Victoria-Riza Fashion Artist Illustrator and Printmaker


I'm Victoria-Riza. I'm an artist and this blog is where I document my creative journey as well as invite conversations on culture and social issues through my art. Join me on my art adventures! Read more here!

Max Mara on Repeat

Max Mara on Repeat


Two weeks. That's how long we've been in Johannesburg. We spent the first four days sleeping, trying to acclimate to the new time zone. Somehow, snoozing for that long it feels like I've been here for much longer. I have no memories or stories of fun tales to show for it, so it's a bazaar feeling. I am getting use to some of the local custom. But that's a tale for another time. 

I brought very limited art supplies with me. It was difficult to narrow down what I would need. I figured I'd find an art store in the area and just buy what I would need. There are artist in Jo'burg, so naturally there would be art suppliers. Well, to my luck I haven't found any. I believe I have enough watercolor paper to last the Summer (well South Africa's Winter, America's Summer), but I may be stuck creating very plain and lame illustrations. 

Luckily, I started this illustration before I left home, so I was able to bring what I needed. What I have on the desk is a stellar 1920's inspired Max Mara dress. Plunging V Neckline, low waist line, ginormous pockets....uh YAASSS!!! You can see Max Mara's 2016 Fall line over here


For this illustration, I used :

Archers Watercolor 140 lb Coldpress Paper



Sumi Ink

Cole Erase Pencil

Micron Pen


Lokta Paper


Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

Je T'aime Mama

Je T'aime Mama