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?

 

‘Back to school’ outfit ideas for SparkLife

Back to school Boho Cindy MangominiBohemian and Grungy Style Back To School Outfits For Girls

I was asked to draw 6 different back to school outfit ideas for SparkLife readers. I went for 6 different looks, from grungy to super girlie. You can see all the illustrations, plus some where-to-buy links here.

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Back to school grungy Cindy Mangomini

In the Mood For More Illustrated Fashion?

Take a look at this Sunny February Outfit from 2021 or this 90’s Style one from October 2020.

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Camping, not Glamping!

Camping Schiermonnikoog - Cindy Mangomini

I just returned from a short but lovely camping trip to the beautiful Dutch island Schiermonnikoog. Since we had to carry our own luggage the whole journey it was definitely more of a camping than glamping experience, and this is basically what I wore the whole trip.

Wearing: fanny pack,  The Sting – mixed bracelets, Ala and Anna+Nina – sunglasses, Sacha – bikinitop, H&M – flip flops, bought on holiday in Greece – shorts, vintage Levi’s – bikini bottom, Newyorker – Make up bag, Kruidvat – sleeping bag, Hema – top, Mango.

Fresh start during a heat wave!

Heatwave- Cindy Mangomini

It’s been a while since I had time to work on this blog, but I’m back! We’re in the middle of a Dutch heatwave and I don’t mind spending some hours inside, hiding my pale skin from the sun.

My heatwave favorites are: black a-line top, H&M – big sunglasses, Sacha – scarf (to protect my head and hair)  bought at a festival market -shorts, H&M – leather sandals bought on holiday in Greece – bikini bottom, Newyorker – bikini top, H&M – mixed bracelets from Ala, Anna+Nina and Etsy.

January favorites so far

January favorites- Mangomini

It’s cold outside and I’m keeping warm with some new and some (rediscovered) old favorites. Besides from working I have spent January (so far) with trying to get healthy again, reading books, drinking tea and a lot of vintage shopping.

Wearing: underwear, H&M – boots, Steve Madden – bag, vintage – beanie hat, H&M – ear studs, TessaRandi – coat, vintage – skinny jeans, Circle of Trust. The gloves are so old I don’t remember where I got them.

Reading:  The land of painted caves – Jean M. Auel

Just a normal autumn workday

Autumn working day - Mangomini

Just a normal autumn workday, making illustrations in my “home office”. With regular tea & chocolate breaks of course..

Wearing: Jewel Rocks green bracelet – red bracelet from Zzaval on Etsy – striped top, H&M – leather bag, vintage – skirt, Nümph – tights, H&M – ankle boots, Invito – underwear, Hünkemoller.

Last days of summer

Last days of summer - MangominiSummer 2014 is coming to an end and I’m trying to enjoy the last sunny days as much as possible.

Wearing: Top, ASOS – bracelet, Zzaval (Etsy) – straw bag, Xenos – shoes, H&M – sunglasses, Sacha – jeans, Circle of Trust

The Dutch “summer”

"Lucky dress" Mangomini

I’m trying to fight off a cold by drinking lots of fresh mint and ginger tea with honey. Also, I’m eating a lot of chocolate, because that always helps as well 😉 I’m wearing my first ever Primark item (I’m not proud). I had to layer it with warm tights and a big cardigan, to stay warm enough for the Dutch summer weather. The best news is that I managed to get tickets to see Ben Howard in November, YAY!!

 

Little Black Dress

2014-8-13-Mangomini-LBD

One of my favorite dresses, that I’ve had for a while but somehow never drew before.

Cinema Luna

2014 8 1 Cinema Luna by Mangomini

What I wore to last friday’s open air movie (Cinema Luna)

Wearing: ring, found on Etsy – kimono, Berschka – mascara, L’Oreal – lipstick, Rimmel – bag, vintage – pillow, self-made from vintage fabric – black top, Newyorker – sandals, bought on holiday in Greece – bracelet, Zzaval (on Etsy) – boyfriend jeans, H&M.