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Venice Simplon Orient Express ask Jacqueline to illustrate invitations to celebrate their 2019 opening season at Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Jacqueline had the pleasure of producing some evocative watercolours for Belmond in a ‘Celebration of Style’ for a very special event. The watercolours were printed onto beautiful A5 cards and posted to recipients in a logo’ed box wrapped in tissue paper!

The guests’ journey began at Belmond Hotel Cipriani, indulging in the timeless elegance Venetian style. The next day they boarded an overnight train to London, enjoying the luxurious first class dining on the World’s most famous train.

Second part of Lunar New Year promotion for Luxury Japanese skincare brand Decorté, Jacqueline was asked to illustrate top fashion and beauty influencers

Fourteen Influencers were treated to their very own Jacqueline Bissett full length fashion portrait last month as part of Decorté’s promotion. “I had some wonderfully glamourous looks to draw, I felt that I had a glimpse of these stylish ladies’ lives. It was great fun portraying them in ink! It was lovely to connect with some of them on Instagram and

For the illustrations, Jacqueline used ink, collage with gold sparkly ink for the Decorté brand logo

As part of the Lunar New Year, Jacqueline draws in Selfridges for Decorté on their pop up stand, promoting their luxury Japanese skincare.

I had the pleasure of working in my favourite store Selfridges again, last weekend. Decorté invited me to draw live for 2 days, sketching their customers whilst they shopped. The brand is very popular in Japan and they are promoting to coincide with the Lunar New Year. Selfridges as always, had a wonderful, lively atmosphere.

Four Seasons Hotel, London hosts "Mrs Legend' pageant, sponsored by Pragnell jewellery. Jacqueline illustrates contestants at an honorary dinner

I had the pleasure of drawing 14 contestants for ‘Mrs Legend’ an International beauty pageant organisation. Commissioned by their sponsor Pragnell Jewellers, I sat in an elegant suite in the Four Seasons Hotel at Tower Hill, drawing the glamourous ladies’ portraits . Each portrait took @ 12-15 minutes though I had a small amount of preparation pre-event so I had some of the guests’ sketched out’ in rough pencil format already- this took some of the time pressure off!

Louis Vuitton Pre Christmas Brunch on Sloane Street, Jacqueline illustrates special guests

I had the pleasure a couple of weeks before Xmas to sit in Louis Vuitton’s Sloane Street Boutique whilst special customers did their Xmas shopping, trying on the latest collection of LV bags, scarves, shoes and clothing from their Winter collection. I decided to use brush pens at this event for the first time due to the cream carpet. I’ve never actually spilt any ink at an event but as there were children and even dogs present, I decided to ‘play it safe’! It made or a challenging morning but I really enjoyed chatting with the guests and their families whilst sketching away- a great Christmas vibe in Knightsbridge!

Live drawing at a totally unique location!

Yesterday I drove up to Banbury to draw guests at Aynhoe Park for Pragnell Jewellers. Booked by Susannah at Couture Events to draw at a lavish party for their loyal customers. Pragnell’s is a family owned business with stores in Leicestershire and Mayfair as well as their flagship store in Stratford-Upon-Avon. They sell the most exquisite jewellery, made in house by master craftsmen and sold alongside luxury watches such as Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe.

The orangery at http://aynhoepark.co.uk where I worked sketching guests, was adorned with taxidermy leopards, a toucan and a giraffe, seemingly being lifted by gigantic porcelain balloons.

It really was the most ostenatious location that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work in! Out of the window next to me was a stunning view over the parkland which was full of deer. My guests kept spotting huge stags whilst I drew their portraits. It was a crazy busy 5 hours with barely time to change my paint water, but a thoroughly enjoyable day!

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Jacqueline was recently commissioned by the online retailer of gorgeous luxury clothing and accessories from Balenciaga, Prada, Gucci and other leading designers’ latest collections.

‘Inner Circle’ and ‘Front Row’ customers from this month will receive beautifully illustrated newsletters, invitations to fashion shows and personal shopping events.

Featured 'Artist of The Week' Jacqueline's work is promoted by her agent 'illustration Ltd'

I’ve been with illustration ltd for over 10 years and in this time I’ve seen my workload grow. The variety of commissions that the lovely team bring in from all over the world, is really exciting. I’ve had jobs that have taken me to LA, Qatar, Bahrain, St. Moritz and Paris many times. During last week my illustrations ‘took over’ illustrationweb’s Instagram page and they featured me on Twitter and Facebook.

Below is my ‘Scrapbook’ which includes Q&A’s and a downloadable poster

I have 2 portfolios featured with illustration Ltd- one for my general commissions and another for my live event work which has become really popular in the past 10 years, not just with me but many other fashion illustrators. Illustration ltd have offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, New York, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney

If you haven’t already seen my portfolio on my agent’s website, please do! www.illustrationweb.com/jacquelinebissett



Jacqueline and Kathy Wyatt team up to illustrate guest portraits for Bvlgari in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Kathy and I were invited to stay at Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz to draw fashion portraits of their special guests for an event to celebrate 100 years of jewellery watch making. It was an informative talk in a beautiful suite in the world famous luxury ski resort. We prepared 'poses' before the event so watches could be photographed and printed onto watercolour paper which we then drew the portraits. The event was a huge success, Kathy and I managed to draw nearly 40 portraits between us in 3 hours. To view Kathy's work please visit www.kathywyatt.com . You can also read my agent illustration web’s blog here -https://www.illustrationweb.com/news/3695/bulgari_celebrates_with_live_event_drawing_duo

Kathy and I on the balcony of the Helen Badrutt Suite, photographed by brand ambassador Walter Lussu

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.

Jacqueline's next event was also for a luxury brand jeweller, this time in Selfridges for Bulgari.

At the end of April, Jacqueline spent time in The Wonder Room at Selfridges drawing customers at a most unique event. Bulgari were showcasing Elizabeth Taylor's private collection of jewels. Famously passionate for the brand,  the diamond encrusted snakehead seen on the bracelet that she wore in the film 'Cleopatra' has since adorned many of Bulgari's unique designs from handbags to diamond rings. I drew customers' portraits onto paper which had been printed with a photograph of a stunning Liz Taylor necklace so they could even 'take it home with them'! (or at least an image on paper!)

Some recent iPad Pro digital work for collections Spring/Summer 2018

I 've been enjoying some recent catwalk shows from Dior and Chanel pre collections for Spring Summer 18, working on my iPad Pro using Procreate app and most of all- HAVING FUN!!!!

YSL Beauty invite Jacqueline to illustrate customers' portraits at Heathrow terminals leading up to Xmas

This was my largest live event to date and I drew over 120 customers in the week leading up to xmas. I was at T2,3,4 and 5- each terminal had a different feel but they were all very busy and had a lovely atmosphere. I met a great variety of people from a female astronaut, fashion designer through to whole families who shopped at the YSLK beauty boutique whilst waiting for 4 family members to be drawn. It's always great to be part of a successful event and this one went really well!

An evening of menswear digital illustrations for Armani Collezioni in Selfdridge’s, London

I spent an early December evening drawing customers’ portraits in my favourite department store on the second floor where the designer mens’ floor were having a celebratory Xmas event with music, champagne and free framed portraits for Armani guests. Commissioned by the wonderful team Armani, it was a pleasure to work with them once again wit their innovative event of linking my iPad to a 2 metre high screen and printer so that customers, as well as receiving their printed, framed portrait, also receive an email and time-lapse of their own art5 work.

Ragley Hall- ancestral seat of the Hertford family, hosts Pragnell's Christmas party. Jacqueline Bissett paints fashion portraits of the guests in the elegant music room

Back in late November, I had the honour of working at Ragley Hall near Stratford Upon Avon.       A wonderful, Grade 1 listed mansion set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, near where I grew up. PragnelI is a fabulous family-run jewellers with shops in Stratford-Upon-Avon and London. They sell the most beautiful watches and jewellery, both contemporary and Antique. The company, now run by Charlie Pragnell prides itself on extensive knowledge of gemstones and certainly seemed to 'go that extra mile' to find the perfect piece for their loyal customers. I painted some of the guest's portraits in the music room, next to the main room where champagne flowed and live artists and beautiful dancers entertained.

Jacqueline illustrates at FOUR Louis Vuitton Pre Xmas Cocktail events

It's been my busiest time with live events illustrating so I'm rather behind with my blogs I'm afraid! Please bear with me while I try to get you up to date with recent commissions!

I've worked at 4 events for Louis Vuitton over the Xmas period. The first was at their beautifully luxurious New Bond Street flagship store. The store is amazing and in the personal shopping areas they had some amazing art works including an original Gilbert & George and a Yayoi Kusama. I sat and drew customers trying on the new Cruise 18 collection- totally beautiful pieces!

The next event was in Selfridges for the Masters collection, a collaboration with Jeff Koons showing some of the old masters' on bags and scarves etc. I prepared a few pieces before hand to show customers and they could choose similar poses or  straight fashion portraits.

Event no.3 was in Birmingham's Selfridges - a lovely cocktail evening for special guests to celebrate the glitzy new boutique in the Bullring Shopping Centre. I met some wonderful guests who made me feel so welcome, felt a bit like a homecoming as I'm from The West Midlands originally!

The fourth and final event was in Westfield in the second week of December, with another exclusive cocktail evening for special customers, all in all it's been an amazing experience working in beautifully luxurious boutiques and with some lovely people.

Emporio Armani invites Jacqueline to produce digital fashion illustrations for the Emporio Armani / Marie Claire fashion 'roadshow'

Just back from an exhausting few days in Glasgow and Manchester with Armani. I was invited to draw portraits of guests on my iPad Pro, which was linked up to a 2metre high monitor. This had been set up 'portrait style' so was huge! It was such a unique idea and I had quite an audience, not great for the nerves but once 'into the drawing zone' I loved it!

The customers were gifted their prints on the night which were mounted and framed.

It was a pleasure being surrounded by such gorgeous clothes- the Emporio range is stunning. There was also a presentation by Marie Claire's Fashion Editor, Jayne Pickering showing key looks for the season. 

It was great to be part of the Armani team and the staff were great, I'm looking forward to being part of their Xmas promotions in Selfridges in December, more details to follow...

 

Chloé's New Bond Street store, recently opened- invites Jacqueline Bissett along for a day drawing their new collection to celebrate London Fashion Week

I had the honour of working in Chloé's wonderfully designed New Bond St boutique a couple of weeks ago in celebration of London Fashion Week. The staff there were really friendly and made me feel at home on the saturday, the shop has a lovely atmosphere and I enjoyed sketching the customers while they shopped and drank champagne!

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!!!