Notebook pages

Here are my latest finds and news from style, fashion, film, design and beautiful living.

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“The art of the contemporary fashion illustrator can be seen as defying the times — an anachronism in this age of the digital photograph, instant internet communication, and technology-driven creative processes […] Fashion illustration is an art based simply on the skill of the hand and the eye”, says Tony Glenville, the creative director of the School of Media & Communication at the London College of Fashion, in his book New Icons of Fashion Illustration. I can hardly add anything to his words to express my exact feelings, except for that I know, of course, that some illustrators use software too, but I will take into consideration only those who draw by hand.

Swedish artist Cecilia Carlstedt is one of the illustrators featured in the book. I’ve just discovered her works and I’ve been drawn by her minimalistic style and by her beautiful, delicate use of watercolour, ink and pencil strokes. Cecilia has been commissioned for a wide range of clients such as H&M, La Perla, Anthropologie, Paul Smith, Vogue, New York Times, W Magazine and The Wild Magazine.

Cecilia Carlstedt

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Cecilia Carlstedt


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• The New York home of my blog friend, designer Julie Paulino Yenicag of Belle Vivir, is featured in the latest edition of Rue Magazine. It’s inspiring!
• The art of making the Chanel cardigan
• Beautiful jewellery: Philip Crangi for JewelMint
• Simply the best: Tina Turner for German Vogue, the April issue
Brumalis Studio: a floral paradise in the heart of Madrid
• “There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.” (Akira Kurosawa, March 23, 1910-September 6, 1998). This week marks 103 years since the birth of one of the world’s greatest directors. Have you seen his movies?

photos: Cecilia Carlstedt website


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