When asked how she got her start, Liselotte starts the story with a smile. After returning home to Sweden following years of study at the Art Institute of Dallas, she sold everything she owned and moved to New York. Relentlessly pounding the pavement resulted in her first big assignment – illustrating Barney’s Sunday make-up advertisements in The New York Times – and the rest, as they say, is history. From The New Yorker to Vogue, H&M to MAC Cosmetics – top publications and brands alike have commissioned Liselotte’s colorful creations to add a whimsical touch to their pages and advertisements.
Liselotte now lives between Milan and Stockholm, describing her life as “running around, picking up kids, leaving kids, doing stuff with them, drawing drawing drawing, doing stuff with them drawing drawing drawing, then that’s it.” Although seldom, she does take the time to eat out at places with good people watching (her favorite Milan restaurant is Da Giacomo, which fits the bill perfectly).
Liselotte is currently working on the biggest illustration she has ever done as well as a collaboration with Swedish Elle and an upcoming fashion exhibition in Stockholm about Swedish fashion – she talks proudly of her country’s impressive progress in the industry over the last 15 years and the interesting brands (including Acne and Swedish Hasbeens among others) it has produced.
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