Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Golden Gallery

This week I've been having fun styling some of my favorite bridal sketches onto this amazing gallery picture frame wallpaper from Graham and Brown. This year they're celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their iconic frame paper and in celebration have released the print in new color ways including this sophisticated metallic gold. This wallpaper creates an instant gallery wall in any space and is fantastic for a working art studio. To compliment the white and gold pattern I chose to adorn it with my bridal sketches, prints and businesscards from my Brooklit Bride shop.
To see the other limited edition color combinations now available as well as the paper used in a variety of different room set ups click on over to Graham and Brown.

(Bridal Illustrations: Brooke Hagel, Wallpaper ℅ Graham and Brown.)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Inspired Weekend, Fall Finds

A new season always inspires me to do a little shopping and today I'm sharing some favorite new fall purchases. For a week now the new gold iPhone 6 Plus has been mine and I'm absolutely loving it! Since my illustrations are like my babies I chose one of my current favorites to use as my mobile wallpaper. I have to say she's been quite the conversation starter while traveling this weekend to live sketch a Vogue event in Chicago and back at a private VIP party in downtown Manhattan.

1. Today's instagram of all my new goodies including my new beautiful handmade tan leather tassel clutch by Market Colors and gold iPhone 6 Plus. (Use code: BROOKLIT for 20% off the Canyon Tassel Clutch until Friday Oct. 3rd, 2014)

2. My favorite Fashion illustration print from my Brooklit Etsy shop inspired by Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa at the Met Ball.

3. New beauty obsessions: Nirvana White rollerball by Elizabeth and James, Asos gold metal hair clip and Marc Jacobs liquid eyeliner. I pretty much love the entire MJ Beauty line and can't seem to stop adding to my collection but this felt brush tipped eyeliner pen is beyond perfection! One reason I may like it to much is that its a very similar tip to the Copic Markers I illustrate with.

(Clutch c/o Market Colors, photo and illustration by Brooke Hagel)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chicago You're Invited! Sketching for Vogue & Clinique

This week my sketching tour with Vogue continues as I head to Chicago and you're invited! I'll be live-sketching custom fashion illustrations for Vogue and Clinique at Macy's on North Michigan Avenue. Guests who purchase Clinique's new Smart Serum will not only receive a custom fashion illustration of themselves but can also have it printed onto a custom smart phone cover.

Macy's Water Tower
835 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
Friday, September 26, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
RSVP: 312.335.7655

Hope to see you there and don't forget to rsvp to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chloe by Design Giveaway

The contract is signed, sealed and delivered, I'm officially signed on to illustrate four more Chloe by Design books for Capstone Publishing! To celebrate today I have a giveaway for the first four books of the series which came out about a month ago. To learn more about this series you can check out the book's video trailer and my last post about them from a few weeks ago when they were first released.
There will two winners chosen, one will receive four hardcover copies of each book in the Chloe by Design series (as shown in the top image) including Design Diva, The First Cut, Unraveling, and Design Destiny. And the other winner will receive Chloe by Design: Making the Cut, which is a single book consisting of all four books combined in one thicker bound hardcover copy. 

Good luck everyone and remember there are multiple ways to enter so "tweet," "follow" and "like" for multiple chances to win:
*Can only ship to US addresses. Winners will be chosen by and contacted within one day of the contest ending.

**Giveaway has ended and winners have been contacted. Congratulations to Ashley P. and Beth B!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bright Bazaar Menswear Sketches of Ted Baker AW14

Today I have menswear illustrations I sketched for Will Taylor, aka. Mr. Bright Bazaar, who just so happens to be my best friend! Will collaborated with Ted Baker and chose his top A/W 2014 picks for a bright London photoshoot feature which I then interpreted into an illustration. In addition to working with my stylish bestie, I rarely collaborate with menswear brands so this was a fun project. We went with one full illustration and then individually highlighted some in flats. Flats are silhouettes of the garments which designers frequently use in house for pattern making, draping and line sheets. The flats I chose to draw are considered stylized flats because they're fully rendered in color and show the fabrics and textures. Back in college I always preferred stylized flats, as I'm not a technical person and liked a more organic look over a basic black and white line drawing. This eclectic collection translated well since it consists of quilting, luxe leathers, jersey and denim. 

(Illustrations by Brooke Hagel, Photo by Will Taylor) 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NYC You're Invited! Custom Sketching for Vogue

The tour continues, next week I'll again be live-sketching custom fashion illustrations for Vogue and Clinique at Bloomingdales flagship in New York City. 

1000 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022
September 18, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
RSVP at 212.705.2879

Make sure you RSVP to secure your spot and I look forward to seeing you there in your most sketch-worthy outfits!