I'm so excited to show you today a fantastic illustrator and fashion designer from Italy: Eleonora Esposito
she makes beautiful clothes made by hand, and crochet swimwear, and she has kindly donated to my readers, one of her fashion illustration, "Portrait of a Lady in Turquoise - Art Print Fashion Illustration"that you can win after this lovely interview:
1- Tell us something about yourself
My name is Eleonora, I was born in Naples where I work and live ! I'm a fashion designer and illustrator, I love to create and to draw since I was a teenager. I love what I do, it’s my life. I have choose to be a fashion designer, because was inside of me. To create is my way to be happy, that make me feel complete, it’s a work but is especially a big passion.
2- When did you start to create your original clothes? How would you describe your style?I studied fashion since I was 14 years old. Since then I have dedicated my life to the realization of my dream to find my way in the world of fashion. I'm not interested in the frivolous side of fashion, but I would like to be appreciated for my style and my creations.To create is a way to represent myself and my point of view about fashion, this is the reason I decided to create and made on my own a collection of unique and exclusive models. My concept of woman is feminine, sweet, romantic, and sensual. My creations are handled accurately by paying careful attention to detail, both in cuts and shapes. In particular, I try to create clothes that can make a woman feel comfortable, at ease with what she wears, and original all at the same time. Also my illustration reflect my concept of a woman. To made my models I use always high quality fabrics made in Italy.
3- Tell us some secret or the creative process ...
Many people ask me how can I create a dress , and I always said that the dress lives in my mind, I already see it ready to become real. One of the most beautiful thing to be creative is the moment when you got inspiration and you create in your mind and then you draw it, and you made it real. To see the complete work is an incredible moment.To be creative is a way to be, it's inside of you.
4 - Your photos are beautiful, you work with a photographer, or you make them yourself ?
Many of the photos on my shop are made by some photographers that are my friends, and some others are made by me. I love to collaborate with others creative like me, and for this reason I love to see my creations photographed by youngs and talented photographers
5. What are your favorite shops or blogs?
I'm a curious person I love to browse the net, searching for new blogs and shops. I have so many favourite sites! It's impossible to write a list! I use my Twitter account to be updated on my favourite sites. Almost every day I read Style.com ,The Sartorialist, Etsy Storque, and of course I follow many blogs dedicate to the independent designers like this wonderful blog.
6- anything else you want to share with us.
I love the Art Nouveau, Coco Chanel, the 70’s , icons like Audrey Hepburn and I love to make research in the vintage market .I adore the pink color, I use it often for my creations. My motto is believe in your dreams and in yourself and be humble and always ready to learn.
Win this beautiful Art Print Fashion Illustration
to participate in this Giveaway, simply make One or All of the following rules:
(each dot is a chance to win, every one must be made in a separate comment - leave a link where I can contact you)
- Become my Follower: Facebook - Blog - Twitter (leave a comment letting me know which site you follow)
- Spread the Word: Twitter, facebook or Blog about this giveaway and leave a link
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- Become Eleonora Esposito's Follower: Blog - facebook - Twitter (leave a comment letting me know which site you follow)
(to be considered as a possible winner must have made at least one of these rules)
The giveaway is open worldwide!
ends Monday, October 31, so check back to see if you are the winner!
Good luck!P.S: I remind you that you still have three days to attend to my last giveaway, and win the beautiful necklace by Zsazsazsu1963, click here!