I’m proud to say that for our 40th anniversary, we had the opportunity to work with her on a gorgeous watercolor illustration featuring an assortment of Hanky Panky’s pretty little panties and sleepwear. Her illustrations were turned into an adorable print on our signature lace, retro lace and chiffon. The lingerie bag is also adorable to travel with if you have any Fall getaways planned! I recently had the chance to catch up with Dallas Shaw right before New York Fashion Week and get to know her a little better.
For our readers that are not familiar with your work, how would you describe yourself in a few sentences?
I’m a fashion illustrator, author, visual consultant, speaker, boss and occasionally a tv host.
What attracted you to collaborating with Hanky Panky?
I love iconic brands and there is no other cult following quite like Hanky Panky.
Were you a Hanky Panky fan beforehand? If so, what is your favorite styles?
Yes – isn’t everyone ? I like everything with a v-cut and the bralettes are a must have.
What is your favorite piece in the Hanky Panky x Dallas Shaw Collection and why?
The [chiffon] camisole. It’s sweet and short and it bells out at the bottom making it look floaty and feminine when worn.
What inspired the illustration used for this print?
We talked at length about ideas and circled back to candy colored lingerie, because of the the 40th anniversary print. We all wanted something colorful and flirty- and that is essentially what Hanky Panky does best!
What is another memorable project/collaboration that you have done and what made that unique?
I’m currently the illustrator for St. Regis in Kauai. It’s so wonderful spending time in Hawaii and illustrating beautiful wedding moments.
It was great to see you at our 40th Anniversary party! What was your favorite moment/any highlights you would like to share?
I had an absolute blast attending and sketching up some illustrations for guests. The line was so long that they shut the lights down on us!! It was super flattering and fun. It was also the first time I saw the collection in person, so seeing the artwork on the models was the best part for me. I always hold onto moments like that.
Isn’t she just the cutest? This project was definitely a winning combination and so fun to style for the look book! Check out the collection and enter our giveaway—I’m sure you’ll fall in love with her work, too!