Category Archives: illustrations.

my vintage sewing pattern collection.

perhaps i’ve mentioned before that i have a vintage sewing pattern collection. it’s intense. i’ve been collecting them for about 15 years, and i have about 1000. i haven’t counted them in a long time, and i hadn’t really bough … Continue reading

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isabella blow.

isabella blow was the fashion director at tatler, the designer’s muse of philip treacey, and a discoverer of famous british fashion models.  she suffered from depression and killed herself by imbibing some weed killer in 2007. i wish that she … Continue reading

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encore, schiaparelli!—and my trip to france.

so, since i recently got a scanner, i decided to go pull some files from the basement. one of them was my trip i took to france in may of 2004. that’s where i saw the schiaparelli exhibit. i designed … Continue reading

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wood engravings of beauty.

this is from the cover of jane eyre by charlotte bronte, with wood engravings by fritz eichenberg, new york: random house c.1943.

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pretty.pastel.ladies

i found this lovely illustration in a recently acquired neat, old book. if i wanted to get a tattoo, this would be a neat one.

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