Tag: Fashion illustration

The Worn Identity: Church on Sunday

Church on Sunday . . .

One of the things I learned from polling you, my lovely readers, was that you wanted to see more personal style posts. Well, being the perfectionist that I am, I couldn’t bear to upload shady cell phone shots of me in the bathroom smiling (or not) into the mirror. Since I do not have the luxury of having a personal photographer follow me around 24/7, I decided to go about it another way. (at least until I beef up my photography skills a little more). I’ve decided to post my outfits as personal style drawings. I love to draw and I don’t do it nearly as much as I would like to, so now, thanks to you guys, I have reason to once again! I’ve decided to label my personal style posts: The Worn Identity.  I call it that because I believe that what we choose to put on our bodies represents an aspect of who we are in some way, or who we choose to portray ourselves as that day.  As you get to know me better, you will see that I channel many personalities via my clothes, as I am sure many of you do. It is a great form of expression. Hope you enjoy! xo


Fashion Illustrated: Kareem Iliya

Illustration by Kareem Iliya

I have had a love affair with fashion illustration since I could hold a pen. I toyed with majoring in illustration in school, but my love for design won out. I collect the images of any fashion illustration that catches my eye, however, Kareem Iliya is my all-time favorite illustrator of fashion. His watercolors are works of art, and have appeared in various editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the New York Times to name a few. He has even done ad work for several luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Fendi, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. More recently he has illustrated the covers of several F. Scott Fitzgerald books, including The Great Gatsby. One day I hope to commission him to do an original piece for my living room. Then I could gaze at the beauty of his work daily. Check out the slideshow below for more of his treasures.

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all images courtesy of Kareem Iliya