It had to happen, sooner or later, that I added a category of objects. Objects of desire. And it happened rather quickly. It makes sense I suppose, because style is about aesthetics, and being a bonafide aestheti-file, it is impossible to limit my appreciation only to outfits. I have to include, in this blog, design objects I consider mind-blowingly delicious. I cling to the opinion that good design is always an honest and beautiful manifestation of the designer’s personality and view of the world, and believing that this is true, I would love to meet the creator of the gems fetured in this post’s illustration. His style makes me swoon!
So without further ado: Behold the genius that is Andres Gallardo. His delicate yet beautifully bold porcelain creations have captured my heart, and I lust after almost every piece he has ever created. But mostly I lust after the Lion and Leopard bags, I have never seen anything like it before, and I think it is pure genius. It speaks to all my aesthetic happy-triggers. One day they will both be mine, Oh yes they will.
Let me introduce you to the Norwegian hotness that is Marianne Theodorsen, aka The Style Devil, photographer/blogger over at The Style Devil and Rodeo
Her laid back style is both fierce and feminine, structured and casual, with an occasional tongue-in-cheek attitude sprinkled on top like a luscious cherry. Blonde, pink, silver, espresso, – her hair is always a gorgeous feature, along with her glorious collection of arm-ink and rings (fingers/septum/ears). You’ll find her on the prowl in NYC/Milan/London/Oslo/Copenhagen/Stockholm/Paris snapping away at fabulous outfits, and her eye for detail is flawless. Her style is her personality, her interests, her life – and I never tire of spying at what she wears and what she photographs.
Where? Tottenham Court Road station, London.
Public transport can be hard work, – dusty, clammy, crowded. So make sure you brighten up your tube or bus journey by wearing a kick-ass outfit like this gal. She definitely makes it into the FABULOUS category. In fact, this lovely lady was the first ever outfit i snapped after deciding to start a style blog, and it lends itself remarkably well to illustration, there’s wool, a dress, a scarf, a shawl, coral tights, patent shoes, the textures and colours, and lets not forget the prints, – it should be chaotic – but this girl has styled an outfit before! With equal measures of skill and magic she has created an ensemble with enough quirk and cuteness to rival a box full of kittens with stick-on moustaches. Well done young lady, your style made my day.
I am a great admirer of someone who portrays true style, glamour and flamboyance, and I love love scanning the streets or the media for such gems, and sharing them with you. The traditional medium for a style blog is the photograph, it is the most accurate, and completely objective. But I’m a drawer at heart, and I love the feel of sharp pencils and plush pens against crisp paper. Style is also a truly personal expression, and by some, fabulous art is created. How we perceive art is also personal, subjective, and by illustrating the style gems that I come across, I can more easily share with you my own delight and appreciation, my own perception and experience.
So I will draw.
I am the Style Drawer.
I hope you enjoy, xxx