Wednesday, 22 October 2014

INTERVIEW: Belinda Xia Illustration






These 'feel good' drawings surely brightened my day as I couldn't help but smile at the carefree brush strokes and patches of bright colour.

Discovering illustrator Belinda Xia on Instagram reinforced how social media can be the perfect breeding ground for young talents. Scrolling through her profile, I was immediately drawn to her illustrations' youthful and humorous quirk.

Twenty four year old Sydneysider Xia draws for "her own enjoyment" where she recently reignited her love of drawing after she "grew out of it at some point during high school."

Using art as a creative outlet, here I talk to Xia about her surroundings when she's in her design bubble.

What she hears:
"I'm loving Asgeir - he's like an Icelandic Bon Iver, really nice and chilled. I've usually got my iTunes playing a mixture of dorky and current music."




What she sees:
"There's a big bunch of flowers sitting in a glass vase on the windowsill. I draw in a room at the front of the house where I get the best light during the day and coincidentally the best view."

What she smells:
"The flowers on my desk - ideally fragrant pink lillies."

What she has in front of her:
"Arches watercolour paper (300gsm), a small Roymac brush and all my Daler Rowney inks sitting next to my watercolors, which I'll alternate depending on what colours I need."

What distracts her:
"The passerbys out my winder especially on the weekend as there's more of them." 





All pictures belong to Belinda Xia Illustration 


By Sharon Jiang 

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Accessories Edit: Rose

Rose Gold, Jewellery, Wanderlust & Co, The Peach Box, flowers, spring, summer, Raymond Weil, flatly

Rose Gold, Jewellery, Wanderlust & Co, The Peach Box, flowers, spring, summer, Raymond Weil, flatly

Rose Gold, Jewellery, Wanderlust & Co, The Peach Box, flowers, spring, summer, Raymond Weil, flatly

Rose Gold, Jewellery, Wanderlust & Co, The Peach Box, flowers, spring, summer, Raymond Weil, flatly

Rose Gold, Jewellery, Wanderlust & Co, The Peach Box, flowers, spring, summer, Raymond Weil, flatly







Pyramid Ring: c/o The Peach Box (shop HERE) ... Watch: Raymond Weil 
Bangles & Stacking rings: Wanderlust & Co 

Spring is synonymous with incredible floral blossoms - a sign of the upcoming warmer weather. With the soft breeze replacing chilly winds and the extended Sydney sunshine (thank you daylight saving), I thought it was appropriate to try out a new metal. More subtle than yellow gold, rose gold's tinge of pink made it the perfect base for this spring edition of 'Accessories Edit'. 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

ANGELS

White lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCallWhite lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCallWhite lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCall

White lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCall

White lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCall

White lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCall
White lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCall
White lace, ZImmermann, Lover, Cold Stone Fox, For Love & Lemons, Alice McCall
Picture Source: http://www.boudist.com/, http://www.alicemccall.com, http://loverthelabel.com, http://www.zimmermannwear.com, http://thestonecoldfox.com, http://www.fashionising.com/

White lace forever and always ...

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