Ella Rue's new site

March 06, 2013 4 Comments

Congratulations to Ella Rue on their new website! I've told you about Ella Rue before, it is a wonderful consignment boutique. Krista, the store's owner and curator, just launched a lovely new website full of cute illustrations by yours truly so be sure to go check it out! This illustration above is their landing page and is a sketch of their cute georgetown shop.

Posted in consignment, Ella Rue, georgetown, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, News and Events, watercolor

Ella Rue turns 2

November 09, 2012 6 Comments


Happy 2nd birthday to Ella Rue!

Ella Rue is darling little consignment boutique tucked away on one of my favorite tree-lined streets in Georgetown and today is the 2nd anniversary of the shop's opening!

An old friend of mine, Krista Johnson, started plans for the store right about the time I was starting my commission business. She named the store after her two puppies Ella and Rue. And yes, that's the three of them illustrated above. If you look at her current website - she has a new site coming soon featuring many new illustrations of mine - you'll see one of my very first commission sketches I created for her back in 2009.

I remember our first meeting at Baked & Wired (if you are in DC, amazing cupcakes) to talk about her design, we had no idea what would come of all of this. I'm pretty proud of what both of us have accomplished in the last few years!

Krista has curated a collection of high end designer items and I'm looking forward to popping in to see what she has in store when I head home for Thanksgiving.

So happy birthday to the ER team, I hope Ella and Rue are getting extra treats today!

Posted in Baked & Wired, consignment, DC, Ella Rue, georgetown, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, Krista Johnson, The Sketch Book

time to consign

April 25, 2012 8 Comments

This is a new illustration I created for Second Time Around, a consignment company based in Boston with stores opening all around the country. The brand is growing quickly (you may have seen them on Bravo's Fashion Hunters) with a reputation for seriously beautiful designer items at amazing prices. They asked me to help illustrate their online look and some of their other branding materials. This girl is designed to remind you that if their closets start to look like this its time to consider consigning and making some space! I had to laugh when I was sketching this because... my closet is so small... I just... I can't even talk about it. I might start crying. But I was able to pull from my imagination of what a normal sized closet might look like and it came out ok!

Posted in boston, consignment, illustration, Inslee, second time around, soho, The Sketch Book