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Live Illustration for York Fashion Week at Marks & Spencer

Live Illustration for York Fashion Week at Marks & Spencer

York Fashion Week 2018 (by Fashion City York) was a stylish week-long festival celebrating fashion and creativity across one of our favourite cities, York. When we first discovered this, we were eager to get involved and it’s lovely to now be a part of the festivities! One way we’ve been contributing to the magic is through live illustration. We were delighted to be asked to illustrate portraits at the VIP Launch Party at Marks & Spencer.

Whilst at the party, we interacted with local bloggers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, stylists, makeup artists... the list goes on and on! Everyone loved socialising and celebrating. Our live illustration offered respite for those in need of a sit down! Those that did sit with us, had a lovely experience receiving a bespoke portrait drawn by us live on the night. Our favourite part of the process is seeing the guests’ faces light up as they receive their illustrations. 

John Lewis Live Christmas Illustration Tour

John Lewis Live Christmas Illustration Tour

It's been an exciting time at the Buttercrumble HQ. After illustrating at John Lewis in November, we are pleased to announce we'll be returning with an 11-day Christmas Illustration Tour. Over December, we will be visiting John Lewis' northern stores to capture customers in cute portrait form. We want to invite YOU into Moz the Monster’s world through illustration which sparks the imagination. Together, we will be creating the perfect festive atmosphere through live illustration in-store.

Live Portrait Illustration at John Lewis

Live Portrait Illustration at John Lewis

Earlier this November, we had the pleasure of performing live illustration at John Lewis' flagship store in Leeds. It was a joy to create customer portraits in a beautiful retail setting as part of John Lewis' Christmas Shopping Event. We were certainly feeling festive by the end of the evening!

Live Portrait Illustration at Victoria Gate, Leeds

Live Portrait Illustration at Victoria Gate, Leeds

This month we had the pleasure of setting up our easels in the gorgeous setting of the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds. We were thrilled to take part in their Shopping Affair event which even saw, Strictly Stars, James and Ola Jordan take the stage. 

Our role at the Shopping Affair involved illustrating guests. We love performing live illustration at retail events like this because of the smiles we create. Each person received a bespoke portrait which they could take home and treasure forever. The portraits make beautiful mementos and conversation-starters.