Ahhhh, try the lovely Joana Faria. She came to the ACOFI launch event all the way from Portugal, where she works in advertising as an art director. As a relative newbie to the world of fashion illustration she has developed an impressive style very quickly – stick thin figures sport impressively large hair and big eyes that emphasise the architecture of an outfit. Here’s her contributions to the great ACOFI illustrated launch party.
I love Alex Cox’s big bushy eyebrows. He interviewed me for Don’t Panic.
Here’s Holly Ladd from Make Lemonade.
Nikki Nakki Lou came all the way from the Wirral to visit my launch event. Very appreciative of her effort, recounted in her lovely blog here.
Michaela from Tantrum Magazine. Read their write up here.
Siam Goorwich writes on Not Another Fashion Blog.
You can follow Joana Faria on twitter on @joana_faria and don’t forget you can buy Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration here, with a special 10% if you use the discount code ACOFI LAUNCH up until the 28th February 2011. Here’s Joana talking to me about how she first got into drawing her friends when she was a little girl back in Brazil. Why not take a little gander? She’s a very delightful lady indeed.
Ellie Loughran of Pretty Much Penniless was beautifully turned out. And her blog about the event is absolutely stunning – what wonderful images!
Michelle Urvall Nyrén is as elegant in person as her fashion illustrations, pharm which she creates in just a few graceful watercolour strokes. She’s also a very talented fashion and textiles designer so until recently fashion illustration was just something she did on the side. I think she’s far too fabulous to leave her second career on the back burner. What do you reckon?
Here are her portrait versions of my tea party guests. For some reason she managed to pick a total of three beautiful girls called Ellie to illustrate. What are the chances? Just delightful.
Ellie Good from ethical culture magazine Egg Mag has been a big supporter of my antics for some time, and I was very happy to welcome her along for tea. An amazing lady who set up her own independent magazine to promote ethical fabulousness.
Michelle also captured Naomi Law in action, her blood red lips glowing out from beneath her sleek hair.
I had a great chat with Philippa Dunn from the House of Illustration, which is a super exciting project that was initiated by illustrator god Quentin Blake. I hope to get involved with some of their upcoming events in the future.
She also snatched a sketch of ethical stylist Tamara Cincik from afar, who she described as very pregnant and beautiful. As indeed she is.
You can follow Michelle Urvall Nyrén on twitter on @MichelleUrvall and don’t forget you can buy Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration here, with a special 10% if you use the discount code ACOFI LAUNCH up until the 28th February 2011.
Michelle Urvall Nyren takes tea. Photography by Liz Johnson-Artur.
Here’s Michelle talking to me about being taught ethical fashion at school in Sweden and how it’s been going at her latest internship at Mark Fast:
- Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory
- Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration (ACOFI) Launch Party – In Pictures – Daytime!
- Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Naomi Law
- Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Jenny Robins
- London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Piers Atkinson