Super Fun Yeah!!

Gift guide2 Cindy Mangomini

Ooooh I just LOVED making this Valentines Day gift guide for Sparknotes! This is just a sample of the products I drew. To see them all and where-to-buy links, just click here. Happy Valentines Day and happy shopping!

Gift guide Cindy Mangomini

Products: PJ set, ASOS- Super Fun Yeah pins, Ban.do – heart pin, Ban.do – Kiss Boom Pop lipstick set, Clinique – card, Urban Outfitters – Can you not tank, Forever 21 – necklace, Forever 21 – Fries before guys pin, Ban.d0 – Awesome notebook, BN.com

Valley of the Dolls

Valley cover Neely - Cindy Mangomini

Today 50 years ago, Valley of the Dolls first came out. It became a best-seller and a classic almost instantly. To celebrate this 50th anniversary I was one of the artists asked by Sparknotes to design new cover art for the book.

I designed 1 cover for each of the main characters: Neely, Jennifer and Anne. To see all the designs just click here.

Valley cover Jennifer - Cindy Mangomini

Valley cover Anne - Cindy Mangomini

 

Back to Winter.

2016 back to winter - Cindy Mangomini

After a sunny holiday, a week of FREEZING cold, now it’s finally a reasonable temperature again. This means I can wear normal winter clothes again instead of millions of layers! It’s also perfect weather to hide under a blanket with a good book. I’m reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert at the moment. What I love about this book is that it celebrates ‘creating’ just for your own pleasure. If others enjoy what you make too, that’s a nice bonus. Sometimes I don’t quite know why I make what I make. I just love doing it, even though it’s not very deep or super ‘arty’. I like drawing and if my drawings can put a smile on someone’s face, that’s good enough for me!

Wearing: “lucky” bracelet, Anna+Nina – jacket, Mango – cap and mittens, H&M – jeans, Zara – Gel eyeliner, Bobbi Brown – top, vintage

 

Winter Break

2016 Fuerteventura - Cindy Mangomini

Here’s a second (and final) illustration about my sunny winter getaway to Fuerteventura, before I go back to winter. I had such a good time there: the weather! the people! the yoga! the food! the cocktails!! I wish I could go back there right now, because it’s just too cold here!

 

Draw me like one of your French girls

How to be Parisien part3 - Cindy Mangomini

I’m back from a sun-filled winter break on Fuerteventura, where I met many lovely people.  Among them where Margot & Youna, two real Parisian girls. They were só stylish and cool that I just had to draw them! I know this is already my 3rd Parisian-themed illustration, but hey: pourquoi pas?

 

All the Small Things..

2016 All the small things-Cindy Mangomini

Sometimes it’s not the big things but rather the small things in life that can bring the most joy. Here are some of the small things that I’m loving this winter!

Mittens, H&M – Scarf, Only – Cap, H&M – Eyeliner pen, HEMA – Karma solid shampoo, LUSH – Underwear, H&M – White Earl tea, Simon Lévelt – Socks, Clockhouse – Gel eyeliner, Bobbi Brown – Lipstick, HEMA – Little purse, a gift brought back from Sweden – Recycled travel mug, Aladdin

Happy everything…

Reindeer card - Cindy Mangomini web

Happy holidays! x

Illustration for Sparknotes based on  Meri Meri card from ASOS.