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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Coco Chanel

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GOLDEN Ranunculus


Continuing with the Spring theme, I stopped by the Brattle Square Florist searching for inspiration for a new piece. Flowers always seem to open up my creative mind! While I was there, I decided it would be fun to try and incorporate live flowers into my paintings…

I’m in love with the idea of combining the two… even if they are temporary works of art! For this piece, I painted the girl and then cut holes in the drawing to slip the stems of the Ranunculus into her hair… (there are small stems sticking out of the back tied in place). Then I dusted the flowers with gold powder to tie them in with the gold dust painted on her hair.

If only these could last forever…

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Spring At Last


The thing I love most about living in New England is that the season changes never seem to get old. No matter how many times winter melts into to spring, we never fail to appreciate it all over again!

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If you missed out on the last Laurence King Publishing giveaway, here’s your chance to win another favorite of mine! Their latest, New Icons of Fashion Illustration, serves up some of the best fashion illustrators from around the world… page after page of eye candy!

To Win

Post a picture on instagram of any art that inspires you. Use the tag #PFgiveaway. I’ll be picking my favorite as the winner.

Double entry if you follow us and tweet the following:

I just entered to win New Icons of Fashion Illustration from @paperfashion & @laurencekingpub!

If your account is private we won’t be able to see your picture post… so I won’t be able to pick your entry (sorry!). The winner will be notified via Instagram Friday, April 12th. Contest open to US & International residents.

Good luck!

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Being an illustrator, it isn’t everyday that you are involved in a fashion editorial shoot… so this was something new for me. It flooded my mind with ideas! One of my favorite projects to date… bringing fashion photography together with an illustrated world. Not to mention the inspiring team that brought this all together. It’s a magical thing when a group of people come together and just get it!

 Join us on an illustrated adventure in this month’s Genlux Magazine


Photography Daniel Castro / Styling Kelly Framel / Makeup Misha Shahzada / Hair Joseph Dimaggio / Set Stylist Stockton Hall / Illustration Katie Rodgers

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Throughout the past few weeks I’ve been working on a project for Genlux Magazine’s April issue! Daniel Castro and I teamed up to create a spring editorial story combining his fashion photography with my illustrations… a fantastical world that I’ll share with you tomorrow.


Here’s a look at some of my process illustrations from the collaboration. It’s amazing to look back and see how much things change from start to finish…

I started out with some rough story boards of our initial concept… it’s not hard for me to get my imagination to run wild with a world full of hot air balloons!



Then the world started to come to life with color…

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Just wait until you see the styling magic that Kelly created…

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There may have been a furry friend involved too…

Check back tomorrow morning to see the editorial take shape… Or take a look at Genlux magazine’s April issue, out in print tomorrow!

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What’s more classic than the Chanel Classic Flap Bag? You may have spotted a Chanel quilt in my previous post too.

What’s your dream bag?

It’s finally Spring in Boston (at least we hope), and I can’t wait to get back outside again! Sailing season is back, and you can expect to see some related illustrations soon…

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My spin on an ever inspiring Grace Coddington.

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In Flight


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Dancing in her sleep


Seeing the Boston Ballet perform is something that refreshes and inspires me each time I attend. I love how classic it feels… you can easily imagine being there years and years ago, and it looking exactly the same. Like I’ve mentioned many times before, the Boston Opera House is absolutely breathtaking (just check out that ceiling!)… it brings a night at the ballet to a whole new level.  SleepingBeauty_Small

This Friday I’m attending opening night of Sleeping Beauty. When it comes to ballet, I live for the classics. To me, the dancers and what they’re wearing are equally important. Lucky for me, Sleeping Beauty has some incredible costumes.

SleepingBeauty_3_SmallThese sketches are of one of my favorite costumes from the upcoming performance…

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Every once in a while you come across a designer’s work that you just can’t stop thinking about. Delpozo’s latest collections have me swooning… they are perfectly feminine and oh so powerful.

These are sketches I did of their Spring 2013 collection… Delpozo_2_small Delpozo_5_small

This lady has to be my favorite… she’s dancing into SpringDelpozo_4_small

How ethereal is this look from their fall collection?

On another note…today is the first day of my new online illustration class. It’s not too late to sign up!

Check out the latest Anthology Magazine post written by my dear friend Joanna!

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My favorite look from Valentino Fall 2013.

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If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed a few behind the scenes pics from a dream project I’m working on…


I’m dying to share more… but for now, these will have to do!

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I love that day when you walk outside and feel a shift in the air; the coming of a new season. I’ve been in NYC for a few days, and I can feel Spring just around the corner…

Bring on the sock-less flat wearing, and lightweight jackets!

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As you can tell from my website, my main shop is located here. However, I also sell prints and iPhone cases over at Society6. I finally found some time to update the shop with newer work. Also, I’ve finally added the Inaugural Gown illustration!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Thank you to everyone who’s already signed up for my online class… I can’t wait for it to begin!

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