I actually love to dress up, and I worked at Anthropologie for a while and got some killer dresses and skirts with my employee discount. There is something special about how a well cut dress design can make a woman feel when she slips it on. However, I don’t own anything haute couture, which a lot of my illustrations are heavily inspired by. I think haute couture is an art form, and I like to create illustrations that reflect my love for that type of design.
You’ve got to be a classic movie fan, back when women weren’t afraid to embrace their beauty with dresses and elegance. What’s one of your favorites?
Oh, yes! I love the way Grace Kelly is dressed in Rear Window, and it’s an exceptional movie. Other movie favorites include Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Dolce Vita. I have an admiration for the way European woman dress and so I love European films from the 50’s and 60’s. I think that we as woman have such a tool to create confidence in our lives by putting time into looking attractive. Why not? We only have one body, one life and why not embrace your own beauty and put on a pair of heels and red lipstick every now and then?
I’m always looking for great new Indie artists. I stumbled across Kristy Kruger a few years ago and I absolutely love her music. What really spurred my love for her music was getting to hear her interview about her album "Songs from a Dead Man’s Couch". Do you have a favorite music artist that closely resembles your own outlooks on life?
I discovered Cat Power a few years ago on Austin City Limits, and I really loved her music from the second I heard it. Lived in Bars is my favorite song of hers. And although I can’t relate to her years of alcoholism, I can relate to her struggle to share her work, her tendency to feel discouraged and not as confident as she wants to be. Don’t we all have bouts of self-doubt? She is a true gem, and her music is so subtle and beautiful.