Illustrated Vintage Clothing By Nottene

February 18, 2013

Illustrated vintage clothes on Etsy by Nottene Illustrated vintage clothes on Etsy by Nottene Illustrated vintage clothes on Etsy by Nottene

By Koseli.

Would you buy a dress online even if you had never seen a photo — only an illustration? Kimberly Ellen Hall is an illustrator and designer selling vintage women’s clothing on Etsy. Instead of traditionally taking product shots of the items, she’s drawing each piece and using those illustrations as the product images. When you buy the dress, you also receive the illustration! What do you think? I think Nottene is a really amazing idea.

P.S. — Kimberly has done some pretty amazing work. I love her Space Invaders print and men’s suit constructed out of newspaper!

 

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1 LoveFeast Table February 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

Space invader tee’s totally cool.

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2 Koseli Cummings February 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

Oh yeah. Are you a nerd too? :)

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3 Rilla February 18, 2013 at 8:56 am

Gorgeous illustrations. Hard to imagine that the dresses will live up to them x

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4 kim February 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Thanks Rilla!!

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5 Andrea sayer February 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

Seems like such a gamble, is she drawing the body true to the size of the garment? If it doesn’t fit right, at least you would have a neat illustration… The idea is interesting, and one to try if you had extra cash to spare and weren’t too crushed if it didn’t fit.

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6 kim February 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Hi Andrea,
I put all the garment measurements in the listing so that fit shouldn’t be too difficult. And I do draw true to size, I have a model who tries on all the clothes for my illustrations. (Sisters are the best!). But checking the measurements is the best way to make sure anything fits when you buy clothes online. Hope that helps!

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7 andrea February 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Thanks kim! It really is neat what you are doing! Good Luck!

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8 Melissa de la Fuente February 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

I think that is such a great idea….so inventive and creative. Her work on her site is really cool too. Risky but, so cool!
xo
Melissa

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9 Koseli Cummings February 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

I agree! I like the spunk and uniqueness.

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10 Emily McDowell February 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I love it. Remember the old J. Peterman catalogs? I think this is even better.

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11 Design Mom February 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I agree! I think this is super cool.

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12 Koseli Cummings February 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

Emily, totally!

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13 Jody February 19, 2013 at 6:52 am

This is such an amazing concept! It raises shopping for vintage items online to the sublime.

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