So, a few weeks ago, I became obsessed with having a custom illustration done for the site. I kept seeing all of these amazing fashion illustrations and I thought how awesome it would be to have a Sparkle & Whim girl. But I came across several issues. First, a lot of the illustrations were sort of cartoon-ish. I knew I wanted something bright and fun, but also sophisticated. Second, they were really expensive, like $500 expensive (yikes)!
Enter Fancy Girl Design Studio
. I stumbled upon this account on Instagram and I knew immediately that the illustrations were exactly the style I wanted. I checked out the site and that was it, decision made.
I can't tell you how wonderful it was to work with Patricia. Since she lives in Singapore, I thought it might be difficult with the time difference, but it wasn't an issue at all. She had me send her photos of what I had in mind and then sent me a sketch to approve. You guys, it's like she pulled it right out of my head. She was exactly how I wanted her to look! Every little detail I had asked for was taken into account. It was perfect. Almost. Because at the last minute, I asked Patricia to add my little cat to the illustration. And, within 10 minutes (not even exaggerating), there he was.
When I got the final, painted version, I couldn't have been more thrilled. I talked about it for days and I think my friends were ready to kill me ;) If anyone is thinking of having an illustration done, I can't recommend Patricia highly enough!