Art is Collaboration – The Salon Team Sketches
Art is Collaboration
The Salon Team Sketches
When we first saw the Kerastase Book of Braids a couple of years ago, created by Toronto based Fashion Illustrator Stephanie Anne to help the consumers better utilize their products at home with the help of graphic illustrations, we were at that time working with another Toronto based artist Jaqueline Poirier also known as “The Crazy Plate Lady” for our salon team members headshots.
The collaboration was so successful that we decided to install Jaqueline Poirier’s work in our salon on a persian rug to enhance its beauty.
As we collaborated before with Lifestyle Fashion Blogger Gracie Carroll from Edit Severn, who as already been “sketched up” by Stephanie Anne for her Instagram posts.
After seeing one of the sketches on Carroll’s Instagram we could finally find the artist behind the Books of Braids and the other Book of Styling series created for Kerastase.
Gracie Carroll has been an active guests of our salon since the very beginning when we first open our doors three years ago.
It was then the start of an interesting dialogue between our salon coordinator, Ivan Bruna and Stephanie Anne.
Ivan has been fascinated by art and fashion since an early age, growing up in Italy surrounded by art, design and style – and not to mention by the natural beauty of its country – and was delighted to be once again part of a project that includes a young, talented, local artist.
Stephanie Anne McKay is a Toronto based Fashion Illustrator. Her work is an abstract use of watercolor and digital media creating a vibrant and fluid approach to figure study. Stephanie’s pieces embody allure and sophistication.
She is also known for her live sketching abilities for runway shows and events. With her instinctive approach she is able to execute striking illustrations on site in five minutes or less. Stephanie has had the pleasure of live sketching runway shows at New York and Toronto Fashion Week, as well as street style in Paris and Milan.
Stephanie received her artistic education from Academy of Realist Art, MTM Animation School and Ryerson University. (source: http://www.stephanieanne.ca/bio/)