(Looks from Simone Rocha and Carven Fall 2013 via style.com / Background via Tumblr)
1 Comme des Garçons Tie Front Jacket (Farfetch) > 2 Charlotte Olympia Shake It Clutch (Matches Fashion) > 3 Pink Converse (Net-a-Porter) > 4 Tom Binns Earrings (Net-a-Porter) > 5 TNTees T-shirt (Net-a-Porter) > 6 Plastic Round Sunglasses (Topshop) > 7 Knitted Hairy Diamond Jumper (Topshop) > 8 Jil Sander Leather Pouch (Net-a-Porter) > 9 Issey Miyake Bao Bao Tote (Farfetch) > 10 Comme des Garçons Skirt (Farfetch)
(The Whitepepper dress, Comme des Garçons Tricot bag, Maison Martin Margiela shoes)
Summer dressing has never been my forté. The heat in Perth during Summer is unbearable; even if you wear next to nothing it is slightly better, but still unbearable. So, when I come across pieces that are comfortable and easy to wear in the heat, I am instantly happy. This dress is one of those pieces. I have already worn it to death this season and will continue to wear it till Summer’s end.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend some business seminars as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. My favourite was fashion illustrator Bil Donovan’s. Whilst captivating us with his vibrant, charismatic energy, he discussed his journey to where he is now; a renowned artist, illustrator and educator. Based in New York, Donovan creates works for many fashion publications and exhibitions, and as Christian Dior’s first ever Artist-In-Residence, he also creates works exclusively for them.
During the presentation we were able to watch Bil create pieces live using watercolour. His technique was incredible. Focusing on the negative space, the flow of his lines were fluid and perfect.
To read more about Bil Donovan, visit his website here.
Below are some of my favourite works by Bil…
(images via bildonovan.com)