Call your mother

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telephone, illustration, dia da mãe, neon blue“Appreciate what you have. Call your mom.”

Happy mother’s day! Today I thought I could post this illustration, made about a year ago, in a group project for our Art Direction class. Little reminders of everyday gestures that can make us happy — have you called your mother today, wishing her a happy day and letting her now what she means to you? :)

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Grunge is the new chic

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grunge, chic, fall 2013, trendy, lookbook, fashion, illustration, drawing, fashion illustrationGrunge is not my favorite style, but grunge-chic is a look I’ll keep in mind this season! Heavy boots, a flannel shirt and some gold to keep it interesting. What do you think?
This is an illustration I made for the look I created for a contest – I’ll have pictures of the real mannequin coming up soon! Stay tunned ;)

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DEconstructing Fashion

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These are the images I created inspired on Ana Amaro‘s work, a friend of mine who also studied fashion design. Her creations are kind of avant-gard and really creative. Instead of illustrating, I chose to deconstructed her pictures, in order to represent how I perceived them. Symmetry and overlapping colors and patterns, to create something based on what was already there.

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Estas três imagens são o resultado de um trabalho inspirado nas criações da minha amiga Ana Amaro, que tal como eu também estudou design de moda. A idéia era representar a maneira como eu vejo o trabalho dela, e em vez de criar ilustrações propriamente ditas, decidi basear-me apenas na fotografias em si. Com sobreposições de cores e padrões e simetrias, desconstruí cada imagem, criando uma nova a partir da que já existia.

Check out her work and the original photos on her portfolio:
http://anaamarooo.tumblr.com/

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Running shorts + Tropicana print

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While browsing around wordpress blogs today, I found these stunning running shorts on Call Us Whatever, and couldn’t stop thinking about them! The hole running-shorts/sportive thing has been amongst us for a while, but this colorful style with the “tropicana” print gives it a new meaning! These are from Forever 21, and I made a small research and manage to find some similar (yet, not so tropicana) in other stores). I don’t why I was sooo drawn to this piece, but maybe it’s because I’m so sick of this gloomy weather and rainy days. I need sunshine, and cool new shorts.

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Enquanto dava umas voltas pelos blogues do wordpress, dei de caras com estes calções de corrida no Call Us Whatever e fiquei maravilhada! A tendência de combinar peças desportivas em looks citadinos já cá anda há algum tempo, mas o padrão “tropicana” destes shorts deu-lhe um novo significado. Estes são da Forever 21 (que infelizmente ainda não existe em Portugal), e consegui encontrar também noutras lojas modelos semelhantes, apesar de não tão tropicais. Não sei porque é que fiquei tão obcecada com esta peça, mas é provavel que seja por causa do tempo miserável que temos tido! Preciso de sol, e de calções novos e lindos que combinam com o verão.

f21-running-shortsForever 21 – 12,75€

pull-running-shortspull & Bear – 12,99€

zara-running-shortszara – 19,99€

 

End of Semester

First semester is finally over!  These are some the things I did for evaluation, a GIF from a Bat For Lashes’ music video, and the others are some projects I Instagrammed while working on them – but soon I’ll be back to outfit posts!

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Finalmente, o fim do primeiro semestre! Aqui ficam alguns dos trabalhos com que me ocupei nos últimos tempos, um GIF de um videoclip da Bat For Lashes e algumas fotografias tiradas com o Instagram – mas em breve voltarei aos outfit posts!

animacao-2-joana-duartedrawingFor drawing class

typography-instagramTypography Book

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Typography studies

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