Thursday, 29 August 2013

Sunny Gu - Amazing fashion illustrator

Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator and graphic designer Sunny Gu  has some great illustrations in her portfolio. Most of her work is painted in watercolor with occasional use of graphite and acrylic paint. Full of vibrant color and flowers, her illustrations are rich in details and filled with happy feelings.Her work is an endless journey for beauty ,value, truth and herself.Sunny Gu was born and raised in China but later relocated to the United States when she was 13. Painting and drawing had claimed part of her life from a young age starting as a hobby. As she grew she encountered people from various of backgrounds, this triggered her curiosity for other cultures. Sunny explained "I learned to observe and discover beauties in everything around me. I wanted to find a way to capture and preserve the beauty that I see, the kindness that I feel and recreate them in some way" Living in the United States in Alhambra, which is positioned near Los Angeles or the pacific coast she always has an insight of fashionistas and their good sense of style. "It is always very sunny and warm in California, it is like Spring/ Summer all season! Yes I have definitely gained fashion influence here, and I tend to illustrate people wearing sunglasses and bright/tropical themed outfits."
Her runway illustration is always so flawless to a point that she can capture all the flavours of a collection. On the same note, her editorial one also captures the essence of the collection, but in a more playful and creative way.Hope you like it!

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As an illustrator mostly working in fashion, Sunny has honed her skills at representing different fabrics, textures and surfaces. - See more at:
As an illustrator mostly working in fashion, Sunny has honed her skills at representing different fabrics, textures and surfaces. - See more at:
As an illustrator mostly working in fashion, Sunny has honed her skills at representing different fabrics, textures and surfaces. - See more at:

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Marshmellow knitted pieces by Xiao Li

Plump pastel silicone garments moulded from knitwear feature in this collection by Royal College of Art graduate Xiao Li.The marshmallow-coloured range features silhouettes exaggerated with puffed-up skirts and sleeves that billow from midway down the upper arm.She wanted to find out a new way to present knitwear and was influenced by Modern architecture and 60s Balenciaga.The voluminous pieces are made from spacer fabric, which combines two layers of textiles connected by filaments and holds its shape while still appearing lightweight.Li used her own knitting samples to create moulds to produced patterned silicone material used entirely for a jacket and skirt, and as hems or accessories for genuine knitted items.The collection is innovative but still wearable!She swapped the fluorescent colours of her earlier work for more muted shades, affiliating lilac, peach, mint green and pale yellow.All the materials came in white and she dyed them by myself to match the colour!

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

The girl in a white lace

The Girl in the White Lace

Dancing by the light of the fireflies,
She don't care because no one is looking.
No music, but what's in her heart.
No steps, but what she imagines.
Keeping her dreams alive.
The littlest things make her happy,
Maybe it's even the starlight.
She sings to herself, a song nobody knows.
It is hers to know, hers to keep.
It is hers to love, hers to cherish.
A melody created in her heart.
Her voice, by the wind, is swirled away.
The trees seem to bend and listen.
She don't care 'cause no one is listening.
Her footsteps are light and carefree.
Her feet travel quickly, as if she isn't even there.
Her dress swishes around her.
Its gentle arms surround and caress her body.
She feels like a stranger in a new world.
If someone could see her, they'd swear that she glows.
She is a visitor in our earthly realm.

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

In your face - Mario Testino

 Even if you don’t recognize his name, you’ve more than likely seen one or more of his photos.
“My pictures are my eyes,” Mario Testino once said. “I photograph what I see—and what I want to see.”
Through these eyes, the world is a place of vitality; gazing into them, his subjects are drawn to give up something of the essence of themselves. Over the past two decades, Testino’s view has slowly become a dominant way of seeing fashion.Mario was born in 1954 in Lima, Peru. He came to London in 1976, took a flat in an abandoned hospital near Trafalgar Square, and began selling portfolios (for £25, including hair and make-up) to wannabe models. Today he is best known for his highly polished, exotically bright ad campaigns and his exquisitely styled photographs of the couture scene all of which carry a deceptive air of nonchalance. Now at the top of his profession, Testino has shot Madonna for Versace as well as photographing the late Diana, Princess of Wales for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997 and many other celebrities His popularity with designers and fashion editors stems as much from his professionalism and good nature as his unerring ability to take beautiful pictures which sell clothes! Take a look some of my favorites!

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