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THE SOPHIE DOODLES

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I’ve been doing the character doodle thing for a while know, I’ve done Coco Chanel, Marie Antoinette, Holly Golightly and many more. And then it dawned on me, if I’m a character (a very complex character), why not do a doodle print about little Sophie?

So first I drew myself, my “after the curling iron” self. My “after the shower” hair is messier, curlier and a little bit hectic (but the rack is real, I do have those boobs). I chose the color palette, now that was a no-brainer: powder pink & blush pink forever. About my choice of accessories, I have a thing for toe-caps, pointy pumps with NO PLATFORM, all kinds of shoes (with no platform) as long as there’s animal print involved and shoulder bags in neutral tones. I love pink lips (not flashy and hot but pastel and natural), Agent Provocateur and white wine. I would say macarons are my third favorite dessert, cookie dough is my first but it’s not that pretty to draw or look at. Last but not least, I have a serious obsession, bunny slippers. I’ve never owned a pair, I’ve never found a pair, but as soon as I do, I’m not planning on taking those off.

So there you go, Sophie’s doodles, Sophie’s all-time favorite shit, Sophie’s very pink and powdery world. You likey?

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SHALLOW SOPH: Enjoy the little things…

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Shallow Soph is back, more superficial and sharper than ever! Here she is:

Someone once said that good things come in small packages. I have always disagreed with the statment, I’m a fine package but I’m not bottle sized, I’m quite tall actually. My shoe closet is filled with good packages (all from Giuseppe, Gianvito and Jimmy) but I’m a 9 1/2, that doesn’t qualify as small. I like wine, I like the six bottle box better than the bottle alone. Now is the time for you to agree with me, not all good things come in small packages. In fact, most good things come in big-ass (my ass is not big, it’s actually petite) packages.

But as in all things, there’s an exception (or two, or three) to the rule: The smaller the bikini bottom, the better my petite bottom will fit. Jewelry, now that’s a good small package. Tiny liquor bottles and perfume ones, they always come in handy. And last but definitely not list, the bags. You like yours oversize? Then you haven’t seen the mini versions and you are really missing out. They are tiny, they are pretty and absolutely delightful. You know, like a cupcake, only they last forever and they don’t make you fat. So my advice for you:

“Enjoy the little things in life”.

(The Little Vintage Chanel, Little Hermes Kelly, Little LV Vivienne, Little Celine Luggage Little Pashli, Littly City Balenciaga  and Little Valentino Lock).

Have a great weekend y’all!

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COCO DOODLES

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Oh I”ve been plotting this one for a while now and I finally brought myself to do it. Countless poster quotes, books, movies, illustrations and products have been made about one of the most important characters in the history of fashion, the designer, the innovator, the icon, Coco Chanel. Her 2.55 is the most coveted accessory in the world, not the Birkin. Her perfume is the classic of classics. Her tweed jackets have been copied, reinvented and revamped by almost every fashion house and retailer. Coco Chanel is perhaps the most elegant, interesting and delightful cliche there is and of course, I had to doodle her and her world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed preparing it!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants”.

Coco Chanel

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Santa Baby, coming soon…

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November will end in exactly 8 days and it will be Holiday season all over again! December is all about Christmas, welcoming a new year, 2014, family time, giving thanks and yes, as shallow as it may sound, it’s also about shopping and presents! If you have been reading me for a while, you already know I love putting together gift guides and wish lists this time of the year. So yes, I am already preparing a bunch of present ideas and illustrations that hopefully will help you with your gift shopping for this Christmas. Keep checking back!

Coming soon: Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Guide, Third Edition

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Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

 

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Güerita Doodles

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La Güerita

She is a blonde bombshell with a beautiful mind.

She knows her sports as well as she knows her make-up.

An old soul and the definition of talent.

A dog lover, food lover, bag lover and champagne lover (runs in the family).

She is my sister, the blonde one, and it’s her birthday today!

So raise your glass and give it up for one of the six loves of my life!

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From Paris…

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It’s the cherry on top pf the Fashion Month cake! After three weeks of countless runways and presentations, you’d think people would be fed up with Fashion Week, but that’s not the case. After a delightful three-course dinner (New York, London and Milan), the thing one wants the most is a sweet and luscious dessert (we’ll worry after the aftermath later). And Paris, my friends, is just that. The perfect ending to what has been a perfect season, packed with trends, styles, colors and talent, lots of it! Tomorrow, Paris kicks-off with its usual and very impressive line-up: Saint Laurent, Dries van Noten, Lanvin, Giambattista Valli, Celine, Chloe and the list goes on and on! Here for you today, the complete Mode a Paris schedule:

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For more details and live streaming alerts, check out http://www.modeaparis.com/en

For all the runway photos and reviews, go to http://www.style.com/

Ready for the last leg of the Spring 2014 race? I am! What PFW shows are you most looking forward to?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Mode a Paris

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

 

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Paris Doodles

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If you are one of my regulars, there’s one thing you already know about me: I’m a francophile. If it’s your first time reading me, you should know I have been obsessed with all things French for as long as I can remember. And since my Etsy shop is in the works, I’m sketching and illustrating prints and posters galore! Last post was all about the iconic Audrey Hepburn and since she was a Paris lover, like me, the thought of making a doodle print about the prettiest city of them all was a-no brainer. After all, Paris is always a good idea….

 

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FALL 2013: Teacher’s Pet

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Fall is right around the corner! And although I am a warm weather person and I will miss my shorts and bikinis, I can’t be more excited to welcome another fabulous season. As I told you before, I’m not really a boots/coat/heavy knits kind of gal, but after witnessing the wonders that were shown last February on the runways, I can’t help but wonder: Is it Fall yet? This is the second post from our A/W 2013 Edit, first came pink (the strongest color trend) now come plaid and with plaid we get to have a style that we were kinda missing and that of course, we don’t need to take too literal: the school girl. Remember the “Baby, one more time” Britney days? Or Gossip Girl’s uniforms with a twist? Well, get ready my friends because this Fall, we will all wanna be the teacher’s pet! Warning: It’s called School Girl trend, that doesn’t mean you have to dress like a Halloween/sexy fantasy character. Remember, a trend is a mere suggestion, you take what you like and you wear it how you like! Ready?

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Let’s start with a fabulous garment selection, from the affordable to the not-so-much, there’s a garment for every budget!

  1. Pussybow blouse, Jason Wu
  2. Fold skirt, Isabel Marant
  3. Double-breasted coat, Zara
  4. Gray sweatshirt, Helmut Lang
  5. Uniform dress, Moschino
  6. Structure shorts, 3.1 Phillip Lim
  7. Two-tone lace-ups, Charlotte olympia
  8. Bowling bag, Nina Ricci
  9. Flat Mary Janes, Zara

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Not sure about this trend? Don’t know how to pull it off without looking like you belong to a costume party? Take a look at the different runway styles!

NYFW: Karen Walker / Marc by Marc Jacobs / Suno / Kate Spade

LFW: Vivienne Westwood Red Label / Mulberry / Emilia Wickstead / Preen

MFW: Moschino / Fausto Pugilisi / Alberta Ferretti / Blugirl

PFW: Celine / Saint Laurent Paris / Chanel / Chloe

And last but not least, a garment and accessory edit with all the stuff you’ll wanna buy if you wanna give your look that teacher’s pet flair!

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  1. Moschino
  2. Topshop
  3. Alexander McQueen
  4. Alexander McQueen

doublebreasted

  1. Zara
  2. Jil Sander
  3. Miu Miu
  4. Zara

flirtyskirts

  1. Alice + Olivia
  2. H&M
  3. Moschino
  4. Isabel Marant
  5. Miu Miu
  6. Zara

buttondown

  1. MIH
  2. Band of Outsiders
  3. Chloe
  4. Miu Miu
  5. Equipement
  6. J.Crew

checked

  1. Paige
  2. Isabel Marant Etoile
  3. Lipsy
  4. Zara

sweats

  1. J.Crew
  2. Helmut Lang
  3. River Island
  4. Band of Outsiders
  5. A.P.C.
  6. Topshop

flats

  1. Zara
  2. Zara
  3. Zara
  4. Zara
  5. Zara
  6. Saint Laurent

satchels

  1. Mulberry Alexa
  2. Saint Laurent Duffle 6
  3. Nina Ricci bowling bag
  4. Saint Laurent Petit Cabas Classique
  5. Proenza Schouler PS1

scholars

  1. Lanvin
  2. Dsquared
  3. Saint Laurent
  4. Charlotte Olympia
  5. Lanvin

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Like the trend? I love plaid so I think that I am gonna be wearing this style a lot! Is there any trend or color that you would like me to write about? Drop me a line!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  My Theresa, Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara, Topshop, J.Crew

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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FALL 2013: A Pink Season

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It was about time! Mint had its season, Tangerine and Emerald most certainly did and I had been waiting too long for my beloved pink to finally have its moment! Sure, we saw pastel pink two seasons ago. We also had hot pink on Spring 2011 but this Fall, any shade of pink is on trend and pink is the strongest color (I’m doing a victory dance as we speak) for A/W 2013. Some may say that pink is better with warm weather, if you think like them, you haven’t seen the candy coats that some designers sent down the runway last February! Pink for Fall and Winter (I’ve written “PINK” like a million times in one paragraph, but that word is just music to my ears) is pure bliss and since any shade is part of the trend list, you can pick as many rosy garments as you like! Not into pastels? There’s always magenta, raspberry and barbie pink. Not into brights? Vintage rose, perhaps? Remember, we take what we like from the trends and make them our own! That’s why fashion is the most beautiful industry in the whole wide world!

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For today, I prepared a little “Shades of Pink” shopping guide (don’t you dare think I took the title from the infamous books). No, that’s not the name Pantone gave this colors and yes, I gave them the color that first spoke to me when I put the collages together. Ready for this blushing season? I can’t wait to paint my closet (and my room, and my nails, I would even have a pink car if I could) pink! Let’s start!

1BLUSH

  1. Peter Pan collar shirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs
  2. Zodiac slippers, Charlotte Olympia
  3. Leather biker jacket, Mango
  4. Powdery shoulder bag, Mulberry
  5. Ankle-strap pumps, Topshop
  6. Frisson nail polish, Chanel
  7. Lace sleeve dress, Emilio Pucci
  8. Pink frame sunglasses, Stella McCartney
  9. Pink jumper, Topshop

2TUTU

  1. Pink ruffle jumper, CLU
  2. Powder pink skort, Maison Martin Margiela
  3. Dressy button-down, Simone Rocha
  4. Pink leather handbag, Miu Miu
  5. Crystal embellished heels, Gucci
  6. Sleeveless dress, Nina Ricci
  7. Batman t-shirt, Zoe Karssen
  8. Ballet flats, Repetto

3peony pink

  1. Lace dress, Maison Valentino
  2. Bow smart shorts, Topshop
  3. Loose jumper, Topshop
  4. Pink wool hat, River Island
  5. Powder pink satchel, Cambridge Satchel Company
  6. Cocoon pink coat, Rochas
  7. Bow clutch, Maison Valentino
  8. Studded Pigalle pumps, Christian Louboutin

4vintage

  1. Flower skirt, RED Valentino
  2. Miss Sicily rose bag, Dolce & Gabbana
  3. Rose cardigan, Jardin des Oranges
  4. Rose short-sleeve shirt, Marc Jacobs
  5. Two-tone pumps, Oscar de la Renta
  6. Flirty sleeveless dress, Valentino
  7. Pink embellished baguette, Fendi
  8. Rose suede pumps, Alberto Moretti

5salmon

  1. Cropped shirt, Topshop
  2. Salmon PS1 bag, Proenza Schouler
  3. V-neck jumper, Miu Miu
  4. Wool skirt, J.Crew
  5. Suede ballerina flats, Repetto
  6. Salmon coat, Simone Rocha
  7. Denim shorts, Topshop
  8. Salmon pumps, Rupert Sanderson

6hot

  1. Feline sweatshirt, Brian Lichtenberg
  2. 2Jours bag, Fendi
  3. Draped blouse, Balmain
  4. Pink pumps, Manolo Blahnik
  5. Antigona bag, Givenchy
  6. Slip dress, tOPSHOP
  7. Draped high-waist skirt, Balmain
  8. Rockstud pumps, Valentino

7BARBIE PINK

  1. Wool trousers, Michael Kors
  2. Pink skirt, Moschino Cheap & Chic
  3. Silk blouse, Equipement
  4. Bayswater bag, Mulberry
  5. Pink wool coat, DKNY
  6. Pink shoulder bag, Proenza Schouler
  7. Suede pumps, Topshop

8bloody

  1. Magenta handbag, Asprey
  2. Color-block jumper, Stella McCartney
  3. Pussybow blouse, Fendi
  4. Two-tone pumps, Manolo Blahnik
  5. Peplum dress, Topshop
  6. Shoulder bag, Burberry Prorsum
  7. Ankle strap pumps, Proenza Schouler

I also made a chart in case you wanna look at all this shades together, don’t they look pretty and delightful? And remember, if you are not into pink, you just have to give it a shot! I used to like black, Korn and dog spikes, look what I’ve turned into!

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That’s a wrap for today! And remember to keep checking back because anything you wanna now about the coming season, you’ll find here! Have a lovely day, my sweet readers!

Almost Friday! Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  My Theresa, Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara, Topshop, J.Crew

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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SHALLOW SOPH: Do more of what makes you happy.

happy96 copyIf you have been following my FB Page, you already know that I am a “one quote a day” kind of gal. I’m pretty picky when it comes to the words (and images) I choose for inspiration. I always stay away from the sappy love phrases, the ones with the tacky plastic rose background, the “Keep calm” stuff, the cheesy, optimistic, cliché sayings and the ones with a bad font (Comic Sans and Lucida Handdwriting come to mind). But as picky as I usually am, I also like to look at the fun and cheery side of things (with that touch of sarcasm that always comes in handy). That’s how I came up with my new series of illustrations, Shallow Soph, a vain but funny way to twist someone else’s words with a very pink and pretty sketch.

“Do more of what makes you happy”.

I’m sure the author of this quote meant something like this: Laugh a lot! Be with the one who makes you smile. Love, live and breathe. Enjoy the little things. Sunsets, hugs and long walks. I could go on forever, but then I’d get bored. Ok, Sensitive Sophie would enjoy that, but Shallow Soph, she has a different idea. What makes Shallow Soph happy? A new wardrobe, Hermes and Chanel. Productive but guilt-free shopping trips. Cocktail dresses and sparkly shoes. A comfy bed in a pink room, a glass of Champagne (ok, the whole bottle) and some fudge (lots of fudge, Mr. Stanley’s Luxury All Butter fudge).

Love, live and breathe? More like shop, eat and drink!

Sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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