Camillus Couture – Fashion Illustrator

During the week, I was contacted by Camillus Couture, an Irish fashion illustrator and designer. Based in London, Camillus is known for his quirky cupcake bag designs and hand drawn fashion illustrations. 

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Fashion illustrations are one of my favourite types of art. There is something quite personal about them. I love the combination of colours mixed with the ink of a pen. I’ve featured previous fashion illustrations on my blog before (you can read it here).

Camillus’ portfolio includes many high end fashion magazines, designers and of course, supermodels. Today I’m going to share his fabulous Hermes, Linda Evangelista, Victoria’s Secret, Vogue Paris, Chanel, and classic Vogue.

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His A4 illustrations are priced at £35, and can be purchased online: Camillus Couture

If you’re an Instagram addict like myself then check out Camillus’ account (camilluscouture) for more information. Naomi Campbell, Gisele, Selita Ebanks, and Coco Rocha have liked and commented in his work. If it’s good enough for them, then it’s definitely good enough for me! 😉

Happy Friday ♥

Nx

My week on Instagram ♥

What a busy week between events, work, blogging, shopping and snoozing! Now that the bright nights are here, I always find my days get busier.

On Thursday I attended an event over at Charles Hurst. They were showcasing Benefit’s new Citroën Benemobile. It’s an absolute beaut of a car complete with lush candy stripe interiors, an arm rest that’s really a make up holder and beautiful art work. My kind of car! ♥

This week I’ve featured new make up purchases, my favourite accessories, my beloved Tom & Eva tote and much more. Check it out! 🙂

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Thankfully we’re half way through the week, and the weekend is growing closer! Woohoo!

As always, you can follow me on Instagram

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Meet Hayden Williams

I’m sure that you’re all aware that I’m obsessed with fashion illustrations. With my art & design background, I’ve always had a thing for illustrations, but since moving into fashion, it has grown!

I recently came across 22-year-old British fashion designer and illustrator, Hayden Williams. He is a fabulous artist and captures the true beauty of style. His illustrations are one of a kind, magnificent pieces and he has even designed a few celebrity designs such as: Beyonce, Rihanna and Audrey Hepburn. The illustrations I’ve chosen consist of a mixture of high end fashion and well known style icons. From the Black Swan costume to a fabulous Vogue Cover inspired piece, he’s pretty much made his mark as a seriously talented designer and illustrator.

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I have to say that the Vogue and over sized ball gown that I saved until last are my favourites. I would love to invest in an illustration or two! ♥

Hope you’re all having a fabulous week!

Nx

A Classic Chanel

Despite the horrible weather that battered Belfast on Saturday, I decided to fight the rain and wind, and shop up an absolute storm.

I’m heading to Krakow, Poland, on Thursday so I needed to pick up a few pieces for my trip. While I was browsing in Victoria Square, I came across a delightful little stall that is the ultimate ‘designer heaven’.

Michelle, who is the owner of Chic Art, is a talented artist who creates magnificent fine art and limited edition shoes, handbags, hats and character illustrations that come in a black or white vintage style frame.

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Each piece is hand crafted with swarovski elements throughout them. Some even have feathers on them like the hats styles. They’re so unique and a must have for any true stylista!

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I couldn’t help but fall in love with these fabulous illustrations so I decided to treat myself. I opted for the ‘Classic Chanel’ piece and I was beyond excited when purchasing it. I love this iconic black quilted bag with swarovski embellishment on the Chanel logo. I’m definitely going to purchase a few more pieces soon!

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Check out www.chicartbymichelle.com for more information on her pieces.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. ♥

Nx

Darphin launches at The Merchant Hotel Spa

Tonight I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous event at The Merchant Hotel for the launch of Darphin skincare at The Merchant Spa.

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The Spa at The Merchant Hotel has been chosen as the home of the famous beauty brand in Belfast, where the full range of delectable products and bespoke treatments are set to excite beauty fans across the city and beyond.

The chic and hilarious Oksana from Darphin in Paris gave us an informative run through of the company, products and of course, the genius behind the Darphin brand. I could have listened to her fabulous french accent all night, she was amazing.

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She started by introducing us to Pierre Darphin, the man behind the brand.

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For those of you who are not familiar with this Parisian brand, it all started in 1958, the cosmetics industry as we know it was in its infancy. This was the year Pierre Darphin, a refined Parisian kinesiotherapist with a deep understanding of the science of skincare, beauty rituals and an intuitive sense of how women wanted to be pampered, created the Darphin Institute and skincare line.

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His passion for research was matched by his instinct for what makes a woman feel cared for, even indulged, and he passed along these skills during intensive training sessions with his aestheticians.

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Darphin believed that beauty and well-being were inextricably linked, and in order to design the most effective and personalized treatment, beyond the external appearance of her skin, he analysed a woman’s lifestyle and habits.

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Of course, we were all treated to a goodie bag that contained samples from the company including, an Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water for your face, eyes and lips. There was also an Intensive Skin-Hydrating Serum, a Youthful Radiance Camelia Mask and finally a Total Anti-Aging Rejuvenating Serum. Not bad, eh? 😉

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I had a great time tonight in the stunning Rita Duffy suite. Thank you to Sinead and the Darphin team for a fabulous event. ♥

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