As the month of March rolls along, the rising temperatures gently reminds us we are transiting from winter into spring. How is everyone doing in these warmer days?
Recently I was invited as a guest illustrator to two private events by fashion house Tory Burch. Today I'm excited to share my experience with you!
One of the events was a private styling session by the chic and fashionable Yoyo Cao (@yoyokulala) for some of her Instagram followers. If you've been following my work, you would know that I've illustrated her previously. In fact, I've been admiring her tastes in fashion and style for quite some time! Can you imagine my excitement when I finally meet and draw her in person?
Yoyo was really friendly and her smile and word of thanks upon seeing my drawing of her completely made my day! Her private styling session involved her generously sharing her insights on the latest fashion trends and how to match outfits for the season. I think the guests would agree with me when I say that we had learnt much from her engaging and informative session.
The Tory Burch Resort 2017 collection was inspired by Tory's personal adventures in Round Hill, Jamaica. Long flowy dresses and bright colours evoke the laid-back fun vibe of island life - the waves, the sun and the vibrant culture of the locals. Details such as bold prints and textures help bring to life the resort charm of Jamaica. Inspired by the effortlessly elegant singer Lauryn Hill, the collection remained classy despite its bohemian vibe, featuring off-shoulder and ruffled statement pieces.
I was invited to do live fashion illustration for the event attendees to take home as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. I drew them in the lovely outfits they wore to the event. Each customised portrait was set against a hand painted background of Tory Burch Natalie dress floral motifs.
Day 2 was an exclusive event reserved for VIP customers. Guests were indulged in a fashion show that showcased pieces from the Resort 2017 collection. The heavy textures (think raffia, fringes and pleats) and vibrant colours (as well as the occasional glimmer of sequins) was a treat for the eyes! Again, each guest was treated to a personalised fashion illustration as the perfect keepsake for them to remember this fun evening.
I was really excited to be part of these events. Just looking at the collection makes me dream of taking a beach vacation. I cannot wait to indulge in my wanderlust and sink my toes into soft sand with the warmth of the sun on my face. Xx