Tracee Ellis Ross + Firma Polite = Perfection.     That is all.     -Nicole L. Updegraff drawing the life you want! Read More
My favorite look of the 2017 Golden Globes- Janelle Monae wearing custom Armani! Here’s a funny story. We left the States to travel back to Accra just before the Golden Globes. It’s about 6:30am, we’re at LAX and I’m looking like “Who done it?” because we have 4 kids and View full post » Read More
Here’s the truth… The past year and a half in Accra has been really hard on me. While I’ve developed amazing friendships, picked up new skills, grown closer to my husband and exposed my children to an incredible international community and world view, it’s been a struggle to be happy here. View full post » Read More
Currently swooning over this custom stationery illustration I did for this lovely family.   Rendered from a client provided photo, this commission is being used for note cards, labels and individual stickers for the kids. Love!   To purchase your own custom illustration, please visit the online store.   Until View full post » Read More
Many of us have demanding jobs and schedules which sometime seem to leave room for little else. When asked, we’ll tell you we devote so much time and energy because we want to be successful. But what is success? Is it happiness? A six-figure salary? Doing what you love? It is View full post » Read More
Nicole Updegraff
Here’s a common scenario: You devote every ounce of your free time to a demanding career so that one day you’ll have the financial means to spend more time with family, vacation with friends and do the things that make you happy. But, in giving everything to your career, you View full post » Read More
It’s no secret that I love awards season. Hair, Makeup, Fashion, all inspiration for fashion illustration. This year’s Emmy Awards did not disappoint! There were two looks that completely took my breath away. First- Teyonah Parris in Francesca Miranda!   Who knew polka dots could be so chic?! Stunning! Next is View full post » Read More
by Aubry Marie & MacKenzie Miller. I thought I was finished with my yoga series… Clearly, I’m obsessed. Read More
Today Chloe Wine Collection extended it’s premium line up! Introducing Prosecco DOC! Yes Please! -Nicole Updegraff drawing the life you want!       Read More
Ever feel like you’re neglecting your partner? Here’s a tip: Quality time doesn’t have to take a lot of time… AND it can happen anywhere- Even in your kitchen!         My Lifestyle Planner & Guide to drawing the life you want is not just a daily planner. It is View full post » Read More