Baraboux SS17

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

https://www.baraboux.com/

Since September of 2016 I have had the incredible pleasure of partnering with luxury handbag brand, Baraboux, creating custom illustrations, styled photos, and behind-the-scenes videos inspired by their immaculate collection. From the moment they reached out to me, I knew it would be a seamless brand alignment. The bags are designed for empowered, intelligent, culturally-attuned women, who have a serious case of jetset wanderlust. In other words, it's designed for women who inspire me and who I aspire to be. It should come as no surprise that I use their handbags on every trip across the globe, business meeting and cocktail party here in NYC and abroad!

For Spring Summer 2017, they integrated a divine metallic detail to their signature designs, and I had so much fun rendering that in my illustrations. Here are the three original works of art we created together this season to bring SS17 to life in a whole new way!

The E6 clutch (illustrated above) is my everyday go to. I love that it is a sleek and simple handbag that fits all my day-to-day essentials. When it came to rendering the illustration, we thought it would be great to show the range of colors that were new for this season and also highlight the subtle shimmer on the skins.

https://www.baraboux.com/

When I was illustrating the stunning denim blue Sharifa (above), I was really fantasizing about taking it with me to a dream holiday in Capri. I loved the idea of a fairly monochromatic lemon yellow illustration with the "pop" of blue from the bag in front.

https://www.baraboux.com/

For the Yolanda bag in Peach Rose I took inspiration from the subtle shimmering texture and my upcoming trip to Shanghai. I could just imagine how this bag would catch the light of the lanterns, wandering through the streets of this electrifying city.

And there you have it! My three original illustrations inspired by Baraboux SS17. I would love to hear your thoughts on them and be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes videos on my Instagram too!

Much love,
Meag xx

Meagan Morrison Presents The Met Store x Caran d'Ache

Saturday, April 15, 2017


FRIENDS!!

Happy Easter Weekend!! It's been ages since I've been on the blog. 2017 has been one of the hardest, craziest, jam-packed years of my life thus far. Between work, renewing my visa, and general business maintenance, I feel like I've barely lifted my head up. BUT the great news is I've been blessed with a number of dream collaborations like the one I'm about to share with you. This coming Friday April 21, from 6:30 - 8:30 I will be at The Met Store (as in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store) to do a live demo with their exclusive line of Caran d'Ache art supplies!! I'll be talking about my career and opening the floor to a Q&A. To RSVP to the event and for more details, click the link below: 

bit.ly/MeaganMorrisonPresents-TheMetStorexCarandAche

If you are in New York this coming Friday, be sure to come by!! I can't wait to see you all there!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Join me February 2nd, 6:30 PM at Apple Williamsburg!!

Friday, January 27, 2017


Happy Friday Darlings,

I hope you've all been having a fantastic January!! Mine has been extremely hectic with new projects, sorting things for my future in the US, and everything in between. That said, I have some enormously exciting news to share with all of you...I will be speaking at the Apple Store in Williamsburg this coming Thursday February 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 PM!!!!

It has been an absolute dream of mine, since moving to New York nearly 8 years ago, to speak at the Apple Store about my career and all that has brought me to this point. I still can't believe it is really happening. If you are in New York and would like to attend, please make sure to RSVP here:

https://concierge.apple.com/events/R594/meagan-morrison/6230430044641488135/en_US

I will be doing a Keynote Speech, Q&A, as well as illustrating live on the iPad Pro. I'll also be able to work hands on with those who attend and wish to draw with the iPad Pro as well.



Really hope to see you there!!

Much love,
Meag xx

An Open Letter To My People

Monday, January 2, 2017


My Darlings,

We made it!! Happy 2017!! I don't know about you, but the sun has been BEAMING through my parent's living room window since yesterday morning, and for the first time ever, it really feels like a New Year. I'm not sure why this year feels so different from all the others. Maybe in part because there was such an overwhelming, worldwide, collective-desire to leave 2016 behind. But truthfully, I felt different. Unlike every other family member of mine, my eyes welled with tears when the clock struck midnight on January 1st. I was SO sad to see 2016 go.

2016 was an enormous year for me both personally and professionally. I landed some major dream clients, from Dior to Emirates, filmed a campaign commercial in Hong Kong with DFS (absolute bliss!!), had a gallery show with Gemfields and IMG during NYFW, shared breakfast with the incomparable DVF, and got a mention in the New York Times. I paid off all my student/start-up debt and finally made it safely into the black. But beyond all that, 2016 took me around the world to make peace with my past, in ways I can't quite explain here. I revisited some of my favorite places on earth but also saw so many of my dream destinations for the very first time.

When I write all that down, it feels fairly obvious why I would hate to bid adieu to 2016. But life, and all of its great mysteries, do not allow you to live in the past. We must move forward no matter how hard we try to stay still. So the question I can't help but ask myself is: what in the world comes next? How the hell do I sustain this momentum? Better yet, how, and in it what ways do I want to take my business to the next level? Ok, so maybe I have more than one question for myself here, ha!

You see my friends, one slightly negative thing about Instagram is it tends to become a never-ending highlight reel of all the best moments of one's life. No one, or very few of us, are posting moments of defeat or self-doubts. I never post the frustrations of chasing late payments or navigating difficult areas of running your own business. But it's all there and it's all true. I'm not saying those highlight moments aren't real, because they absolutely are. But so too are all the cloudy, murky moments of confusion. I guess I can't help but feel the tense pull between needing to do what's best for me and my business behind the scenes, and keeping the color filled world of Travel Write Draw alive on Instagram.

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