Painted Ladies by Tanya Ling
by Lauren Milligan (Vogue)Artist Tanya Ling, mother of model and blogger Bip Ling, brings the catwalk shows to life in her beautiful paintings and illustrations - and she has exclusively shared her autumn/winter 2011-12 offering with VOGUE.COM.
"I like to go to the show and then I study the looks in detail," Ling explained. "Naturally I'm drawn to the looks that inspire me and these are the ones I work on. I work on a number of drawings at a time and work on them over a couple of days. I'll make a mark - let it dry - forget about it - remember it - add something else - chuck it in the bin - start again - make a drawing - turn the music up - put it on the wall - take it off the wall - put some paint on - add a border - turn it over and sign the back - turn it back and smudge the eye brows - put it in a box."
And her favourite?
"Miu Miu and Nina Ricci were the shows that stood out for me," Ling said. "But the illustrations, I like them all for different reasons. The illustration for Jil Sander has a Twenties feel to it. The tangerine colour of the Celine piece sets it apart from the rest. I like how I've revealed (ever so subtly) the pattern of the coat fabric on the Louis Vuitton look."