Ralph Lauren | Miracle on Madison



Ralph Lauren Invitation-Brooke Hagel Illustrator
I'm thrilled to be heading back to the Ralph Lauren Mansion for Miracle on Madison 2022. It's a fabulous day of shopping for good with 20% of your purchase benefitting charity. In addition to that a custom illustration by yours truly is a gift with purchase! Last year this was one of my favorite events of the whole year! I hope to see you there. 

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You're Invited: Lauren by Ralph Lauren



RL Invitation-Fashion Illustrator-Brooke Hagel
 Tomorrow is the first of 4 sketching events I'll be doing for my friends at Lauren by Ralph Lauren and you're invited! The first event is here in NYC at Macy's flagship! The next three I'll be traveling down to Houston, San Antonio and Miami. We're celebrating the launch of new Lauren handbags and as a gift with purchase guests will receive a semi-custom fashion illustration of themselves by yours truly! I hope to see you there. 

Macy's Herald Square

Ralph Lauren Handbag Shop. Main Floor (near Broadway entrance)

Sept 31st, 2022 

11am - 4pm


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Summer Sketches for Copic



Copic fashion illustration by Brooke Hagel
My friends at Copic Markers reached out a few months ago to team up with me on some summery sketches using my favorite markers, the Copic Sketch markers. I jumped at the chance to work with my favorite marker brand again and the two sketches I created were recently published on their social media pages so I thought it would be fun to share with you a little behind the scenes of these illustrations. 

The team at Copic was open to anything I'd like to do as it relates to fashion illustration, my area of expertise. They provided me with a list of prompts I could use as inspiration and I chose "roses" for the first and "airy" for the second. I chose roses because there was a dress by Sachin and Babi worn by influencer Racheal Martino that I loved and had been wanted to sketch which was covered in different shades of blue roses! And this was the perfect project to sketch that look (shown below.) 

Copic fashion illustration by Brooke Hagel 2

For the airy illustration I was inspired to create a flowing white dress with flounces that rippled in the wind as figure walked. (See top image) I love drawing walking poses and having the figure walk would add airy movement to both the dress and hair. I made her skin tone a dark shade of black to contrast nicely with the white/gray dress and I love how it came out! I hope you enjoyed this little behind the scene insider info into what went into making these sketches for Copic! 

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Happy 14th Blogiversary Fabulous Doodles



It’s my fourteenth Blogiversary! I don’t blog often anymore now that social media has taken over however this blog is important to me, it’s where my business started. It marks where I began, how I began and how far I’ve come. I started blogging all those years ago soley as a way to share my sketches and designer sketches I loved. I wanted Fabulous Doodles to be a fashion illustration treasure trove. At the time I didn’t realize my passion could or would become my livelihood. To look back now and scroll through the hundreds of posts of sketches and luxury fashion brand client work is really something. I’m proud of this blog, my portfolio of work it shares and the incredible client list I’ve been able to build with it. Happy Blogiversary day and cheers to many more!

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Ralph Lauren Mansion: Live Sketching




Live sketching custom fashion illustrations at the Ralph Lauren mansion NYC flagship store was a career highlight and even though it's been a minute I thought it deserved a highlight here. The stunning space and meticulous merchandizing have made it one of my favorite Manhattan stores for decades. I've sketched events for the brand previously under both the Ralph Lauren label and Polo but this was my first time sketching in their iconic flagship--and it did not disappoint! 

The desk where they set me up to draw for the day was at the base of their notorious staircase. It's the key spot of the whole store, where everyone who walks through the store passes. It's also raised up on a small staircase platform and was styled, of course, to perfection with large spheres at my feet, a grand antler candelabra to my side and flanked by luxurious curtains. 


It was a regular shopping day in the store, open to all and not a private event, but to my pleasant surprise there were many influencers and notable people who came by, including a former Miss. America, an actor as well as numerous fashion bloggers and influencers. Over on the gram I shared a bunch of videos from the event, the one of above being one of my favorites! There's nothing better than seeing the twinkle in a persons eye the moment they see their custom sketch. 

My first time live sketching at the Ralph Lauren mansion was an experience that did not disappoint! I had a wonderful time sketching and meeting an array of Ralph Lauren customers and employees (including the President of RL!) in a stunning setting. The event went so well that they flew me down to Miami about two weeks later to live sketch there for a few days as well as booked me to come back for Mother's Day weekend! 

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Holiday Pop-Up at Anthropologie




I am so excited so be partnering Anthropologie this year to be hosting my first holiday pop-up shop of the season. I'll be selling my fashion illustration prints, hand painted ornaments, holiday cards, and as a special treat I'll also be hand painting Anthropologie candles with customers names! It's always wonderful to work with a global brand but this one in particular is special, as I've been such a long time loyal customer. (Even my nightstand and a bunch of items here on my desk are Anthro!) I have to say I'm so excited to be working them. It's also only our first event of the season. The next one I can't share just yet, but its even more exciting! Invite above and details here: 

Anthropologie Westport

59 Post Rd E

Westport, CT

 12-3pm November 20th, 2021

Hope to see you there today! --It's also actually my very first live event of any kind in CT, so that exciting too.