Thursday, October 27, 2011

Valentino Fall 2011

Valentino Fall 2011
I saw the black velvet maxi dress and thought of a ghostly wraith...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Ready To Wear

I fell in love with Alexander McQueen's latest ready to wear collection. Pure magic. Pure fantasy. Practically all the pieces looked like they came straight out of a Victorian-time fairyland.

As soon as I saw the two bright apricot pieces, I immediately thought of a haughty fairy queen and her loyal subject.

Moschino Cheap & Chic S/S 12

Something fun and frivolous!
Moschino Cheap & Chic S/S 12

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christian Dior Haute Couture AW 11


The collection may have been a bit hit and miss, but what's not to love about a crescent moon headpiece?

Creatures in Couture

Welcome to my new project, Creatures in Couture. It showcases two of my greatest loves: art and fashion. I have started this blog as a kind of drawing exercise- depicting couture in a stylised and fantastical way.
Anyone who knows my art will know I have a fascination for mythology and the fairy world. I hope to somehow meld that with couture, for fashion illustration with a twist. After all, fashion is all about make believe and fantasy, so the idea is not so far fetched.
I am hoping to expand my imagination and self-discipline as an artist by setting myself a project that will hopefully over time develop into a more cohesive style. I hope that working on Creatures in Couture will give me more ideas as an artist/illustrator, free me up and get me out of this artistic rut I have found myself in!

I hope you enjoy what I come up with!

For more of my work, please visit my website: http://www.nellmckellar.com

~Nell.