Wednesday, 18 March 2015

What is happening...

Illustration by Adrian Valencia

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” 
― Coco Chanel

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Monday, 9 February 2015

Grammy Awards 2015...

Beyonse by Adrian Valencia Grammy 2015
Could Beyonce get any hotter? 
Looking beautiful in her gorgeous custom Proenza Schouler gown.
Rihana by Adrian Valencia Grammy 2015
Rihanna's Epic Giambattista Valli Dress...


Grammy 2015: the best and worst of the red carpet  - in pictures. Click here
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Wonderful Chile...

Hola! Happy 2015! I'm back at my desk after some time off in Chile. I was in a few places over a month but it was the central coast, its beaches and its people that got my attention...

 Reñaca Chile Illustration by Adrian Valencia


Reñaca, where all the girls have long wavy hair. Difficult to spot someone on their own. Here, you move in a group. The more, the merrier.  Packed with "Argenteenagers", beautiful young things everywhere. Individuality is over-rated in Reñaca. The uniform for girls is short jeans, sleeveless top, and a "buzito" (sweatshirt). For the boys, aqua green and '80s coloured swim-shorts and bermudas. "Buzito" also applies.  This is a place where one worships the sunset.

Vina Del Mar Chile  illustration by Adrian Valencia

Viña del Mar, colourful and chaotic. Very sporty in the mornings and lots and lots of walkers in the afternoons. I went to a museum here and I loved it! Museo Francisco Fonk. The pre-Hispanic exhibition is excellent. I always thought the "shrinking heads" Jivaroan people were a myth?... Well, not any more.

Cachagua Chile  illustration by Adrian Valencia

Cachagua, the Chilean Hamptons. Peaceful and chic. Where families have minimum four kids. The sea? Incredibly cold, but who cares when everyone around you is SO gorgeous! Cachagua is like living in an Elle Decoration magazine or the latest Chanel advert.

Zapallar Chile illustration by Adrian Valencia

Zapallar. The classiest of all Litoral's resorts. Here, people dress to go to the beach. There are certain uniforms that repeat, but there are lots and lots of fashions to get inspiration from. Brown, tall, and blonde skinny boys play "pelota paleta" (beach tennis) while the girls admire them secretly behind their sunglasses. Lots of red cheeks and green eyes. 

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Happy Holidays!



Chile here I come! See you next year guys.
Merry Xmas and an awesome New Year!
Ax

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Love doesn't only come in Springtime...

adrian Valencia illustrator

Adrian Valencia Illustrator

Adrian Valencia Illustrator

Many times, I find myself drawing people looking at each others' mouths.
A

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Lily does LA...


Lily does LA is the second instalment in this "Girls on Tour" five-part series and is out in September. Three more covers to go! Maggie Does Meribel, Rachel Does Rome and The Girls Take Manhattan. Woo Hoo!

Lily does LA is published by Headline
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Poppy does Paris...


Very happy to illustrate the covers of  the “Girls on Tour” series of books by Nicola DohertyGirls on Tour is a series of five interlinked stories about five friends, who have lots of fun in faraway places. 

Poppy Does Paris is the first instalment in this five-part series and is out in July 2014. The others in the series are Lily Does LA, Maggie Does Meribel, Rachel Does Rome and The Girls Take Manhattan.  If you like Lindsey Kelk's I Heart... novels, you will love this! 

Poppy Does Paris is published by Headline.
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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Ibiza - Eivissa 2014



Visiting my friends in Ibiza has become a tradition for the last 10 years. Their kids are full of life and affection and I come back to London every year full of fun memories. There is always amazing music in the background, a new place to be seen, a new fashion to wear. I love the sound of the cicadas, mixing with the electronic music while drinking a cold beer... The intensity of the blue sky.

Hope you are having a great Summer.

Ax

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Random Sentences...


"She had something now to carry around with her all the time. She was aware of a shine on herself, on her body, on her voice and all her doings."



With every commissioned illustration, there is always a brief/ text/title/ to follow and it's the work of the  illustrator to bring attention and clarity to that text.

Just for fun, I like to match random sentences from novels with an existing illustration from my portfolio. I find it quite liberating that these two elements, which were not created together and do not share the same purpose, are suddenly together trying to make sense of each other. 

A.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Out Now!


My latest illustration for InStyle Germany is out now.
InStyle Germany
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