominic Gomez (Artist), Baretoe Smith (Model)
Music: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)
March 23, 2015
This is a drawing I did about 12-13 years ago as a study for a painting. Like so many other good ideas, it never got passed this point and stayed in the sketchbook till I rediscovered it this morning. So here she is again, waiting in the wings to become a little more rendered in color. Got to make time to bring her to the next level!
March 18, 2015
I worked on this painting intermittently over a period of about 8 months. It’s acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″. I cobbled it together from a number of photographic sources. There must be at least 3 color versions of it under the final coat of paint, and I could probably tweak it further. But hey, I’m a perfectionist (Virgo!).
March 12, 2015
Seattle Fashion Week 2015 http://seattlefw.net/home.aspx aims to be a celebration of “locouture”: unique original apparel by fashion designers who live and work in the Greater Seattle/Puget Sound area. My illustration gives a little taste of Pacific Northwest ease and comfort while still being easy on the eyes.
March 4, 2015
Thrifting is not a spectator sport in Seattle.
“I wear your grandma’s clothes. I look incredible. I’m in this big ass coat. From that thrift shop down the road. (Is that your grandma’s coat?)”
Style need not be spoon-fed to hipsters by the glossies.
“She wore a Raspberry beret. The kind you find in a second hand store.”
March 1, 2015
Seattle (and the Pacific Northwest) is a fashion-friendly, youth-oriented region. Today I’m starting a 100 Drawings Challenge for myself based on that theme. Each day over the next 100 days I’ll post a new illustration with the tag “Seattle Style”. Today kicks off with
a big, warm wool jacket over mini shift, black tights and sensible winter boots. Top this off with a DIY felt beret.
I’ve been spending a lot of time driving through the South Lake Union neighborhood and seeing the incredible rate of development going on there. The model finds herself in late winter on her way to her job at Amazon. What will become of the old brick, former warehouse behind her? The developers will at least keep the cherry tree.
Couture’s going green, and there’s no looking back!
October 26, 2013
Finally, this is Z. She’s dressed in an original from Lastwear, Seattle purveyor of steampunk fashion http://www.lastwear.com/ Leather and feathers, all in white. Very kewl…