lilsuika (Nancy Duong) is amazing. There are few English-language resources for the student of East Asian historical fashion, and lilsuika is one such resource.
She does quite a lot of research and presents it clearly and elegantly.
Visit lilsuika’s Tumblr for her sources for these four outfits.
I love the white and blue one, and how she had the woman hold the vase from which the outfit takes its design.
She also expresses her love for Avatar through stunning fanart. She likes to pair Toph with Sokka, but more often with Zuko. I’m terrible at this kind of realistic style, so I really appreciate it when someone does it well.
These last two demonstrate lilsuika’s talent for melding traditional Eastern art styles with digital media. I am supar jealous.
Love and Hope was lilsuika’s response to the tsunami disaster in Japan in 2011. She donated it to charity.
My only wish is for lilsuika to draw more and more historical fashions! I would looooove an Evolution of Japanese Clothing. And if she published a book, I would buy it so hard!
Be sure to check out all her artwork on all her websites:
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