The Sketch Book

1960's Elegance

1960 Audrey Hepburn Jean Shirmpton Julie Christie Mary Tyler Moore The Sketch Book Twiggy

So a new commission has led me on an immersion tour of the glamor and grace of 1960's style. I am now thoroughly depressed that I missed this decade and that today I had no reason to wear fake eyelashes. Before I started drawing, I decided to check in with the experts - my mother and her friends to tell me what it was really to be young and fashionable in the 1960s. Seventy five emails later, I was armed with so much new information about the '60s look that my head was spinning. I had never really focused on...

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Lace

Elle Fab'rik Rachel Zoe Raleigh The Sketch Book

I just did this print for Fab'rik - a boutique in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was such a fun project for me because I got to come up with the idea for this all on my own. No offense to other more particular clients - I always appreciate specific detail when starting commissioned drawings - but I must say it was fun to let my imagination take the reins this time. My inspiration for the drawing came from this lace pencil skirt I noticed in the Elle where I found the amazing Stella dress. I thought it was such a...

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Legs

Bridal Bridal Shower Flat Card Lingerie The Sketch Book

Hello bloggettes, how are you? I have missed you on this long stretch on non-blogging. The blizzard compounded with a trip to Colorado resulted in a casual 8 day weekend for me, so my apologies if you thought I'd abandoned you. Here is an illustration that I just used for a bridal lingerie shower, what do you all think... would it be a fun new flat card?

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Breakfast in Venice

belini black and white ray-ban The Sketch Book Venice wayfarer

So yesterday's big blog announcement was such an exciting whirlwind that I am still spinning. If you've never announced to hundreds of people that you are a blogger via email before, I recommend it, its such a rush. I was going to be reasonable and wait to post again until next week but I cannot resist the temptation to add a new one now... This is inspired by a black and white photograph shot by camera that used FILM. Yes actual physical film that was hand developed. So this is practically vintage. (We didn't even have smart phones yet either)...

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Welcome

blog clothes dream dress fashion illustrated inslee stationery note cards sketch sketchbook The Sketch Book welcome

Hello! Welcome to the sketch book! If you’ve made it this far you probably know that I’m Inslee and Inslee Stationery is my line of fashion illustrated note cards and calendars. I began designing my stationery to give me an excuse to do what I love to do – draw! But I’m still itching to draw even more and to share these illustrations with you, so I’ve decided to create this blog as a way to showcase some of my other work. Here you’ll see sketches of whatever happens to inspire me. When I have a new illustration to share...

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