Monday, May 27, 2013

What to do!!


As you all know, I am a fashion designer who recently moved back to my small hometown in Mississippi after living in Atlanta, GA for over five years.  I am freelancing, and I am enjoying it because I am doing something that I love and have a passion for.  I am getting myself out there, but the places where I need to be, I am not there at the moment.  What is a girl to do?

  • continue to Trust in God
  • get more freelance work
  • have more fashion shows
  • continue to sketch/design/illustrate/sew
  • continue to apply for jobs out of state
Do you have any suggestions?

Update on Swimwear Project


If you had read my last post, I told you that I was working on some fashion illustrations of swimwear; something to add to my portfolio.  I am almost finished with the illustrations, but I still have to do the moodboard and the color story.  As promised, here is a preview..

I hope you all enjoyed it.  Once the project is complete, I will post where you can see the rest of the illustrations.

Until Next Time!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Idea for Swimwear


If you have read my last post, you will know that I am getting back to MY basics.  I have been illustrating more than ever.  I am also thinking of creating another line and having another fashion show.  Right now, I have been sketching designs for exotic swimsuits.  I was inspired to create these swimsuits from lingerie, the 60's monokini, and 1940's Pin-Up girls.  I also have to share that I LOVE 1940's Pin-Up girls.  All of my designs and croquis have been inspired from them.  I wanted to create really sexy swimwear, something that will catch everyone's attention.  Because I am still in the process of drawing, I will show some ideas of what I am creating.

I am still thinking of colors for this project; I am leaning towards neon colors for some reason.  Once this project is finished, I will post some pictures of the designs.  

Until Next Time!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy Mother's Day and New Illustration


I would like to start off by saying Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers in the world.  Whether you are a mother, or assuming the role of mother, your love, wisdom, and friendship is greatly appreciated, and we would not be the people who we are without you.

Second, I have been researching and illustrating.  We are almost halfway into the new year, and I wanted to start this year fresh!! Some things I am doing to stay positive this year:

  • Getting Rid of the Negativity in My Life.  Whether it is from friends, family, coworkers, etc., if someone is creating negative energy around me, or saying negative things about me, I am removing them out of my life.
  • Getting Back to MY Basics.  As an fashion designer/illustrator/artist, I fell into a creative slump. If you have read my earlier posts, you will know that I have been actively looking for employment in Fashion Design since before graduating from Grad School.  Because of no call-backs, rejects, etc., I became depressed. I removed myself from that feeling by praying, remaining positive, and getting back to my basics, which are the following:
    • drawing
    • illustrating
    • creating the next season's trends
    • going on fashion blog sites to stay on top of the fashion seasons
  • Setting Goals and Creating Plans for My Goals.  After really thinking about my situation, I have noticed that I had a goal, but I did not have a defined plan on how to achieve my goal.  Besides getting rid of the negativity, I am also getting rid of the clutter!! I am cleaning house so I can have a better thought process.  A great article that I have read recently, "Detoxing Your Career", speaks on this subject.  You can read it at
So, after getting back to my basics, I am happy to inform you that I have created a new fashion illustration using the pen tool on Adobe Illustrator.  It is called "China Machado."  

Original Picture

Fashion Illustration

China Machado is a legendary supermodel from the 50's and 60's era.  You can read about her at

Until Next Time!!!