I am not sure if it's appropriate to title the first post of our blog 'melancholy.' But I couldn't find anything better to fit Laura Laine's works.

Laura Laine is a Finnish fashion illustrator whose works are characterized by melancholy faces and curved body lines. She keeps her drawings in monotone which adds to the melancholiness. The first thing I said when I first saw Laine's works was 'wow'; I couldn't say anything more because she perfectly combined unusual factors in her illustration and solved them out into fascinating drawings. Monotone for fashion illustration, and melancholiness to appeal to the costumers are certainly unusual choices. Also, look closely to the details she put in the hair of her drawings. It is just amazing.

These drawings are from Elle Russia that was issued in March 2010.