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Friday, October 19, 2012

Miss Magpie Fashion Spy

I Love Fashion Illustration! I loved it even before knowing the proper name for it. HaHa Illustrators are truly gifted with amazing talent. They're able to translate concepts, ideas and make things come to LIFE. They are artists. All of Vogue's covers use to be illustrations before the popularity of photography. I started pinning them on pinterest but got a little sidetracked. HaHa It's easy to get sidetracked on pinterest! But here's a website that has them all.

Well, the art of fashion illustration seems to be coming back. While perusing Instagram, some adorable illustrations caught my eye. The name of the site was called Miss Magpie Fashion Spy! How cute is that? After checking out the website, I found out it's a London based Fashion Design Consultancy owned by Niki Groom. Her company does illustrations, garment designs, embellishment, mood boards, trend reports and a plethora of other services!
I found Niki's work to be very charming, so I thought I would share it with you. You know I try to share the coolest stuff with you guys. It's amazing how she sketches fashion right off the runway or from an event. She even wishes celebrities Happy Birthday by sketching them in the most adorable way. Niki, if you see this post sketch moi! She's probably saying, who are you? HaHaHa I'm a starving blogger! Y'all don't tell her about all the sweets I like...Shhhhh! HaHaHa She also showcases all of the spectacular events in London! You know how much I love LONDON! Oh enough of my jib jabbering. Here's her delightful work. Enjoy! :)
and the WINNER of the Sparkle and Throw Out Fifty Things book Giveaway is 
Dawn of The Alternative Wife Blog
Congratulations Dawn! I'll be sending you an email later today!

Wishing Everyone An Awesome Weekend!


LoveT. said...

Amazing Post! Love the Illustrations ♡

have a happy Day ,kisses :)

Musings in Red said...

I adore fashion illustration too! :D I really can't get enough of it!!

How in the world do you always manage to share such "out-of-this-world-stuff" ?? You always keep us coming back for more! I love you! :D

Also, my fav dress was kate middleton's !! It was fab! :D

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

These are adorable! Love the colours and the feel they have. Have a lovely weekend xo

Little Rus said...

They are very beautiful! I love the style very much. I think you may also like Plaster Doll (I interviewed her once in 2009, when she just started and was selling prints on Etsy), she is brilliant.


oomph. said...

this girl's got skillz! i love her illustrations! i had a friend who was a crazy illustrator...they truly do have talent. great find, kim!


The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love to see the illustrations for designs, it's great to see how the mind is working when it comes to pieces and the end result!! These are wonderful. Hiya doll, I hope you've had a great week...I'll be away next week, so I hope you have a fun time and all is grand for you :)) Enjoy yourself my petal!! Xxxx

Cee said...

I absolutely love fashion illustration - sometimes even more than the designs that result from the original sketches! And Niki Groom's sketches are seriously to die for, particularly because of the sense of humour and whimsy she adds. The Kate Middleton sketch especially made me giggle :) I absolutely must check out her website for more goodness, thanks so much for the introduction, Kim!

Vanessa said...

Great post Kim, you do find some amazing things! Her sketches are so cute, I'd love to have one on my office wall at home. Faaaaaabulous :-)

Vanessa x

Style Journey said...

These are so cool! Love the Issa drawing the best :)

Carla Florendo said...

sooo pretty! i love fashion illustrations too! I actually wanna be able to make some but i don't think im talented enough, haha..

xo, Carla

Heather said...

Love this - the illustrations are amazing!

Pearls & Paws

Miss Laia said...

Lovely illustrations, they just did an amazing job, I would like to draw like that.Lovely research!
Kisses and have a great weekend!

Applebypie said...

Love this illustrations - oh to be able to draw like that! Xx

Mica said...

What beautiful illustrations! She is very talented indeed, love the runway sketches! :)


Megan said...

I love fashion illustrations too! Those sketches are so cute and fun, and it makes me wish I knew how to sketch! :)

Always Maylee said...

Wow, these are such amazing illustrations and so fun too!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I also adore fashion illustrations. Niki's illustrations are totally charming and have a lovely touch of whimsy about them. Hehe I hear you on getting sidetracked on Pinterest ;p

Have a wonderful weekend sweet Kim!
Rowena @ rolala loves

bridechic said...

I feel there's a certain mood created in fashion illustration that you can't get in photography. I have to say I do love books like Sparkle--all done via illustrations. These that you've shown here are incredible . . .

Anonymous said...

These illustrations are just incredible. I adore them!

<3 Cambria

Check out my GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I like Niki's work too! These fashion illustrations are too cute! She should sketch me too. :)

jo said...

Kim, I'm seriously addicted to these drawings! Omg, they are way TOO CUTE! I've to check out their website now. Have an awesome weekend and congrats to Dawn! You lucky girl!

xo Jo


Marika said...

nice drafts!
I invite you to follow my blog on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com
hope that you like it!!!

L e n a said...

oh her illustrations are so lovely!
thanks for sharing this, Kim. ;)

Jessica said...

i love the illustrations! spot on


Lisa - respect the shoes said...

These sketches are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Deidre said...

Wow - I love her illustrations - my favourite illustrator that I know of is Secret Agent Josephine - I absolutely LOVE Her stuff.

Jo said...

I love looking at fashion illustrations too, Kim! Thank you so much for introducing missmagpiefashionspy! I'm so gonna trawl the site whenever I have the time.

Anya adores ☆ said...

Hi Kim, OH I adore these illustrations - the ♡ on the cheeks are just fab. Happy weekend sweet friend, Ax

LOLA FINN said...

What a nice a cute post!! It´s so inspiring!! You are the best and cutest blogger girl, Kim :)
xoxo Lola

Anne said...

These are fabulous Kim! Thanks for sharing...have a lovely weekend:)

Laura said...

Gorgeous post! I love fashion illustrations too :)

Denisa said...

Wow. The paintings look amazing.


Jen Umm said...

Many thanks for your message on my blog, I am following you now via bloglovin.
I look forward to reading your future posts :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Such cute illustrations, Kim ... and have I told you I LOVE reading your posts, they never fail to make me smile with your hahaha's and marvelous sense of humor ... who could not laugh out loud themselves? Congratulations to lovely Dawn! YAY for Sparkle! ~xoSandy

SANDY M Illustration

Adriana Leandro said...

I love fashion illustration. Great post!! I follow you. Kisses.

Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

Hi there! I really like your blog! Great posts and love all of the outfits that you post :)

Jacqueline said...

I love sketched right off the runway!




How pretty! I love how all the illustrated models look so cute and happy :)

Melissa said...

These illustrations are great - and so inspiring.

<3 Melissa

Well... said...

Whoa, I just love these illustrations! They're so cool and capture the actual thing wonderfully in such an artistic way :)

Trendy Teal

Outside Looking In said...

These are great and my fave is the one of Kate! LOL!!!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Congrats to Dawn! Wow, what amazing illustrations! I also adore these, so much life and cuteness!

Also loved that middle amethyst gown in your Dress for the holidays post!

I hope you're having a fab weekend!

Audrey Allure said...

Such gorgeous illustrations!

Moya2bean said...

Fantastic illustrations!
Super sweet blog!
Wanna follow eachother, new follower now :)
Much love from Cali


Sherin said...

These illustrations are gorgeous! I wish I was more talented!

Lyosha said...

wow! amazing illustrations Kim!

Inside and Outside Blog

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I absolutely love fashion illustrations, I think they are fabulous <333

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella


TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I absolutely love fashion illustrations, I think they are fabulous <333

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella


Shop N' Chomp said...

I am a huge fan of fashion illustration too! Oh to have such talent! (I just draw stick figures...lol) Thanks for sharing the Miss Magpie Fashion Spy site w/ us!

P.S Love the macarons you have in your signature!! Too cute :D

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

these are so cute - they make me wanna start sketching again

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

Sam said...

Hi my dearest Kim, If you don't hear from me again, its because you have opened Pandora's box to me with this incredibly cool website*winks*...love love it!!...Have a great start to the week!

Laura Go said...

oh I do too, Kim! I actually thought I wanted to be a designer when I was a kid. It's so much fun seeing fashion translated into paper, and vice versa!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights
the shop of worldly delights

LyddieGal said...

these sketches are so cute and fun - makes me wish I could draw!
Chic on the Cheap

The Squishy Monster said...

These are all so great! I love looking at each and every one =)

Jenee C. said...

Her illustrations are so delightful! I love that they are full of life and colour. Quite the departure from the usual fashion illustration. Her style almost has a Japanese kitsch to it. Love it!

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

Coco said...

Kim please keep sharing all your cool finds! Thank you for the links and I'm going to browse through Vogue illustrated covers and day-dream.Miss Magpie if you sketch Kim please me tooooo!!!!xxxxx Coco

Fashionista622 said...

Kim, great post doll! Especially for those of us that have a love of Fashion and Illustration. These drawings are truly splendid. Thank you for sharing with us.

Happy Monday pretty one!



shop LOUD said...

this is so cute! loves it!


MOSAMUSE said...

love the illustrations!!
so good


Fashion-isha said...

I love fashion illustrations too! These are amazing!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Fashion illustration is so grand!! It's wonderful too see the mind creating and changing the design!! These are just so precious!! You always find such darling things :))) Missed you girl!! xx

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