“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel’s (Coco) birthday was August 19th, 1883. She was born in Saumur, France. She died at age 87 in 1971.
Above is a portrait I did of her for this exhibit (here’s an interview I gave with the South China Morning Post about the exhibit if you want to read more about it).
What an interesting and influential woman she was. She had a life full of tragedy, love, loss, success, struggle and accolade.
I was beyond thrilled to illustrate the invitation for incredible designer Lela Rose‘s Spring 2015 fashion show at Lincoln Center Pavilion. She asked me to illustrate silhouetted figures in grayscale at a downtown loft party. There’s another big collaboration for the show that’ll be revealed in in September.
I’ve always been smitten with Lela’s incredibly feminine silhouettes, stunning fabrics and textures. I had the privilege of checking out the Spring 2015 collection at her show room. Just wait till you see it!
I illustrated this Cook’s Book Journal with Galison exclusively for Anthropologie. It’s a beautiful hard cover with de-bossed utensils. Inside there’s a folder to hold all your favorite recipes, a pencil and notepad with a perforated portion to jot down your shopping list to bring to market.
Just leave a comment below this post to win!
Say anything you like, especially if it’s your favorite food! We’ll choose a winner on Friday (randomly) and send you a journal the week of August 25th.
Hope you all had an incredible weekend. We took a local baby-moon. My mom had Henry for a sleep-over full of AmNH adventures, cooking waffles and baking scones and art projects involving shaving cream. We had a super fun grown-up NYC weekend.
We started at the Whitney Museum, Jeff Koons retrospective which was utterly incredible. I can’t say enough about it to give the show justice but it was fascinating to see his journey as an artist. Then we saw The Master Builder an incredible Ibsen play adapted by Andre Gregory starring Wallace Shawn and filmed by Jonathan Demme (what a team). Then we hopped the train to Williamsburg for dinner at a place we used to go all the time with friends before having Henry. The whole day was spontaneous (which I love so much). After dinner we hopped on a sunset ferry to ride (looking at the almost super moon) to Dumbo where we walked along the river and made our way over the Brooklyn Heights promenade and finally wound up back at home. We were so exhausted but decided to stay up to watch Romancing the Stone. It was a perfect perfect perfect day followed by a perfect evening.
Of course we missed Henry but we relished the time to be together and have sparkling, uninterrupted conversation and adventure. I’m sure we’ll have a few months when Vivian is born (in a few weeks!) that are full of sleepless nights and stressful days so this was such a treat! I posted a couple of photos on instagram and facebook if you want to take a peek.
p.s we loved the Jeff Koons show so much, I wish we had taken an audio tour. We might not get a chance to do so before Vivian arrives so please if you can, do it, so that I can live vicariously through you!