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Birthday reflections – The five things that have changed since I turned 30

May 13, 2017
Alessia Landi Fashion Illustration birthday champagne balloons watercolour marchesa dress

Today it’s my birthday and I’m turning 33. THIRTY-F***ING-THREE And for how 20 year old I can sometimes feel inside and how much I can tell myself that I’m technically still young, I also feel the years weighing on my shoulders (ALERT: I’m gonna talk like a granny all the way through this post) . But the good part is: I kinda like it. Except very annoying stuff like spending tons of money on anti-age products, realising I can’t wear…

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You asked, I answered! My experience with live sketching

April 27, 2017
Alessia Landi Fashion Illustration live sketching Piaget

A few of my followers on Instagram and fellow fashion illustrators asked me a lot of questions about my live sketching events lately. How do I find the confidence to draw a portrait in public in 5 minutes? Did I do any special training? How did I decide my rates? Different artists were asking me very similar questions, so I decided group my answers and write a post about it to share my experience (albeit still limited). I feel like…

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Not a Hero

April 20, 2017
Fashion illustration Alessia Landi Aldraws watercolour hero t-shirt tulle skirt model orange self-acceptance

So typical Al, I claimed in January that I would write a post per week… I look back at my last post and it’s dated 21 February. Oh well. I actually have a good excuse for this absence from my illustrated diary: I did a major commission for L’Officiel Singapore and Louis Vuitton back in March (I know, right?? Sometimes I still can’t believe it… Maybe I should just write a post here to fix it black on white, what do…

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Curvy revolution

February 21, 2017
Christian Siriano fall winter 2017 fashion illustration Al Draws Alessia Landi watercolor new york fashion week curvy plus size

In the moment I’m writing this, New York Fashion Week is over and the fashion world moved their attention on to the runways of London, Milan and Paris. Everyone and their mother has already talked about this topic and I guess every woman interested in fashion (and with an Instagram account) has already read the opinion on the matter of several bloggers and magazines. I thought “YEAH! I’m going to write an article about this too!” but then life happened and…

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Because the world really needed another La La Land review

February 6, 2017
Emma Stone La La Land Alessia Landi fashion illustration movie review watercolor portrait Al Draws

Major spoiler alert, keep reading at your own risk (seriously, just go watch the movie first) OK to be honest, this is not a proper movie review. This is more like me needing to tell you how much and why I freaking loved La La Land. I am writing this post mesmerized and deeply touched by this movie, but I have to say I didn’t have great expectations before I watched it. First of all it’s a musical. And I…

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