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Kristine Steiner

Fashion Illustrator

Spending an afternoon with Kristine Steiner reminds us of the best parts of chasing after our dreams. Drawing since she was a kid, she studied fashion design at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. Her charming creations bring fashion vignettes to life with beautifully exaggerated extremities adorned with vibrant colors—and not to mention bring absolute delight to our Insta feeds! Kristine started to share her whimsical sketches on social media about a year ago, and to no surprise, people started to fall in love with them. “The most exciting thing has been the interaction with designers through Instagram,” Kristine says. “These are the talented people I’m often inspired by and the fact that they take the time to even acknowledge or comment is a little bit surreal and makes them all the more impressive.” We love her ability to transform anyone into a stylish sketch you imagine lingering on the drawing tables of any major fashion house. Her advice to burgeoning artists? Do what you love and keep creating the feel good fashion illustrator.


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We’re sounding off with this super cool artist on concept and creation. From finding the right balance and curating the perfect colors, Kristine takes us through the illustration process of her dashing sketches. Watch above to see Kristine in action and learn more about all her sartorial inspirations.

Kristine’s eye for style in undeniable, so which look is she coveting most for spring? A bold ensemble of colors and fabrics from Gucci’s SS16 collection by Alessandro Michele. The map print skirt and oversized bows embody commanding femininity with jetsetter vibes. We asked Kristine to map out a moodboard inspired by this look fit for a Parisian adventure. >>

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Get The Look: A. CHLOE CARLINA SUNNIES: “A modern update to a retro shape!” // B. MILK MAKEUP OIL LIP STAIN: “I like no-fuss makeup and lip stains are great because they last all day without the mess.” // C. LUXE CITY GUIDES EUROPE GIFT BOX // D. PATRICIA NASH COLLI FLAP WALLET: “Beautiful subtle embossed floral detail. The perfect size to fit all the essentials plus your passport!” // E. CHRISTIAN LACROIX JUNGLE LEO MEMORY GAME: “I used to love playing memory games as a kid. I guess I’m a bit old fashioned and still prefer games that don’t require an app!” // F. LOEFFLER RANDALL CALLIE PLATFORM WEDGE DERBYS // G. DR. DREAM REFRESHING ROSE MIST // H. MARC JACOBS DAISY DREAM BLUSH PERFUME: “Love this latest update to the Daisy fragrance collection. Also, I’m a sucker for cute packaging.”

Want more Kristine? Follow Kristine on Instagram at @KYJSteiner + check her out in action at our #GFxTOPSHOP Luncheon

HEADSHOT BY MICHELLE WODZINSKI FOR G&F