MARLOW has collaborated with illustrator Chloe Lebow, the graphic designer behind Instagram account Tilly Things, interpreting the signature Mini Tote bags as the ultimate fashion accessory for the Sex and the City inspired Disney characters.
MEET CHLOE LEBOW
HOW DID TILLY THINGS BEGIN?
I bought my new kitten gracie a year ago and I started drawing pictures of her. These illustrations gave me the idea to start using disney cat heads. This was a really fun way to identify myself as an artist and be recognised for my own style. My friends know that I am obsessed with disney characters and illustration, I have been drawing them for years. I have now started drawing commissions for bloggers and brands.
DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO PURSUE FASHION ILLUSTRATION?
Creativity runs in my family and my mum used to be a textile designer for disney and my grandpa was an author and illustrator. From a young age I wrote and illustrated my own poetry books. I was always drawing fashion drawings using my Bratz dolls as models. I specialised in illustration during my foundation degree at ual. I then went on to to study fashion at Nottingham Trent University.
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WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My all-time favourite illustrator is Quentin Blake. Although my style and technique is very different from his, Blake creates imaginative and memorable images that stay with you for a lifetime. In terms of fashion illustration, I am heavily inspired by Laura Laine. I love her unique fluid style and attention to detail. To be inspired I often browse through Pinterest and WGSN, I like visit exhibitions, read literature, watch films and most all of be inspired by other people! I also find myself re-watching Disney films for inspiration – I love the magic of them and I feel that shows through my illustrations.
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FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?
I adore so many but I love what the illustrator Angela Hicks stands for. Her illustrations are so current and humorous and I am always checking out her page to see what her latest post is. I also absolutely adore the T-shirt collaboration that she did with Gucci. Although I have to say, Gemma Collins is also a guilty pleasure of mine!
To see more of Chloe's work visit WWW.TILLYTHINGS.CO.UK .