Saturday, August 11, 2012

LATE AFTERNOON Liz Cherkasova: Fashion Blogger Portrait

Todays little feature is of one of my favorite fashion bloggers from Los Angeles- the darling Liz
Cherkasova from Late Afternoon. This fashion darling is one of my heroes. She's completely stunning, and has a killer sense of style. Whats more? She wears allot of cloths and accessories that we can actually afford! I've been wanting to feature our girl Liz in a fashion illustration and when I saw this post of her I knew this one was the one. Here she's sporting totally chic and affordable fashion including a sweater from Threadsence , neckless from Urban Outfitters , and this amazing cuff from my latest jewelry designer obsession, Vanessa Mooney- You're going to pass out when you see her pieces. 

Separate post on her later... because I could go on. 

For now, enjoy the fabulous Liz from Late Afternoon, in this gorgeous fashion illustration. I hope I've captured that breathless beauty and ethereal essence that is mixed so well with her to die for style. I think it's so important that we feel gorgeous in our own skin, and when we do- to celebrate that. That's why so much of my art is centered around portraits, and often around women who are strong and beautiful- they can be such an inspiration to put in a little extra effort to making yourself feel you. You gotta love yourself. Right? Love to hear what you think! 

Do you have any favorite fashion inspiration, jewelry designer, etc you want me to feature? 

YOU can let me know who's next!

xx jrs

Sunday, August 5, 2012

PAINTING PORTRAITS: The Fashion Adroit gets a celebrity portrait painting

Finally I believe she is complete- THIS GORGEOUS painting of my celeb fashion idol The Fashion Adroit. If you haven't started stalking her yet, I recommend you start because she is going to be big time. Not only is she a sweetheart like you wouldn't believe- she is of the most uniquely fashionable women I've seen with a blog that is stacked for your fashion knowledge and entreatment. So get on that.

Diana literally takes my breath away. When she asked me first about doing a commissioned portrait of her, I was so honored. I knew she was only looking for the best of the best in portrait artists, and for an artist that would have an style in fashion illustration, so I was flattered and excited that such a stylish beauty was wanting to going forces! So join we did. At first, I began to pour through her blog and look at each of her beautiful photos and pictures- it was nearly impossible to choose what look to feature, how, with what colors, what energy, what emotion. I went with my gut on this one, and it's been a thrill to capture her. This avant-garde portrait, in the style of fashion editorial photography and with a flair for fashion illustration, expresses her beauty, and I think her passion as well. I hope you like her, and I can't wait to do more with Diana!!!!
Here is just a few snaps from the portrait and what it looks from my eyes painting her. Let me know what you think!


Friday, August 3, 2012

MICHAEL KORS: Fashion illustrations prefall 2012

Oh, goodness, dying. I nearly fell over today after seeing this dark beauty in Michael Kors on Rodeo Drive today in Bev Hills. I've been so inspired by what Michael is doing with his prefall 2012 line, as are many of the best fashion illustrators and artists out there like myself. Had to share some of my own sketches with you...

I've been obsessing over this High low hemline gown. 

Also! For those of you who don't know yet- I've started a daily diary style Tumblr for my day to day photos and inspiration in my life. I get allot of questions about who am I, and what I do day to day, and I love to be able to share a peak into my little part of the world. Be sure to check it out- I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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