Tell me the illustration above (available to purchase on Etsy HERE) isn’t the most gorgeous piece of artwork you’ve ever seen… I dare you. I let out a 10-second long gasp (!) when I first saw it on Pinterest - a gasp I would only equate to the kind my mom still lets out in traffic about 0.2 seconds before she slams on the brake and hurls the mom-arm in front of my chest. Anyhow – my print of that gasp-worthy beauty just came in the mail today and I can’t wait to mat/frame/hang it. My bathroom (below) is pretty slammed… so maybe somewhere else. Like the dining room. I’m sure my he-roommate will love that. And as soon he starts cleaning his own toilet, I’ll start letting him weigh-in on the apartment decor.
The print is by an artist named Leigh Viner – delightful and incredibly polite to deal with, and also incredibly talented. Here are a few more fashion illustrations I love from her:
Something about Viner’s work feels ever-so-slightly Toulouse-Lautrec-y + with a (modern) 80’s twist… (work with me here)… as in, I hear Blondie and David Bowie playing, and could totally see a few of those prints above hanging over some mauve leather sofa, circa 1987, in the movie Mannequin. And with some shoulder-pad-clad chick traipsing through the room. But, something about Viner’s work also feels very classic. Am I right or am I right? (Stupidest expression ever, btw. And so fun to use!)
She also has a collection of photography – here are my two faves:
Check out Leigh’s Etsy page | Website to see the rest of her work, and/or Follow Me on Pinterest to see s’more of my favorite artsy stuff. I’m not an awesome artist myself, but I can pin the crap out of some pretty cool stuff.