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)

TBT drawing

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!

Napless in Seattle

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!).

Seattle Style

March 12, 2015

blog post guy w hat

Seattle Fashion Week 2015 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.

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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.”

test ilo-page-0Seattle (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!

Cutting Edge Trends in the Fashion Design Industry – Zero Waste Fashion.


October 26, 2013


Finally, this is Z. She’s dressed in an original from Lastwear, Seattle purveyor of steampunk fashion Leather and feathers, all in white. Very kewl…

October 26, 2013


Here’s the Mad Hatter (real name Trystan) as portrayed by Johnny Depp. If I had pigments on hand, his hair and eyebrows would be bright orange. I told Trystan if there was a sequel to the 2010 film and Johnny Depp couldn’t do it, he’d be next in line. ;-)

October 26, 2013



At the Chance Halloween Party/fashion show were a couple of characters from Alice in Wonderland. Here’s Alice.



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