Fashionable Friday : Going Dotty Over Vintage Fashion

20.1.17

Fashion illustration : Going Dotty for Vintage Fashion in Black & White © Shell-Sherree
Fashion illustration : Going Dotty Over Vintage Fashion in Black & White © Shell-Sherree


Fear not, this fur is faux.   Thankfully when illustrating, the case is always so.

In a bid to disappear from the heat into a snowy wonderland, I was about to post one of my Paris carousel illustrations from several years ago and changed my mind.  Sorry if I've just disappointed you.  It's somewhat like saying, "I saw a majestic bunch of flowers at the markets that were so 'You'!  Here's a box of champagne truffles... I hope you like them."  My bad.

Nonetheless, here we are, with a something vastly different from the highly detailed and delicate work embodied in that gilt-edged and pastel-encrusted carousel, tiny enough to fit on a sheet of A4.   You could take this vintage ensemble for a spin on one of those winter-clad horsies and be snug as a bug in a rug.  Oh, all right then.  Go take a peek.  Don't say I never give you anything.  Hang on ... do say I always give you something?  Curse you, double negatives, and pass the hip flask of brandy. And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !


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Francophile Friday : Taffeta Tango in Paris

6.1.17

Paris Illustration Fashion & Fluffballs : Taffeta Tango in Paris © Shell-Sherree
Paris Illustration Fashion & Fluffballs : Taffeta Tango in Paris © Shell-Sherree

 Today's illustration lends itself to a tango overlooking the rooftops of Paris. 

A gorgeous taffeta confection might impede our steps but would hide a multitude of footwork sins all the while. 

This vintage gown might possibly be Dior.  There was no credit on the photo from which I drew inspiration, so if you know, I'm all ears.  Well, actually, my ears are rather petite.  In proportion, I would say.  Anyhoo, what I do know for sure is this gown is a beauty.  I hear several arrondissements are vying to become its postcode of residence.  They might have to take a number.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you !



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Fluffy Festive Fashionable Friday

16.12.16

Fashion & Fluffballs illustration, Let the Fluffy Times Roll © Shell-Sherree
Fashion & Fluffballs illustration, Let the Fluffy Times Roll © Shell-Sherree

'Tis the season to be fluffy, fa-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-la-laaa!

With holidays approaching, today's Fashion & Fluffballs illustration covers all kinds of festive frivolity.  My southern hemisphere's on display, oops ~ please excuse me ~ but you can throw on a coat if you need to!  Peace, love and let the fluffy times roll !  

Wishing you everything that's merry and bright.  And on that note ...

Happy Fluffy Festive Friday to you !

PS:  See you in the New Year!  In the meantime, I'll be at my drawing board throughout the holidays.  Please contact me for custom illustration pricing and I'll come back to you pronto!  Plus you can order sweet prints and merchandise here.  Many thanks!
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Fashionable Fluffy Friday : On the Road to Help French Bulldogs Pablo & Stella

9.12.16

Paris illustration, Fashion & Fluffballs, Road Trip with Kitty Cat © Shell-Sherree
Paris illustration, Fashion & Fluffballs, Road Trip with Kitty Cat © Shell-Sherree


Road trip ?  If there are cuddles, an early morning and/or dusk walk on the beach plus an extra-jumbo half-strength latte by the ocean at the other end, that's a "Yes!" from me.  In this case, however, it's for philanthropic reasons:  we're hitting the figurative road to rustle up some sales for a good cause.

Today's illustration shows Ella modelling a special Love Revolution bandana by Bullove, Italian makers of bespoke puppy dog clothing.  Bullove, Pipolli {also creators of gorgeous gear for dogs}, and I have teamed up with big-hearted TeamTrueLove for a beautiful fundraising campaign to help cover treatment for a couple of little French bulldogs in need named Stella and Pablo.  Bullove is donating the proceeds from sales of their special Love Revolution bandana and every sale gives a ticket in the draw for a gorgeous Pipolli teepee plus an illustrated portrait by me of the winner in their new teepee.  Adorable!  ***UPDATE 14th December 2016:  All fundraising bandanas have been sold ~ yay!  Thank you so much for your help and support!

bullove, bulldog illustration, copyright ShellSherree


The campaign ends 14th December and we really need a boost to reach the target.  If you'd love to spread the word, order a bandana to help the cause and spread smiles when walking your pooch, you can buy yours here.  On behalf of Stella, Pablo and Team True Love, we thank you !! And on that note ...

Happy Fluffy Fashionable Friday to you !
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Fashionable Francophile Friday : In a Fainting Fashion

2.12.16

Paris fashion illustration, In a Fainting Fashion, ink and watercolour  © Shell-Sherree
Paris fashion illustration, In a Fainting Fashion, ink and watercolour  © Shell-Sherree

When the simple glory of flowers becomes overwhelming in its beauty ... keep the smelling salts handy !

This was one of my earliest forays into fashion illustrating.  I still have a soft spot for it, while resisting the compulsion to add a kitty somewhere.  Oh, how I'd love that outfit to show up in my wardrobe ~ though my black phase has passed and it would be transmuted into a rich, deep purply-bluey-purple-blue.  With gold.  Ba-da bling, ba-da bloom, baby !

So come, let us gather our skirts instead of our thoughts.  They can run barefoot and free for now.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you !

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