Ashley Cooper could not have been more right when she called HOTR saying, “I think HOTR HQ needs Ashley Cooper Design prints!” Not only did HOTR need them, but they were so me ( bow obsessed, Chanel addict, red sole diva)! Just wait and see how I incorporated rockstuds (yet another obsession) to the mix of glamness! A wife, mother, designer and fashionista Ashley encompasses the all around fab femme (the HOTR team is totally crushing on Ashley Cooper!) Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration from street style, fashion magazines, interior design, unique mix of colors in art, fabric, music, nature, beautiful surroundings, nice people.
Where is your studio?
My current work studio is in my home where I can easily transition from illustrator/artist to mother/wife at my convenience. I love it because it’s in the middle of everything–my kids, my home and helps me balance work and motherhood.
Who inspires you?
I have a few inspirational woman I look up to for the business they have created, Sara Blakely the creator and founder of Spanx, Bethenny Frankel mother and entrepreneur and Devon Dyer blogger of Devon Rachel one of the most genuinely kind people I’ve had the pleasure to encounter.
What made you start illustrating?
After I was a finalist in the Aquafina & Project Runway ‘Pure Challenge’ contest I felt it most natural to expand my brand from fabric & surface designs to include fashion illustrations and typography.
Favorite fashion designers?
Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Lanvin, Burberry, Stella McCartney
Best gift ever received: My wedding ring–the meaning behind it and reminds me of the love I have for my sweet husband
Best Advice: Work Hard & Be Nice To People!
Favorite trend right now in interior design: Gold accessories & gallery walls Shop Ashley Copper Design prints here
Photography Credit: Krystle Johnson Photography