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From Admirer to Muse with Gucci Illustrator @mrsjaydefish

To see more of Jayde’s illustrations, follow @mrsjaydefish on Instagram.

Jayde Fish’s (@mrsjaydefish) artistic road from admirer to muse is a Cinderella story. “I had been working on my tarot [card] series, which was inspired by Gucci’s (@gucci) new designs, when creative director Alessandro Michele (@lallo25) found me on Instagram,” says Jayde, a freelance illustrator and designer who lives in San Francisco. “I had been hashtagging #AlessandroMichele, respectfully, as my source of inspiration, and it just so happened that he was paying attention.” A few seasons back, her illustrations were incorporated into designs that hit the runway, and she continues to collaborate with Gucci today.

Jayde’s passion for tarot, a deck of divination playing cards originating in 15th-century Europe, carries through her work. “I feel that the tarot is a beautiful way to think inwards about who you are and who you want to be. Each character has a deep connection with nature, the universe and the spiritual world, and I feel there’s something very romantic about that.”