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NICHE style Summer 2017

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  • Floral
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  • Tracey
  • Swimwear
  • Casa
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Summer for NICHE magazine means throwing out the rule book! It’s a time when you can wear whatever you want - from dresses and summer suits to swimwear and short shorts. It is the months where natural beauty, bare faces, tousled hair and red lips all get along. It is perhaps the only season when anything goes - and it often does!


NICHE magazine Alexander McQueen Resort 2017 live illustrating at Toronto Fashion Week. From there, my work has grown to reach a larger audience, especially through social media, and I’m able to work with lots of great clients in the industry! Tell us about your art medium? I work in watercolor as well as digital painting. Watercolor has a wonderful fluid quality and a high vibrancy in color. I love it for its simplicity of application; it’s a medium that needs to be planned first and never over worked. The result is a fluidity and naturalness to the pieces. I also sketch digitally on tablets, which is my medium of choice for live sketching. It’s so convenient to be able to bring along a digital version of my studio materials for runway shows where space and time is limited. To check out more of Stephanie Anne McKay’s fashion illustrations (some are for sale in print and iphone case format), and to see where she is sketching live next: website: instagram: @ stephanieanne0 26 . SUMMER 2017

How long have you been doing live sketching at fashion week runway shows? I have been live sketching for three years now. I’ve had the pleasure of sketching at runway shows at both Toronto Fashion Week as well as New York Fashion week. Alexander McQueen Resort 2017 Do you have favorite designer collections that you love to sketch? My favorite designers to sketch are Dolce & Gabbana, Delpozo and Mary Katrantzou. I love to draw pieces with embellishments, rich colors, and interesting prints. I never have trouble finding new inspiration with all the creative designs that out there. WWW.NICHE.STYLE . 27

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NICHE style Spring 2017
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