Monday, 31 December 2012


May all your wishes come true xxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas and New Year message

Dear all,

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas filled with love and laughter and may all your dreams manifest in 2013

Love and Light, xx Charissa

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura (植村 秀 Uemura Shū?, June 19, 1928 – December 29, 2007) was a Japanese make-up artist and founder of the Shu Uemura internationalcosmetics line which bears his name.[1][2]

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Peter Philips

CHANEL creative director of Make-Up Peter Philips credits his success at the brand to his "great cooperation" with its creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

Tasked with creating the beauty looks for all Chanel shows, as well as concocting new make-up collections every season, Philips has star status in the industry - having developed some of the world's most coveted beauty products since his arrival at the helm of Chanel Make-Up five years ago.

"Every time Karl comes up with a theme it's a pleasure to make a new look using both the products that I have and new ones. It's very satisfying when it all comes together".
Source: Vogue

Monday, 3 December 2012

Linda Cantello

I was asked to do portraits of the beauty directors of major beautybrands for Milk X Magazine December edition. I will post all of them here the coming week. 

Giorgio Armani international make-up artist Linda Cantello.
She established herself in the late eighties, and since has collaborated with every major photographer in the industry, from Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to Steven Klein and David Sims. Linda Cantello’s influence has a broad and impressive reach. Her makeup regularly appears in all of the fashion and beauty books, from American, British, Italian, and French Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, to I-D and Dazed and Confused. Her advertising clients include almost all the major cosmetics companies and fashion houses. 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Saturday, 10 November 2012


A timeless wardrobe essential; blue jeans

Buy at least one pair of comfortable blue jeans. Versatility is what makes jeans so universally loved. They go with absolutely EVERYTHING! 

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Happy Halloween

Wednesday it's Halloween, so I made this illustration to wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

P.S. I based this on an image I found somewhere, but I cannot remember where, if anyone knows please let me know so I can credit properly. 

Friday, 26 October 2012

Preview Milk X publication

In the next MilkX Magazine (Hong Kong) my illustrations are featured in an article about the Cosmetic Creative Directors of brands like Armani and Shu Uemura.
Here is a little sneak peak:

Friday, 19 October 2012

Mylene Farmer

As well as illustrations for fashionblogs and -magazines I also do drawings for individuals. I even draw pets if you like me to! I have drawn babies, cats and ofcourse portraits. 
Last week I did this drawing of Mylene Farmer for a client. 

Mylène Farmer is a French singer, songwriter, occasional actress and author.
She has sold more than 30 million records and is among the most successful recording artists of all time in France. She holds the record for the most number one hits in the French charts, with twelve to date, eight of which were consecutive. Her best-known songs include "Désenchantée", "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces", "Sans contrefaçon", "Libertine", "XXL", "C'est une belle journée", "Rêver", "Les Mots", "Oui mais... non" and "Lonely Lisa". (source: Wikipedia).
Désenchentée is still one of my favourtite songs ever. And the album L'Autre I still listen to quite often. 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Saturday, 13 October 2012

ChicMuse Denni Elias

Charming Parisian Denni Elias began her career as a freelance fashion writer, and acts as her own best model on her Chic Muse blog. She inspires her loyal following with her enviable French girl look. 

She is wearing a Givenchy black leather jacket.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Nicole Warner

Nicole Warne is the owner and creative force behind Gary Pepper Vintage who set out with one dream in mind - to travel the world sourcing beautiful vintage pieces and meeting interesting new people along the way.

She is wearing a Stella McCartney navy blazer and pink trousers.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Andy Torres

Another illustration from Milk X Magazine. 
Andy Torres of
She is wearing an Alexander Wang jacket with jeans and tee.

I did a drawing of Andy before, this one: 

Sunday, 23 September 2012


Illustration assignment; drawing the creative directors of beauty brands...
2/3 more to go later this week...

Monday, 10 September 2012

Neon dress

Was really excited about this hot pink paint I bought, but...
the scanner does not do it any justice at all unfortunately. 

I also tried to photograph it, but not much luck...

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Monday, 27 August 2012

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Rumi Neely

Next up on my Milk X illustrations post (see other posts below and rest of the ten yet to be posted):

She is wearing an Isabel Marant top matching with Isabel Marant shorts 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Diane Pernet and Alexi Lubomirski

Illustrations number 2 and 3 for Milk X Magazine:

Diane Pernet of A Shade View on Fashion
wearing Ozone sunglasses 


wearing a Burberry jacket

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tamu McPherson

I did ten illustrations for Milk X Magazine in Hong Kong. 
The images are of selected fashion bloggers wearing their chosen "runway item" (Fall Winter 2012/2013). 

I will post all ten drawings here in the coming weeks. 

First up:
She is wearing a Chloe coat. 

Sunday, 19 August 2012


I stayed at my Mother's house this weekend. 
The weather is gorgeous and my mother has a wonderful backyard, so we spent the afternoon outside drawing Mandalas.
This is the result. 

Friday, 10 August 2012

Milk X Magazine Preview

My illustrations are featured in the August edition of Milk X Magazine. 
This is a preview and I will post all illustrations in the week(s) ahead (and also the full article once I have received the hard copy so I can scan it). 

The assignment was to draw ten Fashion Bloggers wearing their favourite Fall/Winter 2012/2013 fashionpieces. The deadline was very tight, last minute and I also had another assignment to work on that week plus a busy week at the office, but  I pulled it off, worked nights. I am not 100% satisfied, wish I could have spend a bit longer on them, but hey I also need to learn when to stop. I sometimes tend to work too long on a drawing and end up messing it up. So yes I am happy!

Hope you like it!
X Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Wisdom of Trees

All our Wisdom is stored in the Trees

The scanner doesn't do the original justice, but here goes. 
Dark scan

Light scan

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Tilda Swinton

Today I did a drawing with pen and marker. But I guess I am more of a pencil and watercolour person, but still always good to do something else every now and then. And the colours are nice and bold, just like the woman in the picture. 

This is a drawing of the superb Tilda Swinton (original pic from Candy Magazine). 

She's often snapped fresh-faced, without a scrap of make-up. So after a drag queen makeover British actress Tilda Swinton is barely recognisable in the issue of Candy Magazine. Celebrating 'transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations' the publication features the 51-year-old sporting eyelash extensions, lashings of eyeliner and fake nails.

Xevi Muntane
 shot the cover and the coordinating photo story in the magazine, working with creative director Jerry Stafford. Together the two created a story called "The Transformer," which shows just how easily Swinton can switch from one persona to the next.y.

Over the years, Swinton has worked her androgynous style, appearing on the red carpet wearing either sophisticated gowns or tailored men’s suits. Describing her style influences as David Bowie and her father, Sir John Swinton, she told W Magazine last year: 'From childhood, I remember more about his black patent, gold livery, scarlet-striped legs, and medal ribbons than I do of my mother’s evening dresses. 'I would rather be handsome, as he is, for an hour than pretty for a week.'