“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Coco Chanel
A recent illustration of mine that got featured on BLACK FASHION, an inspiring magazine and blog about black fashion and culture - check it out!  Those of you who know me know, how much my art has always been inspired by colorful women and works of art from Africa and Haiti. Even as a kid i used to draw black women in colorful clothes and my husband likes to say that i must have lived in Africa in a former life! This illustration however was inspired by gorgeous model  Lais Ribeiro on a cover of VOGUE Germany some years ago.
Hope you enjoy summer as much as i do and have a fun week!

Illustration: Martine Voigt-Schmid 


  1. WOW. Martina, YOUR COLORFUL expression has NO BOUNDS! I just don't know now which fashion painting is my favorite, but THIS ONE has to be among the top five. SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!!

  2. What a wonderful picture, dear Martina!
    Have a wonderful week too,
    sending Hugs
    Claudia xo

  3. Dear Martina,
    You are such an inspiration! Beautiful!!

  4. This is so beautiful, love it. Will check out the links. I hope you are having a great week so far xx

  5. Inspiring colors and quote, Martina!


  6. Hi Martina! Thanks for the invite to participate at your lovely magazine.Yes, just let me know when are you planning to publish it, so I can send you a couple of my favorite Christmas inspired recipes and some pictures too.


  7. She's beautiful Martina. I love your fashion drawings!
    Jess x

  8. Hi Martina,

    Congratulations on having your fabulous illustration featured on Black Fashion.
    The quote is lovely too.
    Hope you are enjoying your week

  9. Hi Martina,
    How sweet of you to come visit... Thank you for leaving such kind words.. Yes, It was a joy to create her.


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