September 30, 2011

29 sleeps until the Paper+Plus Art Sale!

I still have soooo many fashion illustrations to doooooo!
But here's the awesome flyer for the Paper+Plus Art Sale, really hope to see you there!

September 25, 2011

Yacouba Fashion Illustration

For my friend (& fellow Tafe Fashion graduate's) birthday, I was running out of ideas for what to get her, then it dawned on me, seeing as I've been doing so much fashion illustration work, that I'd illustrate her Final Graduate Collection from 2009 when we graduated. I'm really glad she liked it. (watercolour & lead pencil on A3 watercolour paper, framed). I'm still preparing for the Paper+Plus Art Sale, coming up on the 29th & 30th of Oct at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, where I'll be selling my fashion illustrations (all different mediums) pricing between $10-$200), hope to see you there! I hope to keep working on my bridal illustrations too and shall upload those later on :)

Happy 1st Birthday Blog!

Wow I can't believe it's already been a year since I started blogging! It's definitely gone fast!
Although I'd love to blog about every project I do, be it fashion, styling, illustration, jewellery, & more; sometimes there just isn't the time, so I hope you can find me on facebook at my page:

I endeavor to continue blogging as long as there's a free computer and I have the time. It's a lot of fun & I love reading people's feedback/comments on my posts, so please don't ever stop!

I'd like to thank each and every person for following my blog and to those who follow the facebook, twitter, youtube, tumblr profile's I've created. I love trying to reach out and find others who share similar interests and creative passions, otherwise the world just doesn't feel the same. I hope if you're reading this and you too want to start something based on your passions or interests, be it just a hobby, or even a small business or beyond, that you do start it, start it today. Tomorrow isn't promised today, as dramatic as it sounds; but I wouldn't have put any of my interests into action if I kept waiting & putting it off time and time again. As Oprah said, "You always had the power" and finding your calling really is why we're all here. Some people can utilize their gift or interests into a career or occupation, others find that it isn't always so, it could be something more personal, like the way you can lift people up, or your quirky silly streak or your nurturing personality.

Not all gifts or callings end with a six digit salary. The main thing is you are living to your full potential of satisfaction. It's what makes you want to get up in the morning & start really living your best life. For me that is creating. I love creating beautiful things that give people pleasure, but also things that are personal, that may invoke something sentimental. When I source materials usually they are unique and one-of or kind of quirky and left-of-centre, I just believe that in this mass-made world, I just want to hold something in my hand and know who made it, know where and how and why it was made, and made by someone who WANTS to make it because it gives them pleasure, not because they're in a factory being paid $2 an hour to make it. I enjoy what I do and it gives me joy when I see people appreciate the simple fact that it was made with love. Love is the strongest thing on this planet. Do what you love, with love. That is what I'm reminded of on my blog's birthday. Funny, but true. :)

Belinda :)

September 3, 2011

Stylist Recount: Spring Fling Fashion Shoot (Behind the Scenes Photos Only)

Behind the Scenes

It's only the third day of Spring and already there's change in the air. New blossoms are bursting on the peach and nectarine tree in my backyard, and everywhere there are new flowers and new life.

I had the song "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" by The Byrds (Forest Gump soundtrack) stuck in my head after looking back at today's shoot. Spring is so gentle & feminine, just like the fashion & beauty today. 

Lauren Parkinson's ( Make Up Artistry & hair styling encompassed that beautifully, with dewy lips, a fresh complexion, glowing eyes and soft, flowy hair. 

Behind the Scenes
Antony Snape ( invited me along to style the shoot, fortunately I had some new designs fresh from my Melbourne trip to share, and the wind was fierce today so I'm glad I did bring the peach dress, it looked incredible on model Talisa Copley. 

Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes

I seriously can't wait to see Antony's work for this shoot, the way the sunlight was filtering through the trees and also his new lighting made the shoot look perfect, I can't wait. We had a great day out at Old Port Noarlunga and stopped at a little cafe and Antony bought us lunch yummmm!

I'll upload the video soon (I filmed the Behind the Scenes again, it's so addictive) And will post finished photos too, can't wait!

Behind the Scenes