Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Today's illustration is inspired by Issa Spring Summer RTW collection. I especially love the beautiful prints and bright color palette from this collection! Very delightful! 
" 'Goddess.' Daniella Helayel was unequivocal in her description of the woman who inspired her new collection. With Malcolm Edwards' orchid-wrapped hairstyles and Val Garland's glossy-lipped maquillage offering sterling support, Helayel's female deity could have slithered straight off one of those Roxy Music covers that defined sophisticated womanly allure in the seventies."

Check out the whole collection here
Illustration by Sunny Gu 
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I have always been intrigued by flower meanings and symbolism. After I finished the painting, I was wondering about the meaning of orchid flowers. After a brief research, I found out orchid flower represents innocence, love, luxury, delicate beauty and strength...Ah, so beautiful! 
If you have been following my blog, you know I can't get tired from painting stylish girls, enjoy drawing flowers, LOVE painting them together even more. Every flower is very unique in its own way, just like people. After I painted some floral portraits, I always associate the girls/women I meet with different kinds of flowers. 
Just think how intriguing and elegant would a girl be if she embodies the lovely qualities of orchid flowers...


  1. Lovely ♡ I wonder if they knew the meaning an orchid symbolized when they chose it?

  2. Gorgeous!

  3. Beautifully done,Sunny! I love it,especially the hairdo! I also love the collection of the fashion that inspired you with this illustration. They are so lovely! Again, thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful suggestions. I have been working on it! Happy creating to you,Sunny!

  4. Wow this is just gorgeous. Love the flowers and even the little flower buds. Such beauty in the details.

  5. Really impressive work! I love to draw flowers and stylish girls as well. xo