Monday, November 16, 2009

Bleachin' your teeth, smiling flash, talking trash, under your breath


I was first familiarized with the work of Liselotte Watkins when I received a W29 Showroom tote bag emblazoned with one of her drawings last season. Susanne, who owns W29, always has an eye for fresh talent, and tapped the Swedish illustrator to create a whimsical piece that subtly incorporated the W29 logo into a black and white line drawing.

Watkins is actually best known for the illustrations she did for Miu Miu's iconic Spring 2008 harlequin collection (still my favorite to date). Miuccia Prada spotted her work in a book, and ten days before the runway show, commissioned the designer to make prints for several of her dresses.

I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find that Watkins recently designed a new Bloglovin icon (see our sidebar), in addition to having an incredible blog of her own. Filled with her moody illustrations of sultry ladies posing, pouting, and smoking plenty of cigarettes, it's easy to get lost in the world that she creates. My favorites are her posts featuring works in progress, and watching them come to life.






The new W29 Showroom bag designed by Watkins

-Tiffany

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10 comments:

Mouthwash said...

wow. This is amazing. Such beautiful artwork!

:) great post!

Amber

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Isabel said...

Damn, this stuff is goood. If she came out with a colouring book, would totally buy it.

pink horrorshow said...

I LOVE her illustrations. It pains me that I can't draw sexy girls like that too haha.

WendyB said...

Cool stuff. Love all the detail. And I'd like to color it in too!

InnyVinny said...

That would be fun to color...

Jyun said...

I like the interconnected mess.

Ash Fox said...

wow! i love her work. there is so much you can do with line and texture. you don't even need color.

i'm dying to come out to one of your parties. when is the next one?

Dannie said...

i do respect the funky uniqueness of their art but eh, i dont think its for me :)

Dream Sequins said...

This is beautiful work. I saw this on the W29 showroom site and was wondering about the artwork, actually. Thanks for sharing.

May Kasahara said...

oh man. love it.
I want one of those bags in my life.