Ladies Who MaeMae: Cait Courneya + A Giveaway!
I’m thrilled to introduce you all to a new column today, Ladies Who MaeMae! Ladies Who MaeMae are special gals who embody the MaeMae lifestyle - passionate, creative women who work to better the world using their unique views and talents.
Our first Lady Who MaeMae’s is bridal and fashion illustrator, Cait Courneya. Cait recently moved back to Minnesota and is not only crazy talented, but incredibly kind. All of the illustrations above are hers and check out this sneak peek of the illustration she made of my wedding gown - love! According to Cait, she believes in creating beautiful treasures for her clients, whether it be a custom illustration or a beautiful card for a friend - that’s a mission we can get behind!
Now, for a little Q&A with Cait:
Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, what you do, etc:
I am a midwestern girly-girl at heart. Born and raised in Minneapolis, I grew up watching old movies and wishing I could live in a glamorous world. My life is decidedly less glamorous than an old movie, but it is the perfect life for me. I have an amazing husband who supports me in everything I do, and the sweetest dog in the world. My days are spent sketching and working on my business, and my evenings are spent with friends, family or snuggled up on the couch with my hubby and pup. I love the beauty of the snow in the winter, and lazy days at the cabin in the summer. I am one blessed gal.
How did you get into fashion illustration?
I have been dreaming in fashion since I was a child. I have memories of drawing dresses when I as little as 6 years old. I did a little illustrating before college, but I really fell in love with it when I was studying fashion design in Los Angeles. As a child I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. As a fashion illustrator I get to combine my two passions: Art and Fashion!
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I wake up every day and can't believe that I am fortunate enough to be an artist! I love the fact that I get to create something personal and special for my clients. The idea that my art can touch people's lives inspires me every day.
What outfit or piece of clothing makes you feel most fabulous and why?
I have this Monique Lhuillier splatter-print cocktail dress that I want to wear every day! It has this amazing pouffy skirt (which is a nod to my obsession with 50's musicals), and the black and white print looks like someone threw white paint on it. Its fabulous and whenever I wear it I feel like a movie star.
Thanks so much Cait! Now it’s your turn! Enter to win a custom illustration by Cait - valued at $195 - by commenting below and telling us what outfit or piece of clothing makes you feel most fabulous. The winner will receive a bridal illustration of her own gown, or a fashion illustration of her favorite outfit (could be a dream outfit, too!). Enter by Wednesday, November 20 at midnight, and check back on Thursday, November 21 for the winner! (Restricted to U.S. entries only).