As time moves on, my blog continues to change and develop. I’ve been putting a lot of energy into StyleOnTheCouch of late, writing more posts about NYC places to visit, things to do and see and about the people I am fortunate to meet, whilst including more personal style images than ever before. This injection of energy deserves a little something, I felt, a gift to myself… so I enlisted the artistic talents of fashion illustrator Jaqueline Fryers to re-vamp the look of StyleOnTheCouch by designing a new banner.
Jaqueline’s “brief” was to create a new sketch for me based loosely on my Twitter background. Despite giving her very little direction at all for the artwork, she used her imagination perfectly to conjure up images that I am delighted with. I really hope you like the new designs as much as I do (I have a few variations to choose from – you might tell me which you like best?):
“After graduating in Fashion Design in 2006 I moved to London for 4 years and worked as a stylist for Net-a-porter.com. It was here that I met Emily Jerman, a freelance stylist and personal shopper. She was starting her own website and was looking for an illustrator to supply images for her trend reports. I offered to help out and from there requests snowballed from links within the industry. In 2011 I made the decision to step back from styling and turn my part-time drawings into a career. I now run Jacks Club from home full time. I spend my time developing my style and promoting my work. Its early days but I’ve been lucky enough to have been asked to be involved in some exciting projects. The next step is to get my website up and running and add to my client list!”
A transformation is occurring for StyleOnTheCouch….
“The word: “Action!” frees me. The transformation is something I cannot explain – too much analysis might destroy it”– Sophia Loren