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Menswear looks: Phillip Lim + Dries Van Noten

Phillip Lim
Dries Van Noten

I mostly illustrate women, especially when it comes to portraying designer looks for magazines and sites. Recently the menswear shows happened so I decided to take a look and was inspired to paint a couple of ensembles with nice details such as silky belt ties, mesh shirts, suspenders and jackets with little leather spikes. The original paintings are on my instagram if you want to see how they look before I scan and clean them up a bit.

Also, I’m excited to tell you that I finally set up an official artist page on facebook. Please join me. I’ll share updates on projects, personal work, sneak peeks and other news.

Please enjoy $5 off any orders in my shop from now through July 7th–with this code SamanthaHahnJuly and have a great weekend! XOX.

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July Shop Sale!!

I reduced a bunch of prices in my shop. Also, please enjoy $5 off all orders between now and July 7th with this discount code: SamanthaHahnJuly
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Artists in regular mode

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Sometimes when we think of these master 20th century artists, we imagine them larger than life. We can’t imagine them doing mundane things, or even having a regular conversation. We think they must have always said transcendent things and floated above the earth in a state of artistic flow at all times…but actually they were just people; just really talented, successful people.

I think Philip Pearlstein and Andy Warhol were college room mates. It’s a magic world. What a great shot of Andy on the street in NYC. I wonder what Helen Frankenthaler chatted about with Jackson Pollack on the beach? Do you think they have pb&j sandwiches together? Imagine Picasso braiding his daughter’s hair.

I love these snapshots of them (and others) in laid back mode via The Huffington Post. Check it out.

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Thank God It’s Monday T-Shirt

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My friend Gemma, a published novelist, screenplay writer and mama recently posted a hysterical photo of her family. The photo depicts her husband, also a hard working dude/dad in the bathroom with their two kids. It’s one of those scenes that you totally recognize as a parent. One kid is on the potty (obviously he’s been sitting there for quite a while) while the other is sort of hyperactively gallivanting around. Dad is perched uncomfortably on the ledge of the tub and mom is snapping a iphone photo for posterity. The parents are both at once exasperated and in love with their kiddos. They wouldn’t have it any other way but boy oh boy can those weekends be relentlessly long.

As a parent there are many moments of blissed out joy and many moments that can stretch you to your max. Therefore, the idea of returning to your your other passion on Monday can actually be a respite. I commented on Gemma’s photo with this “T.G.I.M” and she proclaimed, “I need that shirt!”. You asked, I answered dear Gemma. I need it too. I love my kids. I love my work.

The shirt is now in my shop if you want it. It’s printed on a beautiful apricot colored, soft, scoop-neck American Apparel T-shirt. Get it here!

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MADONNA!

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I’ll read any article about Madonna ever.

I love this recent one Growing Older with Madonna in the Times.

She’ll always have a special place in my heart. What a pleasure to grow up listening (lip-synching with my friends) and and see her still thriving, cutting the path for new performers year after year while still blowing up the spotlight on her own.

I could watch her dance all day long (fun seeing Alexander Wang and Miley Cyrus make cameos in the video).

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