This week’s blogger is Sandra Hagelstam from 5inchandup. I think by now we’ve established that I don’t draw just any old blogger/designer/model etc – I think to be really inspired to create my best work, there needs to be some kind of serious girl crush (see: every blogger I’ve drawn, plus Phoebe Philo, all the models.. yeah, pretty much all my sketches thus far), or just an amazing editorial (that I draw as a way to stop myself going out to actually buy the photographed clothes). 5inchandup is no exception to either of the above – Sandra is another one of my girl crushes (every time I think ‘maybe a Lob is a good idea this season’ I just visit her blog and remember how much I want amazing hair like hers) and she has a fantastic wardrobe, of course. What I love about 5inchandup is that there’s lots of photos of her outfits in each post – so I start off loving the jacket, and then by the end I want the rings, the bag and the shoes as well (if only my big feet would fit into such nice shoes! Size 42 be damned..)
I can also add Sandra to the list of ‘bloggers I’ve seen out in London but have been too shy to say hi to’ (also in the list, Shini from Park and Cube). I think at this point my list could be a good way of deciding who to draw next – a way of demonstrating girl crushes in the digital age (I’m going to call this ‘very modern’ instead of choosing a self-deprecating phrase).