“Fashion changes, but style endures.”
― Coco Chanel
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I've done two close up drawings of two different models. They're both very different photos, different perspective, different style. I hope you enjoy looking at them!
This was a photo taken of the model's profile. She has a wicked updo consisting of a fishtail wrapped around the front of the head which was probably the hardest part to draw.
This one is a very sleek model, the hair has been scraped back completely, opening up her face. I've used my fingers to smudge the pencil where appropriate to create the shading and used a rubber to show where the light is shining.
This post is not remotely affiliated with fashion, however, today I had a brilliant experience that I would really love to bring your attention to and share. Today, at school, myself and my fellow classmates received an absolutely inspiring talk from a woman named Mandy Saligari. She spoke to us about how she was a drug addict from the age of 13 and her journey through recovery from her addiction in 1990.
Mandy spoke to us about her early life as a child and shared with us how her parents were as people and their specific addictions. She mentioned how one can be influenced into addiction because it's in their family, so happened through genetic predisposition. Mrs Saligari is now fully recovered and lives her life happily with her husband and children, and despite having Rheumatoid Arthiritis, is making the most out of her time.
Mandy's speech was truly fascinating and really hit home for me, as a person, and I left the room feeling really well-guided and so much better about my…
Due to the title of my blog (shoutout to my trusty thesaurus for suggesting the word 'forte'... so chic), I am immediately branding myself as some sort of style guru or fashion expert. But is fashion actually my forte? YES. NO.. MAYBE...? The point I'm trying to make (rather cryptically may I add) is that fashion is completely subjective and different people have different ideas of what 'good taste' is. Let me contextualise. I will wake up at 6.20 in the morning for sixth form and I will choose from my wardrobe (or maybe my sisters...even my mum's...?!?) an outfit that I want to wear and something I feel comfortable in. I may even accessorise if I'm feeling adventurous. I will nod at my reflection in the mirror, somewhat content with my chosen outfit for the day and get into my car to make my daily commute into school. (In the process I will change from my heeled boots into my UGGs so my driving doesn't bare any threats to my fellow drivers on the roads (ST…
The 7th of September is the birthday of my best friend of 14 years. This glorious year, she turned 18 which is actually a rather scary concept seeing as we have known each other since the tender age of 4. Naturally, a big birthday bash was thrown for my best friend in a charming marquee in her garden. It was so beautiful and well-organised I didn't even recognise that we were in her back yard. It was a fantastic night filled with great music, some rather questionable dancing and some rather snazzy-looking outfits. Because this was my first 18th birthday party I have attended, plus it was my best friend's birthday, I decided to buy a new party dress just for the occasion. I wanted it to be elegant yet suitable for an 18th party. I went to the Mall of Cyprus during my holiday and after what seemed hours of trying on dresses which were unsuccessful, I finally chose a dusky pink midi dress from Topshop. What I love about the dress is that it can be worn to many different occasions. I…