Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blogger What's in my Bag: Flora of The Accidental Londoner

Hello Wednesday!

Can you see something very different about today's Blogger What's in my Bag featuring Flora of The Accidental Londoner? Besides there not being a lick of pink anywhere to be seen there are also no beauty products featured... not even a lip balm. Fun change don't you think?! Lipsticks and jewels are traded for coffee shop reward cards, Penguin Classics and lots of note taking. All of the essentials for playing tourist in your own city.

If you are planning a trip to London, or you're just an Anglophile you definitely must give Flora's blog a visit. I've been to London 3 times. The first time I visited I didn't quite like the city, but on return visits it's grown on me more and more. Can't wait to visit for a fourth time!

Besides Flora I've had the pleasure of featuring so many other inspiring and stylish ladies. To see my entire series you can view my Blogger What's in my Bag Pinterest board here...

And if you're interested in having one commissioned for yourself or a friend you can purchase this Custom What's in my Bag illustration in my Etsy shop here...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Current EmmaKisstina Products

Hello Monday!

I've got another video to show off today! This time I thought it would be fun to film the current EmmaKisstina products I have in shop so you can hear my thoughts and get a little closer look at sizing that may not come across as easily in photos. This is hopefully the first video in a series because I plan on adding lots of new products in the next coming months. At the end of the film I also chat about projects I'm working on producing and ask for your opinions. I'd love to hear what you'd like to see from EmmaKisstina in the future!

Talking to no one but my phone strapped to a lamp is still quite awkward and I noticed afterward that I talk sooo slow in this one but I'm still of course learning. Self promotion is not my strong suit either, I always feel strange talking about my work, even in my room along. At least I gave it a go! (Promise I'll get better at this too)

Thanks for watching! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here if you'd like :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Custom What's in my Bag Illustrations

Hello Wednesday!

Instead of sharing another blogger WIMB illustration with you today (I've gone back to my regular biweekly schedule) I want to show off a few of the gorgeous custom WIMB illustrations I've done for clients. I love love love working on these illustrations! They are always so much fun. I love getting the list of items I get to draw and plan out how to put everything together, plus I really get to know the girl I'm illustrating for (extra funness!). And I'm always amazed by how much style you guys have. Plus it great to be able to draw some cute doggies too!

If you're on Pinterest you can check out all of the What's in my bag illustrations I've created for clients here..
And if you'd like to get one for yourself you can order one in my Etsy shop here...

Monday, September 8, 2014

EmmaKisstina YouTube Channel

Hello Monday!

I have something rather exciting and fun to share with you today. I also feel a little bit scared to show this off as well, not because I'm embarrassed but because this is the most personal I've ever gotten with my brand. As EmmaKisstina is growing I'd like to grow too and keep up with popular trends. (That's a big part of my job!) I've noticed the move towards more and more videos on blogs and websites and I'd really like EmmaKisstina to be a part of the video community too. So therefore I've created an EmmaKisstina YouTube Channel! Video is a little out of my comfort zone since I'm not the greatest speaker but it's a good way to work on that and I'm also finding it really fun to play with a new medium. (At least so far!)

It would have been amazing if I could have right from the bat published gorgeously professional videos but at the moment I don't have an amazing filming set up (just using my cell phone and natural lighting) and I'm just learning how to use iMovie. This is definitely a work in process but I don't think my first films are that horrible though. Be nice :)

I plan on adding only one or two new short videos to my YouTube channel every month, not going to go crazy, and I have absolutely no aspirations of becoming a famous YouTuber don't worry. I'll be sharing typical YouTube tag videos mixed with videos showing off my EmmaKisstina products, and my drawing process. (Feel free to make any requests too.)

I really hope this will be a fun new way for you to learn more about me and my growing brand!