Lafayette 148 NY X Deanna First at Nordstrom, Costa Mesa by Deanna First

Honored to be part of another amazing event in partnership with Lafayette 148 New York! I headed to CA for the second time this month to live sketch attendees wearing their favorite Lafayette look. The event took place at Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA and lasted for roughly 3 hours.

Attendees were served cocktails while waiting for the runway presentation to begin. This collection is filled with so many amazing prints that really exude confidence. I am so excited to be part of their #WomenArtists Series this year. Photos are by the talented Jarod Harris Photography. 

Their Spring 2018 Collection is just breathtaking! Shop Lafayette 148 New York new collection and you will not be disappointed. #LafayetteLoves #WomenArtists

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LAFAYETTE 148 NY AT NORDSTROM, SAN DIEGO X DEANNA FIRST ILLUSTRATIONS by Deanna First

Proud to announce my very first event with Lafayette 148 New York this past week at Nordstrom UTC in San Diego on March 15th. Their Spring 2018 Collection is inspired by the power and confidence of women artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell. I am beyond honored to be a part of their #WomenArtists series.

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The presentation started off with cocktails at 12pm followed by the runway show taking place at 1pm. Following the show guests were able to have custom illustration drawn in any of the Lafayette 148 New York looks to take home as a thank you for attending the show! #LafayetteLoves

BLOOMINGDALE'S VALENTINE'S DAY X DEANNA FIRST LIVE SKETCH  by Deanna First

With Valentine's Day around the corner Bloomindale's Roosevelt Field reached out for me to live sketch customers! I was pleased to be back again and see all of my favorite customers and employees. I love when I recognize familiar faces from my past events! They had the option of getting a custom fashion illustration of themselves or their loved ones on a card or an 8.5" X 11" paper.

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I typically use copic markers and colored pencils for my live sketch events since they dry quickly. The copic markers still have a watercolor vibe to them which always adds a bit of depth to my artwork. I sometimes use mini crystals or pearls to further embellish the illustrations and add an extra pop! They take roughly 5-8 minutes to complete depending on how many people are sketched.

I typically use copic markers and colored pencils for my live sketch events since they dry quickly. The copic markers still have a watercolor vibe to them which always adds a bit of depth to my artwork. I sometimes use mini crystals or pearls to further embellish the illustrations and add an extra pop! They take roughly 5-8 minutes to complete depending on how many people are sketched.

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Love seeing familiar faces!

Love seeing familiar faces!

In addition to my custom Valentine's sketches there was also a mime passing out heart shaped balloons and delectable chocolates. Looking forward to partnering with them for their next event in the future! Keep a lookout at their Huntington and Roosevelt Field locations.