Akiko's Art.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I've been a fan of illustrator Akiko Kato's blog, Style Imported, for quite some time. So naturally, I was delighted when she offered to draw my portrait. (You can see her rendering of Rachel of That's Chic, here.) Anyway, I couldn't have been happier or more flattered with the final product, which was based on a photo taken by my brother for this editorial shoot a few years ago. 


Fans of Akiko's work will be thrilled to know that she's featuring a custom illustration giveaway at Style Imported; click here for more details (the last day to enter is August 17th). Thank you so much again, Akiko!

Have a happy weekend, everyone! Any exciting plans?

28 comments:

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

So pretty -- I love the soft colouring.

scout said...

thank you for introducing me to akiko's illustrations! love love love!

Kristina @ Sarcire said...

How beautiful! She's a lovely illustrator!

Xixia said...

Oh wow, Sho, you are so lucky! She captured you beautifully ( and also, that picture is so delightful. (: ).
I hope she features your picture on her site in the future! I love visiting her blog ( and yours! ) - it's so charming.
hearts; xixia | thisisxixia.com

Stevie P said...

Akiko is great - the portrait of you is beautiful, Shoko.

Linda said...

I absolutely love this photo of you & Akiko's rendition is just as stunning. The drawing is simple but captures the mood perfectly! Getting an illustration from her would be so special (not to mention incredibly flattering!)!

Shoko said...

Xixia, yes, I feel so lucky! She's so talented.

Stevie P, thank you!

kiko said...

Beautiful! You are lucky.

Madalynne said...

wow! she definitely did a great job transformed the portrait into an illustration. And thanks for letting me know about the giveaway. I'm headed on over to check her out!

marlene said...

Wait, Shoko, this is you?! I had seen this picture on CupofJo (I believe) ages ago and saved it because it's so great and I loved your make-up. :) This was the picture I showed to the woman who did the make-up for my wedding! I LOVE how fresh and natural you look.

Somehow or another I came across your lovely blog about a month ago, but did not realize you were the same person. This makes me happy.

Poppy said...

Lovely!

max said...

beautiful, akiko! thanks for sharing this shoko!

Michelle S said...

um. you are so pretty.

www.prettydinos.com

Alice said...

Lovely photo and lovely illustration!
You look so sweet and soft and that flower on your head is too gorgeous!

Thanks Shoko for introducing me to Akiko's blog. Her illustrations are absolutely stunning!
I'm going to make sure to enter that giveaway!!

Have an amazing weekend dear! :)


~Alice
The Ace of Hearts

Hannah Brandt said...

This is so cool! I love the way that she illustrates hair. Beautiful!! :)

Rachel @ Existation said...

This is so cute, Shoko!!

Ladies Holiday said...

so amazing, sometimes i am just so blown away by how talented some people are!
happy weekend!
Deirdre

Shoko said...

Marlene, aw, that makes ME happy! You are so sweet - thank you for the kind words!

Michelle, blushing - thank you!

Alice, yes, definitely enter! An Akiko illustration is a wonderful prize :)

Have a great weekend, guys!

Pink Ronnie said...

You look just beautiful in that photo Shoko and I love the illustration of you!
Ronnie xo

Loulou said...

I am so impressed with Akiko's work. The likeness is excellent. And that is such a pretty picture of you with that big flower in your hair.

Loulou

trishie said...

I love this! What a beautiful illustration...and you are simply gorgeous!

Shoko said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet words!

Lisa said...

Shoko, what a stunning photo of you and such an amazing illustration! Love!!

Shannon said...

Your brother is Max Wanger?! So awesome, been following his work for awhile, small world.

Also, that photo is gorgeous ;)

Jennifer Young said...

This is so insanely crazy! I remember seeing these images ages ago and I was thinking...'this couple seems insanely cool and I want to be their friends" haha. I had no idea it was an editorial shoot! I also thought you were one of the most beautiful girls I'd ever seen!!! And now years have passed and I know you...crazy amazing.

xo!

Shoko said...

Shannon, I'll let him know - he'll be very flattered!

Jen, you are beyond sweet - thank you! I'm so glad we've become friends! :)

krista said...

i have to admit...i have had these wedding photos of you bookmarked FOREVER because it was my one and only inspiration for a wedding. sometime after seeing these photos, i became a fan of your brother's photography site and also your blog. then my computer died and i lost the inspiration photos and could not remember where i had seen them. flash forward: this post. i almost cried. first, because i finally found the inspiration photo and second, because i felt like such an idiot that i never realized it was YOU and that the photos were taken by your brother!
long story. much more interesting to me than anyone else but i ended up coming back to this post to tell you.
:-)

Shoko said...

Krista, that's so funny! I am so flattered - and I'm so glad you found me! :)

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