CAREhER @ Taipei

Interview session with Careher

Earlier this month,  I travelled to Taipei for a 'Meet & Greet'  session and an illustration workshop, hosted by CAREhER, an online community that shares original content with career women of this generation. 

  Souvenirs for the CAREhER members

Souvenirs for the CAREhER members

  The session was held at  Fika Fika Cafe , a cozy place with excellent coffee and food.

The session was held at Fika Fika Cafe, a cozy place with excellent coffee and food.

During the event, I had the privilege of sharing my experience as a Fashion Illustrator with strong and beautiful CAREhER members. Among them were several working professionals, photographers and editors, some of them enjoy illustrating during their free time. 

During the session, I talked about my journey as an Illustrator and gave some tips on how to regularly generate creative content for my social media platforms. Most of you know that Instagram has been a huge part of my career and I was happy to share how I started and grew my fashion illustration career through it.

  Tiffany (founder of CAREhER) hosting the interview session

Tiffany (founder of CAREhER) hosting the interview session

Thereafter, a round of Q&A was opened to the CAREhER audience. It was so much fun engaging the group, whose questions and sharing have also inspired me so much!

  Q&A time with the members of CAREhER

Q&A time with the members of CAREhER

  Thank you all who attended, I had the most wonderful time!

Thank you all who attended, I had the most wonderful time!

 

Fashion Illustration Workshop

During my time in Taipei, I also held an exclusive Fashion Illustration workshop. The session was held in both Mandarin and English.

It began with an introduction to watercolours. Everyone then applied the techniques they learnt on pre-illustrated perfume bottles, such as the Chanel No. 5 and Miss Dior.

During the workshop, we also learnt to illustrate Elie Saab and Carolina Herrera gowns.

Elie Saab dresses have always been known to exude elegance, with a slight tinge of romance. The use of subtle petal-like embroidery and ombre tones perfectly epitomise grace and style. The watercolour techniques learnt were applied here to create the perfect ombre effect with subtle floral motifs.

  A stunning Elie Saab Illustration by one of the workshop attendees

A stunning Elie Saab Illustration by one of the workshop attendees

Modern ripple-like silk organzas characterised Carolina Herrera's Fall 2015 Fall Collection. The focus of illustration this piece was to perfectly highlight the almost transparent light folds across the dress. Everyone did so well!

  Beautifully illustrated Carolina Herrera Gown by Miranda

Beautifully illustrated Carolina Herrera Gown by Miranda

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  Thank you  Le Bébés  and  Taiwanese Tea House  for the lovely treats during the workshop

Thank you Le Bébés and Taiwanese Tea House for the lovely treats during the workshop

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This is the 6th workshop I've conducted since I began illustrating and it has truly been a joy sharing my life's passion with everyone. I hoped you've learnt loads and I can't wait to visit Taipei again! 

 

Love,

Grace