garance moment

February 16, 2011 1 Comment

A street style moment I saw recently on Garance Dore's site. Loved the hat. I am beginning to realize that I really need a fur hat. My head is freezing all the time. But even more, I need the courage to strut around in a fur hat. As soon as I put on any type of hat I feel ridiculous. I feel like I've just put a live pelican on my head and desperately need to remove it. I've always been envious of people who can just wear hats nonchalantly like this girl is. She is owning all that fur and those stiletto ankle boots. So cool.

Posted in garance dore, Inslee By Design, Street Style, The Sketch Book

People Watching

January 13, 2011 8 Comments

Bonjour! I considered writing this whole post in french, but then i realized it would be much more of a mess than when Garance tries to type her posts sans translator. (and i might add, much less charming) but yes, this illustration is inspired by Paris-loving blogger, Taylor of shut up, i love that who shares a passion for these ridiculously amazing Louboutin flats and suggested the only really worthy environment to illustrate them in was Paris. I haven't had the luxury of spending nearly enough time in Paris YET, but the few times I've been, one of my favorite parts is (croissant eating aside) people watching. (because croissant eating is one of my favorite parts of being in pretty much any city on earth) So yes, thats what thats all about. I tried to capture Taylor's tres chic bangs too. If only my forehead were a tad higher and i could have bangs too... sigh, i'll never be french. and I kind of like my structured satchel I dreamed up. Maybe I'll become a purse maker. What is that called, not a cobbler? A demain! oh yes don't forget to buy a print!

Posted in french, garance dore, louboutin, paris, shut up i love that, The Sketch Book


November 03, 2010 5 Comments

hello. so i've finally come down from the halloween sugar high. back to work i go. and it seems that "in the kitchen" cards have sold out yet again! SO to thank you for your excellent ordering efforts, i would like to ask you what you'd like to see as a replacement. would you rather: have a set of "in the kitchen 3.0" cards or a set of "in the garden" cards? i could just make an improved cooking-inspired card but i'm also considering the idea of a gardening-themed card too. there are so many of you wonderful today lady show watchers out there who love to cook, but do any of you garden too? maybe i'll just do both cards and post them for reactions. also, this illustration is in the lovely garance dore's illustration style. although she is much much better at it of course.

Posted in garance dore, in the kitchen, The Sketch Book