Designing with spring blooms helps an illustrator find inspiration

Finding inspiration a in every bloom is just the ticket to keep this illustrator refreshed and positive as  a late spring continues to dig in her heals here in Minneapolis. My passion for floral design and floral styling shots is part & parcel to my creative vibe as a fashion & lifestyle illustrator ( from the studio of pepper tharp)IMG_3517IMAG5019IMAG4991PArisFAshionWeek180X

Goldfine Jewelry Launches TrueXGold

The launch party introducing the new spring line at Goldfine Jewelry at their Minneapolis loft showroom last Friday night was magical. There’s little doubt that this collaboration with fashion blogger Chelsea #truelane in creation of this elegant collection  TrueXGold is absolutely sublime in every way. Bravo, Sara Goldfine and Matisse Merriam, you are power duo of beauty and brains and I adore being a part of your dream team!


Paris Fashion Week 2016

While the excitement of Paris Fashion Week drags into it’s 4th week –it’s high time I take you on an illustrated adventure to a street scene that compares to none!

Illustrating New York Fashion Week

For you, it could have been bracing for near-Arctic days of traversing Manhattan for shows. For me, bundled with paint and pens it was capturing street-style, runway, after parties and stylish attendees for an illustrated adventure for a most tony magazine. Join me for a sneak peek at NYFW 2016 while we hang out at Fivestory NY, the Polo Club, Monique Lhuillier Runway, Marc Jacobs, Goldfine Jewelry and more..