Welcome to Ellie L. Illustrations!
Hi! I’m Ellie Lorenzen. Yes, the one behind Ellie L. Illustrations! I’m a 24 year old former Miss Nebraska USA living in St. Louis, MO.
As a little girl, I had sketch books filled with fashion drawings. My love of fashion illustrations started when I was 5 years old and watched 101 Dalmatians. I would spend hours playing "Cruella Deville" and drawing fashionable outfits. I then moved on to drawing my first fashion catalog at the age of 11 called, “Skinny Minny”. Growing up I was too skinny to fit into regular, fashionable clothes so I designed my own!
I pursued my dream of studying fashion as I got older and attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO and majored in fashion design. In 2013, I fulfilled a pageant dream when I was crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2013. I went on to compete at Miss USA in Las Vegas, and was able to design my dream pageant gown with Sherri Hill and Michele Strom, owner of Winning Crown Boutique in Omaha, Nebraska.
After graduation, a friend asked me to draw a fashion illustration of her in her wedding gown; and since then, I’ve been recreating girls in their wedding dresses, pageant gowns, and prom dresses. I’m hoping to use this blog to feature some of these incredible, beautiful women that I’ve had the honor of drawing. I also hope to have guest bloggers and plan to add some of my own lifestyle to the blog, too!
Hope you enjoy!
Lots of Love,