Fashion Illustrated: American Girl

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Happy 4th of July!

 

So I've been wanting to share fashion illustrations on the blog for a long time, but I keep running into the same problem- there's never any time to actually work on fashion illustrations! So this isn't technically one of them, I just kind of threw this together in the wee hours of last night using just a few Sharpies (I usually use watercolors). But I wanted to give you a little (rough) sneak peak of what's to come and of something that I hope will be a regular facet on the blog. And also because she's just super festive to celebrate the holiday!

As I've mentioned before, the 4th of July is my dad's and his dad's (my grandpa's) birthday, so it's a pretty big deal for us. I was thinking today about what that would be like- to share your birthday with not only your father (or son), but also the whole nation.

Like anything, I imagine there are pros and cons. On the pro side, it's a guaranteed celebration with great food, lots of people, and, oh yeah, an AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY! But on the other hand, I know at least as far as my dad goes, he does the same exact thing for his birthday every. Single. Year. Without fail, for his entire life. He's never had a cowboy-themed birthday party with a bunch of his little friends over to hit a boot pinata. No, his theme has always been predetermined: American Family Cookout. But I guess I would trade in a lack of variety for what might feel like the most special and honored day of the year. Yep, the pros win this round!

Here are a few celebrities that were also share this glorious date of birth:

Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804

Calvin Coolidge, 1872

Gloria Stuart, 1910

Eppie Lederer (Ann Landers) and Pauline Phillips (Dear Abby), 1918

Neil Simon, 1927

Koko (the sign language gorilla), 1971

Becky Newton, 1978

And the grand finale...

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 1982

 

Now lets sound off in the comments section! Tell me- what's your favorite thing about America?

I'll start you off with mine- Hollywood! The world may be growing increasingly smarter, wealthier, and more powerful than us, but no country can hold a candle to our entertainment industry. And cheeseburgers. Yep, Hollywood and cheeseburgers.

 

I hope you all have a great holiday!

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