If you’re interested in fashion illustration, Modesquisse (French for sketch fashion) is for you! The site is dedicated to curating fashion illustrations on magazine and book covers and what’s especially wonderful is that it doesn’t just cater to current issues — instead, the collection goes back over a century! I love seeing what magazine covers looked like a hundred years ago and it’s interesting to note the lack of headlines cluttering the covers. Back then, the covers were works of art in themselves.
* All images via Modesquisse.
How was your week? Mine was…full of organizing my taxes. Seriously exciting stuff! In between that, I also snuck in lots of walks with Rocky (yes, he’s wearing a holiday sweater! He doesn’t know any better!) and cleaning up my office (where do all these piles of stuff come from?!) It was actually pretty uneventful around these parts and hey, sometimes that’s a welcome change with so many projects and travel plans swirling for later this year.
Doing taxes and cleaning out my office are both such a drag but getting all my receipts in order and dusting off all my shelves did make me feel a whole lot better (only Virgos say that kind of thing, right?) I’ve also started working on some new projects for a few fashion clients and a stylist, all who I love so much — really feeling in my element design-wise right now, working with people I admire as fellow creatives.
I’ve been really enjoying working on a new mood board every weekend for In The Mood and it’s probably a dorky thing to be excited about but I love collaging and it reminds me of a series I did off and on for a few years, Fashion Notebook.
Early every Sunday, we take Rocky on a walk through a different neighborhood. He gets bored with the same old walk (and our neighborhood isn’t the greatest) so it’s nice to get out and explore. He gets super excited getting to ride in the car and Joey and I grab a coffee and spend an hour wandering through new scenery. Over the weekend, we walked near Stumptown on Division — I love the flower selection at their cute little store next door.
Speaking of coffee, I stopped in Cellar Door and though I’ve been there dozens of times, only now just noticed their awesome receipt sign-off. Haha!
Well, I’m off to finish up those pesky taxes (it’s always a roll of the dice with how it’s all going to go down). Also, if you’re in LA, Joey is having a solo show tonight at 7 PM at Lethal Amounts Gallery on 1226 W. 7th St. He worked really hard on getting this show together and I’m so proud of him. Have a great weekend, everyone! Hopefully not filled with doing your taxes…