A t-shirt dress from Lanvin + H&M

Whenever H&M or Uniqlo had a collaboration for a new collection, my friend(s) and I would get up early and wait outside of the store, hours earlier its opening. What is it about a designer that you love that pulls you into purchasing such an item that isn't a classic and you won't really wear it all the time. For example, this t-shirt dress that's been embellished with prints, grosgrain ribbon, tulle and beads/sequins. It was a gift from that friend whom I would meet up and wait on line to have access to one of these goods. I have yet to officially wear this white t-shirt dress anywhere. I have worn it once at home to try on but never the world will see this on me. H&M or Uniqlo will have many other collaborations in the future but I no longer will wait in line...however, I am curious to see the Lemaire X Uniqlo launch tomorrow...


Asymmetric Linen vest

I have not worn this vest out yet to any event, not that there has been many outings happening in my life out in Northern California..! I lived in NYC for 25 years with great jobs, surrounded by the many interesting people I have met, befriended and my family so close. Even a day without work meant there was a new "adventure" ahead of me with a swipe of a metro card. I would start a free day like that with a trip to the Met and visit my favorite collections, perhaps sit on the steps in front of the museum, slowly start my walk downtown. I wouldn't have a set destination but the walk down would excite my imagination, mind and entice my senses. I loved stopping by Lady M cakes or the Laduree Uptown for a small treat. Central park was another favorite spot of mine in the city as I am sure is to millions of others who live in NYC. I especially loved the park in the winter, snow crunching under my boots with a hot cocoa in my gloved hand. Calling up a friend for a drink after work or meal was easier done there than here where I am now. 


An illustration of GaryPepperGirl

My illustrations are far from perfect, very far from what I want as my "style" permanently but I can keep practicing as someone I admire had advised me once. 


"Selfie" on a Friday

Gap turtle neck in "kitchen sink yarns", H&M boyfriend jeans and Andy Wolf glasses


Rabbit in coat

Hand painted in Sumi Ink on Watercolor paper. Available on www.Etsty.com/stripedshop

past works

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Thanks for visiting my sketchbook. Find me on Instagram: STRIPEDSTRIPES and Tweet: Jnny_sktch, EtsyShop: Stripedshop. I love doodling, fashion and baking. I am dreaming about writing/illustration a "kids" book!