NY Fashion Week Illustrations By Samantha Hahn

September 20, 2012

My long time artist friend, Samantha Hahn, is a talented Brooklyn-based illustrator who did the floor plans for my upcoming book and the gorgeous illustrations on my blog (see the birds on the branch in the upper right corner on decor8? That’s wonderful Sam).

NY Fashion Week Illustrations By Samantha Hahn

Samantha has a ton of interesting work going on in her life from art shows in which she is the star to books and products and even notebooks that sold at Anthropologie and beyond. She is even the lady behind the gorgeous Daily Candy illustrations! To say she is a pretty big rock star is an understatement. She has accomplished so much and I’m very product of her. Her most recent creative accomplishment was to produce watercolor illustrations from NY Fashion Week and she did, and they are beyond gorgeous. Working with The Cut/NY Mag, Sam went backstage and then illustrated her take on beauty and fashion from some of her favorite shows – 85 total in only a single week!

My favorite is the illo she did for J.Crew. They need to hire her to do a line or something, imagine her watercolors on t-shirts, cosmetic cases, fabric belts or scarves? Oh my goodness. Anyway… Check these out…

NY Fashion Week Illustrations By Samantha Hahn

NY Fashion Week Illustrations By Samantha Hahn

NY Fashion Week Illustrations By Samantha Hahn

You may view more of her lovely work here.

When I look at these paintings, I wonder how much of a challenge it was for her to do this work and what it involved because I cannot imagine nailing details like this in such a chaotic environment that goes by at such a startling speed. Well, however you mastered it Ms. Hahn, you rocked it! Great job!

(images: samantha hahn)


  • Reply cafenoHut September 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    These are awesome. I loved all details and line..
    So great…

  • Reply Tracy A. September 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Lovely, fluid paintings!

  • Reply salma September 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wonderful and very beautiful :)

  • Reply Tina Ramchandani September 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Lovely illustrations. I read Daily Candy on a regular and love their artwork. Great to put a name to the work! And of course your branch is gorg, too :)

  • Reply Amy @ PaintWineRepeat September 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Amazing, so talented.

  • Reply Mnêmosunê September 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Wonderful paintings ! Your friend is so talented !

  • Reply Anette@lebenslustiger September 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Absolutely stunning – what an amazing talent! So vibrant these water colors…

  • Reply Aliza September 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Her talent is amazing! I really enjoyed looking through her drawings.

  • Reply Jane - Jacaranda Designs September 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Samantha is certainly extremely talented. I love the fluid nature of her art.

  • Reply Interior Design Scottsdale September 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Beautiful! These drawings are perfect. Great colors.

  • Reply Jordana September 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

    These are gorgeous! I have been a fan of all the Daily Candy illustrations for quite some time!

  • Reply Glenda Childers September 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

    How lovely to have her beautiful work on your blog.


  • Reply anastasia September 21, 2012 at 6:03 am

    oh so beautiful! I love her work…so talented! I think i need to get back into drawing…its been a while and with illustration practice, practice, practice is key!!!

  • Reply Penny Edwards September 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Would live to have visited it too. Original and handmade items have such a special unique quality. I really love the paper mâché bird!

  • Reply MaJoBV September 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    a real artist! LOVE her work!

  • Reply lomr September 22, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Really great drawings, love the J Crew ones.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente September 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    YAY, Samantha! These are just gorgeous and you are right, Holly! How fantastic would a silk number, by J. Crew, look with Samantha’s illustrations on it? Gorgeous. I can’t wait to see her illustrations in your book!

  • Reply Bettoma September 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Wow, these illustrations are so stunning!

  • Reply Frances Schultz September 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    You are generous and wonderful to shout out to the talented Samantha Hahn. I learned of her work through you, I believe, and am so grateful! Thank you!

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