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FASHION: The Two Sides of Givenchy











I was reading the recent July 2012 issue of VOGUE and I loved the editorial they did on Emma Stone. My opinion, she is a great actress! So charming and I really enjoy her movies. My friend told me yesterday, “She is great at doing Lindsey Lohan’s old job as Hollywood’s redhead.” Indeed she is! Ten fold! 

Anyway, back to the editorial, I loved it, especially how they dressed her up in a crazy, boyish dandy look. (Post about that look to come!) What really caught my eye  though, was the Givenchy dress she was wearing and how I am really loving the “lingerie outside of the bedroom” thing! What do you guys think? Too risque? Or would you totally wear it to a cocktail party?

See the entire Givenchy collection HERE.

ALSO! Now that you have seen the dress on the runway and on Emma stone, what are your opinions on the dress if you ONLY saw the runway version? Do you prefer VOGUE’s angelic portrayal or Givenchy’s homage to the gothic?? Opinions? 🙂



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NEWS: Four Eyes — Puzzlepop From the L.S. Boutique!

One thing that I really wanted to make sure when I opened up my Etsy store, is that I wanted to give people work nice enough to put up on their walls.

Having said that, a piece of art, may it be a Warhol or a movie poster, adds the character to your space, and if you are paying for something and putting it up on your wall, you better be dang sure that you LOVE it, and  most of all want to keep it there for a long period of time! Afterall, you are seeing it everyday right? That is where I thought I could step in!

I thought…well, how can I make a piece of art versatile enough so the person who has it doesn’t get tired of it after a few months? and how do I create something that lets the owner feel that they were part of the process?

So I created Four Eyes The first of my Puzzlepop designs. Four Eyes is basically four separate prints made to be hung together. The prints are already made, but it is up to the owner where, and most importantly how to hang them. Together, separate, vertical, horizontal, whatever! Then, if you want something new, switch them around! 🙂

I really have an affinity for this piece because, although the prints are digital and can be re-produced, the one who hangs it decides the unique way it is displayed!

You better be sure that I am going to do a few more of these! 🙂

Here are a few combinations that I thought of! What are yours? 

You can purchase “Four Eyes” buy visiting my Etsy store at www.etsy.com/shop/lsillustrated or go directly to the print by clicking HERE

Have an puzzlepop idea or request? Email me at lsillustrated@gmail.com

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ACCESSORIES: Colourful Cuffs

I’ve always loved Hermes accessories! Especially their enamel bracelets. A friend of mine has a bright red H-bracelet and it looks really colourful and elegant! It really added life to what she was wearing!

I was looking though a magazine a few days ago (I forgot which one) and I came across the fashion house’s new printed enamel bracelets! I love them! So cool! I love how a company that has been around as long as Hermes keeps keeps surprising us and stays so relevant to so many generations!

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I am so happy to see that big straw totes are popping up all over the place this summer! Marc Jacobs and even Balenciaga have created their own versions!

What is funny is that,  I was having an interesting conversation with my pal, Cristina, from Ecuador. She said that these bags (the ones made and sold in Ecuador) are not so popular and are considered not so classy!

Which brings me to the question — although I do admire many big fashion designers–why do we need a brand name stuck to a piece of clothing for it to be worth something? Even when that thing is most likely made in our own backyard!

I know I´m guilty 🙂

Cristina was a few steps ahead of me on this matter! In her case, she is talking about the craftmanship of “Paja Toquilla,” a material native to Ecuador. You have most probably seen it because it is what Panama Hats are made from!

She dreams of creating sustainable fashion in Ecuador. She wants to create large tote bags —much like what we are seeing by Balenciaga–made from materials from Ecuador, by Ecuadorians.

Because she asked me and COMPLETELY support her dream, we drew up some of her ideas together!

Go Cristina! It is great what you are doing! And I only hope that everyone can think like you 😉

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LOOKBOOK: Loose knits and bright solids

Yahoo! The summer is here! Time to put away my coats and bring out the shorts! As I have said before, I am obsessed with Coral shades at the moment.

Aside from that, I have another look that I am so obsessed with. Loose knit tops! I recently purchased one from Zara (illustrated below) and I love it. It is so elegant and and it is a perfect cover up for the summer weather.

P.S. You can also see a picture of the knit on my twitter page HERE!

If you guys haven’t already yet! Follow me and L.S. Illustrated on TWITTER and PINTEREST! Don’t worry! I’ll give you cool stuff! 🙂

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I have been obsessed with everything coral lately. This afternoon I took a little trip to Sephora and set out to look for some coral nail polish. I promised myself I would wear much more colour this summer and this is my first action! And what luck! They had 20% discounts on ALL nail polish in the store! 🙂

I ended up getting myself Dior Psychedelic Orange Nail Polish and I am SO happy with it!

That is not the only thing I got! What else was on my list?

1.) Miss Dior Eau de Toilette Originale

it is much lighter and breezier than Miss Dior Perfume. It has a powdery, flowery scent.

2.) Clarins Super Restorative Tinted Cream

 My mom used to use this and I got hooked. It has spf 20 protection and the tint is a great alternative to putting on make up everyday and totally worth the price.

3.) Sephora Express Nail Polish Remover

This amazing little bottle where all you have to do is dip your finger in a sponge nested inside it and POOF, Nail colour gone. Why haven’t I used this before??

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NEWS (ish): Work in Progress

Hi everyone!

So I haven’t posted on my blog in a few days! I have been caught up with work, school and life in general! Also I have been working on a large scale project that has been taking up a a lot of my time! I have been asked to do a mural for a new office in the Philippines! —so it is REALLY large scale!–and I am so excited.

Considering I do all my sketches on my ipad and I have an ancient computer to work with, creating something this large has been a great and challenging task and who knows how it will even look as a mural!

Since this blog IS about my work…I would love to share with you my work in progress (smaller version of course! :p ).

It is pretty straight forward and is a total mish mosh of my inspirations…Cafes in Paris and Madrid, walks on a nice spring day, my love for animals….and also you will find a few renditions of my favourite looks from The Sartorialist. 🙂

So there it is…just a few more people sipping coffees and strolling down the street then voila! (cross fingers!)

 I am kind of digging the lack of colour in the background! :)…what do you think?

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This post is dedicated to all my girlfriends! 🙂

So, here in Madrid, it is a long weekend…I have no school until Thursday! Woohooo! ….and almost everyone is out of town! What am I going to do for the next two days? No idea!

I know what I would love to do though! Since I am really missing a few people at the moment….

**wishful thinking!**

Get myself a Mini convertible, take a road trip to the beach with my girlfriends, listen to great music and great conversation! What could be better than that? 🙂

Since I obviously can’t quite do that just yet…I just…well…I drew it! :p

Happy Puente Madrilenos! And big hugs to my all my girls!

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LOOKBOOK: Beach Babe in Spain

So what do you do if you are living in the tropics and have been a bona-fide beach babe all your life, then eventually move to a place that witnesses all seasons? How do you dress??

My friend Tiffany has the style you are looking for! She grew up in the Philippines and recently moved to Spain. What does she do to keep the Summer feeling all year ’round? It’s as simple as the word, COLOUR. 🙂

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FASHION: The Magic of YSL

For my friend Ysabel…who somehow manages to be in 5 countries in 3 days!

I found out how she does it! hehehe


I once had a friend named Ysabel,

Who constantly traveled and loved to wear YSL,

 Sometimes I wondered, when she was somewhere over yonder,

 how in the world she got there!!!

….it’s the shoes

Meanwhile…at Ysabel’s house….

Magical shoes aren’t they?? 🙂

SHOES: Yves Saint Laurent Trib Too High Heel Pump in Red Patent Leather

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