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Competition Closes

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to MOTIF Magazine’s Fashion Photo Competition.

Without your pluck and sass we would not have been able to create our fashion story for The New Feminine.

Tegan is putting together Issue 4 as we speak and I can’t wait to see the results.

The winners of the Frockshop.com prizes will be announced shortly.

Watch this space.


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Megan Russell Cover Artist

This post is dedicated to the wonderful and highly talented Ms Megan Russell from Mr Illustration .

Megan created the evocative cover art for Issue 3 of MOTIF Magazine.

Here’s what it looked like before we put our MOTIF masthead and text on:

Born and raised in sunny Florida, Megan now lives in the Windy City of Chicago and has since graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration.

Megan has completed work for The Peabody Institute, Muse Magazine, HPN Magazine and Kamaka Foods.

Take a browse through Megan’s blog and you’ll catch a glimpse of her talent and personality.

Her work is inspired by fairy tales, myth and legend and draws upon the style of Art Nouveau, Ballet Russe and the Golden Age illustrators including Kay Nielsen, Alphonse Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley and Arthur Rackham.

Aubrey Beardsley from Le Morte d’Arthur

Or for some more inspiration try looking up the work of Jessie Wilcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Charles Dana Gibson & Norman Rockwell).

Click on these links to get lost in a world of nostalgic portrayals of life and fantasy, whimsy and mystery.

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Best Vintage Blogs

When we researched the launch issue of MOTIF Magazine, we came across more than one cool vintage fashion blog.
So this post today is dedicated to popping them all into one handy location.

In no particular order, we think all of these blogs are just fabuloso!

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MOTIF’s First Blog Post


Well, we’ve got our website up and running and on this first ever MOTIF Mag blog post, I want to say THANKS to everyone who has helped give this project life and form.

As much as MOTIF Mag will be about themes such as Nostalgia, we will also be about giving emerging artists and writers the opportunity to strut their stuff.

Our first featured designer will Rose Deniz. Born in the US, but now living in Turkey with her husband and two children, Rose is an illustrator and writer.

Her delicate and whimsical artwork can be seen on her official site http://rosedeniz.com/home and at her blog http://rosedeniz.blogspot.com/ .

Rose’s charming short fiction can be read on the Art and Literature site Escape into Life.

Creator of Art is Dialogue, mother and artist, Rose also found the time to design our title graphic and logo, along with the horoscope symbols.

Thanks Rose, we love your work and can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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