Archive | Fashion Illustration

What style of jacket should I buy this season?

Fashion Illustration of a floral Jacket - The Style Confessions

A couple of weeks ago Colleen asked me this question for the Style Sketches™ series:

I want to buy a jacket (blazer). What’s the one style that is most useful/versatile? A boyfriend jacket? Something more fitted? Something shorter or longer? What color would get the most use? I guess I’m looking for that one piece that every closet should have. Continue Reading →

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What to Wear with a Leather Skirt

Fashion Illustration of a long black leather skirt

A couple weeks ago Greetje asked me what to wear with a leather skirt. Hers is especially unusual because it’s very long and strait.

Another difficult one. You can leave this one as it is not on trend. Or perhaps it will be this winter (I hope so). My long leather pencil skirt.. You can see it here: Leather Skirt and A Kimono, and at the end of this post: Fashion Failures with a Big Black Sweater.  It is a wrap skirt, so there is a big knot at the side of the skirt which makes it difficult to style. I tried a top inside the skirt, that was sort of OK but it is a lot of black and only 1/4 colour at the top. However, if I put something over the skirt, the knot is in the way with something fitted or it is wide on wide and I look ridiculous. Difficult one this one. Haha! –  Greetje Continue Reading →

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How should I accessorize a black maxi skirt and lace blouse?

Style Sketches™ Accessories for a black maxi skirt

I’ll be wearing a black maxi skirt with a white lace blouse to a dinner. Any suggestions for accessories? Gracias! Alma

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What should I wear on a date with my husband?

Style Sketches™ stripe dress at The Style Confessions

What should I wear the day after Marc’s wedding for a day with my husband before we pick up the kids (and assuming we’ve had FUN the night before)???? Continue Reading →

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Tomato Red and the Daily Drawing Challenge

Sketch of a girl Tomato red, coral, or tangerine, whatever you call this orange-red color I’m suddenly obsessed! It started the other day at an event at Otis College of Art and Design. I spied a woman wearing head-to-toe black except for a bright tomato red statement necklace. She was sooooo chic. On closer inspection I realized her nails and lipstick were the same orange-red color.  I pulled up the courage to talk to her and found out that the necklace, lipstick and nail polish matched perfectly because they were made to be worn together. J Crew sold all three to coordinate with each other. We both agreed that J Crew was brilliant and that her necklace was pretty fabulous. We weren’t allowed to take photos at the event so I went home and drew her look from memory.  Continue Reading →

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