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The Infinite Aura Collection Launch with Swarovski X House Beautiful by Deanna First

Last week I found myself live sketching with amazing views looking over New York City while at the Hearst Tower. We celebrated the launch of the gorgeous Infinite Aura Collection with Swarovski and House Beautiful! I was honored to meet Editor in Chief Sophie Dow Donelson at the event! Below are a few images from the night taken by Avano Hisa.

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Below is a sample background I created prior to the event. I used micron, pencil and digital editing to create the Swarovski back drop. I also hand glued Swarovski crystals to add accessories and a touch of sparkle to each illustration. They take roughly 5-8 minutes per sketch to create. Big thanks to Kailin Villamar and the rest of the team for having me!

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