Hello Summer! Last week of school for my kids. Time to get my feet beach-ready because I'm kinda obsessed with sandals. And I'm smitten by the details and colors of the fabulous Sergio Rossi sandal. I think the name "Flashy" says it all.
Image: Sergio Rossi shoe illustration above by me, Chris Olson. Feel free to pin image on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!
Black and white is a trend I love. And best of all, this trend works with work wear and more casual fashions. Plus I love the fact you can mix and match black and white fashions with a pop of color in patterned jeans, shoes, a purse or other accessories. Here are six styles to check out.
I'm so excited to have warm weather return. And spending an afternoon or an ev ening poolside is my version of paradise. Imagine taking a dip in one of these lovely pools. You can find more pools like this on my Pinterest bard Decks and Patios.
This Winnie-the-Pooh quote was selected for my son as he goes off on another big adventure.
Whether you are going on an adventure today or staying close to home, hope all of you are having a lovely day. And if you have a bedtime story to read tonight—read something wise and wonderful by A.A. Milne with my favorite little bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. xo
Image: Wisdom by Winnie-the-Pooh. Art by me, Chris Olson. The role of Pooh played by the handmade and much-loved Honey Bear. Feel free to Pin it on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!
I am going to start a new series of sketches of favorite shoes. Some are sketches of shoes I own, but many many are shoes I just love—the colors, the design, the "shoe architecture." Take this strappy open toe bootie. The elegant lines are divine, don't you agree?
Images: Shoe illustration above by me, Chris Olson. Feel free to pin image on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!
My illustration above was inspired by some lovely daisies my daughter gave me yesterday. I thought their bright colors were the perfect slice of sunshine to encourage you to make the most of your Monday!
And I thought I'd share a bit of link love to get your creative juices flowing. Here are just a few lovely links to inspire you:
If you are a blogger and want to make videos, Jenner Brown put together a helpful list of resources on the Alt Design Summit Blog.
Do you ever feel like your are in a slump because you don't see any progress in meeting your goals? Maybe you are overlooking all your past accomplishments. Monica Lee at Smart Creative Women has a wonderful video with a message that will definitely boost your confidence.
And just for fun, check out the lovely jewelry GIVEAWAY on Frock Files. I think the earrings are adorable. Be sure to enter soon, the giveaway ends Tuesday, May 14th.
Images: Daisy graphic featured above by me, Chris Olson. Feel free to pin image on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!
Season 2 of Fashion Star ends tonight with a new fashion star to be named! Will you be tuning in? Only one of the final three designers —Cassandra Hobbins (John Varvatos' team), Daniel Silverstein (Nicole Richie's team) or Hunter Bell (Jessica Simpson's team) — will be named the season 2 winner. You can watch a preview video of the season finale here.
Sketch from last week's episode
I've had so much fun sketching the runway so I've got one more sketch from the previous episode—Trending Now and Then. This sketch features Cassandra and the models wearing the column dress and shirt dress.
FASHION STAR RECAPS
If you want to see more sketches from my recaps, check out
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