PIC O’THE DAY

While designing a vector illustration for a client today, I suddenly thought to myself, “Are these becoming my signature style!?!?”.

I’ve NEVER ever considered myself an illustrator, and compared to the amazing talent out there, I still don’t. But I am beginning to fall in love with drawing these simple but stylish sketches, and so have many others…

 

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THE 2012 COOLEST MAGAZINE COVER AWARD

Ok so I’m cheating once again! There are just waaay too many to choose from!

Here are my top 3 choices for The 2012 Coolest Magazine Cover Award!

Note: The top 3 are derived from covers I have blogged/tweeted about so don’t get your knickers in a twist!

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COVER: KIDULT, EXIT MAGAZINE, FALL/WINTER 2012/13

The “enfant terrible” himself aka controversial graffiti artist Kidult, covers Exit Magazine’s Fall/Winter 2012/13 issue in an almost apocalyptic themed cover.

Channeling 1/4 of the Four Horseman, the self confessed vandal and tagger sits high on his black steed at the end of a deserted alleyway, staring eerily into the lens of the camera while wearing his trademark mask and decked out in black apparrel.

The accompanying article which outlines his various exploits (remember that Marc Jacobs T-shirt fiasco?), overall mission and why he does what he does. It was written by the man himself. If it’s anything like the cover, it’s sure to make for an interesting read indeed!

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21.12.2012 – THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU

Nothing like an impending “Apocalypse” to get my creative juices flowing…

© www.chiraghpatel.com 2012

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…IS…A MACBOOK PRO

*Sings* “Santa won’t you please, bring the one I really need, won’t you please bring a Macbook to Meeeeeeeeeee!!!”

I NEVER EVER regret spending a small fortune on my beloved iMac. It has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made, especially when it comes to my own design business. The resolution, the speed, the overall slickness has made working on projects for clients such as LeiVanKash Jewellery, Red Carpet Fashion Awards, Nokia and even this blog, both easier and satisying.

But there’s one tiny thing I knew I would have trouble with – Portability. I have family and friends scattered all over the place that I always visit, moreso with the events I’ve had to put up with this year. Unfortunately I’ve had to cut short many trips, simply because I have to rush back home to design a graphic for a client that would only take me around an hour, or gone for days without updating the blog simply because I don’t have access to my design programs to create headers graphics and resize images.

So a 13 inch Apple Macbook Pro or Macbook Pro with Retina Display is something which I now need – but simply as a portable backup for my iMac (which I still adore in case it can read). Due to the fact i plan on using it as a backup item, the spec (while still impressive), need not be the highest hence why I’d pick the 13 inch over the 15 inch. The only downside to the new model is that it lacks a superdrive, while the older Macbook Pro model does have one and with a slightly smaller price tag. Then again how often do we use CD’s nowadays?

You can check out the full specs, models and accessories online on Apple’s website.

Feel free to donate…

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12.12.12 – BACK FROM INDIA…BACK TO BLOGGING!

Hello Everyone!

I’m finally back from my extended travel in India, and finally gave my father the send off he wanted.

It feels great to be back home, despite living in the middle of nowhere and of course dealing with the FREEZING COLD weather, after having donned minimal clothing for two weeks in the sweltering 31 degree heat of Baroda!

So while I get back on track with the world of fashion, check out a collage I compiled of a selection of images from my “Instagramming in India” album, and let the 12.12.12 updates begin! x

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HARRODS UNVEIL THEIR “ONCE UPON A DREAM” DISNEY PRINCESS THEMED WINDOWS

Dear Harrods – EMPLOY ME!!!!!

Boasting one of the best festive schemes as always, earlier this month, luxury department store Harrods unveiled their spectacular Once Upon A Dream Disney Princess window scheme in Knightsbridge, with 10 members of Disney royalty dressed in one of a kind gowns designed exclusively by 10 high end fashion designers – Roberto Cavalli, Elie Saab, Oscar De La Renta, Versace, Escada, Ralph & Russo, Valentino, Jenny Packham, Marchesa and Missoni.

So put on that compilation from the 90s (when Disney made REAL movies with REAL meaning), and check out all the beautifully constructed schemes here, compiled alongside the stunning sketches from the creative team at Harrods.. Nothing says Christmas to me like childhood nostalgia!

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MY DOUBLE LAYER WHITE T-SHIRT FROM UNCONDITIONAL

I used to find there was a variety of womenswear, the shapes and cuts of which were deemed not “masculine” enough to be translated into menswear. That’s where I was lucky enough to come across UK brand Unconditional 2 years ago, and since then, I’ve come to both own and fall deeply in love with their signature drape, asymmetric cuts and “rock n’ roll” edge, which effortlessly blur that fine line between the genders, while retaining that all important air of masculinity.

The T1S Double Layer White T-Shirt I’m wearing above, I believe was from their Spring/Summer 2010 collection and is unfortunately now unavailable. However, there are plenty of great options on their website that will more than satisfy your drape and *whispers* “girls get all the good stuff” craving…

So while I plan to find a money tree so I can go and buy more of their product to photograph myself in, you can purchase both their present and past collections on the Unconditional website.

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SAL MUBARAK!

“Whatever happens,
Wherever you may find yourself,
Throughout this New Year,
Keep your light,
Shining bright.”

Sal Mubarak to all my family, friends and Twitter/FB followers. Here’s to a year of health, prosperity and happiness! xxx

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HAPPY DIWALI!

“Fill the Heart with the oil of love.
Place in it the wick of single-pointed mind.
Light it with the Knowledge of Truth and remove
the darkness of ignorance around you.
Just as one lamp can light many lamps;
let each youth kindle this Light in many hearts.”

Happy Diwali to all my friends, family & Twitter/FB followers xxx

(Here’s hoping my luck finally changes this new year too!)

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THE “WATERCOLOUR WOODLAND”

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a project which I like to call “that which cannot be named”, with fashionable jewellery brand LeiVanKash.

Now I’m still not going to reveal anything until I’m allowed to, but here’s something small I designed for fun using a variety of techniques and mediums I tend to use quite frequently, and that I have implemented for this soon to be revealed project.

And yes…This is what I do on my Saturday nights in the middle of nowhere while all you “young’uns” are living it up in the club…*weeps*

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