Looking for a killer present for your mum this Mother’s Day? How about a one of a kind portrait of her by famed fashion illustrator Don Oehl?
New York based Oehl can rock a fashion illustration like no-one else. We’ve teamed up with him before for some high profile portraits, (including the fabulous Jerry Hall), and now it could be your mum’s turn…
To learn a little more about the man and his seriously fabulous work, Don was gracious enough to give us a glimpse into his colourful, artistic world.
We love how you can turn any portrait/person into a star. How do you see beauty in pictures?
I look at beauty in a really simplified way. Beauty is about seeing the true essence of what you are looking at. Great art allows you to see its soul.
How would you describe your illustration or artistic style?
I love colour and a bit of unexpectedness. I work by drawing organic shapes, layering and manipulating into an image. The more complex the shapes the better the drawing.
What is your favorite thing about fashion illustration?
Creativity. I love the open-ness of interpretation, the dream-like quality, the moment in time, and the beauty that it inspires.
What inspires you?
I am very inspired by everything…classic foreign film, people on the street, fashion photography, vintage styles, dreams, you name it.
What are you most looking forward to this summer?
Drawing. More Sunshine. Swimming. Friends. Riding my bike. Flowers. Watermelon.
To win this brilliant prize, all you have to do is Instagram a photo featuring your Mum by 12 May 2013 and tag it with #MyMomIsAStar. Tell us in the caption why your Mum is the greatest. All entries will be added to our Mother’s Day gallery on Facebook (click HERE). Ten lucky winners will be selected to receive a framed illustration of their photo by artist Don Oehl.
So get happy-snapping and win your mum the Mother’s Day gift of a lifetime.
Entrants must be aged 18 years or older. Please see competition terms and conditions below.
Competition Terms & Conditions
1. By participating in the Sunglass Hut Mother’s Day 2013 Campaign (the “Campaign”), you accept the terms and conditions described below. The photographs and short descriptions you submit via Instagram will be used solely for the purpose of posting illustrations based on your photographs and descriptions to the official Sunglass Hut Facebook page[VM1]. 2. Entrants must be 18 years or over. Final entries close and must be received by 11:59PM EDT on 12 May 2013 (“Competition Period”). An entry is deemed to be received at the time of its receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission by the entrant. 3. By participating in the Campaign, you grant Sunglass Hut and its affiliates (collectively, the “Company”) the right and license to use the images to make derivative works and publish them in the official Sunglass Hut Facebook page. You also represent and warrant having the right and power to enter into this agreement, and the right to grant the licenses granted, and not to use the Campaign to harass or defame others or for any other illegal purpose. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sunglass Hut from any liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs (including without limitation attorneys fees) and expenses arising out of or in connection with the breach of the aforementioned warranties, including but not limited to any claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity or copyright infringement. 4. Sunglass Hut reserves its rights to exclude entries at its discretion that contain images that are inappropriate, obscene, indecent, illegal or in bad taste. 5. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Each entry will be individually judged according to its merits on the basis of creativity as determined by the Promoter in its sole discretion. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Promoter is Luxottica Retail trading as Sunglass Hut. 6. Finally, you agree that you will not receive any payment or compensation for your participation in the Campaign and that you agree to allow Sunglass Hut to contact you if we have any questions in regards to your participation in the Campaign. You may contact us at any time at 1800 556 926 (AU) / 0800 607 895 (NZ) if you have any questions about your participation in the Campaign.