We’ve always been told not to play with our grub. But for artist Gretchen Röehrs, fiddling with her food turned out to be a very wise pastime. Not only has it spawned a popular series of inspirational fashion illustrations involving delicious fruit and veggies, it has also made her into a budding Instagram star.
The San Francisco-based designer turned techie creates mini-portraits of stylish women that foodies and fashion lovers alike can enjoy. Using seasonal California produce as the base of the portrait, she then adds in delicately inked details to complete the look.
We've rounded up 10 of our favorite snaps and got the scoop from Röehrs on everything from her favorite food to work with to how she got started. Be warned — your tummy will grumble.