Starting the day off with a little old fashioned inspiration from some of my favorite glossies. In case you didn’t know, magazines are an addiction for me. No matter how tech savvy I get, I will ALWAYS love reading, ripping up and making notes in a REAL magazine as opposed to my ipad version. I must feel the smoothness of the pages . . . I need to hear the sound of the pages turning . . . . I have to be able to fold down the corner of a page for later reference, I gotta have the option to tear out a page to hang @ my desk . . . . maybe even get a whiff of an annoying perfume sample. That’s just the way it is. That’s just the way I like it.
What do you prefer, real magazines and books or reading on your ipad/kindle/tablet/pc?
I have had a love affair with fashion illustration since I could hold a pen. I toyed with majoring in illustration in school, but my love for design won out. I collect the images of any fashion illustration that catches my eye, however, Kareem Iliya is my all-time favorite illustrator of fashion. His watercolors are works of art, and have appeared in various editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the New York Times to name a few. He has even done ad work for several luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Fendi, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. More recently he has illustrated the covers of several F. Scott Fitzgerald books, including The Great Gatsby. One day I hope to commission him to do an original piece for my living room. Then I could gaze at the beauty of his work daily. Check out the slideshow below for more of his treasures.