Victoria-Riza Fashion Artist Illustrator and Printmaker

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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!

Red Puff Coat

Red Puff Coat

Friends! It is freezing! It was so warm during Christmas, but now Springfield Lake has frozen over and school’s are canceled because of the -13 weather with a wind chill of -35! At least it’s sunny, right? Although that sun sure makes it tempting to step out and treat this day like it’s a normal winter day. I low key wanna step outside just to experience the feel of -35, but I know I’m going to curse and hate life! Anyone else struggling to stay cooped up all winter? There are those brave folks who don’t let the weather stop them and I applaud you! If you are braving the polar vortex (I’m looking at your New Yorkers!), how do you stay stylish and warm in this weather? I’ve always chosen style over warmth. I’ve lived in some pretty cold places and I never learned my lesson. You’ll find me wearing loafers when there are several feet of snow or trendy coat styles in chilling winds. And speaking of trendy coat styles, I’ve been wearing this red puff coat to get me through these cold Midwestern days. It’s not super warm, no, but I’m obsessed with the oversized boxy silhouette which is my saving grace during these pregnant days. So who of you are style and who is all about warmth? Or is there a way of not looking like a Canadian all winter long and actually achieving style while avoiding frostbite? Tell me your secrets friends!

Victoria-Riza Fashion Illustrator | Red Puff Coat
This illustration was created with watercolors and Japanese ink on Archers 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper

This illustration was created with watercolors and Japanese ink on Archers 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper

A Mother's Portrait

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