Thursday, April 10, 2014

Queen Bee

As I pack up today to fly home to see mom this week (...because I am a mom too…and it's spring break, so i'm getting the kids to grandmas), I remember, ah-  
Mothers Day is soon approaching!  
Well, you have a  few weeks to get your greeting cards in order, to show the love to all the great moms you know, but I have a new Papyrus moms day card this year which might be just the one you are looking for, for the Queen Bee in your life-


I have to show a detail of this adorable 3 dimensional  bee buzzing around my card- and the super black glitter.  You know how much I love the glitter!


And if you are looking for more options, a few from last season have returned:






Love ya  Mom!
xoxo


You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.


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Please do not remove images from this site without the permission of Bella Pilar Studio.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fresh For Spring

Fresh for spring-
This Papyrus box of notes includes 20 note cards (10 each of 2 designs) and 20 lined envelopes.
Cards are all blank for you to put your own message.


They come in this box-


A look at some sketches from the planning-



You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.


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Please do not remove images from this site without the permission of Bella Pilar Studio.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Picture This!

Check out the latest promotion over at Joico (my partners in haircare this year):



Joico wants to send you and your stylist on vacations! Submit your #TurnHeads selfie and enter to win.  See details on their FB page- facebook.com/joico



We had a fabulous kick off party in NYC this week to get this contest rolling.  
Thank you Joico for a fun vacation themed soire.  And a pleasure to meet all of the awesome beauty editors that came out to have flowers put in their hair, sip tropical cocktails, nibble on delicious Bahamian cuisine,  and get their pictures snapped in one of my oversized larger than life cut-out-face girls ready for their travels.  So fun! 
See here:




Everyone went home with one of these fab Joico tote bags , which held several goodies, including a custom Joico cell case:




Another treat in the tote was the "Bombshell In The Making, pre-glam repair kit".  Such a great name- have I piqued your curiosity? Well stay tuned, and in the next couple of weeks I will be back with news and pix of these must have hair care kits featuring a few of my girls on the must-keep packaging, super cute.


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Please do not remove images from this site without the permission of Bella Pilar Studio.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Feather Couture

It starts with a  sketch...



and voila!
Part of the 'couture' line, this fashionista is modeling hand applied specialty feathers and intricately embroidered lace, ribbon and a gem.   And to complete her look she is framed by some glittery indigo lace print, which coordinates with the envelope liner. 



it's all in the details…





look for the golden 'couture' on the back...



You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Poodles and Petals

Aaaahhhh, spring is in the air, can you feel it?
Perhaps these 2 new Papyrus cards will help you get into the spring time mood…


detail:



some loose sketches from the planning:



and..


detail:


some planning sketches:



You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Pull Out the Puzzle Glue

Pull out the ole jigsaw puzzle glue because you might not want to take these apart once you fit the last piece in!



For ladies who love cupcakes, ravensburger.com
and for ladies who love to travel, ravensburger.com

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hello Lincoln Center!

Hello Lincoln Center!  So good to be home again for NY Fashion Week 
fall/winter 2014, which just took place Feb 6-13.


Lets get right to it:  
a look at the artwork that I painted to be used on the MBFW (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) event schedule and press lanyards  (which Papyrus , as a MBFW sponsor, once again put together for the occasion)-


The schedule of events, for the taking at the MBFW tents-



It was all about painterly plum on the front side.  
And on the back side we were feelin a lil sketchy-



heres a look at the original sketches before they landed on the schedule-




And our 3 middle girls from the schedule made it onto the lanyards.  
A very fashionable accessory around Lincoln Center this week. 


I didnt leave home without mine!  
I was sure to pair it with black baby sequins on silky animal print cut out layered on netting, with nude sheath beneath.


On this day I was loving lace.


On this day I was all about the shiny black paillettes on - color of the moment- plum. Yum.


I BIG thank you to everyone that came by the signing at the Papyrus event space at the tents.  Its was lovely to meet you and personalize a Valentines Day card for you.  And how cool that you could address the envelope there, and Papyrus was happy to stamp it for you and mail it off for you anywhere in the world- they are the best!! 
Send Style!



Thank you to my dear friend Melissa who shot the pix at the signing above. 

Of course it wouldn't be fashion week if I didnt take in a few shows -always a fun place to snap some shots, and simply get inspired!!.  







And as I had done for the past two show seasons, I once again had the opportunity to create the artwork for the VIP bags. 


These are the VIP swag bags that were given to the lucky few behind the scenes.  These super ultra glossy babies were hard to find in the crowd- but alas- I spotted one!



I was very happy when Papyrus and MBFW asked if I would like to create a special series for them that would be released one at a time throughout fashion week on MBFWs social media.  There was a huge focus on instagram this fashion week season (be sure to follow me @bellapilarstudio), and here is a snapshot as it was posted by MBFW on their instagram page (@mbfashionweek) :


Here is a look at the total models backstage series.  And I thought I would show you the sketches too.  Enjoy-










And as another fashion week comes to an end... Boots, scarf, hat.... and i'm out.




You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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