MARC JACOBS FALL 2019

On februari 14th, 2019 Marc Jacobs showed his Fall collection at Park Avenue Armory in New York.

I found Marc Jacob’s Fall 2019 collection very beautiful. I have chosen one of my favorite items for my illustration. This was worn on the runway by Aivita muze. I found her appearance very catchy. I love the art deco style so much and gave this illustration a bit of an authentic atmosphere. Hope you like this one!

It made me very happy that marc jacobs could appreciate my illustration, thank you Marc Jacobs

My artwork for the Rijksmuseum

Cornelia Inspired by Rembrandt van Rijn

On March 30th i digitally send my artwork for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It is 350 years ago this year, that Rembrandt van Rijn (the dutch artist in the golden age) died.

The Rijksmuseum gives artists the space to hand in their work and if you are selected, it may be possible that your work will be displayed at the summer exhibition. I am very enthusiastic and of course hope that my artwork will be accepted. And then you can seen my work at the exhibition in the Rijksmuseum, that would be fantastic.

My painting is inspired by Rembrandt, after researching his life i started sketching. The story came alive during my research. I will keep the story behind it for myself for now. But i will tell you more about it later. Wish me luck! #langleverembrandt

In the meantime there have been selections and unfortunately my artwork is not included. I really enjoyed participating and was delighted to be inspired by rembrandt.

The love, the symbolism, the marriage, the intimacy. Rembrandt and his wife Saskia and their love story.

A period of blossom and prosperity, but still those misfortune. The couple had four children, three of whom died shortly after birth. Titus, the youngest child, lived the longest. The first Child was a boy, and two girls (both named Cornelia). So i painted one daughter Cornelia as an adult woman in a beautiful white exotic dress, with blue images of Rembrandt’s most famous work, the act of love, the lion, his beloved wife Saskia van Uylenburg and an image of the master painter himself. A white dress as a symbol of death. Cornelia is wearing a Silver wedding heart, with an image of a mother and a child in a crib with those beautiful words engraved, “Love is the beginning, that is beyond everything, because where there is no love, one cannot praise God there, “it says. In the background the church Sint Anna parochie in Friesland where her parents were married. The lost daughter “Cornelia” the second child of Saskia and Rembrandt who died after birth. Born from love. Child mortality was common in the 17th century, immortalizing your child on canvas was not strange in this period.

One year after giving birth to son Titus, his beloved wife Saskia died in 1642 from tuberculosis. The exact location where Saskia was buried in the Oude Kerk (Amsterdam) was established in the fifties of the twentieth century by archivist Bep Bijtelaar. Her name with date of death was carved in an old tombstone on that spot. Every year on March 9 at exactly eight past eight in the morning the sun falls on the grave. Rembrandt never married again. I believe they married out of love.

My artwork as a symbol for Love and loss, an ode to Rembrandt and Saskia.

Fashion week online – New York, January 14th 2019

https://fashionweekonline.com/meet-melanie-de-jong-illustrator

Today I am on the front page of fashionweekonline with 6 of my most recent fashion illustrations and my biography.

2019 starts very well for me and I am so very happy.

FashionWeekOnline.com is your one-stop fashion week resource, with live streams from the Big 4, private runway shows, interviews with fashion influencers, designers, stylists and models, plus shopping during fashion week.  

What an honor to be on their page. I want to thank fashionweekonline and @pablostar for this opportunity, thank you. ❤︎

Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 RTW – New York, september 13th 2018

Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 RTW – Lily Nova

Chalky Candy colors and ruffles and volume with giant rosetts punctuating it all. Even the models hair had been bleached and then dyed cotton candy hurs before swept up in perfect ’60s style barbie bouffant pony tails. 
This wonderful collection was made by the talented -MARC JACOBS-

This beauty i painted is model Lily Nova.

I was so exited that Marc Jacobs liked the illustration, but when i realized that this illustration appeared on his art collection on Pinterest i could not believe it. So proud and happy my illustration was seen on @marcjacobs illustration art collection on Pinterest! Especially enthusiastic because it is the second time my illustration is on his art page. Thank you Mr. Jacobs!
Love Love Love!

Marc Jacobs on Pinterest
Marc Jacobs on Pinterest
Marc Jacobs on Pinterest

Manish Aroma Spring 2019 RTW

Manish Arora Spring 2019 RTW

Manish Arora kicked off a vigorous spring show on september 27 th of 2018 in Paris, with a colorful portrait of beloved French football star Kylian Mbappé on the front of a T-shirt; the back read “Girls just wanna have fun.” Source: wwd.com

One of my favorite designers and there are to many items of his Spring 2019 collection to draw them all. But i would love to. A bright and colorful uplifting Spring collection. This is definitely what the world needs these fresh, spiritual, bright and vibrant colors. And this lovely and beautiful waistbag! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Manish Arora loved this illustration, his favorite 8 appeared on his instagram account. My illustration is the 5th one. Posted on 12 november 2018 on @manisharorafashion

I am honored, Thank you.

http://manisharora.com/

WARDEMENTS LCD Screen Handbag

This LCD Screen Handbag is awesome!

WARDEMENTS
-FALL 2018-

It’s one of the fab items of Ward Stegerhoek’s WARDEMENTS FALL 2018 collection. The limited edition db chronicle bag allows you to personalize and carry your own video where ever you go. The chronicle bag is provided with an usb calble to add/remove the video’s. For his collection he collaborated with the talented Diana Broussard.

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

His collection is famous among models. The Dutch born hairstylist rose to fame in the early nineties working with former Vogue Paris Editor-in Chief Carine Roitfeld and stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, taming the coifs of supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Shiffer, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Eva Herzigova and many more.

 

I can hardly believe it, but it is really true. WARDEMENTS liked my illustration! Wich you can see on @wardements

Thank you Mr. Ward Stegerhoek for the repost. You made me very happy!

 

A BAG ON WEDNESDAY

I started to illustrate a new fashion item on a different day.

I have a love for fashion, and want to show you what kind of beautiful fashion creations are made nowadays. But also the earlier influences in fashion are something i can really appreciate.  After MONDAY SHOE it is time for A BAG ON WEDNESDAY.  

So for one year you can see “A bag on Wednesday” every week on my Instagram page. 

The first bag on wednesday that i posted on March 14, is one of my favorite designers Sarah Burton.

ALEXANDER MC QUEEN

-Fall 2018 RTW-

Its a fragment of a beautiful made dress with an amazing clutch. Together with a feeling of femininity, power and fragility this beautiful clutch is some item to fall in love with! I absolutely admire the embroidery and love that the jewelry is actually the handle of the bag. Sarah Burton talked about the various aspects of woman’s personalities. Strength, fragility, perservance and how those aspects flow into the other.

“a hyper-real world….. a sense of pride, joy and optimism prevails’

– Sarah Burton –

 

 

 

Last Monday Shoe

For one year I have illustrated a shoe every Monday. Monday the 5th of March 2018 I showed my last Monday Shoe on Instagram

I really enjoyed doing it, there are so many beautiful, special and gorgeous shoes and there will be more shoes made in the future. Too much to draw. That does not mean that I do not illustrate shoes anymore, but not on a Monday. The last “Monday Shoe”  i illustrated was from

-MANISH ARORA- Fall 2018 RTW

 

This shoe was first shown at the runway on March 1th at Paris Fashion Week. Designer Manish Arora gives a spiritual and colorful feeling with this collection. “Pink and Gold is my religion’ – Manish Arora –

This shoe makes me very happy! I’am totally grazy about these wooden block sandels. LOVE LOVE LOVE

I was pleased to see that Manish Arora could appreciate that I had illustrated his shoe, because there was a repost on his Instagram page. How proud you can feel to experience that, and so special that the last shoe gets that attention.

The first Shoe

This was the first shoe i painted. From one of my favorite designers Sarah Burton for Alexander Mc Queen.

– ALEXANDER MC QUEEN – Fall 2016

“Almost sleepwalking, in a state where reality and dreams become blurred.”

– Sarah Burton –

COACH 1941 Spring 2018

I was in such a good mood when i illustrated this beautiful appearance. Mariana Zaragoza on the runway for COACH 1941 Spring 2018.

I can not wait to wear sunglasses like this, i’m convinced that it makes me happy.

Stuart Vevers knows his Americana. The runway and just about everything else at his Spring Coach 1941 show was covered on Gunmetal Glitter. A nod to Judy Garland? Think again. The life-size New York alleyway at basketball city was a nod to the grit of the late artist Keith Haring, whose foundation Vevers has collaborated with on a capsule collection. 

Source: americanamanhasset.com

Mariana Zaragoza