#SaksPOV | BURBERRY GOES FLORAL

The My Burberry fragrance is another springtime floral scent I've grown to love this season. The British, post-rain, garden-like scent certainly brings back some of my travel memories from my time in London. The bottle is also unquestionably sophisticated, with a clean and crisp bow on its neck, like those of a signature Burberry Prorsum trench coat. This scent is undeniably fresh, timeless, and one that embodies the Burberry brand perfectly.

   My Burberry Fragrance in Watercolors

My Burberry Fragrance in Watercolors

Following my previous post showcasing my Dior-inspired illustrations, I am thrilled to share with you the second look I've created for the Saks Glam Gardens campaign. A gorgeous abstract print trench from Burberry Prorsum's spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection was illustrated to go with the My Burberry fragrance for this look. I love the use of bold prints as well as the interesting insect and floral motifs on the trenches this season.

   Putting My Skills to the Test. Photo by  happyphotopeople

Putting My Skills to the Test. Photo by happyphotopeople

This time, I headed out to a quiet cafe in the morning to grab a cup of coffee. As usual, I had my painting materials and a bunch of flowers with me. For this piece, I've decided to use smaller flower petals to re-create the looks of the trench. By using smaller petals, I was able to incorporate the beauty of both the red and yellow carnations, as well as stunning deep deep red Gerbera daisies into the piece.

   An English Garden Come to Life

An English Garden Come to Life

Initially, I was feeling faintly apprehensive about starting on this challenging piece, but the good coffee and a change in environment definitely helped! Unlike my usual floral illustrations, both flower petals and watercolours were used to complete this piece. Watercolours were used to accentuate the bold prints and lines of the trench.

After some trial and error, I must say I’m extremely happy with how it turned out! Being tasked to recreate this specific trench look helped me to gain new experiences despite it being slightly challenging. I really enjoyed the whole process while trying out new techniques. I hope you like this piece as much as I do! So I’ll end here by saying, always be bold, courageous, and dare to try something new!

Be transported to your favorite London garden with every spritz of My Burberry.