The Sketch Book — Oscar de la Renta

new for the night

Brittany Sakowitz Inslee By Design New For The Night Oscar de la Renta The Sketch Book

Oscar weekend calls for a sketch of ladies dancing in Oscar (de la renta) gowns... Borrowed gowns that is. Introducing New For The Night! A new company based in Houston, TX that allows you to - you guessed it - borrow something new and fabulous for a night out at a fraction of the actual price. The company's founder, Brittany, contacted me to create this illustration to celebrate the launch of NFTN. This is a sketch of Brittany (center) and her two sisters. Aren't they the cutest sisters ever? Be sure to be among the first to sign up to...

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Happy January

2012 Calendar fashion illustration Inslee By Design News and Events Oscar Oscar de la Renta OscarPRGirl

2012 is here! Time to crack open the calendar! I wanted to start the new year with a toast to the designer that taught me so much about the magic of a New York fashion house. So the first illustration of the 2012 calendar is inspired by an early posting on OscarPRGirl's beautiful tumblr.

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there's something about

Inslee By Design Karlie Kloss New York Oscar de la Renta SS 2012 The Sketch Book

Karlie! (in Oscar de la Renta SS 2012) One of my exciting New Yorker/Fashion World new discoveries is starting to recognize not just designers and collections but the models who wear them. Karlie Kloss is my current fascination. She is, in my humble estimation, THE runway model. The models are all beautiful and tall and perfectly polished as they are captured by photographers but seeing them parade past for the first time in person made me realize that not all runway walkers are created equal. Karlie positively floats down the runway. And seeing her walking in Oscar, well, it. was....

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FNO moment

Fashion Night Out FNO Inslee By Design Oscar de la Renta The Sketch Book

Two beauties with feathered hem lines sip champagne. By now you've all seen the incredible photographs of Oscar serenading Sarah Jessica Parker. So I wanted to share a quieter, but perfectly chic, moment from Fashion Night Out at Oscar de la Renta.

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Audrey Hepburn Erika Bearman Inslee Inslee By Design New York Oscar de la Renta OscarPRGirl The Sketch Book

Erika Bearman of OscarPRGirl, inspired by the style of her iconic instagram outfit posts let me tell you a little story... This past Tuesday evening, under the deepest oaths of secrecy, the communications team at Oscar de la Renta contacted me to request a birthday sketch of their fearless leader Erika Bearman, who you may know as OscarPRGirl. They needed the artwork by Thursday, so we decided the safest (and most fun) way to get the gift to the birthday girl was for me to stop by the Oscar offices to deliver personally since I was up in New York...

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