• Written by Lexie Tiongson. -Thanks to Brooke Hagel for sharing her story and giving advice. Visit her blog, Fabulous Doodles, and her Etsy shopImages: Copyright Brooke Hagel ]

Brooke Hagel, a fashion illustrator living in New York shares her life as a blogger and artist. Known for having her illustrations featured in “Barbie: The Dream Closet” at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the Nate Berkus Show, Hagel has been an amazing influence for aspiring people who want to work in the fashion industry.

Her expertise involves drawing the Sex & the City characters, Kate Middleton in her wedding gown, and designer collections from New York Fashion Week. She has also had her drawings represented at Style Design College in Milan. 

Coming from an artistic family, Brooke Hagel always had a passion for art. She was always comfortable and happy with creating something whether it was drawing, painting, sculpting or crafting.

Hagel originally went to college with the hope of becoming a costume designer and wardrobe stylist, but found that the illustration classes and illustrating aspect of the design process was her favorite part.

“Although I knew I loved illustrating I was always told that you couldn’t make a living anymore as a fashion illustrator,” says Hagel.


  • Lexie Tiongson is a freelance writer living in San Francisco, CA. Her blog, The Elle Tee, is inspired by all her current fashion finds, inspirations, obsessions and trends.  To contact Lexie, please e-mail lexietiongson@gmail.com.