Found out a week ago, but every time I read this article I want to dance and cry it out! I’m just really emotional like that.
This illustration was inspired by one of my favorite emojis. I’m twinning with my sister in Valentino because that’s what we used to do when we were younger. Even though my sister is two years younger than me, we’d make sure to coordinate and wear matching polka dot outfits in elementary school. We looked freaking adorable! Not sure why we got teased by the mean older girls on our walk back home from school. That never stopped us from twinning! Made us love fashion that much more!
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Hi there. I haven’t been as active on my site as I’d originally planned. So starting tonight, I’m going to try to post at least once a week. I’ve been too busy posting nearly every day on my Instagram account. And by the way, I LOVE Instagram! Thank you to all my supporters! From the bottom of my heart – every follow, like and comment means the world to me! I didn’t realize how exposed or insecure I’d feel every time I post an illustration out into the social media universe. I wasn’t sure if people would like my illustrations or even take the time to leave a comment or even start to follow my work. I’m always blown away by the response because I just didn’t expect it. I’m truly grateful by all the love and encouragement as that emboldens me to continue to pursue my dreams.
Social media and a very supportive husband are helping me achieve my goals and dreams. The only drawback to social media is the maintenance for each account. I opened my first FB account last year. I know. I may be one of the last few on earth to finally open an account. The only reason why it took me so long is because I know my very obsessive personality very well and I just wasn’t ready to get hooked on FB. But here I am today deep in the social media hemisphere.
As much as I love being in the social media universe, it’s never a good sign when my 3 year old hands me the phone every morning. Ugh. I’m so embarrassed to write that my little boys knew how much I used to be on the phone. I’d always tell myself that this was my work now and I absolutely needed to be on the phone for my new career. True. But not all the time. Especially when my little ones were around! So I’ve been testing my new plan to not go online while I’m with my children. I usually post right before I’m with the kids, which means that I post and I turn off the phone. So I apologize to my supporters that leave the sweetest and most encouraging comments on my IG account if I don’t respond for days or even a week. I’m trying to be a good example to my children. Oh parenthood. Anyway, thank you again for your support! Eeks! Can’t stop thanking!
Here’s an illustration inspired by one of my favorite emojis. This one is wearing Valentino. I wish I illustrated her hair in a bun with flowers. Love how this emoji expresses celebration! It’s definitely one of my faves and the next red dress dancer is definitely getting flowers in her hair. I dedicated this emoji to my mom for her birthday but I think she may have just liked the illustration and didn’t read the caption! As my little one says, “oh boy!”
This past month just flew by! My sister, nephew and brother-in-law were in town and we had such a wonderful time! I miss them and can’t wait for our trip to the east coast at the end of this month. I’ve been enjoying this time off from the corporate world, but I do miss challenging my brain! As a remedy, I’m planning on starting a little something of my own, separate from this illustration blog. I’ll let you know more details once I have actual samples in my hand. In the meantime, I’m enjoying my “bohemian” lifestyle now but the only thing missing are these fabulous wanderlusty dresses in my wardrobe. From left to right, here are the designers: Chloe, Burberry, Valentino, Tory Burch and Lanvin. Ahhh… I can see myself twirling around the hills (like Maria) until my little boys run over and snag the fine, delicate fabrics. C’est la vie!
In the meantime, follow me on instagram and tumblr for a preview of what’s to come on the blog. Merci!
My little boys love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and all the itsy-bitsy toy weapons that accompany them. The ninja stars are the smallest and once they go missing, it becomes quite the search and rescue operation. Once they’re recovered, a sense of relief overtakes me as I know we’ve avoided yet another potential meltdown. At night, one of the ways I unwind from their daily tantrums is to drool over Valentino runway looks on Style.com. I was inspired by this ethereal and Botticelli-esque, starfish Valentino dress from their Spring 15 runway presentation. And I illustrated myself with extra long hair that’s getting a much needed trim by spinning ninja stars. I finished the look with this celestial Valentino Virgo Necklace. Once the day is done, I’m at ease surrounded by the twinkling LA stars, sparkling starfish and twirling ninja stars.
I’m in love with this Louis Vuitton SS 15 Look 47 LBD dress because of the long sleeves. The sleeves would cover my arms and make them look long, slim and toned. Never underestimate the power of beautifully textured long sleeves. I would blast The Imperial March theme as I use my dark force to clean up the scattered toys. Then I would march over to my closet and use the force to reorganize and purge all the clothes that I haven’t worn in over a year. While marching, I’d use the force to blow out my hair so it would look fabulously voluminous. Then I’d continue marching all the way to Barney’s NY, because they’re having a sale and I’d need some retail therapy to recover from all that “forcing.”