Beauty

Notion Sixty-Five: Boho Bride

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Here is a sneak peek at a commission I completed a couple of months ago for a beauty blog! I was inspired by the whimsical, boho-chic wedding looks that I had been seeing this year. Who doesn’t love a flower crown?

 

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Joanna

Notion Fifty-Four

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I completed this sketch in the morning for the studio I am collaborating with, BlushPretty. They are located in downtown Toronto and are one of the biggest hair and makeup artistry studios in the GTA. It is such an honor to be working with such a talented team. I have been named their in-house illustrator! Keep an eye out for my work on their blog and anywhere else!

I also have started sketching some spot illustrations. I found a love for drawing shoes! I am planning on making prints of some of my illustrations shortly, to be sold on Etsy or directly from myself, as well as at the studio.

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In case you are curious, here is the original photograph that I sketched from for these beauties.

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I do not own the rights to this photo, merely borrowing it for comparison purposes!

I have been extremely busy lately, but will post soon!

 

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Joanna

 

 

Notion Forty-Six: Shop the Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being photographed by the talented Ana of Propholio. I needed someone who could convey my vision for something whimsical, lighthearted, fashionable and fun. I think she captured it PERFECTLY!

If you would like to replicate some of the looks from my shoot, here is the breakdown. Enjoy!

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Dress: Forever21

Headband: Free People

Shoes: Borrowed from friend – ROMANIA, aren’t they spectacular?

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products (Try the Marc Jacobs bronzer, it’s amazing!)

 

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Dress: Joe Fresh

Watch: Blair Glitz, Michael Kors

Belt: RW & Co.

Shoes: Borrowed, Unknown

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products

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Skirt: Borrowed from friend, TALIZE! Originally from Korea. A similar one can be purchased at Anthropologie.

Shirt: H & M

Necklace: Shamelessly Sparkly, they carry the most gorgeous statement necklaces at reasonable prices! I shopped online at http://www.shamelesslysparkly.com

Shoes: Borrowed, Unknown

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products

Notion Forty-Three: Happy Engagement!

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Last weekend was my good friend Jessica and (my cousin) Danny’s engagement party. I just had to share these photos I took of her style that night, it was all so fabulous! Her dress was a floor length Max Azria covered in sequins and her hair  had a 1920’s flair to it. Oh so elegant!

Notion Thirty-Six: The Beautiful

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We have all heard the saying, “Beauty is only skin deep.”

Beauty is only in the eye of the beholder. So what may be skin deep for one, may be non existent for another.

Secondly, true beauty that does not fade, that lasts until you leave this world and far beyond is deeper than your epidermis. It is deeper than your bones, your tissues, your beating heart.

True beauty can not be buried in the ground, or destroyed by time. It does not need to be pinched, or tucked.

I have met beautiful people. Whom their laugh fills a room and makes you laugh with them. Who can make you smile on the darkest of days. Who would give everything they had just to fill the heart of another with happiness. Who always listen, always want to learn and look for the wonder in things. They defend the weak, reach out to the broken. Others are often drawn to them, yet they would be just the same if they were to get no attention at all.

My heart cries out to be as such.