Saturday Shopping – Fashion Ilustration…and a few thank yous and a reminder

Saturday Shopping – Fashion Ilustration…and a few thank yous and a reminder

Phewf…long title….and be for warned- a looong post!!
Here it goes.
I’ve been kind of obsessed with fashion illustration lately- mostly due to my growing devotion to the artwork of Leigh Viner.
I have 3 pieces of hers right now and plan on adding 3 more to my collection very soon.
I hope to put this beauty in my master bedroom- in some very large size (though I can’t go above 30″ in height because of the new moulding so we’ll see.)
Twilight Blue- Art Print
And I also think I NEED these two.
Insouciant - Art Print
Seemingly - MaxMara F/W 11 - Art Print

I just adore every single thing about her work.
Completely and utterly my aesthetic.
While I was over at Etsy browsing around, I decided to have a looski at some other fashion illustrators…I was reacquainted with some favourites and found a few new delights.
{and ps, I think I just figured out how to link with a photo, so just click on the vendors header if you want to see more}
PUCCI 11.7 x 16.5
Marc Jacobs Ad Illustration Print
ORIGINAL / Looking out for you / 8.5x12
Water color Fashion illustration print- risque
There’s just so much gorgeous artwork out there on Etsy.
I’m not sure why anyone would ever buy a mass produced print etc.
I wanted to take a few minutes this week to say a few huge thank yous.
The first one is very long overdue.
I owe a giant thank you to the gorgeous Jessica, of Lovely Ugly Design. 
A while back she bestoed me with perhaps the pretties blog award I’ve laid eyes on.
I was honoured when Jessica let me know that she had passed this on to me and even more blown away {hehe} when I found out that she had painted this award herself!!!!
Um…hello talent.

Just look at this piece she did of one of my favourite photos.
You can see more of her art portfolio here.

Thank you so much to sweet Jessica for thinking of me for this award.
Very honoured to have someone with your ridiculous talent, think that I’m worthy of an prize!!


Next up, I wanted to thank the very sweet Abby, of A Delightful Design, for doing a post about my little blog.
It was such a fabulous surprise and put a giant huge smile on my face.

A Delightful Design
Abby is one of the most supportive bloggers out there and she always has such a kind word to say.
She is a very talented designer and I am utterly inspired by how she followed her dreams and is now living the life she imagined.
Thank you so much to Abby for doing such a sweet post about my blog- so very appreciated!!


And last, but certainly not least, I wanted to say an enormous thank you to Alcira, over at the Nero Chronicles.

I came home on Wednesday and found a package on my front doorstep, opened it up and found this…

…a gorgeous tray, perfect for my little come in the door drop offs and three delightfully girly glass diamonds…all wrapped up in the pink and gold yumminess…and a hand written note literally made me smile from ear to ear.
I’ve spoken of my feelings for Alcira before but let me just say, her divine way with words is only outdone by her thoughtfulness.
If you don’t already follow her blog, you just must.
And ps, Alcira recently contributed to the new and stunning High Gloss Mag.
It appears the magazine knows talent when they see it.
Thank you Alcira- I can’t tell you how much I treasure the friendship we have made in such a short time.
I know this has turned into a huge post, but so it goes:)
One last thing…today is your last day to enter my giveaway for a tray from the fabulous Tilly Maison.
I’ll be drawing for a winner around 6ish.
Navy Blue/White Chevron Stripe Lucite Tray
Happy shopping and entering everyone!!!
And with that, I’m out!
  • Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}
    Posted at 09:32h, 05 March Reply

    Beautiful artwork! I agree, no idea why people buy mass produced art…
    Hope you have a lovely weekend Christine πŸ™‚

  • Sally@DivineDistractions
    Posted at 10:16h, 05 March Reply

    I love fashion illustrations as well, and those done in watercolor are my favs. I love to look at Etsy for art as well, and I use it often to source things for clients….just love that original look.

  • jessicarsommer
    Posted at 11:44h, 05 March Reply

    Christine! Thank you so so much for the LOVELY mention- it made my weekend!! I am so honored to be included in the same post as some of these other incredible illustrators!! I can’t say it enough. Your post was such sweet timing as I just gave m first post of my print collection preview I am offering for sale.

    Love your blog always and again am so honored and thrilled by the mention!

    xo Jessica Rae

  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 12:01h, 05 March Reply

    I’m going to start building up our art collection this year, and Etsy is my first stop. You have found some really beautiful work here!

  • classiq
    Posted at 12:29h, 05 March Reply

    Beautiful illustrations! The first three are my favourites. πŸ™‚

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams.
    Posted at 12:42h, 05 March Reply

    love love love all of these, leigh viner is one of my favorites πŸ™‚ her illustrations have been in my etsy wishlist for a while now. have a fantastic weekend! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  • Wallpaper
    Posted at 12:48h, 05 March Reply

    Love all those prints!! I agree ETSY has some great artists πŸ™‚

    Love that tray you received in the mail so cute!!

  • SisterBatik
    Posted at 13:02h, 05 March Reply

    I love all the fashion art. I had an art day on Etsy too. looking for original oil paintings : )

  • Nuha
    Posted at 13:12h, 05 March Reply

    I love the Art by Lola illustration! I want to buy so many cute things, but I’m on a “don’t buy ANYTHING until you buy a house” strike…goodluck to me! haha

    And congrats on your awards, you deserve it!!

  • Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse
    Posted at 14:04h, 05 March Reply

    Love those fashion illustrations. So gorgeous and dreamy.

  • Mackenzie {Design Darling}
    Posted at 14:38h, 05 March Reply

    Congratulations on all the well-deserved mentions and thank you for sharing your favorite Etsy artists! I’m enjoying perusing each of their shops. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

  • Tereza Anton
    Posted at 15:59h, 05 March Reply

    I just found your blog and I really like it; love your style.
    This is me
    Please visit and follow if you like my blog and I will follow you back.
    I wish you a sweet day. Kisses

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 16:49h, 05 March Reply

    First order of business…that artwork is just to. die. for. It is really too bad that the Mr. feels like he should have an opinion on what we put up in our house, or that would be my choices! (c: And second, I’m actually really touched with the sweet friendship of you and Alcira, I can only imagine how you felt about her sweet gift and thoughtfulness! I just love the blogging community! (c:

  • My Interior Life
    Posted at 18:30h, 05 March Reply

    First of all, thank you for the introduction to the fashion illustrators and secondly, I’m bummed I missed your wonderful giveaway!

    Love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • ashley @ ashleynicolecatherine
    Posted at 18:33h, 05 March Reply

    so great. i love the art by lola pieces. and congrats on the award + shout outs! well-deserved πŸ™‚


  • Anastasia [decor is like butter]
    Posted at 19:00h, 05 March Reply

    Hi Christine, I have been looking for great fashion illustrations like the ones above…. Thank you for lettings us know about this fantastic artist. Super excited about purchasing her work… xx

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 19:04h, 05 March Reply

    GUH. I need some of this in my life. Have been eyeing…. What to choose…

  • Bromeliad
    Posted at 19:28h, 05 March Reply

    Affordable unique art is a great gift of the Interwebs. Nice examples.

  • Alcira Molina-Ali
    Posted at 19:51h, 05 March Reply

    Dearest Bijou,

    A most heartfelt thanks for your kind words of support and friendship.
    The blogosphere is indeed a wondrous and often magical place.
    May you enjoy your shiny little trinkets in health and happiness πŸ˜‰
    Cheers, Alcira

  • Tobe | Because It's Awesome
    Posted at 23:27h, 05 March Reply

    those illustrations are killer!

    delighted to see the kind mentions – MUCH deserved, sweet christine. ox

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