Friday, April 25, 2008

beaux arts bridesmaid

I've always loved...loved...fashion illustration. In fact, when I was little I wanted to grow up and be a fashion designer for this very reason---not so much the clothes, but the drawings of clothes.

I decided to try a hand at it last night as I begin planning my outfit for our department's annual Beaux Arts Ball taking place this weekend. This year's theme is based on Maurice Sendak's beautiful book "Where the Wild Things Are". Lucky for me (sewing isn't exactly my strong suit), this means I can get by with ripping rather than hemming.

12 comments:

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

How neat! I suppose I did, too, want to be a fashion illustor in a way...as a child, I was really into paper dolls and drawing outfits for them. I bought a fashion illustration book later in life thinking I'd teach myself some basics, but I honestly don't think I have the talent.

We love "Where the Wild Things Are"! We have it in both English and Spanish. :)

Make sure you post a photo of your outfit!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Yep, neat (you know, we never use that saying over here - 'neat', that is. It feels really strange even typing it).

I too loved fashion design. For the drawings, of course.

Lindsay said...

Playful! Your going to be a hit at the party.

wagonized said...

Your latest posts have put a smile on my face! Looks like you've been away from blogging as i was for a few days (which in blog years, feels like an eternity!).
Why can't i sit in one of your classes?!

Inger C said...

Great dress! you will have a superfun evening looking fab :)

Addie said...

Hi my friend! what a GREAT idea...and do i recognize the dress you will be using??
im so excited to see the outcome so please please take pictures! I wish i was there to help you with everything! Im sure you will have a blast though!
love you!

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

That's funny - I also loved to draw women in different kinds of clothes (though I didn't want to make the clothes, just draw them). And now my daughter Lylah does the same thing. She has filled notebooks with drawings of girls in clothes and clothes by themselves. Must be something in the DNA. Anyway, I love this sketch, and you could do a little series of them to frame for you house.

shaimaa samir said...

like ur line
and ur way in painting with water color
great work

Felicity said...

Super drawing! I felt the same about those fashion illustrations - after reading this and the comments I wonder if they affected and inspired a great many people?!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Wonderful drawing/sketch. I definately put a smile on my face.

africantapestry said...

Oh, ripping is always more interesting than hemming! In another life long ago, I actually did do fashion...the hemming type, not the ripping sort..pity! I also want to see your outfit?
Ronell

sarah-margaret said...

that is so funny! i didn't lie when i told you that the dress could be worn again. i love what you did with it and can't wait to see it in person! love the sketch too!