VALENTINO SPRING COUTURE

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Having a baby will foil even the best laid plans.

Starting this illustration approximately 3 hours after the Valentino Spring Couture show hit Paris back in January, it has only been this week that I was able to finish it! Better late than never, I guess.
This collection was perhaps one of the most beautiful that Pierpaolo Piccioli has delivered for Valentino in recent memory.
Sumptuous and ethereal - each look was better than the last. I had grandiose ideas of illustrating numerous looks, however - as mentioned - babies get in the way. I’m just pleased that I was able to finish this one; combining one of my favourite gowns with the stunningly elfish beauty look by the always incredible Pat McGrath.

Enjoy more of my favourites below:

Photographed by Jamie Stoker / via vogue.co.uk

Photographed by Jamie Stoker / via vogue.co.uk

Via vogue.co.uk

Via vogue.co.uk

Photographed by Jamie Stoker / via vogue.co.uk

Photographed by Jamie Stoker / via vogue.co.uk

Via vogue.co.uk

Via vogue.co.uk

Photographed by Jamie Stoker / via vogue.co.uk

Photographed by Jamie Stoker / via vogue.co.uk

Via vogue.co.uk

Via vogue.co.uk

terrific timelines : FASHION

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So thrilled to have worked with my friends at Laurence King Publishing for a fourth time on the brand new volume, ‘Terrific Timelines: Fashion.’

Conceived by Richard Ferguson and researched/written by Isabel Thomas, this interactive volume is one of a series of ‘press out & display’ books chronicling significant moments in history ; focussing this time on Fashion!
We’ve worked our way through the entirety of sartorial history and illustrated key looks from Ancient Egypt all the way to the present-day 2000s, including La Belle Epoque, the ‘New Look,’ and the Swinging Sixties!
Each figure can be pressed out and placed into her corresponding stand, creating a 3D timeline that can be displayed on any bookshelf.

I had so much fun working on this (discovering many an interesting fact as I went.)
Initially I assumed I’d immediately love anything post 1920s but some of my favourites to draw were the Elizabethan and Versailles gowns; such beautiful silhouettes and so detailed!
I mean, I got to draw Marie Antoinette in all of her powder-pink glory. I can die happy now.

These pop-up beauties are the best fash-ucation a kid (big or small) could ever need, and available now at your local bookstore or online at laurenceking.com.

I hope you like some of the sneeky peaks below!

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LA PETITE FLEUR

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Pretty as a *powder-pink Dior* picture...
Just 9 prints left in the edition of my Thumbelina-inspired 'La Petite Fleur' before she's sold out forever!
To make her yours, visit the shop here: www.birdyandme.com.au/shop

Don't forget that Australian orders now ship free + International postage is offered at flat rates. 

SAINT LAURENT S/S 18

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Quick sketch of one of the gorgeous looks from Anthony Vaccarello's Spring/Summer collection for Yves Saint Laurent.
It was stunning. See some of my faves below.

The original sketch of this look is also available in my shop here.

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Saint Laurent SS 18

Images via vogue.co.uk