50th Birthday party

I had great fun with the guests at a party recently, particularly as some were dressed as 1980’s pop stars like Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hind & Siouxsie Sioux who were all really good to draw!

I had donated my time as ‘event illustartor’ to our local primary school, raising money at an auction, a local lady won the bid who happens to work in fashion, which made for a very colourful guest list and friends flown in from as far afield as Sydney, Australia. It was a really lovely evening and I think the drawings reflect my relaxed state!

Jacqueline returns to Soho House Festival at Kenwood House, Hampstead

I had another wonderful day on Hampstead Heath, working with the Private Drama events team. What an amazing group of performers! Set up on the edge of their ‘big top’, I kept catching glimpses of acrobats spinning, hanging, balancing- incredible! It was a super hot day with a lovely crowd of interesting people who I drew and chatted to for 5 hours. Afterwards I even managed to catch Groove Armada for a few tracks!!!

4 full days live drawing at Ralph Lauren's Polo flagship store on Regent Street

I had a great time over the Royal Wedding weekend, working on the first floor of the beautiful Regency building. Staff were very welcoming and it was great to work in a place with a lovely 'family feeling'! The glitzy opening evening was attended by the fashion glitterati who came to listen to Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey who gave a fabulous talk on the styling of Ralph's new collection. The following 3 days I spent linked up to a large monitor where guests were invited to try on the new collection, styled by the staff. I then sketched them on my iPad Pro, emailing the illustrations directly to them. 

At the beginning of May, Armani took Jacqueline to Birmingham for another innovative, interactive event

Another City, another Emporio Armani event for Jacqueline. Linking up her iPad Pro to a 2 metre high screen, this customer evening event was a huge hit with customers and local bloggers. Jacqueline felt really at home as this is the city near where she grew up and went to Bournville College of Art, embarking on her fashion career. Little did she know 30+ years ago that she would end up working for such luxury brands as Giorgio Armani. The fabulous designer shopping centre  The Mailbox is a great place for shopping and eating, hosting this wonderful champagne and canapéd event.

Lunching with the lovely Melanie Sykes- link to interview.

To read the full and frank interview from our summer lunch meeting click on this link http://www.melaniesykes.com/interview-with-illustrator-jacqueline-bissett/

Fashion portraits at a beautiful afternoon tea at The Bvlgari Hotel, Knightsbridge

Spent yesterday afternoon with a bunch of very hip, stylish fashion & lifestyle bloggers in The Spirit Room of The Bvlgari Hotel- a super stylish hang out for Knightsbridge locals and visitors alike. Below are some of the sketches that I did as quick 12-15 minutes of the ladies who were all model like in appearance- made my job very easy!!!