May favorites, so far (with a 70s vibe)

2017 May Cindy Mangomini low

Some of my May favorites so far.

Wearing: top, H&M – sandals, Mooy – bag and jeans, vintage – necklace, May21 – bronzer and liptint, The Body Shop.

Reading: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

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Freezing January

2017-freezing-january-cindy-mangomini

These last weeks have been so cold that I was slowly turning into a sheep! My vintage shearling jacket, boots and mittens were the only clothes warm enough to keep me from freezing. Not a lot of room for fashion when temperatures drop below zero (at least not for me). Luckily I was so busy with illustration jobs that I could spend a lot of time inside with my thermos filled with tea right beside me.

Wearing: shearling jacket, wool cardigan and mittens, Vintage – jeans and tights, H&M – hat, Newyorker – boots, so old I don’t remember – thermos, Mizu.

Reading: The signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

 

Dutch Summer

2016 Dutch Summer - Cindy Mangomini

The Dutch summer so far: rain, rain and more rain. Excellent summer weather to stay inside, read, drink tea and have an occasional sunny cocktail.

 

 

May, so far.

2016 Mei - Cindy Mangomini

Finally a few sunny days and even the first pick nicks of 2016! Also very happy with my new Marc Johns book.

Wearing: t-shirt, Alternative Apparel – bracelet, A la – small purse, Solmode – cap & jeans, H&M – sandals, Birkenstock – straw bag, vintage.

Book: The Daily Artist by Marc Johns.

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

 

Septembrrrr cold!

2015 September cold - Cindy Mangomini

September has been cooooold so far! Luckily I have a new super soft and super oversized scarf to stay warm in and a very big book to finish.

Wearing: striped top, H&M – plaid scarf, Vero Moda – leather mini skirt, vintage – tights and liptint, H&M – shoes, vintage.

How To Be Parisian (part deux)

How to be Parisian - Cindy Mangomini

This is my second illustration inspired by How To Be Parisian (wherever you are). After finishing the book I felt like drawing another recap. I’ve also been practicing my French for about a month now (Oui oui, très bien!) See you next time!

PS. I have signed prints available of this illustration and many more in my Etsy shop.

How to be Parisian (sort of)

How to be Parisian-Cindy Mangomini

This illustration was inspired by the book How to be Parisian, wherever you are, and by the style of some of my favorite French fashion bloggers. Like everyone else, I secretly want to be Parisian too!

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

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!!