Thursday, 24 February 2011


Dress: Alexander McQueen, Necklace & Cuff: Charles Albert

A couple weeks ago, MTV Style tweeted a link to a photo of American actress and singer Kat Graham wearing the most gorgeous, insanely large jewelry I have ever seen - just the sight of it caused instant heart palpitations! MTV Style said "We're OBSESSED with her necklace and ring!!" and how could you not be?

Kat's amazing accessories were made by American jewelry designers Charles Albert whose eye-popping pieces have recently been worn by other Hollywood celebrities such as Glee's Amber Riley, Ke$ha and Mya. Their jewelry has also been featured in various fashion magazines including Vogue Germany, Elle Mexico and Marie Claire.

Founded in 1990, Charles Albert jewelry is all handmade and comprised of one-of-a-kind fossil, mineral, gemstone and fine sterling silver. They have a wide range of edgy, beautiful pieces that any girl who loves a bit of fashion drama would go crazy for!

To see more Charles Albert jewelry, visit their website here.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011


I, along with a few other illustrators, was asked by Amelia's Magazine to interpret the dress above from Ada Zanditon's upcoming London Fashion Week A/W 2011 collection.

This was a really interesting task as the photo we received showed the dress on a hanger so we all had to imagine what it would look like on a model. Though not an overall difficult project, it was a little bit of challenge for me to capture the same architectural precision and beauty of the sleeves - the focal point of the dress. 

I usually use patterns for the background but I decided to switch it up a bit with this one. The sleeves on the dress reminded me of the Egyptian Pyramids, and because there's a link between the Pyramids and the constellations, I thought I would create a cosmic background to compliment the dress. The cosmic dust was made using oil pastels and the stars were created using Photoshop.

To top it off, I gave her a sculptural, avant garde hairstyle, as this is how I imagine women would style their hair when wearing this coat!

To view the Ada Zanditon LFW AW11 Preview article on Amelia's Magazine, click here.

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Saturday, 12 February 2011


Hi everyone!

I'm currently participating in the Saatchi Online Showdown competition to have my work "Grand Plumage" shown in the Saatchi Gallery in London.

At the moment, I'm in the top 500 of over 5000 entries but I need to get into top 128 in order to be in with a chance of winning. 

You don't have to sign up to Saatchi Online to vote, you can connect using Facebook so it's a simple process.

Please vote and encourage others to vote for me here -

Thanks very much! xxx

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Thursday, 10 February 2011


The first illustration above is called Love Nouveau and it's a piece I created for Valentine's Day. I've long been a fan of the detailed Art Nouveau drawing style - one of my favourite artists is Alphonse Mucha - and I also like the way the subjects are usually surrounded by an intricately detailed frame which makes it all the more romantic.

With this piece, I tried to merge elements of the Art Nouveau style with my own and use soft, feminine colours to create a unique, romantic piece for Valentine's Day.

Unfortunately, as V. Day is only four days away and I have not yet had a chance to get them printed, I won't be able to sell this piece before then.

However, I would still like to make prints of this illustration so I was thinking if I tweaked the colours and add some text, it may work as a lovely print for a Bride-to-be.

I'd love to know what you think about this one! Would you purchase this print as a Bridal gift?

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Sunday, 6 February 2011


A couple weeks ago I was contacted by French singer Cylia who invited me to participate in a fun, little art contest on her Facebook page. I basically had to illustrate one of the photos on her page and her Facebook fans would pick their favourite. The illustration above is what I came up with.

I also decided to put together my first progress slideshow video of this illustration. It's very short but I promise to make a better one next time with more photos taken at more regular stages in the process.

Hope you like it! xx


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Saturday, 5 February 2011




Currently obsessing over this gawwwwgeous spread called "Black Allure" from the February issue of Italian Vogue. It's beautiful and bewitching and it features some of my fave models such as Jourdan Dunn and Melodie Monrose.

Italian Vogue had previously done an all-black issue back in 2008 and now this time around, there's some skepticism over whether it's an attempt to show diversity in fashion or an interesting gimmick. I personally think it's most likely just a strategy to get attention but that doesn't matter to me. What matters is that this spread is awesome!!

I've just selected a few of my favourite photos from the spread but you can see all of them here.

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