I just stumbled across these darling photos of my dear friend (and Matchbook illustrator!) Katie Evans. Seriously though, how cute is she?! I adore her quirky bracelets and gold heels — such style. I still remember how starstruck Jane, Fallon and I were the first time we met her (we’d long admired her work for Kate Spade). Katie’s so talented yet humble – a Matchbook girl through and through!
Illustrator Caitlin McGauley recently completed several illustrations for Tory Burch’s Spotlight and the finished product is beyond charming. I love her tradition of buying one new or vintage glass ornament per year, how sweet! The first watercolor is my very favorite though — orange, turquoise and leopard, oh my!
Morning loves! I have some exciting news for you—starting today the Matchbook team will be doing a giveaway every Tuesday until our launch in January! This week we’re giving away a large print by Swedish fashion illustrator Kristina Hultkrantz of Emma Kisstina. The poster is 30cm x 40cm (11.8″ x 15.7″) and the winner gets to choose from any of Kristina’s darling designs. I personally am torn between the Lolita-inspired frames and stack of classics, but the choice is all yours! To enter simply “like” Matchbook on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us your favorite illustration. We’ll draw a winner tomorrow at 4pm EST. In the meantime I encourage you to live vicariously through Kristina’s charming Stockholm adventures on her blog. I’m a regular visitor ; )
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Laura Marie! I hope you love your new print! xx
Bonne chance and thank you so very much for your support!
Ladies and gentleman I have a new favorite illustrator: Garance Doreof Paris. I discovered her via Ruby Press(their blog is spectacular—read it) and became completely and utterly obsessed with Dore in a matter of seconds. Just look at her drawings! Aren’t they fun and chic and feminine and…? Her blog is originally written in her native French, but has become so wildly successful she now has entries translated into English (thank you!). One glance at her sketchbook and there is no doubt, this woman is devastatingly cool.