A short while ago, I was commissioned by Ted Baker London to paint live fashion illustrations of their customers at three separate events for the launching of their new Colour By Numbers capsule collection at stores throughout Los Angeles. I had such an amazing time combining the looks from the collection with customers I met in the store, in real life. I absolutely love ‘dressing up’ customers in their favorite looks, on the spot!
The new Colour By Numbers collection is a fresh take on easy-to-wear styles that were made with the modern minimalist in mind. I am thrilled to share with you guys what this whole amazing experience was like, the fashion, the process and some of my illustrations.
The first capsule launch event took place at the Westfield Century City mall on a Friday afternoon. I was super excited to meet the store team, to paint the new fab Colour By Numbers collection and to celebrate with the customers. Every item in this new capsule is so well designed, and the colors and patterns are a lot of fun. I seriously love every piece!
The next day, on Saturday, I went to the Santa Monica Place store, adjacent to the 3rd Street Promenade and right next to the beach and the Santa Monica Pier, where I got to meet some lovely customers who were as excited about the new collection as I was.
This beauty chose this fun and flirty @ted_colourbynumbers chiffon dress with an all-over heart print for me to paint her in at the Santa Monica Place store.
From Santa Monica, I braved the LA traffic on the PCH to the store at the Malibu Country Mart, which is one of my favorite places to visit, get fashion inspiration and hang out here in LA. Made it with time to spare and got down to live painting the customers in their favorite outfits from the collection.
A closer look at this lovely Ted Baker London customer in Malibu, who chose this chic heart-printed romper from the new Colour By Numbers capsule for me to paint her in. And let’s not forget the most awesome heels with wide ankle straps from the Ted Baker collection! She went from life to illustration in just a few short minutes, super fun! #fromlifetoillo
I dressed up @audiebgood in her fave dress from the new Colour By Numbers capsule for her live sketch at the Malibu Country Mart store, complete with these fab lavender and purple @ted_baker heels with ankle straps! I took her from life to illustration in her favorite outfit on the spot. #fromlifetoillo
What an amazing collaboration and experience! Thank you for having me, @ted_baker, I’ve had so much fun live-painting customers in their #TedToToe looks from the collection and working with such a great team of people! I loved every minute of it! Looking forward to the next one!
I'm Cristina Tudor, a Beverly Hills fashion illustrator. I paint live illustrations at fashion, retail, entertainment, bridal and lifestyle events for clients such as David Yurman x Galia Lahav, Badgley Mischka, Bloomingdale's, Warner Bros. Studios, Diptyque Paris, Ted Baker London, Eric Buterbaugh x Beverly Hills EB Florals, and Survey Monkey, among others.
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