Flagpole Cruise 2018
I had the privilege of meeting Megan and Jaime (the rockstars behind Flagpole NYC) in New York this past May. These ladies were so kind to meet with me when I had given them two week notice of my coming into town. I met Megan for coffee where she looked at my portfolio. She was very encouraging and was helpful in answering my questions about working in the industry. Megan even welcomed me the Flagpole studio where I met Jaime and the rest of the team. Both ladies are awesome and truly so kind! Learning about how they started their business and seeing it before my eye was just cool!
The first time I came across a flagpole swimsuit was in the August 2010 issue of Vogue. I did an illustration of their Stephanie swimsuit and posted it on Instagram. Megan and Jaime have been so supportive for my work since then and I'm so glad we were finally able to work together! You can check out their 2018 Cruise collection here. If you need help choosing a suit, my favs are the Lynn (who doesn't love the Lynn?!?!) and the Lela.
These illustrations where done in collaboration with Flagpole NYC. The illustrations were created on 140 lb Arches hot press watercolor paper with watercolor, gouache, and ink.