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Where are my seasons?

October 11, 2017
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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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A mindful beauty routine

May 23, 2017
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Months ago, my therapist suggested me to do mindfulness meditation. I started to see her because of my anxiety issues so I thought hell yes, this sounds like a great idea. So I downloaded that Headspace app. I went up on the hill of the park behind my office in my lunch break – sounds super zen right? – I sat down, launched the app and waited for the magic to happen. I almost fell asleep. It was so BORING.…

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Fashion illustration Stories

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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