I came across the art of Blair Breitenstein aka Blonde Lasagna on Etsy a few years ago.
As a lover of fashion illustration, I was smitten.
Of her process and inspiration, the Seattle-based artist says:
I make a point not to use an eraser in my drawings in order to capture the spontaneity of my ideas. I also draw quickly which adds a quality of fearlessness and quirkiness to my work. For some artists, capturing the proportions of their subject is most important – this is cool, it’s just not my style. Art is fun and it’s a creative release. I don’t draw from life, I draw from daydreams and fantastic magazine editorials. I am not focused on portraying real life, so when something I’m painting turns out a little off I go with it! I am less worried about drawing the correct number of fingers on a hand than getting the perfect shade of blue for a dress I saw in my dreams. In my dreams it was the dress I found inspiring, not the hands of the model that wore it.
I can imagine her art lining the walls of a fashionista’s boudoir.
The shots here from an ad in the September issue of Vogue for Fashion Week/The Bellevue Collection featuring the stunning art of Blair Breitenstein.