Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ava Drake Capsule collection

So... it's been a good while and my proper parents, Oprah and Gayle Winfrey still haven't found me.  Money is running out and telling people that I am important because of who my long lost parents are, is  not providing me with free things and a stress free life.  I had to make some changes.   So in hopes of trying to make my "parents" notice me, I have decided to become a designer. It's definitely a lot harder than I imagined and my nails can no longer hold on to a manicure thanks to the woes of the sewing machine, but alas...
The Winfrey's better be worth it. Without further ado....

Ladies and maybe one gent, I present to you OUTFIT 1 (of 7) of the Ava Drake Capsule collection.  All outfits will be presented on this blog and instagram over the weeks and will be available for purchase at in December.

The easy part-- Sketch/Illustration:

The sketch realized:

Hope you like, and if you don't, keep it to yourself. XOXO

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


In a perfect world, my bank account will be endless and I will be wearing any one of these to work! Just think of all the food you can eat during lunch time and at 3:00 pm (the unofficial recess time for working adults)? The Dior and Celine ones are my favorites.

Trend Analysis

Are you dizzy yet? There is something about wearing stripes that just makes one look fashionable.  When I think of stripes, I always imagine myself wearing one while standing in the middle of a lovely yacht. Of course, the wind will be blowing my hair like I am a stand in for Mariah Carey in one of her videos.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

Finally, the soul got fed...

This statement is definitely sacrilegious and I hate saying it aloud but I enjoyed the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo more than I did the Ufizi Gallery. All the Madonnas in the Ufizi gallery are spitting on me right now and it will probably reach my part of earth tomorrow...

 Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, and until next time

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh dios mio!!!

I bet you can figure out what was going through my mind at that very second:

 Greetings from Florence and David's naked sculpture.
Yes, I know I have been MIA and I would love to promise that I will do better but that would be a lie. Let's see what happens in the upcoming months, shall we?
My coat is by a new designer called Esmie Vie.  I snagged it in her showroom when I accidentally, on purpose, showed up there un-invited during Milan's September fashion week. It was a classic case of mistaken identity. She thought I was the buyer from Saks she was expecting and I just kept my mouth shut till she buzzed me into her office.  It all worked out in the end; for me at least, I got a lovely coat out of it:)

I do hope I am able to get back here soon.  I have loads of stories from Milan that are just waiting to be shared.  Wish me luck.