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When it comes to affordable, quality Australian made products, Glasshouse Fragrances are up there with the best. Most women I speak to have their own signature scent for their homes and when it comes to gift giving you really can't go past Glasshouse candles. This Christmas Glasshouse have teamed up with internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess to bring you the best Glasshouse Christmas ever!

Australian born, Hess got her international breakthrough in 2008 illustrating the New York Times best selling book Sex in the City - written by Candice Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and Time, created iconic accessories for Henri Bendel and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Hess has also worked with some of the most prestigious fashion designers and luxury brands around the world, such as, Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Montblanc, Tiffany and Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Ladurée, The Ritz Hotel Paris, Balenciaga, Guerlain and Paspaley.

She illustrates her work with a bespoke Montblanc pen, who she calls Monty.

This Christmas you have the chance to own your own little piece of Megan Hess's artworks and enjoy some of your favourite fragrances all at once. The exclusive range includes Christmas candles, luxury body products, hand wash and room diffusers.

Megan Hess' illustration for Glasshouse

The artwork on the packaging and bottles is exquisite. The detail in the illustrations is a complete story, celebrating fashion, Christmas parties and characters shopping on 5th Avenue in NYC. Don't miss out as the Christmas range is limited and sure to be at the top of many Christmas wish lists this year.

[caption id="attachment_832" align="alignnone" width="600"]Mehan Hess Audrey illustration Artwork by Megan Hess / Images supplied by The Jacky Winter Group[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_827" align="alignnone" width="600"]Mehan Hess Coco Chanel illustration Artwork by Megan Hess / Images supplied by The Jacky Winter Group[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_828" align="alignnone" width="600"]Mehan Hess Tiffany illustration Artwork by Megan Hess / Images supplied by The Jacky Winter Group[/caption]

Check out Megan's online portfolio here.

For the real fans of Megan Hess and for the fashion obsessed, we also have a limited number of her fashion books arriving soon.

The Dress by Megan Hess

Hess has just launched her latest book called The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion, which explores and captures the history of this iconic garment in couture through a series of stunning illustrations. Few fashion garments are capable of embodying the spirit of a generation and capturing a moment in time like the dress. The book includes illustrations of fashions icons, such as, Audrey Hepburn, Pricess Di and even Lady Gaga to take the reader on a decadent ride through the history of couture, capturing the defining moments of the dress.