last post, I featured Tina Berning's illustrations of women. Fashion plays an essential part in Berning's art, which is one of the reasons I'm drawn to her work. When I was thirteen, I desperately wanted to be a fashion designer. So I spent countless hours sketching new outfits and even sewing my own clothes. (The first article of clothing I ever made was a hot pink jumpsuit!)
My mother knew that I was really into fashion, and one day, she came home with this amazing Japanese book. This book full of fashion illustrations became my prized possession. I studied the drawings and would try to copy every little detail until it was perfect. I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I drew this face:
Unfortunately, I can't read Japanese, so I don't even know the title of the book or the name of the illustrator. Here's the biographical page of the author. Maybe you can help me out?