Designing for some of my fave Youtubers


I have recently been fascinated by Youtubers.

I am currently subscribed to so many channels that I thoroughly enjoy watching.  It is fantastic how technology allows us to be a part of each other lives. Our world is filled with talented individuals, and YouTube has done a great job at making it accessible for us to enjoy and learn from videos made by people who willingly share their lives and their work with us.
The most wonderful part about this group of illustrations is how much one can learn by simply embracing other people’s style. It is so easy to get stuck in “what’s safe” or what’s popular in society. That is why this challenge of designing for individual’s who’s fashion has already gotten a strong style, was absolutely inspiring. It was a great learning experience to create  looks that were true to my style, but also kept the core of what makes these YouTube stars so magnificent.

I hope you enjoy the illustrations, I will leave a tag under each sketch with the YouTube channel corresponding to each person. Make sure to go and check them out! These guys are pros at what they do.






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Elle Fanning Red Carpet Looks

There is no doubt that  the Fanning genes are filled with talent.
I personally feel like it was just yesterday that I was watching Dakota dance around in a pink ballerina skirt with Brittany Murphy; and even though time flew right before our eyes, the most wonderful part about seeing the girls grow up, is to see them become such fine young ladies.
Ever since I spotted  Elle Fanning on Teen Vogue I fell in love with her look. I think it would be a dream to get to design for either one of the Fanning girls. I love how they always looks so elegant and put together. Love how they style complicated pieces into chic, modern and youthful outfits, and most importantly, I love how they always look so classy.

Recently I watched the trailer for Elle Fanning’s new movie “Ginger and Rosa”. The trailer had me head over heels at the first 10 seconds of footage. What a production! The visual aesthetics were impeccable. I can’t wait to watch the film and keep feeding my current inspiration revolving around cuban history, the 1960’s and the idea of young pure-hearted females in history.

You can watch the trailer here.

So as usual, I decided to create a few looks for Elle Fanning, keeping in mind that award season is coming up. Although the looks are different to her usual style, I know no better that to style people with my personal touch. Ha!
I hope you guys enjoy the first sketches for 2013!
Elle6 Elle5 Elle4 Elle3 Elle2

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10 Designs – 1 vision

Lots  and lots of pictures for this post!
Feels like it has been 100 years since my last post.

This mini collection was inspired by the whole “circles = endless lines = eternity” that you guys have seen me write about in the last few posts. The many things that are made up of circles is something really overwhelming to think about, so I am not going to go there. As cheesy as it may sound, I am going to let the designs speak for themselves.

It has been quite the ride taking 21 hours this semester and trying to feel inspired and wrestle with the sad reality of what the fashion world is like. The good news is that I am surviving and getting throughout it. As Gladys from the Ellen show would say “Just keep on keeping on” haha.
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“I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.” -Dolly Parton

Designing for Queen Dolly.

I mean… Too much of everything??? Heck yes! Would be my dream come true.

Hope you like these sketches of what I have envisioned for Dolly Parton:

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