women in paris with their dogs and high heels

by Sharon Santoni
Today I bring you a little bit of whimsy to set you off for the weekend in the right frame of mind!
These delicious illustrations are by the talented French designer Izak Zenou, who has created his signature style,  specialising in fashion illustration.
I love the very Parisian feel to his drawings.   His women are tall, long legged and happy.  They float around in today’s busy world looking happy and carefree, content to be beautiful.  And who has never wanted to do that?!
His pictures make me think of my girls, striding out confidently, having fun with their friends…., preferably in high heels and with a small dog in tow!  🙂
But IZAK doesn’t only illustrate, he has also designed a line of bags, scarves  and accessories for names such as Celine, Guerlain and La Samaritaine.  Today his products and artwork are available at the New York store Henri Bendel.

And the really cool thing is that you can get customised stationery using his artwork!  Party invitations, greeting cards, Izak’s drawings carrying your message – wonderful!

Wishing you all a whimsical weekend, be it in Paris, New York, Budapest or
Sydney; let us walk as tall  as the girls drawn by Izak.

all photos thanks to the Izak Zenou website


CÉLINE CHOLLET January 20, 2012 - 8:55 am

Bonjour Sharon,
Elles ont vraiment des "longs legs" ces parisiennes !
J'aime bien la technique du dessin à l'aquarelle, c'est très vivant.

Today's Treasure by Jen January 20, 2012 - 9:14 am

Thanks Sharon for the very happy post. One cannot help but smile when you look at Izak's work. I am looking forward to researching his line. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a wonderful weekend! ~Jen

Splenderosa January 20, 2012 - 9:39 am

So wonderfully French! One of my girlfriends is collecting prints of Paris & environs…I'll send her over your link. Love her work. xx's

The enchanted home January 20, 2012 - 11:28 am

Wow what an incredible talent. I love this illustrations……I could imagine a grouping of them in a ladies home office (hummm maybe MY home office) or a fashion oriented teenaged girls room. They are so whimsical and elegant. Thanks for the introduction Sharon!

НикОль January 20, 2012 - 11:29 am

Very french pictures, very beautiful!

Francine Gardner January 20, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Fun whimsical post. i enjoyed the illustrations, endless legs and the happy lives of these young "parisiennes" Will go to Henri Bendel to check out his accessories.

Jennifer January 20, 2012 - 1:48 pm

How fun and cheerful! Thanks!

Susan January 20, 2012 - 1:51 pm

What cute illustrations. I can be found often with my dog in tow, but I don't generally walk her in high heels – with a 90lb german shepherd, I'm sure it's not recommended. 🙂

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sharon.

heather @ new house, new home, new life January 20, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Thanks for my morning smile. These are too cute.

Emily January 20, 2012 - 2:24 pm


I love these!! I used to work at Henri Bendel and after seeing your post wish I still was there to scoop these items up with my 40% discount! LOL I will definitely have to use these as Thank You's and Party Invitations! Great post!!

summersoul January 20, 2012 - 3:02 pm

i love this post! I just makes me happy! Thank you!


kathy peck January 20, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Love the illustrations – charming.

vicki archer January 20, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Fabulous… love his work Sharon… xv

david terry January 20, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Dear Sharon,

Thanks for the entertaining post. It just occurred to me (and I've been enjoying your blog, with its particularly lovely and evocative photographs, for only a few months) that I should send give you (and by extension your readers) a picture in return.

Don't worry…it's not by me. It's one of the most delightful/funny things I've ever seen…an 18th century print of a haute bourgeoisie lady giddily engrossed in feeding tidbits to her tiny, pampered, white doggie.

Folks can go to the following link, send me an email, and I'll send them the jpeg for printing.

Last year, I had about ten of these made and framed for various friends (male and female) who could justifiably be accused of being overly solicitous of their dogs' moment-to-moment happiness. I should add that the first person to have gotten a print was me (I have a house full of little, white, west highland terriers).

Go to:

Thanks for your engaging blog,

David Terry

Proud Mum January 20, 2012 - 4:02 pm

I love this post…and the artwork is fantastic!!! Hoping you have a great weekend!! Oh…how I wish…I lived in Paris:)

Loving France from SC…

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita January 20, 2012 - 4:27 pm

adorable and chic. This post made me happy!

Jill January 20, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Fabulous post! This artwork is just my style. I love it. Would love to own some of these fantastic illustrations.
Have a great weekend,

Diane James Home January 20, 2012 - 4:29 pm

What a charming, whimsical way to end my work week and put me in just the right mood for the weekend. I was first introduced to Izak with Billy Joel's book "In a New York State of Mind" (https://www.amazon.com/York-State-Mind-Byron-Preiss/dp/0439553822#_) and love that this incredible artist can capture the heart of both of our cities so well. Have a lovely weekend, Cynthia

hostess of the humble bungalow January 20, 2012 - 4:49 pm

I do like his style!
There is a French flavour that comes through his work.

I am going to do some research and check out his bags and scarves…thank you for sharing his talent.

Ivy Clad January 20, 2012 - 5:23 pm

They make me smile!


Mary January 20, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Love it!

Teacup-In-The-Garden January 20, 2012 - 5:41 pm

So cute!

I Dream Of January 20, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Oh these are charming, they just capture the chic Parisian, don't they? Such talent! Wish I could paint myself into one of those Parisian street scenes. I could use a little Paris chic.
Have a happy weekend, Sharon!

Tish Jett January 20, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Oooooh, you KNOW I love this!!!


Eileen January 20, 2012 - 7:18 pm

How fabulous! I just love them!

High Heeled Life January 20, 2012 - 8:08 pm

Brilliant!! These are such fun! xo HHL

Christine Ann January 20, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Hi Sharon! Thank you for your visit to the Waldhaus. I love these illustrations … Through my job as a graphic designer I'm a fan of graphic topics … Thanks for your lovely pictures and have a nice weekend! Kind regards, Christine

Dana Rolin January 20, 2012 - 8:31 pm

J'adore ces dessins !! J'ai toujours le même plaisir de visiter ton blog , mais je voudrais aussi te voir et je n'arrive pas à te joindre , appelle moi please !

Suman January 20, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Fabulous stuff! Thanks for sharing this Sharon. Have a lovely weekend!

Fresh Vanilla For C January 21, 2012 - 1:41 am

What a fun post. Those drawings are so great! Oh to be in Paris…..

Happy Weekend:)

Amy @MaisonDecor January 21, 2012 - 2:27 am

Oh wonderful drawings! I do sketches and love this style~

Betsy January 21, 2012 - 2:43 am

Oh, these are delightful! I love all of them! 🙂

La Dolfina January 21, 2012 - 2:55 am

Absolutely wonderful!

Kim January 21, 2012 - 5:42 am

Thanks for sharing his work!

Francesca Muir January 21, 2012 - 6:41 am

Just enchanting – such a whimsical post – thank you. I now have a HUGE smile on my face and am walking tall as I walk Milo! Francesca

Stem Cell Therapy for Dogs January 21, 2012 - 10:10 am

I love to collect one of them. So excited!

Leslie January 21, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Izak is so talented! These are wonderful and I look forward to ordering. My daughter has minored in French and speaks very well. She would enjoy receiving a grouping of these pictures, or perhaps some stationary. Thank you!

Les Gâteaux Mignons January 24, 2012 - 2:12 am

Thank you Sharon for this post, LOVE these prints! Your blog is absolutely fabulous! Much love from Canada

Angela February 1, 2012 - 2:24 am

I am a Customer Service Manager at Walmart and we have some of his journals. I was planning on picking up a few myself.

Julye October 11, 2012 - 12:50 am

Beautiful illustrations!!!

William Smith July 6, 2013 - 11:19 am

Thanks for the nice post.I am happy to search out a lot of useful info right here in the post and I really love which all make me smile .I am planning to buy some Womens High Heels from the online store .

Mugi Rahayu July 16, 2015 - 10:59 am

Wonderful sharing Sharon. I’m also fan of Izak Zenou works, his illustrations become my inspiration to create handbags. If you have time to visit my Etsy Shop 3ButterflieStudio https://www.etsy.com/shop/3ButterflieStudio, it will be so nice. Thank you for your sharing. Love from Los Angeles, California.

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