Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sweet Streets Hi-Fructose ad

I am so honored to have my girls "Tomomi do Kazuko" in the Sweet Streets Hi-Fructose ad
Thank you so much Caro!

I am really having fun making art for this show. Japanese fashion encourages you to break all boundaries, experiment and have fun. A great motto for life I think! Can't wait for the show :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

"Tomomi do Kazuko" for Sweet Streets 2

"Tomomi do Kazuko" - my 2nd digital piece for SWEET STREETS 2
"Tomomi" meaning "beautiful friend" and "Kazuko" meaning "peace child" are 2 young college students posing for the camera.
These girls definitely evolved from their pencil sketches and I had a lot of fun playing with color in this drawing.
I just recently made my first dress with the guidance of my immensely talented mother. Maybe one day my sewing skills will be up to snuff so I can actually make some of these outfits I draw my girls wearing.

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Harajuku Ballerina" for Sweet Streets 2

this is my first piece for sweet streets 2. after looking at all the amazing fashion at i was inspired to put together an outfit that consisted of what I would have worn when I was say 5 years old. i love the creativity and exuberance of the people and fashion in tokyo, it really is magical and reminds me of the carefree, fantastical way i viewed clothing as costume, and as capable of transforming me into anything i wanted to be when i was little. i wish i had that same courage i had back then to wear all the sparkly berets and tutus i wanted!

i would love to visit japan again. last time I was there I was 7 and went on rides with Michael Jackson at Tokyo Disneyland. this was during the "Bad" tour. He had rented out the whole park and I think I rode the tea cups a hundred times in a row. Who's bad? ;P

all of my work starts out as a pencil drawing. i do everything in layers and blue tape is my best friend to piece it all together, kind of like paper dolls. this piece inspired me to draw my dad's amazing vintage leather jacket, which i am now restoring and hope to wear soon!