I have always been a fan of illustration. Sadly, I am terrible at it. Someone who is actually rather good, and has managed to make a living and name for herself out of it … Daisy de Villeneuve. I had the oppotunity to ask Daisy a few questions last year. Here’s how it went.
Artist, illustrator and designer, Daisy de Villeneuve, is flat out at the moment. She has just released her own range of scented candles in Liberty, Daisy Rose (based on different scents from the Rose family) and she’s putting on an exhibition in the store to boot!
‘In My Shoes’, opened last week on the fourth floor of the famous London store, Liberty, and showcases 40 new paintings from the artist until 25th April 2010.
Yet despite her busy schedule, she still managed to find time for us and answered a few very pressing questions…
Mimi: Your exhibition at Liberty at the moment is called ‘In Her Shoes’; what shoes are you lusting over at the moment?
Daisy: A pair of Isabel Marant black boots.
M: What beauty product do you believe that every girl must own?
D: A really great red lipstick
M: You’re not one to follow the trends, but do you have a piece from this season’s collections you really want?
D: For this season I have my eye on a denim jacket by Current/Elliot
M: Where is your favourite place to go shopping?
D: It has to be Paris, for all the fabulous designers.
M: Some mascara brands lie to us and the products don’t do what they say on the tube. What mascara do you swear by?
D: I’ve always worn Maybelline!
M: You are friends with designers like Felder Felder; but who else’s
collection has caught your eye this season?
D: William Tempest
M: What other collaborations do you think have really worked?
D: I love the collaboration Liberty did with the Parisian shop Merci, wonderful!
M: As summer is slowly approaching (at snail speed), what is your favourite way to get that summer glow: bottle or au naturale?
D: A bit of both, I have to put lots of sunscreen on as I get really burned in the summer. I don’t lie out like I used to when I was a teenager!
M: Do you have anything exciting planned for summer?
D: Not yet to be honest. I often visit my family in America, they live in Michigan & Ohio.
M: You have just released a line of scented candles as well as the
exhibitions, what is next in store for you?
D: I have been working on the candles for a while now, there are four of them, all with different scents based in the Rose family so I am really excited that they are in the shops now, and the exhibition at Liberty has 40 new works, so that has, as you can imagine, taken up the rest of my time! I have lots of new things in the pipeline… but I am afraid they are top secret for now…
Remeber to pop down to Liberty to have a sniff at her new candles and see her new works on the Fourth Floor.
Published last year. Click here to view published article on Beauty & The Dirt!
Since last year Daisy has gone on to design textiles for Zac Posen’s Z Spoke S/S 2011 collection.
Check out this link for Daisy info…