D.C is often given the short end of the stick when it comes to things related to style and design. Yes, we may have our fair share of politicos in nondescript suits, but there are also many talented, creative, and stylish Washingtonians out there. In an effort to show that D.C has more to offer than back room deals, power suits, and pearls, I’ve decided to start a new series highlighting some of the amazing people and companies we have here in the District.
First up is Inslee Haynes, a D.C based fashion illustrator, whose work has inspired me to take a little bit more care when dressing in the morning. Oh to be as chic as one of her illustrations! Not only is Inslee incredibly talented, she’s also completely in tune with the fashion world and blogging community. I love that she draws inspiration from luxury lines like Prada’s Spring 2011 ad campaign as well as some of my favorite blogs (be sure to check out her illustrations inspired by The Fashion Magpie, The Man Repeller, and Mrs. Lilien!) If you’re itching for an illustration of your own, Inslee accepts commissioned projects and sells select prints and note cards in her online shop. I’m dying over her Valentine’s Day illustration (first image above)–that hot pink trench!
I hope you enjoyed a peek at Inslee Stationery and I can’t wait to highlight more of the talented people here in D.C!