Happy New Year! May the new year bring you much joy, health and happiness, and may all your wishes come true in 2018! <3
Halloween week was such a blast, with tons of painting and creative inspiration and being out and about, exploring and having fun!
Halloween painting inspo came courtesy of the fab Cara Delevingne @caradelevingne with her awesomely creepy pic with a tarantula on her face ... yup! She's fearless! (meanwhile I was shuddering while painting this lol)
My pre-Halloween inspo came from @instylemagazine who featured Cate Blanchett with a sleek, 80's inspired hair do! Almost made me wish I had thought of an 80's costume ... but I stuck with our original plan for a couple's costume for me and Mr. K - see below ;-)
Yup, it was Elvis and Priscilla this year :-)) We had so much fun at Clifton's Republic on Saturday night, they put on quite a show. And as per usual, we went out to dinner at a 'normal' restaurant before the party in full costume! It was awesome to see everyone stare at The King, haha!
I've been asked where I bought my Priscilla costume, ha! It's all DYI, all the white on my costume is nothing more than duct tape! The mod touches on my basic black tshirt, on my skirt, the Peter Pan collar, belt buckle and earrings, all white duct tape. Including my boots, which I was completely taped in for the night, lol!
On the homefront, it was my usual custom-made decorations - never not DYI-ing! :-)
Even my front door peephole was decorated! The bathroom mood was 'eek' ... very appropriate ;-)
My bedroom was all treat!
But by Sunday I was pretty much ready to deflate Halloween, haha!
Next painting inspiration came from @dior makeup featured on @voguebeauty. You can never go wrong with gold!
The next day Reese Witherspoon was honored with an award at the 7th annual Innovator Awards hosted by @wsjmag. So inspired by her win, and her likeness to her daughter Ava Phillipe - they're like twins!
Friday was all about having fun being tourists in our own city! Mr. K and I love exploring LA, and sometimes yes, that means making like a tourist and going to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for selfies, fashion and illustration inspiration - cuz that's the kind of supportive bf he is :-)
Stopped by Century City for a cappuccino at Petros for Mr. K and had the best lunch at the cutest yummy spot called Clementine in Westwood Village.
While at the Century City mall, I managed to 'support' Madewell yet again: got another black and white tote! Surprise, surprise! The monochromatic obsession continues ;-)
After a healthy dose of black and white, I was inspired by @mistyydowns featured on @imgmodels for a burst of pink and purple !!
Painted her portrait while listening to the new @rachelplatten album 'Waves'
Saturday was all about Polo sunnies on @imgmodels! @thylaneblondeau is the lucky girl who got to wear these beauties!
Oh, and they sparkle, too!
May the sparkle, the stars, inspiration and the fun in your life keep coming!
This is a trio of portraits for my childhood friend, Giorgiana. I've known Giorgi and her mom Nutzi since I was a young kid. But I have yet to meet Giorgi's daughter, Yasmin. Hopefully one day soon.
And although years have past, and we’ve been living in different countries for close to 30 years, it’s nice to reconnect thanks to the awesome technology of social media.
Nutzi, Giorgi and Yasmin: three generations of beautiful women.
Giorgi's finished portrait.
She was wearing the most fun outfit for a garden party, with silver glittery sneakers and a tshirt with a print of the shoes. I love the mix of the lady-like skirt in the fun bright fuchsia with a playful tshirt and sporty shoes! Super cute!
I'm applying a bit of Martha Stewart magic, silver glitter, to her portrait.
After shaking off the excess glitter.
The beginning of Giorgi's portrait, during picnic at the park. Gotta love LA weather, it's always picnic ready!
Nutzi's finished portrait.
In progress, in Ella Studio.
Adding the finishing Martha Stewart touches to Nutzi's gold necklace.
Yasmin's portrait, a beautiful young lady.
Ella Studio action shots.
My Ella Studio's got me covered: cup holders aka brush holders, small water container in the second cup holder (under the painting), color palette and my messenger bag with my portable painting supplies. I'm all set! I could paint anywhere!
Yasmin gets the gold Martha Stewart bling treatment, too. But all the glitter action happens at home, in my actual studio - as much as I love glitter and don't mind it all over the house, I draw the line at my Ella ;-)
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