Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Through Michi's Eyes

Every self-respecting Melbourne girl is on Michi's daily mailing list.... right? I'm talking about Michi Girl - the delightfully sassy weather and fashion forecasting phenomenon who brightens so many of our inboxes every weekday afternoon :)

Michi is the creation of a bunch of super wonderful people. These include Chloe Quigley and Daniel Pollock (together responsible for Michi's unmistakably irreverent voice), illustrator superstar Kat Macleod (who creates Michi's unique and colourful image) and graphic designer Simon Elder, who designed Michi's first book, Like I Give a Frock, and who works closely with Kat and Chloe at their boutique design studio, Ortolan.

Michi's latest project, in conjunction with the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, is Through My Eyes.

Over five days, nine Melbourne artists will create a giant artwork before your very eyes at Lamington Drive in Fitzroy. Some seriously fabulous illustrators are getting in on the action, including Design Files favourites Becky Bolton and of course, Kat Macleod. But that's not all. The best bit is that once complete, this canvas will be chopped up and transformed into a series of one-off canvas tote bags. Awesome!

Day 2 - Good Wives and Warriors' Becky Bolton and Rebecca Wetzler make their mark!

Watch the artwork take shape in time-lapse right here! (Or you can drop in to Lamington Drive any day this week between 11am and 2pm to check it out in person!)

Love your work, Michi! x


  1. What a great idea. And I might even get to own a snippet. Even better. Chrissie