Fashion Sketches 1988-1990


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Whilst searching through the storage shed the other day on a quest to find our old Play Station 2 and DDR games in an effort to be more active, I found a childhood sketch pad and numerous fashion sketches -though not even close to all of them. Unfortunately they look like they’ve had some water damage and the marker from that teal ruffle skirt bled through all of them, but if you click to enlarge, you can see full detail.

These make me giggle. I remember drawing most of them, the thought that went into them and the fact that I labeled them “Summer”, “Winter”, and more specifically, “Night/Winter”. I thought they were quite thorough as far as matching coats and accessories and of course, a wedding gown and prom dress.

I don’t need to be reminded that I’ve been into fashion since well before these drawings but it’s interesting to me where certain life choices have led me. I think if life has taught me anything in my 33 years it’s that when you are passionate about something it will find its way back into your life because that’s what makes you happy. No matter how long it takes.

Thanks for allowing me to indulge my passion 😉


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Diabolina Da Fashionista

    October 15, 2009 |

    adore this. kiss u for holding up a mirror.

  • Jacqueline

    October 15, 2009 |

    I love these. I like these trips down memory lane that you do. I am the same way. It definitely brings you back. Pretty artistic then and you still are today!

  • Iva

    October 15, 2009 |

    fashion is your natural talent!!you were so young and already so amazing! …maybe you can take one of them and create it now 🙂

  • Carissa

    October 15, 2009 |

    what a fun thing to stumble across! I used to draw little sketches sometimes too when I was little, though I wasn’t as good at it or as prolific as you 🙂

    thanks for sharing! these were fun to look at. some I’d like to wear in real life!

  • J-Diggety

    October 15, 2009 |

    Oh Maegan, those are awesome!! I just love finding my old drawings and such. I was a creative kid, too… wait, I’m still creative, just more of a big kid 😉 SO much fun!!

  • Kb_Mal

    October 15, 2009 |

    Ha. I love it. I think I see a few icecapades outfits in there…

  • 3 Men and a Lady

    October 15, 2009 |

    LOL, I was a child fashion designer, too! From 5th-10th grades I filled up notebook after notebook with my “designs”. I usually stuck with prom dresses and wedding gowns. Classmates thought I was weird for having tons of pages of “models” in gowns, but I loved drawing them. I never became a designer, though 🙁 Unless you count my kids’ homemade Halloween costumes, which are awesome, btw 😉

    Love the sketches!

  • Patty Ann

    October 15, 2009 |

    umm, my wedding dress looks like one of your sketches…i’m wearing it in dec.

  • bananas.

    October 15, 2009 |

    that is so cute. i can’t believe you still had them. i used to design clothes too but mine were more pleated skirts and blazers. lol.

  • Ashley

    October 15, 2009 |

    I have never commented before but you are so super talented and gifted! I just love looking at your fun ideas and sharing them with friends! You are a cutie! 😉

    Ash from Arkansas!

  • ~alison

    October 15, 2009 |

    It IS crazy that you have been into fashion for so long! I never thought twice about it…sometimes, still don’t. ; )

    BTW – I am loving the new colors and definately LOVE the lyric “mmm, it does go well with the chicken”. YOU KNOW IT!

  • nicole addison

    October 15, 2009 |

    aw wow, that’s so neat to see that you followed through on your passion. those sketches are adorable by the way 🙂

  • Heather

    October 15, 2009 |

    Wow, that’s pretty darn cool.

    I love your fashion sense. I included one of your pics in my post earlier this week (with a link of course). 🙂


    October 15, 2009 |

    Nice sketches, thanks for the comment

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    October 15, 2009 |

    I hope these sketches find their way to a proper framing attire.

    Catalog all in an album of plastic sleeves, and frame the best.

    This is the history of your natural aesthetic eye. Do your Self justice.

  • Girl Japan: April Marie

    October 15, 2009 |

    You save all your sketches, I think that is fantastic….. I agree you do have a natural aesthetic eye.

  • Gmr

    October 15, 2009 |

    so young and thinking of feather skirts and boots with reversible cane! you’re really adorable!


  • Girl in the loft

    October 15, 2009 |

    ADROABLE!!!!! how do you do it? amazing.

  • Pretty Little World

    October 15, 2009 |

    I love these! I especially love how you not only drew the dresses and coats, but you also added in all of the accessories! That’s pretty fabulous! And I’ll certainly read about fashion from you any day! Happy Thursday lady!

  • anhesty

    October 15, 2009 |

    you were fab then!

  • Amy

    October 15, 2009 |

    These are so fabulous! 🙂

  • Donna

    October 15, 2009 |

    These are great…you are obviously following your passion!

  • Sal

    October 15, 2009 |

    Adorable! I especially like the arrow indicating “feathers.” Ya know, in case that was unclear.

  • Underfunded Heiress

    October 15, 2009 |

    That’s so cool!

    Love the sketches.

  • Jaime

    October 15, 2009 |

    These are so adorable! You should frame a few in nice frames and display together- so special 🙂

  • Kellie

    October 15, 2009 |

    I used to do this all the time too. I’m sure I could find several scrapbooks full of these sketches in my parents basement. Which I need to clean out and have been avoiding. Ugh.

  • Holly

    October 15, 2009 |

    omg maegan this is ADORABLE!!!!!! so so so cute.


    October 15, 2009 |

    thats so cute!!
    I used to do that alot too!! I also made dresses for my Barbies, stuff like that!
    I should still have all of those somewhere..

  • kaitlin (sometimes kat)

    October 15, 2009 |

    they are amazing! how great you saved them and can share with us 🙂

  • Hanako66

    October 15, 2009 |

    look at you!!!!

    thanks for taking us along for the ride:)

  • anotherfishinthesea

    October 15, 2009 |

    this is so ridiculously awesome and adorable. and it does go to show what is meant to be works itself out!

  • stacy di

    October 16, 2009 |

    these are really great…I bet you loved finding these 🙂

  • Feelmore

    October 16, 2009 |

    when you are passionate about something it will find its way back into your life –

    soooo true. happening now in a few ways, actually.

    in faith we trust.

  • Leigh

    October 16, 2009 |

    It is so true though, We are lucky to notice when it does come find its way back into our lives and expressing ways to enjoy it again.. Love it!!

  • poet

    October 18, 2009 |

    I love this! I used to do the same thing… I just don’t see how it will reasonably fit into my current life, but well.

  • God Made Me fuNky

    October 23, 2009 |

    awww they are so good, you should file them, they tell so much about you…….how talented you have always been .

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