Happy April from Leontine Linens. This blog should be re-titled the “Leontine Linens Official Fan Page” as it seems like half my posts are about them.
As I mentioned in a previous post, when I first spoke to Jane Scott, the company’s founder, she offered to help me design monogrammed linens of my own and I forlornly told her I wasn’t ready yet for my “official” bedding.
I mean, whats the point of getting your maiden name monogrammed on your bed when you’ve spent the past five years doodling a certain someone’s last name with your own on scrap paper?
Well, that certain someone made all my dreams come true – both in the monogramming linens and true love departments – this past weekend by presenting me with a very important piece of jewelry!!!!
So look out, Jane Scott! It’s time to start monogramming!
And look out everyone else, it’s time to turn this blog into a wedding planning forum! Or… more likely… it’s time to try to remember to blog at all despite all the excitement.
Happy April! Don’t forget to change your calendars! I loved this girl so much I put her on the calendar cover too, so she may look pretty familiar by now.
Here’s an illustration that the Moda Nextel team commissioned for their Gala Moda Nextel, celebrating the newest collection from Oscar de la Renta. This gala is the first of a series of fabulous events that Nextel de Mexico puts on to celebrate designer collections each year. From what I understand, it is sort of like a roaming, spectacular circus of fashion week glamor that circulates around Mexico all year long – and I am going to help them with illustrations this year, how cool is that?
If you want to see more of the amazing productions that Moda Nextel has to offer, watch this video of last year’s fetes. If that doesn’t make you want to drink tequila in a sequin jump suit while dancing on a platform… I really don’t know what to tell you.
The event took place on Friday night and looked absolutely gorgeous. Check out this instagram of the venue from Oscar PR girl’s feed…
gorgeous, isn’t it? I can’t wait to see what else Moda Nextel has in store for this year. I’ll be sure to share our future illustration collaborations as they come up!
So I mentioned last week that I hoped my trip to Miami last weekend would provide colorful inspiration for the blog…
Well, it was certainly very colorful, but it has taken me a full five days to recover enough to even begin to compose my thoughts about the parallel universe that is visiting Miami on the weekend of the Ultra Music Festival if you are over 21 years old and enjoy 8 hours of sleep and the prudish behavior of wearing a shirt AND pants at the same time.
I could barely see straight all week due to the devastating exhaustion that came as a result of sleeping in a hotel which offered a 20-out-of-24 hour a day long techno concert/rave light show both days I was a guest there.
By the wee hours between Saturday night and Sunday morning as I lay awake in my bed listening to thumping, pulsating non-lyrical sounds seeping through the walls from the courtyard below and watching the fractured light spasms jumping off the walls from the light show beaming in through the window I realized I knew what it was like to endure sleep-deprivation torture at Guantanamo. I was literally living the opening sequence of Zero Dark Thirty.
Lack of sleep aside, I had a wonderful time with my beloved college friends and luxuriated in a heated pool under a waterfall for most of Saturday afternoon. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
And I also saw some of the most fantastical outfits, or lack thereof, that I’ve ever encountered which was wildly entertaining. (Think hot pink fur uggs and a sparkling bikini in the CVS pharmacy checkout line at 11 am) and I also started noticing – and now can’t stop noticing – that everyone, everywhere has ombre hair all of the sudden. What’s this about and is it weird that I love it?
A few more days in the Miami sun and I might have started to think I could pull it off, but now that I’m safely back in the quaint little town of NYC I realize that I just don’t have what it takes to rock the ombre and, you know what, I think I’m kind of glad that I don’t.
So, in closing, don’t get me wrong. Miami is amazing. But it’s time to take off my neon nail polish, enjoy some frank sinatra and save the pink fur uggs and multi-colored hair for illustration inspiration only.
Happy First Day of Spring! I am celebrating by wearing a ski coat and earmuffs. Still feels like winter in New York.
But enough of reality, let’s focus on blogland where it’s time to wear a white lace dress and walk around with a champagne flute while planning your June wedding like this illustration here. I created her for Urban Chic Boutique’s Third Annual “Urban Chic Says I Do” event. The event will take place March 29th and 30th at their Georgetown shop. The Boutique is turning itself into a mini wonderland of bridal delights for the weekend featuring their favorite local jewelry designers, hair and makeup experts, photographers, party planners and caterers annnnnnnddd their favorite bridal portrait illustrator – me!
So if you are lucky enough to be spending Easter weekend in Washington and are in the process of planning a wedding, come by and see me on Friday at the store! I’ll be there taking appointments with brides to discuss and schedule commissions. You can browse examples of my work and we can pick a project that suits you and your wedding perfecty!
If you shop at the event I will offer you a 15% discount on your bridal portrait and/or bridesmaid sketches! I’ll also be selling some new bridal note cards and painting monograms at the event so you can test out your new last name in watercolor. Cute, right? Right!
Here’s the official invite. Consider yourself officially invited!
If you are super excited about getting one-on-one time with me or any of the other vendors email me at email@example.com or email my urban chic go-to girl, Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule you!