Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

makeup monday // janelle monae

Hello! It’s been a while. For the last two months, I have been incredibly busy. I’ve missed you!  Over the weekend I finally watched the move Hidden Figures. I adored it.  You must see it. Briefly, it was about three brilliant African-American women at Nasa during the 60’s who served as the true brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glen into orbit. One of the brilliant minds was played by Janelle Monae.

Janelle Monae is An American Singer, Actress, Songwriter and Model. I absolutely love her beauty. She is so stunning. Love her classic features. She can pull off any pop of color with her beautiful skin tone.  In 2012, she gained the title of COVERGIRL.  She is my new beauty crush! Here is a glimpse of some of Janelle Monae’s editorial shots…

 

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Art, Fashion

artist watch // javier martin

Spanish artist Javier Martin combines neon light with glamorous fashion portraits. LOVE.  He is a visual artist whose sensual series entitled Blindness showcases a provocative image of a female depicted by society unable to look beyond the surface of appearance caused by consumption and technology.  His series explores the contemporary standards of beauty and iconography. Here is a glimpse…

 

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Art, Graphics

artist watch // jordan andrew carter

I absolutely love Portrait Design and I especially love when it’s an iconic figure expressed in a modern and pop fashion.  Jordan Andrew Carter is a London-based artist and Illustrator.  He explains that he takes a tactile approach to his work with the juxtaposition of intricate hand drawn pencil work against mixed graphic media. His work is so amazing and eye-catching.  The colors are so fresh and magnificent. I would hang any of his portraits in my home. Here is a glimpse of his work…

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Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // hatch show print

Hello. It’s been a moment since I blogged. I miss you all!  I wanted to share my latest project with you.  My client {Shawn} wanted me to create a custom Hatch Print Show Style poster.  For those that don’t know Hatch Print – Hatch printing originated in 1879 in Nashville, TN by William Hatch. Hatch ran the famous print shop – Hatch Show Print.  Country musicians to magicians and various rock stars have all turned to Nashville’s historic Hatch Show Print to create amazing showstopping posters. Hatch preserves the art of traditional printing.

I created the same design for my client {Shawn} but varied the options through color.  He pretty much left the design totally up to me, but just required the day of the dead skull and an outline of the state of Tennessee. All info and details were provided. Here is a glimpse of the four options I provided for him….

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Design, Food, Graphics

Link Love

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

Just a few notes…

Side Bar. I love this site. Each day they post 5 creative design links.

On the Grid. Love the graphics. It’s your local guide to all city neighborhoods curated by locals. You will love this. This is an essential tool for exploring any new city.

Rosé all day!  Check out these Rosé donuts

31 activities that will make you happier every day!

Lastly, love this illustration collection by Anshuman Ghosh.  His playful illustrations transform an iPhone into an Imaginative World.

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Brand, Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // six three zero

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  six three zero is bike company in California. They had contacted me to design their Brand + Style Guide.  I honestly love doing this type of work.  This guide documents the brand through a set of guidelines and rules that support their identity. It’s the voice and personality of a company in visual form and addresses how the brand is represented and communicated through social media, advertising and design.  This was a great project to work on.  You must check out their bikes. Their mission is to ‘make people’s lives better…one bike at a time’.  Here is a glimpse of the six three zero brand + style guide…

 

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New York

No Pants Subway Ride 2017

On Sunday, January 8th, the annual No Pants Subway ride occurred. This is an annual tradition that many big cities, like New York, London, and Toronto, participate in every year. About 31 cities worldwide, participate each year. It was created by Improv Everywhere’s – Charlie Todd. In 2002, he produced the first even and posted to YouTube. The short clip gained popularity. It’s always held during winter time. Imagine New Yorkers all bundled up in their winter gear sans pants. Here is a glimpse of photos from around the world participating in No Pants Subway Ride Day…

 

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Fashion

Golden Globes // red carpet

The big winner of the night…LaLa Land. I loved that movie. My friend {Kara} and I were giddy seeing that movie over the holidays. I love watching the Golden Globes especially the red carpet. Like I always say, the red carpet is like girl sports.  This awards show kicked off awards season and Jimmy Fallon’s opener was wonderful. Here were my favorite dresses of the night…

Emma Stone // Valentino

Rachel Evan Wood // Custom Altuzarra

Michelle Williams // Louis Vuitton

Felicity Jones // Gucci

Mandy Moore // Naeem Khan

Lily Collins // Zuhair Murad Couture

Drew Barrymore // Monique Lhuillier

Emily Ratajkowski // Reem Acra

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Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // social lashes

Social Lashes. My first project I wrapped up for 2017.  I was lucky to partner with a lash boutique – Social Lashes.  The need was for a modern graphic look book that showcases the 5 lash styles – Socialite, Bold, Fearless, Daring and Sassy.  I loved working on this project – Beauty and Graphics – two of my favorite things.  The result was an all black and white look book that showcased a mix of typography both with a fashion feel and bold handwritten statements and also mixed with casual beauty editorial photography.  Here is a glimpse…

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