Jul 2015


Meg Allen

Fancy Girl

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!

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