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Melissa Jaine Fashion Illustrations

June 10, 2011

Melissa Jaine is a creative blogger who lives in Australia that I recently discovered thanks to my husband and I fell in love with her blog and the way she snaps stills from music videos highlighting either what she loved about them or inserting the lyrics, laying text on top of images… Such a smart lady she is. We also love all of the same musicians from Sophie Ellis-Bextor to Natasha Bedingfield.But there’s more to love about Melissa…

Melissa Jaine Fashion Illustrations

She also has a thing for airports, as do I… Do you have a thing for airports? I love to arrive extra early for flights and just people watch while sipping on a soy latte. Plus airport energy is amazing. I think the best airport for “energy” is LAX. I really love the vibe there. But back to lovely Melissa. As I was exploring her blog I found out that she draws and I particularly took to liking these fashion illustrations of hers shown both above and below. They hardly look like the result of someone just playing around but they are, and that speaks volumes about her talent. If I played around there would be a blob of something unrecognizable in the center of a piece of paper. When Melissa experiments you get these lovely ladies…

Melissa Jaine Fashion Illustrations

My favorites from her portfolio are above because love the runway style with the simple backgrounds and typed text tape and those great patterned clothes. Totally something I’d love to see in a book or magazine.

Melissa Jaine Fashion Illustrations

This is a newly discovered passion of hers, drawing these ladies, and I feel that she could go really far with them and I hope that she keeps developing her concepts because they are fresh and wonderful. I love the merging of the full view runway-esque drawings with the street scapes in pencil, I’ve not seen that elsewhere and can totally imagine these designs being applied to surfaces and even as illustrations in magazines.

What do you think?

(images: melissa jaine)


  • Reply Ana June 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I love finding inspiration like this on blogs, simply stunning!

  • Reply BODIE and FOU June 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Great find Holly! I love the 2nd and 3rd set, actually the more I look it, the more I like the 3rd one and the faces of the girls are warm, smiling… They have a very nice feel-good vibes

    Have a fab weekend!

  • Reply Sam Flowers June 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation. She has a great site. I am now Blog Loving it!

  • Reply Julie khuu June 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I think they’re gorgeous!! I could totally see these illustrations in a fashion mag (like those supercute Nordstrom ones)…so whimsical and those eyes!! The lips!!! The hair!!! Love em all…such a creative talent! Thx for putting her on my radar!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

  • Reply Heather June 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    These are so creative and lovely! I’m loving the pencil drawn backgrounds!


  • Reply Liv @ Choosing Beauty June 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    This is Melissa just “playing around” ??? Holy smokes! Love ’em all, but the ones with the faint collaged backgrounds are my faves – so much to swoon over!

  • Reply Julie June 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I love these…and I totally agree with you about airports! It’s the best people watching, and knowing that you’re there early there’s never any worry. Hope you have a great weekend.

  • Reply Angelia June 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    It is so great to see fashion illustration, it was becoming a lost form with photography in magazines. So nice to see it all around the web.

  • Reply meenal @ maison marigold June 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    lovely illustrations..such a unique style!! xx meenal

  • Reply Renee June 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I took an e-course with her – I love, love her style! Very Fab!
    Enjoy your weekend Holly!

  • Reply Rita June 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I love the illustrations! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Melissa Jaine June 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Holly – I am completely blown away! I have been a reader of yours for quite some time now and am so thrilled by this, I’m lost for words. When I recover ;), I will email you over the weekend.
    Thank you to everyone for the lovely comments too! It really means a lot.

  • Reply Igor the Fashion Illustrator June 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Hey! These are very cute fashion illustrations.

  • Reply Barbara June 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Great find!!! The style is unique and the her sense of fashion is amazing. Beautiful.

  • Reply Kiersten June 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    What a good find by the Mister! Love the whole concept..

  • Reply hoganfe handmade originals June 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    How fun & creative – I love the motion!

  • Reply leah June 12, 2011 at 2:42 am

    These are amazing. I love seeing amazing australia talent T.hanks for sharing!

  • Reply Penny Patten June 12, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Melissa is a great find, very fun and creative! I can’t wait to check out her Blog! Great work Melissa!

  • Reply Glenda Childers June 12, 2011 at 6:27 am

    So whymsical.


  • Reply Sue June 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Wow! They are absolutely stunning, such movement and beauty.

  • Reply Cristina June 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    oh.. so talented!

  • Reply Sarah June 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Very interesting and beautiful illustrations…some people are so darn creative! thanks for sharing Holly!! :))

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