sugar & spice

June 13, 2011 16 Comments

Good Monday to you! So back in January I had my first real interview with  We Love DC and I was so clueless and unprepared. I don't think I even realized fully that our casual conversation was about to turn into a typed up interview and just babbled away happily. When asked who my favorite couture designer was, Oscar de la Renta's name popped out of my mouth. To be honest I hadn't really established any firm favorites yet. I now understand that my favorite store, designer, trend, blogger, artist, runway show etc are all things I NEED to know at a moments notice to be on top of my game in this "industry" so I've since established some opinions. And happily discovered that my spur of the moment ODLR response still rings true. Well, now I have reasons for having several, ever-changing favorite designers but when it comes to gowns I stand by Oscar. No one else creates gowns as romantic, as inspiring... as just utterly gorgeous. I could lecture for an hour on why this particular dress is amazing - I love that it relies on silhouette and a simple fresh color choice to celebrate the female form as opposed to a lot of crazy shapes or patterns or fabric details. And the model's tattoo adds so much spice to the otherwise lady-like sweetness of the look. I am usually pretty much anti-tattoo, blame it on the Washingtonian conservativeness in my DNA. But in this instance, it is the perfect accessory to this look. I found the photo on OscarPRGirl - a magical internet destination where people actually hang out with Oscar like its no big deal. If you don't keep up with this blog, I don't know what you are doing all day. You must have so much time on your hands. Her chicness keeps me captivated on a daily basis for entirely too much time as I always get lured into clicking through older posts (which then lead to watercolor projects). But I wouldn't have it any other way, shes too fabulous not to spend precious time on. Ok, back to work, but I wanted to share my new blog crush/favorite gown designer with you. Buy a print of the above illustration to keep a little bit of the ODLR magic for yourself!

Posted in Couture, fashion illustration, illustration, Inslee By Design, Oscar, Oscar de la Renta, OscarPRGirl, tattoo, The Sketch Book, Water color illustration, We Love DC


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Michelle Shore
Michelle Shore

July 16, 2015

I would love to buy a copy of this drawing! It’s beautiful! Is it available?

Katy
Katy

July 25, 2014

Amazing illustration! Really liked the colors!

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

Ahhhh I would looove to wear this gown! It’s incredible! This is random, but I love the way you did her eyelashes and cheekbones…the pink, it’s just so stunning! I love the gray too, pink and gray is one of my favorite color combinations! Perfect.

CHARTISEROSA
CHARTISEROSA

July 25, 2014

Beautiful Sketch. I am a new/upcoming designer and I think Oscar PRGirl is just what I need right now!

Lucía
Lucía

July 25, 2014

Love the illustration. I’ll check Oscar PRGirl right now

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

glad you like it!

Amie
Amie

July 25, 2014

Hi Inslee… Did you see that OscarPR Girl Re-posted this illustration? Exciting!
http://oscarprgirl.tumblr.com/

P.S. I LOVE your work!

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

Hi! What a sweet note! Garance is amazing, isn’t she!?

Racheljoy
Racheljoy

July 25, 2014

Hi Inslee, All tasks put aside, I have spent my afternoon in the office admiring your beautiful illustrations! I have fallen in love with your talent and the beauties your sketches portrays! There’s only ever been one other illustrator that I have completely adored, and that would be Garance! Which made me even happier when I saw your Garance inspired pieces!

Tres bien!

I will definitely be around this space more than just often!

Lots of love xo

Evelyn Julliet
Evelyn Julliet

July 25, 2014

It’s amazing! I love it, but I’m gonna have to disagree with you on the tattoo…the bow on the under part of her head is a great touch.

Racheljoy
Racheljoy

July 25, 2014

you are just as amazing my dear! xo

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

Yes! It is so exciting!

Alexus
Alexus

July 25, 2014

Inslee, I received my copy of Sugar N Spice – Thank you and how very lovely. I have framed the print just like the other four and hung it in my master bedroom. :)
Alexus

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

you are so talented! i love your work!!

Sophia
Sophia

July 25, 2014

this is a nice illustration :]

please come visit my illustrations too

My Style Canvas
My Style Canvas

July 25, 2014

This dress is beautiful. Heh, I didn’t even notice the model’s tat until I read about it in your blog. The details in the gown really got all my attention.

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