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January 30, 2014 8 Comments

So. I don't know about you, but personally, I don't love all the bey-shaming that's going on on Pinterest these days. At first I laughed when I saw that pin and thought nothing of it. But when my yoga teacher told us to meditate on it for a full 75 minute class, I realized I'd had enough.

"You have as many hours in the day as Beyonce" was probably meant to be inspiring. But, as someone who can't manage to get through a single to-do list ever, much less run a music empire, that statement is kind of defeating.

I mean, so what. 24 hours. We all have this gift every day. But you know what I don't have? Beyonce's talent. Time and talent are two things that exist in totally separate universes.

So I say, let's all take a moment to marvel at Beyonce, accept that none of us will ever achieve what she has and be happy that at least she exists to make our own average 24 hours that much more interesting.

That's my public service announcement, self-help mantra for the day. Stop beating yourself up on pinterest. Beyonce and I love you just the way you are.

Ps. a watercolor print of Beyonce would add a certain je ne sais quoi to that gallery wall you're working on

Posted in beyonce, fashion illustration, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, The Sketch Book

May Day

May 01, 2013 4 Comments

 


Happy May 1st! I celebrated this morning by waking up at the crack of dawn to take part in a NYC ritual bonding experience lovingly known as SOUL.

Yes, I went to soul cycle. I paid almost $200 for a five class membership, spent 2 days on a waitlist to get on a bike for this morning's class and laid out my soul outfit last night like a school kid....

And now I understand what everyone has this fiendish glint in their eye about - it really is addictive. It is SO clean, SO happy, SO LOUD. When you're in that little cave of insane pedaling you no longer know that it's seven am and that you have to pay your rent today, you are on an endorphin super highway of cultish exuberance.

At one point Beyonce was sing-screaming at me that I was a sweet dream/a beautiful nightmare and the instructor was simultaneously yelling at us "YOU ARE HEALTHY YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!"

I mean... they had me at hello.

So here's to a wildly enthusiastic May, get excited for Spring! I think the May girl is particularly appropriate as she looks kind of bridal. May is going to be the wedding month next year so I think it worked out rather well.

Posted in 2013 calendar, beyonce, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, inslee illustrator, may day, soul cycle, The Sketch Book, wedding

BFF's: Stuart Weitzman, Beyonce and me

April 15, 2013 14 Comments

STOP THE PRESSES.

I thought getting engaged was the best day of my life. But this might have just topped it. I am now officially connected to Beyonce by one degree of separation. Previously the connection was more like 6 million degrees. So this jump is pretty significant for me and Bey's friendship. Hey girllll!!!!!!!

The Stuart Weitzman team commissioned me to create this illustration of their new designs. They eluded to the fact that they were for a celebrity collaboration but they didn't tell me which celeb would be wearing them. Don't worry, I forgive them. The surprise of finding this on WWD was WONDERFUL.

Here's the official press release deets...

NEW YORK – Stuart Weitzman and Beyoncé’s creative team have designed the footwear for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. This is a continuation of their collaboration following Weitzman’s creation of the shoes for Beyoncé’s last two tours, The Beyoncé Experience and I Am...Tour, as well as multiple special performances.

Beyoncé’s stylists, Ty Hunter and Raquel Smith, and fashion designer Tina Knowles collaborated with Weitzman to create footwear that will compliment the multiple costumes to be worn in The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The shoe designs range from stiletto pumps, with Swarovski crystal details, to lace up, military-influenced boots, both short and thigh-highWeitzman also created styles to be worn by her dancers and band members.

Do we think it's too soon to ask Beyonce to sing at my wedding? Maybe I should just start by asking if Blue Ivy would be a flower girl... 

Posted in beyonce, illustrator, Inslee Haynes, mrs. carter world tour, News and Events, stuart weitzman