Since Valentine’s Day is practically synonymous with pink, I figured I’d celebrate today by posting imagery from my pink-themed boudoir shoots. I normally don’t have much of a place for these on my blog seeing as how bright and girly they are, so here’s my chance !
Models featured in this post are gorgeous Spartan plus-size model Annoula Dritsas (she’s actually Spartan!) and lovely burlesque dancer Kita St. Cyr. Both of these gals are amazing and a joy to shoot.
… What ?
Is that … color ?
A limited color palette… but yes, it is.
The adornment in the above illustration was inspired this necklace, a beautiful piece by Sherry Serafini in collaboration with Heidi Kummli.
I did some quick digital coloring to this. Yes, I know it’s probably a bit shocking ! Hahaha. But before you think I’ve lost myself, here’s another recent piece in black and white !
Fashion illustration © Michi of Delphina Luxe Art
Last week I had the pleasure of doing shooting with a stunning burlesque dancer/model by the name of Hazel Honeysuckle. I decided I’d try a new lighting scheme inspired by a lighting style I’ve seen in neo noir films such as The Postman Always Rings Twice (1986) and Blade Runner. I think I was also subconsciously channeling red district lighting.
I absolutely love the outcome.
I find these videos entertaining, informative even. Considering how some of the information is still applicable, I figured I’d share them.
Tuesday night was turbulent for many people here in NYC. Flights were canceled, transportation was disrupted, and people were irritated that weather warnings were being issued. As I read through all of the angry tweets for the day, I almost felt a smidgen of guilt for the nice, comfy evening I was having. Almost.
I spent my time bundled in warm blankets, sipping some Nutella hot chocolate (recipe here - I had it without whipped cream), while re-watching The Big Sleep and Chinatown, two of my favorite noir films. Style is often impeccable when it comes to film noir, but for some reason my mind fixed itself on a certain garment in particular: the silk robe.
It’s snowing today in NYC. Today’s fashion illustrations are somewhat inspired by the weather.
Snow is nice and comforting until you have to actually venture out. You have to put that mug of hot chocolate to the side and prepare to get your face numbed by the cold air. As a dog owner I have to step out into the elements, no matter how uncomfortable, for long periods of time. It’s literally painful at times, but the benefit of having a loving fur baby outweighs the occasional weather-related pain.
While on the topic of pets, I’d also like to mention that if you have a dog and live areas that experience cold temperatures please keep in mind that most popular dog breeds do not receive adequate warmth through their fur coats. Investing in a winter coat is a must for your pet. Do not assume that just because your dog is large that he/she is able to create incredible amounts of warmth for him/herself during the winter. Also, it’s a good idea to invest in good dog boots to prevent cracked paw pads, stepping into antifreeze (which is lethal if ingested), or shock from the cold. I personally use the brand PAWZ.