Darlings! Rene Rosso here, in a suit! Can you believe it?
However, it’s an Art Gowns suit. So when Holly and Resa asked me to host this post, I said “okay!” Still, how did this happen? Well, there was no multi-medium paper at the art store. Resa had to buy a sketch pad.
It’s been awhile since Resa just pencil sketched. She was excited to rise to the occasion, & started with Shehanne Moore in a Town Suit, very 1980’s come 1930’s.
Then it was GiGi’s turn to model this ultra-uber, never seen before style. No one can wear an imaginary time unknown suit like Gi! (Above)
Craving some colour, Resa added ballpoint pen and turquoise ink pen bows. There was no way I was going to wear a suit with bows! Holly had no choice but to model it.
The musicians were going wild downstairs when Resa came up with a Crazy Free Style Art tulle skirted suit for Marina Kanavaki. Having a colour meltdown, Resa went nuts with felt pens. They soaked through 3 pages of paper, and she had to iron the sketch.
Resa should have drawn me in the above suit. DARN!
This Art Gowns Suit is more like it. Now, I can work on the next song being added to my repertoire “Sweet Love”. I’ve been very inspired listening to Anita Baker sing it.
Their names are hot in the descriptions under the suits they have modelled. They all have fab blogs to visit.
Rene Rosso Character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter
Mermaid Holly will be hosting the next Art Gowns post. It’s a feature on Art Gowns Mermaids with surprise guest Mermaids. Don’t miss out!
130 thoughts on “What Suits Art Gowns?”
What a delight to see another post. Really
Makes me smile. Such talent.
Yay! Thank you, Alex! Happy it makes you smile. I seem to be getting better the more I draw.
The suits are fabulous. All of you look so lovely in your drawings. Have you made any suit gowns? I love the one eyed beauty, of course.
Thank you Timothy! I wanted to shake things up here a bit. Suit gowns seemed like a good start.
I have made suits, women’s suits. It is a soft form of tailoring. Some had long skirts and my styles were quite Avant Garde, but I wouldn’t go as far as calling them suit gowns.
I learned tailoring for men, which is a very precise craft, called hard tailoring. I would have needed to apprentice for a real tailor to get good at it. Everything has changed. Most fabrics have a degree of stretch (hence not recyclable) and rather than the craft of patterning & tailoring, the stretch is used for fit. Machines do the work, and the craft of tailoring has become somewhat obscure.
Interesting. We had a tailor next door to the office for years. The tailor was a super grumpy guy, not sure how he stayed in business for so many years. Maybe he was really good. I only had him hem some pants once. After the Tailor died, his son ran the shop for awhile, but his son was very strange. He was doing more costuming than tailoring. He finally closed down. Now there is a Smoke and Vape shop in that space.
Hems is about all the tailors do anymore.
Clothing builders can’t compete with off shore labour. Fast fashion is a plague. It’s right next to plastic. I’m lucky I can sew and iron, etc. My clothes are mostly pure cotton, rayon , etc and I don’t need a new style or outfit every week. I use my pieces in a mix’n’match way, and create my own looks.
I wear mostly cotton, but I have some shirts that are mixed materials. My clothes are simple — all black, all the time. Every two years or so we buy Laurie new clothes. She ends up with a lot of cotton, rayon and other natural fabrics, but most everything has a bit of synthetic in them. Laurie likes lots of different colors and does the mix and match with a lot of mixes being a bit avant-garde.
Sounds like you guys are as on top as we can be these days. Laurie sounds very creative and interesting!
Laurie has degrees in fine art, painting, writing, mathematics and linguistics. She teaches math and is looking at starting on a PhD in Linguistics.
I love the Peek-a-Boo (half) look 😎
Cool! Thank you, David! 😀
Every gown, ever lady looking spectacular enough to make a Beach Boy’s heart skip a beat. Loved the post. Host was amazing, too.
When I get back to Florida, I hope I will be allowed to join the party.
Have a gorgeous evening ladies.
Thank you so much, and same to you Mr. Lonely. RR
Smiling. Have a week as gorgeous as your poetry Holly
I’m wishing the same for you Drew. Thank you!
So happy you enjoyed the fashion show. I adore the models, and you’re right, RR did a fab job hosting the show.
Perhaps when you get back to Florida, I can do a series of Love Art Gowns. Not sure what those are yet, but I will!
Thank you for addressing all the ladies, and have the best week!
What a fun post! I love all the models in their fabulous Art Gown suits. Well done, everyone especially Resa for her designs and drawings and Rene Rosso for hosting!
Yay! Clare, I’m so glad you made it to the Fashion Show. The girls really burned up the runway.
Took us an hour to put out the fire! 😀 😀 Just kidding!
Thank you so very much for your lovely words!
My pleasure, Resa!
Rene Rosso, may I say you are not only a treat to behold, you are the most gracious host. Stunned to find myself here with yourself, Resa, Marina, Gigi and Holly, without tripping on that cat walk either. Do please thank Resa and also make sure she has plenty of paper and pencils. She is the most amazing lady, her designs are always a feast for the eyes. \I dream in them. xxxxxx
Thank you dear Shehanne, I was so delighted to be invited and bring along a torch song for all of you. You look absolutely gorgeous in a Resa gown…. NO ONE does Runway like Resa.
She doesn’t. You are right xxxxxxxx
Loving the catwalk over here on Art Gowns. So fab to see you all in my creations.
Shey….. that makes 2 of us dreaming in gowns. Some dream in English, French, Spanish, etc.
Some dream in colour, or black and white. We dream in gowns. xoxoxo 😀
Oh we do… We do. It makes the world such a bright place. Without a gown the day would end pronto. the dream too and you are keeping us all in dreams here xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Wow…such talent, beauty and style! Love this:)
Thank you Becky! I keep trying my best with the art. I do believe it’s coming along, but I must keep it up!
I have a strong admiration for anyone who can draw!
Me too! I will keep trying! 😀
I’m pretty sure that you’ve already arrived!
Oh, Resa, what a treat! The Suit Art Gowns are fabulous and your drawings are wonderful. I’ so honored to be included in this outstanding post. Thank you so much. I love my Suit Gown. It’s stunning. I must admit I cracked up when I read that you had to iron the sketch because it was so wet. Been there, done that…LOLOLOLOL Great post. Beautiful.
I’m so happy you like the post and your Art Gown Suit!
Wait until you see yourself as a Mermaid!
IKR!!! The ironing of art. There’s a lot of technique involved in that! 😀 😀 😀
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All awesome and such fun!
Tons of fun!!!! xoxox
Omigosh! I absolutely love the suit!
Wait! They are all gorgeous and of course your models are beyond divine.
You are such a talent, Sorceress!
We need the special effects here.
Yay!!! Thank you dear Thunder!
I’m trying to get better at drawing, and the only way is to do some every day.
Wish I felt that way about exercising!
Well, you rock…
Oh, Resa [or should I say Rene Rosso!] Suits Art Gowns!!!!!!!!! How beautiful and how fortunate [and grateful] am I to be among those gorgeous models!!! [Shehanne Moore , GiGi’s , Holly]. Sorry for repeating myself but I just LOOOOOOOOOVE your drawings!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A huge huge kiss and hug – love and wait, Hera wants to send her love too!!!!!!!! Mouah!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Dear Marina, you look fabulous in Resa’s gowns… killing the runway! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
All Resa’s Art Gown, I can assure you! And you too!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo
Wait until the Mermaid Post! xoxoxo
Lol, Thats such a magical idea!
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Darlings, As a personal friend of RR (I hate name droppers don’t you?) but I think I can speak for her) These gowns are gorgeous…no one does Runway like Resa.
Thank you, for the RB Holly!
It’s so much fun when you guys all chit chat!
I went to thank you on your blog, but comments were already closed.
I truly appreciate it. Drawing is more and more fun the more I do it! xoxoxoxo
You did a beautiful job here Resa as always. So much fun to be a small part. I can open comments for yours.
Ah! That sounds tricky. I’m here now, will go and comment!
xoxoxo xoxoxo oxoxo. I have to go inject someone now. 😏
Okay! See you soon!
As a personal friend of RR (I hate name droppers but I think I can speak for her), this is utterly fabulous! These gowns are gorgeous…no one does Runway like you! Thank you for including me among these amazing models, Gigi, Marina, and Shehanne! BTW, Veronica has nothing on you!
Sending love and hugs!
Holly..u and I were on the catwalk ….OOOH
I know, we were a smash! Hope we go viral!!
You guys were awesome. If you go viral… I hope it’s not that nasty flu going around! 😀 xoxoxo
Lolol! I had my vaccination last week. xoxoxo
That would be more my luck!!! x
Lol!!! Just seeing Resa’s comment below mind you ……
Lolol! So funny.
I know. It is a brill comment.
She’s pretty brill!
Brill? Isn’t that a type of haircut?
She’s amazing. A great lady.
Holly, it’s been a great fashion show. You and all the gals are splendid.
I knew it was going to be a wonderful show from all the fun we had during rehearsals.
RR is a fab hostess. I’ve already drawn her in Mermaid form. Now, for a Mermaid Torch song!
Embarrassed! (who is Veronica?)
It was such fun. Veronica Lake ! I’m big into noir and old movies. Google her.
Ohhh, I like her! I know who you speak of. Will have to do RR in a Tango gown w/one eye covered!
Only Resa can be the one eyed beauty. Gasp!
Ahh, Yes, but my one eye is unusually large, and there is no other eye underneath!
Can’t believe I missed that one, dear Holly. You clever girl. I’m pleading wine!
When I do RR… her one eye will be in proportion, and the other eye will peek out a tad. RR can credit me for the idea for her 1 time hair do. ❤ ❤
Shades of Futurama right now. Lolol.
Definitely think there’s another sexy eye under those bangs. ❤️
I love old movies too Holly.
I’m so silly I’ve watched so many noir pics , I even watch silent movies. If you get the notion I highly recommend “Hurricane “. No joke. 🤗
Listen I have tons of books on old movies, movie stars, old film star cards, you name it.
Omg, I wonder how many of us are out there haha!
I would hope quite a few. they just don’t have film stars like that any more.
Thank you so very much!
You are welcome! Such beautiful work!
Love Mermaid Holly with her fab, swirly hair! The upcoming ‘Mermaids’ post sounds like a lot of fun, what a good idea!
Super drawings once again Resa, and good to know the band is still playing downstairs
(alas no drum emojis in my palette, so here is my bird’s eye view of a drum kit… ¤oO°°¤
You’re right! The Mermaids post will be a lot of fun, and more.
The band will be back tomorrow, & I love your drum kit. It’s very right on!
Yay, thanks Resa, now I want to play drums!! 🙂
Thank you, stay tuned for Mermaid Holly and her Harem of lovely sea creatures. 🧜🏽♀️
It is pure joy to escape the prosaic and the ordinary and enter this world of gorgeous models and stunning creations. Each creation has my heart. XXXXOOOO
Thank you, dear Virginia! I do live in somewhat of a fantasy….. as do you! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Dear Resa – you have a marvelous and joyful way to present elegance both external and internal. What a wonderful way to start my week. Thank you, my friend.
You are welcome, and thank you for your positive and encouraging words, Rebecca!
Amazing! Wonderful gowns, fantastic painted, and with the best models ever. Thank you Resa! Best wishes, Michael
Thank you, Michael! It sure is fun using the GF’s for models. Best to you!
Indeed, Resa! Thank you for this amazing presentation. Have a nice rest of the week! Michael
I love your last drawing!
Beautiful gowns and ladies, the blessings of being alive in this world and knowing such wonderful people. 🙂
Thank you, and I agree! 😀 It’s a lot of satisfying fun drawing the GF’s!!! 😀
All Whitby’s everyone I would suspect. 😉
Gorgeously stylish models and gowns. The sketches are alive.
Thank you so much!! Just having fun!
Well I’m glad you got that sketch book as these are all faaabulous! I adore the pantsuit – Did you know my mom got married in a white one? It’s super chic and all ladies – Shey included! – look amazing in them. Lovin’ how you include those high cheekbones for the ladies too 🙂
Lol! I’ve used up almost the entire sketchbook. Ha! No wonder there have been so many starving artists. Paint & paper vs. rent &food! 😀 xo
THEY’RE ALL SO SLIM AND GORGEOUS!!!! GOWNS AND MODELS ARE THE BEST IN TOWN! ❤
I won’t argue here!!! TY Jonathan! xx
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“HUBBA-HUBBAs” ALL AROUND!!!!
Thank you so much!!
These suits are magnificently breathtaking and beautiful.
You’re drawings are so realistic and very very beautiful.
So much talent by all of you. 🙂
Yay! Ty, Charlie. I’m big time drawing mermaids, right now, and working on the new Art Gown! 😀 😀
Mermaids are amazing and beautiful. Can’t wait for the new art gown. 🙂
Miss you Resa. Hugs from me to you my friend. 🙂 You are the best. 🙂
Back at you! 😀
Love your art. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much! It’s my pleasure!
Stunning as always. Love the sketches. All the models deserve the spotlight, no doubt…. Hugs and much love 😘🤗
TY, Aq!! 💜🦄
Agree about the models! You’re a fab model, too! May I draw more sketches of you?
Hugs and love back!!! xoxoxoxo
I would be honored, dear Resa …. you are such a great friend xx 😘
Fabulous!! Loving your designs and sketching. Practice is making perfect my friend. Loving the mermaid type finishes on the skirts and I especially liked mermaid Holly :).
Yay!! Yes, practice does make perfect! The sketches of you get better and better, too!
Hahaha!I’m into the mermaid thing right now, and it’s a lot of fun! Cheers!
Nice work, very talented
Thank you! 😀
Gorgeous,dear!!this gown remind me about Hollywood Actress-Marlyn Monroe. I saw her like in this dress any movie.its looks are royal,my dear!!
You are most welcome,dear👗👜👠👒👸👸👸👸
They are all so good
Thank you, Maria!