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

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!
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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.

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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

First Monday shoe of 2018

My first Monday shoe of 2018 

This beautiful and gorgeous towering shoe, sprouting chunky crystals on the soles

Designed by the phenomenal IRIS VAN HERPEN, together with Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana. Her Fall RTW collection called “Hacking infinity” and said it was inspired by the terraforming, or the proces of transforming the biosphere of other planets to make them like earth. 

Source WWD.com

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