This Halloween I had a fun opportunity to stretch my illustration muscle and create a small series of posters. They were used for different activity stations at a client's annual Halloween party; a party that was held at, and I quote, "the most socially prestigious club in Chicago, the Casino." I'll admit to being a nerd but that sounds absolutely ridiculous and awesome. I've obviously never been...

I hope you all had a great weekend! Happy Halloween!


Tattoos & Food

A friend of mine works at an amazing tattoo studio here in Chicago called Butterfat Studios, which is owned by Esther Garcia (a genius). Genevieve is absolutely fantastic and her work is only getting better. In February she did a small series of awesome paintings for Butterfat Studios' mini-show, Sans-Culotte A Valentine's Show and I fell in love. I dare you to look at them and not giggle!

How adorable is food in underwear?? See the rest here.

I love food (big surprise there). I love desserts and pastries, but croissants happen to be one of my favorite things in general. They're adorable, fat little buttery babies and I love to look at them as much as I love to eat them! It was only obvious what my next move should be.

By the time all of the colors were mixed and the machines wrapped, I was totally antsy! No matter how many tattoos I've gotten, I'm always super nervous. I guess some things will never change...

All done!

Please check out more of her artwork at showpigeon.com, and if you're in Chicago, go get tattooed by her! I'm already planning my next one (hundred) :D


Boom Boom Boom

Tiffany of Fat Shopaholic invited me to take part in a awesome event she's hosting at Beauty Bar at the end of the month: Boom in the Trunk. It's part blogger meetup, part dance party, part fashion show! How exciting does that sound? So, of course, I've been outfit planning. I think I'll even have enough time to make something really special. After vigorously clicking through the catalogs of McCall's, Vogue, Butterick, and Simplicity, I've settled on a prom dress! Hah!

I just picked it up tonight and I'm not sure which view to use. Any suggestions? I kind of love the cape collar but look at that bow belt! Would it be too much to do both? Here's my fabric choice:

Can you guess where I got my inspiration?

Jeremy Laing | Diane von Furstenberg
Marc Jacobs

Are you dying? I'm dying. Mine won't be a Jeremy Laing but a girl can dream...

If you're in Chicago Thursday, October 27th, and can make it, RSVP on the facebook page Tiffany set up! You can also follow the blog for updates and more details, including info on the sponsors who'll be providing gift bags for the first 150 people! Be sure to check out the other ladies attending: Olivia, Brittney, and Christina :D