Vega and I are sketching today, getting inspirations from the tots in the Tot Lot. Working on a fashion illustration for the brand, Entirely Me. They are launching their new gender inclusive kid’s collection.
Check out Entirely Me’s apparel here: https://beentirelyme.com
When I look around today at the people here at your memorial celebration, it’s obvious that this is your crowd. You are the King of Fun, and we are all happy subjects that have dwelled in your kingdom of good times and adventures.
On this bittersweet day, you have once again gathered the peoples together. As we look into each other’s eyes today we will see your spirit residing. The intimacy, honesty, warmness, passion, generosity and joy that you gave to us, is now part of us.
Your kingdom of Love and Laughter prevails! I will always be inspired by your light..and snarkiness.
For today’s fitting, we have the challenge of having our photos fit properly across many body types. Flurry, fluffy, skinny and short….Seniors… and so youthful that we just can’t even. These two prototypes of the Puffer and the Sweatshirt Hoodie are for the production of the great Instagram e-commerce pet brand Lucy & co.
The design draws from the unique architectural details and expresses the character of the art deco 1939 Brooklyn co-op building. If you look in the center of the design you will see the building, shown with a stone torch finial that are present on the rooftop parapet. The elongated swirls on both sides of the artwork represent the beautiful and majestic sycamore trees that canopy Westminster Road. The tall shapes behind the swirls depicts the New York City skyline in the distance. The floral motifs with leaves at the bottom corners represent the grounds of the property with it’s lush gardens. At the top of the plaque, is the bright noon sun shining down with it’s ray. The middle shell/fan design, the swirls, chevron and flowers are all art deco elements found on the original decorative stones on the building, and the dripping elaborate deco motifs on the ceiling of the ornate lobby. In order to create a stone from a paper design, a woodcarver must create a wood panel relief. Although hand carving is a dying art, we thankfully found someone in Brooklyn who could take on the project. Tamer and Tamer of Brooklyn has the capability to do the carving completely mechanically by their 3-D computerized carver. However, they decided to carve it the old fashioned way. Once completed, the panel will then go to the stone mason who will create four stones to be placed in the brick piers of our front entry. Due to damage, the front piers and walls had to be rebuilt. The new improved front entry includes; adding the deco stone to the piers, replacing the wall planters with a clean slate of coping, shatter-resistant globe lighting, and new stone caps on the piers.
I was asked to participate in The Kalopsia Project by a friend. The project involves getting artist to complete 137 portraits of people living with AIDS in the US. This number signifies the fact that 137 people contract HIV every day in the United States alone. This exhibit is to create a visual of the daily impact of HIV and AIDS that still exists. I said yes, that I would love to participate and help bring awareness to an epidemic that I admit, I haven’t thought of in years.
Today’s fitting is brought to you by….the letter “N”….for our lovely fit model, Miss Nadia!
It’s time to celebrate, we got in the fit samples for the new kid’s line, Entirely Me. For first protos, they came in looking fantastic.
Entirely Me is a children’s clothing brand that stands for self-expression, allowing kids to be entirely themselves as they discover their own sense of style. The mastermind behind this fresh new concept is Katie Martino.
Katie and I started working on her brand this summer. She told me her vision of creating a line of kid’s clothes where the designs are largely inspired by kids themselves. The styles would pleasantly unisex and durable, built to last and can be easily passed from brother to sister….and vice versa.
I love working on this brand!! Design-wise, there is so much depth, even though the product is easy-breezy. The styles include superfun elements of adjustability, to personalize the look, and to allow for growth. Everything is reversible, adjustable, and modular. A simple t-shirt can transform into a cute gathered cap sleeve dress !
Thank you to the fabulous fit team: Katie, Nadia and her Mama Achara!!
Will be back very soon for round two of protos! 🙂
J’adore the 2015 French Open ball girl’s uniform!