Artist Spotlight: Sonia Hensler

Artist Sonia Hensler art for Cosabella

Cosabella’s artist spotlight for the month of October features UK-based artist: Sonia Hensler. Her work is often centered on her love of Victorian fashion, design, and architecture – making for a wonderful Halloween edition of our Artist Spotlight. The Victorian aesthetic manages to combine unique, British elegance with a dark, sometimes challenging, gothic flair. There is a playful balance at work in this period where whimsy vies with formality, creating an unlikely juxtaposition that undoubtedly informs and enriches her work as an illustrator.

Sonia has worked for TopShop, The Wall Street Journal, Loewe (LVMH), Reem Acra, Coco de Mer, The Fold London, DAKS London, Bionda Castana, Wendy Rowe, and has had her artwork featured in a number of publications including Harper’s Bazaar.

Excited by her favorite Cosabella garments, Sonia shares why she loves Cosabella and how our lingerie inspired her.

Artist Sonia Hensler art for Cosabella: the Never Say Never Hottie Lowrider Lace Hotpant
Never Say Never “Hottie” Lowrider Lace Hotpant

“To me, Cosabella is: sexy & provocative, enticing & playful, vibrant & distinctive but – as well as all these exciting qualities – many of their items are still practical and comfortable enough for everyday wear.”

Artist Sonia Hensler art for Cosabella: the Papyrus Lowrider Lace Hotpant
Papyrus Lowrider Lace Hotpant in Rosetto

“For the usual, I would probably plump for some of their fantastically functional bralettes which are soft, snug and delicate. For sexy evenings I grab my push-up bra and possibly a pair of naughty hot pants to spice things up.”

Artist Sonia Hensler art for Cosabella: the Montmartre Lace Camisole and Boxer
Montmartre Lace Camisole

“When it comes to the serious business of sleeping, it’s a Montmartre Camisole or, in the summer, just a pair of Corrine Lowrider hot pants, both of which are delightfully simple and feminine. I must give a mention to the Ombre Collection which boast a set of designs like no other I’ve seen – great colors!”


Artist Sonia Hensler art for Cosabella: Trenta Ombre Lace Bralette
Trenta Ombre Lace Bralette


Artist Sonia Hensler signatureArtist Sonia HenslerSonia Hensler is a UK-based artist with extensive worldwide experience in a variety of areas ranging from editorial work and art direction to pattern design and bespoke portraiture.

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