Meet Rachel of Suitcase Secrets! Rachel blogs about staying chic, no matter where her travels take her. I was so happy to meet Rachel and to sketch her blog header because I love a woman who respects the adventure of travel by dressing nicely. And I respect a woman who even wants to look chic in her blog header. As I always say, when you look good, it happens to make the adventure all the more fun… both on the road and on the web.
Speaking of travel, there’s been lots and lots of talk lately of where a honeymoon might take me and my wanderlust-filled fiancé. We’ve spun the globe but haven’t quite put our finger down yet to see where it stops. It seems so absurdly luxurious to just pick a place in the world to go, purely for the sake of exploring it together. How do you ever chose!? Wherever we pick, I hope I’ll be as streamlined in my travels as Rachel is in her outfit posts.
Things I love right now – voluminous hair in the form of extremely high buns, retro swimwear and supergas. I am hearby declaring this the summer of these three things. But mostly the summer of superga. Have you tried these shoes? They are blowing my mind. Wearing lace-up shoes is really increasing my walking speed/versatility. And luckily, the higher my bun, the less height I am forfeiting by not wearing heels. win-win!
Happy June! Time to dip your toes in the water and start enjoying summer!
Two bright and cheerful sketches for the most stylish high school graduate ever!
I created these for a very important graduate (one of my two soon-to-be-sisters!) to decorate her dorm room at Sewanee next year. These are sketches of dresses she’s worn recently and looked stunning in. Did you have this kind of refined taste in maxi dresses at 18? I wish I had. She’s quite the sophisticate. And, I might add, she’s planning to spend the summer interning for a certain fashion illustrator in NYC… you can guess who I might be referring to!
Meet Kendal of Metropolitan Thread! Although, chances are good that you already know her. She’s a pretty big deal.
She was a dream client because all of her poses are so adorable and interesting. She’s always leaning on something or laughing naturally or kicking a heel up behind her cheerfully. I really do appreciate a fashion blogger who knows how to work the camera and her outfits by putting them in motion for my imagination and sketching hand to experiment with.