KR: It's always been something I've loved... since I was younger. It's just something I instinctively notice about people. Not necessarily in a judging way, but I enjoy seeing the different ways people dress whether or not I personally like it. I think fashion is such a beautiful thing in so many ways.
KR: I'm honestly not influenced by individual people as much as I am by everything and everyone around me. It's less of a direct inspiration that I get- It's more of a combination of everything in my life. My mind and inspirations are constantly shifting!
KR: Definitely a simple, funky, but classic leather handbag. It's something I use everyday and it holds so many important things- and gives me that edgy feeling no matter how many times I use it or what I wear it with.
KR: First I find some inspiration (usually one of the billions of photos I collect everyday online). Then I start with a pencil sketch, then watercolor and finally add ink over it to add more contrast and interest. It's a fairly simple process :). After I'm finished, I scan the illustration and clean up the background in photoshop!
CG: What is your guilty fashion pleasure?KR: Another tough question! I'd have to say shoes.. I LOVE to buy nice shoes. I have so many nice heels and shoes, but it's funny because I always stick to wearing a select handful of favorites. So most of my shoes make few appearances - they are easy though. You'll never go to a store and feel fat from trying on a nice pair of shoes!Please visit Katies Blog: paperfashion.wordpress.com
Katie's Etsy site is: KathrynElyse.etsy.com