Over the past few weeks I’ve been traveling quite a bit, which has given me endless airport hours to spend in my sketchbook. Here’s a quick glimpse inside… SB_3SB_2 copySB_4

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See more pages from my sketchbook here.

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The idea of “portal portraits” has been stuck in my head for weeks now. It all started at a friends party. He gifted me one of his cleverly hand illustrated posters rolled into a tube, and I jokingly began taking ‘poster portraits‘ of my friends… pointing my camera through the poster roll capturing different facial expressions of each friend. I’ve been thinking about this more and more over the past few days… and it led me to Fashion Portals. Imagine being taken on a magical journey through the world of fashion viewing moments only through portals…

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My friend Maite got married over the weekend, and it was the most gorgeous tropical wedding. I’m back in raining Boston.. but still dreaming of the beaches and this special moment in Puerto Rico.

She looks like such a princess in her dress!

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I think I’ve officially hit the age where all of my friends are slowly getting married one by one, and I’m pretty excited about it… because it means having a reason to go all out and dress up!

Purple gown is Lela Rose.


This week I’m heading to a friend’s wedding in Puerto Rico, and decided to give Rent The Runway a shot. I wanted something light and elegant… and once I saw this mint Catherine Dean Godiva Gown, no other option could compare. I can’t wait to get it in the mail tomorrow. Have you ever tried Rent the Runway?

Happy Memorial Day!

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Paris is one place I have yet to see… but trust me, it’s on the top of my list. I envision it to be the most romantic place on earth. Although, I know that the day I do find myself in Paris, it will be so much more than I ever imagined it to be.


Until then, I’m pouring through the pages of the Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks. It’s adorably whimsical, and filled with page after page of Parisian charm.

Head over to our Paris board, where I’m pinning with Laurence King Publishing, for a chance to win your own copy of Paris Sketchbook.


To Win

Follow my pinterest, as well as Laurence King Publishing’s page.

Leave a pinterest comment on your favorite pin from our board Paris.

Winner will be notified Wednesday, May 29th.


Contest open to both US & International residents. 
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Ann Street Studio


Recently I had the good fortune of collaborating with the ever talented Jamie Beck, of Ann Street Studio, to honor amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes with LoveGold. Illustration meets photography in a most Golden sense. See more illustrations and read about the live stream gold inspired runway show over on Ann Street Studio today.

Photographs by Jamie Beck | Illustrations by Katie Rodgers for Ann Street Studio

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I’ve been sketching for what seems like, my entire life. It’s something that feels natural to me. Truth is, I can barely remember a day that I haven’t sketched… or at least doodled on a receipt!


Every now and then you have a day where your sketches don’t turn out quite how you imagine them, but that’s okay. Sometimes you just have to get those awful sketches out to warm up your hand. Your sketchbook is your safe zone, a place that is your own and can’t be judged.


I want to start sharing pieces of my sketchbook with you, both the good and the not so good. It’s a different process than my final paintings… but often the most satisfying form of art for me. Sketching generates ideas.


Do you find sketching to be freeing like I do? Keeping a sketchbook is a wonderful way to look back through the years and see how you’ve developed as an artist and thinker.

Find my favorite watercolor sketchbooks here.

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A quick moment to herself backstage. She’s got other things on her mind.

I love solitary moments. Some of my best ideas come from time spent on my own. It gives me time to let my imagination run WILD… and really get in a zone. Those moments inspire me!

Do you ever have times like that?

On a different note, lately I’ve been challenging myself to create more original art (notice a mirror theme lately?). I’ve gotten too comfortable with painting pretty editorial shots, and it’s time I start using my own imagination to share my vision with you!

I’ll try to mix in a few more of these here and there…. so let me know what you think!

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The moment I stumbled upon a picture of Sonam Kapoor in this D&G gown… I fell in love! A brilliant application of floral print on a gown. Worn on the Red Carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Gatsby, Gatsby, Gatsby! I can’t get enough. The soundtrack has unsurprisingly been on repeat.

The roaring twenties were such glamorous years… I absolutely fell in love with how they were portrayed in the most recent adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel. It was visual overload, in the best sense.

The fashions alone were enough reason to see the movie. Fingers crossed all the men out there take cue and rush to the nearest Brooks Brothers- The 20’s look is sure to make you and instant lady killer.

Besides Leo, I’m sure every lady is also dreaming of the Tiffany & Co. jewels created for the film…


The sets were extravagant… but I found myself lusting over Nick Carraway’s humble cottage in the film- I’ve added it to my recent list of dream homes!

What did you think of the movie?

Illustration above of Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, inspired by this image. Also illustrated, Tiffany’s Yellow Diamond Daisy Brooch.

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“If I were a flower… I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.”

Pam Stewart



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I remember the days of raiding my mom’s bathroom, searching for the drawer filled with lipstick and blush (after years of wearing Crayola lipstick) so I could paint my face just like her- and maybe my doll’s face too. After spritzing multiple perfumes, I’d move on to her jewelry boxes… Layering ridiculous amounts of sparkling jewels and her many shell necklaces over my body, along side my newly crimson smeared lips. Beauty at it’s best. The longing to be just like my mother was clear and proud… and still am to this day.

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My mom in the Philippines on her 11th Birthday, taken by her father in 1965.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve teamed up with Ippolita to celebrate the one’s who have sacrificed so much, and taught us the art of being a woman.


Illustrating the Ippolita jewels was a beautiful challenge. Capturing the gem’s many brilliant facets joined the organic nature of watercolor with the geometric composition of the jewel’s stone. Take a look at the many others I illustrated over here.

Share one of the illustrations I’ve created with your own mother, and you’ll be entered to win the jewelry featured in the illustration, as well as the original painting. I’m sure mom wouldn’t hate dangling these stunning teardrops from her ears…Teardrop

Shop the Ippolita collection.

Post in collaboration with Ippolita.

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My print shop is finally back, and stocked with all new prints!


I’m thrilled with my printer- their quality is unreal. Each image is an archival ink Giclee print on hand-molded Hahnemühle’s German Etching paper (beautiful) with deckle edges. They look strikingly similar to the original watercolors. My prints now come in three sizes as well.


With proper care, each print can last for several generations.


New prints will be added every month.

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