LEILANI

Aloha! A new print is in the store and somehow I forgot to post it here! Following on from China Girl, this is Leilani, featuring all things Hawaiian. The name was inspired by the Hoodoo Gurus song of the same name, taken from their classic 80’s debut album, Stoneage Romeos. It’s still a fave of mine. Leilani is a Hawaiian name that means heavenly flower.

My great grandfather lived in Hawaii for sometime and came back to Australia to design and build his home inspired by his travels, complete with palm trees. It was a very unusual design for 1905. He named it Hale Mauka (house on the hill) and it still stands today.

She is available in A3 size up to A0 poster size. Shown below holding the A2 size. Head to the shop for more details.

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VOGUE'S FASHION'S NIGHT OUT AT MYER

Last Friday night was Vogue's Fashion Night Out in Melbourne and I was asked back to sketch outfits live at Myer. Each outfit is quickly sketched on a body template and the customer gets to keep the drawing as a memento of their outfit of the day. It's always fun to meet and draw such different stylish ladies, see the current trends and draw like a crazy lady! Some people waited in a queue for over an hour so I hope I got to draw you! I went as quick as my fingers would go.

Here are some of my fave sketches of the night. Lots of leather, long coats, capes and black. Well it was Melbourne! Thanks to Jacky Winter, Myer and Vogue Australia for having me.

You can check my instagram page for a little flipagram of the day @nerylwalker

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LIVE FASHION DRAWING AT THE MYER WORKROOM

I was asked along with the talented Kat Macleod to sketch fashion outfits live in store for some of Myer Melbourne's customers. It was part of their Autumn Winter 2015 launch in the Myer Workroom created by Gloss Creative. Lucky shoppers (and instagram fans) came along to have their outfit of the day sketched onto an already drawn silhouette created by both of us.

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of  Gao Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

I must confess I was pretty daunted at the thought of drawing live in front of people, (especially when one is used to scribbling away in their own hidey hole), but I am glad that I said yes! It was fun meeting, chatting and drawing everyone's outfits from young kids to adults.

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of  Gao Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

This lady was aahhmazing! So stylish. You don't see enough people wearing hats. We had long chats about her vintage clothes collection (which sounded pretty wild) and well I just thought she was ace and I could have chatted all day. 

It was busy! Four days of non stop drawing and lots of happy customers. Did I mention the customers got to keep the sketch! You can see more on my instagram page @nerylwalker

Thanks to Jacky Winter and Myer Melbourne for having me!

Clockwise from top left @kathrynamandajackson, @lisaandlisa, @paintergirl and  @oraclefox

Clockwise from top left @kathrynamandajackson, @lisaandlisa, @paintergirl and @oraclefox

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Some of the younger customers (not wearing black!)

Some of the younger customers (not wearing black!)

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AT NGV

I finally saw The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV in Melbourne. So amazing!! I knew I would like this show but it really did blow me away. So creative and inspirational with freakishly amazing workmanship and details. Loved the kooky talking mannequins too. I forgot my camera but found these pics online so I can share some of his subversive amazingness. It's hard to post only a few pics, the show is huge! If you are in Melbourne go before it ends Feb 8th 2015. 

Photo by Debra Kolkka www.bagnidilucca.wordpress.com

Photo by Debra Kolkka www.bagnidilucca.wordpress.com

Barbarella body-corset, Les Actrices (Movie Stars) collection. 2009–2010.   Photo © Patrice Stable/ Jean Paul Gaultier.

Barbarella body-corset, Les Actrices (Movie Stars) collection. 2009–2010. Photo © Patrice Stable/ Jean Paul Gaultier.

Black Swan collection corsets- Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com The first one had wheat woven into it.

Black Swan collection corsets- Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com The first one had wheat woven into it.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

Dita von Teese in a sparkly skeleton corset number complete with thigh bone suspenders.

Dita von Teese in a sparkly skeleton corset number complete with thigh bone suspenders.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, installation image provided by NGV

Amazing leopard dress. Love that leopard beehive! Photo by nazneenzainal.com

Amazing leopard dress. Love that leopard beehive! Photo by nazneenzainal.com

Look closely, not an animal hide but incredible intricate beading work.   Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com

Look closely, not an animal hide but incredible intricate beading work. Photo by www.culturalchromatics.com

Loved this religious  metal work - Virgin series Photo by www.filepmotwary.com

Loved this religious  metal work - Virgin series Photo by www.filepmotwary.com