Lifestyle & Parenting

Luck of the Draw

March 16, 2011

Anyone with a cellphone can document a runway show. But as Laird
Borrelli, author of Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers,
noted in The New York Times, An illustrator can
capture its poetry, document its mood or energy those are subtle things
that evoke something more than mere attendance.

As fashion illustration continues it journey back into mainstream media,
we are drawn to the work of Toronto artist Monica
. An alumna of Ryersons School of Fashion, we love her high
fashion series of stick thin models in cheetah print boots, palazzo
pants and decadent ruffled ball gowns.

Smileys whimsical artworks appear on rich, fabric-like paper and are
coupled with humorous, inspiring words from the likes of Bill Blass,
Cecil Beaton and Sophia Loren.

A womans dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose
without obstructing the view. AT

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