Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ilona....she warms your soul

There are a few people that I admire and Ilona Royce Smithkin is one of them. 
94 year old Ilona treats life like a gift. 
She truly has fun with life and for people like me from the fashion industry, she is a muse. 

She is rocking the orange lashes and the blue eye shadows like a true star. 
Drinking a cup of green tea and watching her on youtube one day I had the idea to illustrate her. 
She was drinking tea in the video and had a blast talking about simple fashion, life, the little thinks that makes like so precious. 

"I greet every day as a gift because I don't know from day to day when I will be called today!"

If you are interested in a limited edition print, I will have soon one in the Etsy Shop

Enjoy and drink some tea! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Agate and ancient Romanian Point Lace

As I started to work on this piece and having in mind to work with semi-precious  stones, agate was always a stone, that attracted me. 
Picking up this stone I did not know it would turn into a pendant. 
All I know is that it needed to be mixed up with some ancient Romanian Point Lace elements. 

Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armour to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.

Wear it and you feel protected, Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. 
Agate can cleanse and stabilize the aura by removing and/or transforming negative energy.

Pink is such a powerful, vibrant colour and emerald green is hopeful, fun, fresh and positive. 

If you want to own this pendant, visit the Shop and this green pink pendant, can do magic on you!

Enjoy and Happy Monday! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

A touch of vintage

I have been working for quite some time on this canary yellow 40s inspired pullover and now it;s time to introduce it to the world. 
Originally it was for a musical and as I was doing research and collected   information on the topic, I contacted Jessica, who has a wonderful blog and Etsy Shop for some inspiration and advice on the 40s. 

After navigating her blog, searching for 40s style and getting in the mood for a new creative adventure, this canary yellow piece came together. 
The handmade design includes purl knitting and Romanian Point Lace elements with beautiful classic chic faux tear drop and round pearls. 
I have to admit that it took me some time to fall in love with the 40s. I'm more a 20s, 30s and 50s girl if I think of vintage but it kinda grew on me. 
The peplum top has a traditional border with hand made lace appliqué and a strong cord border.
The back is simple, elegant and has metal snaps like they were used in the 40s.  

I'm not longer part of this project, I guess it was not meant to be for me. It buried me down as a designer and I could not really express what needed to be done to make it great and to make it a success, so I had to leave. Looking back now I'm happy because I can do what I feel is good and right to give the 40s inspiration a great homage. 

The details of this piece are on top of the small cap sleeves embellished with Romanian Point Lace and faux pearls. 

I needed to keep the knitting simple but still having an effect on it the purl design was the best choice, 
It turned out beautiful. 
I hope you don't mind my jeans but my high waist black skirt is in the storage! 
It was made for a medium size actress, so you see it;s a but large on me.
I will have it soon in my Romanian Point Lace and Crochet Shop for sale shortly after the weekend.
So drop by! 

 Let me know what you think about this little piece, would you buy it, where would you wear it and how  much would you spend on it, knowing that you are the only one on the planet having it?!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Clip Bag and Vogue Clutch

Peter Bristol is the designer of this one of a kind funky clip bag.
You should check out his designs here 
How would you wear it?

And if you are a Vogue believer, this might be the clutch for you! 
Brittany Smith is the creator of this great clutch!
Visit her Shop

How would you rock this?


Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day! 

If you would like to own a limited edition print, visit the Store


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nude,beige and beaded

Nude, beige and beaded was born one morning when picking my favourite coffee pod from Nespresso 
Blame Livanto for this necklace! 

Staring in my coffee on a sunny morning, and following the nude, beige colours of the coffee and the milk made me think about a new design full or aroma, interesting shapes, flow of colour with a touch of classic black beads. 

I was on the move looking for my black beads the coffee inspiring cotton thread, hook and needles...

But wait... not without finishing my beloved Livanto! 

( Original Art is available here )

E voilà... a few hours later a new design was taking shape.....

Aren't the colours a dream?

Two days later a new necklace was born and ready to find a new owner!
Check out the details of the necklace in my etsy shop

Enjoy to be original, wear wearable art and drink a cup of coffee!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Illustrations for the Teneriffe Festival

A few days ago we were celebrating in Brisbane the Teneriffe Festival. 
Food, fashion, music and a great company! 
Can you ask for  more?
BaleaRaitzART teamed up with Emerge Australia and so, I created the illustrations for the event.

PS: If you were at the festival, redeem you coupon for BaleaRaitzART!
and receive a custom fashion illustration portrait!