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I want to break free… From Instagram!

January 24, 2018
Iris Van Herpen Couture Alessia Landi fashion illustration watercolor ink

When I write about my progresses with my mental health I always feel like a mix between a B series self-improvement website, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, a desperate housewife and a new age freak (which is like Goop, but less Santa Monica-yoga-chic). Believe me it’s not fun*. But on the other hand, I like to write about it because it helps me to fix the milestones I am achieving. They might be small steps and I can tell you I am…

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Heels! – A love/hate relationship

January 19, 2018
Heels shoes fashion illustration Alessia Landi Al Draws

There is a saying in Italian that goes more or less like “if you want to appear beautiful, you have to suffer a little” (chi bella vuole apparire, un poco deve soffrire). The actual English equivalent is “no pain no gain” but I really don’t like it because it makes me think of sweaty bodybuilders on paleo diet more than all the exquisite tortures that women do to themselves to be… oh well, beautiful. But that’s not me guys, I have ZERO pain resistance…

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Where are my seasons?

October 11, 2017
plaid checks blazer trend fashion illustration ink alessia landi aldraws

About a month ago, confusing images started popping out in my Facebook and Instagram feeds: people wearing sweaters, cosy living rooms with blankets and lit chimneys, falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. I swear I didn’t have a lobotomy, but it took me a while to realize that somewhere else in the World the seasons are passing. “Ah, right, it’s Autumn in Europe right now”. Like, I had to actively think about it to realize that back at home the weather…

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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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Ong Shunmugam – The Cheongsam collection 2017

December 13, 2016
aldraws Al Draws Alessia Landi fashion illustration ong shunmugam singapore fashion week sgfw watercolor

Illustration inspired by the Ong Shunmugam Cheongsam 2017 collectionIf you’re interested in fashion and you happen to move to a new Country, you’re likely to check out the local designers as soon as you land (actually I did already weeks before, while I was still packing my apartment in Belgium… I’ve always been a good student). The brand Ong Shunmugam (by wonderwoman Priscilla Shunmugam) is the first I found out in my pre-move Google searches targeted at discovering Singapore fashion.…

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