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pardon my french

oh la la… where do i begin? the kate spade fall 2012 preview was such fun. the title of the event “toutes les filles sont folles” or “all the girls are mad” says it all. french chicness and colorful kate spade playfulness of epic proportions. really, thank you ks team for creating a preview tailored to my exact list of favorite things: french femininity, garance dore’s scrawling handwriting, stripped pedestals and giant fashion illustrations everywhere. seriously this is literally my list of favorite things. (plus croissants)

i had so much fun walking through the bubbly crowd and seeing the little details on each model. i want to sketch them all. and probably will. but i had to start with this one. the floaty skirt, the bow belt, the shirt. that shirt… i must get one.

ok back to sketching!

chain of hearts

happy valentines day everyone!  hope its a pink and red wonderland out there for you today!


an illustrated e-valentine i created for the kate spade b mine event! hope everyone is having a warm, fuzzy weekend of love!


this pre-fall look from DSquared2 reminds me of the 60s. Well, I wasn’t there, so it makes me think of the 60s. And then it makes me think of the joyous fact that MadMen is coming back soon!

And from pre-fall to actual fall, I’m off to Milk Studios to see what there is to see today at New York Fashion Week. Because here in NYC on this chilly February day, it is actually time to start thinking about September. I’m going to visit my good friend Taylor of Shut up I love that and her good friends at the IFB (thats Independent Fashion Bloggers). Taylor has been kind enough to sneak me into the presentation of Misha Nonoo and a few others. I’ll be tweeting and instagraming so you should follow me to get a birds eye view!


A wink inspired by the expressive beauty of Leslie Caron in the movie musical, Gigi that I watched on repeat as a little girl. I’ve mentioned my love of this film before, and am always surprised when I find other people who have seen it. Such a classic!

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