A custom plus size fit and flare dress was created for a plus size client. The dress was donated to a 501c3 nonprofit: Spring Lake Foundation, a charity that helps families and children in need.
A custom drape and pattern was created, then cut and sewn. The dress was fully lined with silk charmeuse and finished with hand stitching at the hem for a clean finished, comfortable lining.
To order your own custom dress, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note custom dress orders start at a minimum of $400.00.
Dressing up to go shopping is part of the fun! Shopping is an experience that you play a big part in creating. If you are dressed nicely, you'll feel more confident of yourself. When you enter a store feeling self confident, you'll be able to chat with the staff, who should be willing to talk about the brand and products with you in a way that is educational and helps inform your purchases. It's also important to be level headed about shopping and spend money on a few items that you'll love for years to come instead of feeling rushed to make purchases (continue reading...)
I'm in the Holiday giving spirit and decided to do a giveaway across all of my social media and blog platforms! There's no purchase required to enter, just choose one of the participation options below to enter to win the fashion and beauty package giveaway. The value of the giveaway is $240.99.
Here are the items that will be included in the Giveaway package:
- Kate Stoltz silk twill Peonies Scarf ($95.00)
- Biolumière Anti Aging Cream ($79.99)
- 12th Tribe Beyond the Sea Pearl Earrings ($30.00)
- Undone Beauty Curator Wet to Dry Eye Palate ($14.00)
- 12th Tribe Kenna Leopard Tan Beanie ($22.00)
- Carolina Herrera Good Girl Perfume Sample ($0)
How to enter: Do ONE of the options below. You can enter as many times as you wish.
On your Blog:
- Repost this blog post on your own site
- Go to the comment section of this post and tag three of your blogger friends that love fashion.
Facebook: Follow Kate Stoltz on Facebook and do one of the following:
- Share this blog post on your own Facebook Page
- Like the Facebook post about the giveaway and tag two of your friends in the comment section
Instagram: Follow Kate Stoltz on Instagram and do one of the following:
- Like the Giveaway Post and tag two of your friends
- Share the Post in your insta stories and comment 'Insta story Love' under the giveaway post
- Like ten of Kate Stoltz's Instagram feed posts and comment 'Love times ten' under the giveaway post
- Comment on the 3 latest posts with 4+ words, then comment 'Love times three' under the giveaway post
Follow Kate Stoltz on Youtube and comment under your favorite video.
Follow Kate Stoltz on Twitter and retweet the giveaway post
Winner will be chosen at random using the Random name picker and will be announced in Kate Stoltz's Instagram stories on January 1st, 2020. Winner will be notified through the channel they entered the Giveaway.
Kate Stoltz wearing the Peonies Silk Twill Scarf. There's a new scarf just like this one included in the Giveaway!
Please note, this giveaway is not associated with Biolumiere, Undone Beauty, 12th Tribe, Carolina Herrera, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Wordpress or any other parties other than Kate Stoltz. The winner will be contacted and required to provide a shipping address in less than a week so that we can deliver the products. Waiting more than one week means that a second winner will be chosen and receive the products. Terms and conditions may apply to make this a fair giveaway.
If you're thinking you can't get any great gifts under $100 for the girl friend or boss that seems to have it all, think again. I complied a gift guide of my personal favorite designer items along with tried and true products that are sensible and fun. Each of the products has been researched and compared to other brands over the years as I tried to find things that I really wanted to spend my hard earned money on.
I carefully curated the list to make it easy for you to shop for close friends and people that you barely know. Regardless of job, income status or taste, most women above the age of eighteen would get excited about the following gifts, which are in order from lowest price to highest price:
A crisp white button down shirt is an essential garment in any woman’s wardrobe, especially during the summer. The classic white shirt is a modest piece that can easily be rolled up and unbuttoned to fit the personality of the individual wearing the piece. I personally have several variations of white button down shirts in my closet: a crisp cotton, a soft silk shirt for dressy events, and a more casual piece that I wear as a coverup while lounging by the pool or on weekends. While a white button down is far from a groundbreaking style, it’s a solid
Headbands have become rather popular since they appeared in several recent major runway shows. I keep getting Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) vibes from several of the headband wearing fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram, making me even more excited that the show is getting a reboot (expected in the spring of 2020, who's watching with me?!). If styled correctly, headbands have a way of co
Visiting Nantucket has made me realize (again) that I want a backyard filled with hydrangeas, hostas and lavender . I stayed at the White Elephant, a lovely hotel on the outskirts of the town of Nantucket, overlooking a harbor filled with boats and yachts. Walking around town was a pleasant early morning activity before the summer temperatures drove me out to the beach. Window boxes filled with blossoms and pretty grasses graced many of the homes. The weathered grey shingled houses combined with the pretty flower displays are unmistakably Nantucket...
It's no secret that many apparel companies use underpaid and often exploit workers to produce the clothing they sell. If this is no secret, why do people continue supporting brands and companies that use unethical labor practices to increase their profits? While some people shop fast fashion without understanding the full consequences of their choices the majority of customers are simply shopping within their budgets. Studies have shown that people want to invest in ethical fashion, but rarely do because there are not enough options within their price range. In this article, I will discuss three ways in which you can source ethically produced clothing at very affordable
The Kate Stoltz 2018 Spring/Summer Collection
was designed for urban women living in an environment where square space is as coveted as privacy. Black quickly became the primary color for the collection. Every piece was designed to be easy to style, but with precisely placed details that carried out the inspiration and ideas that tied the pieces together.
While the images that inspired the collection came from a recent trip to Greece, the current events in the world also impacted the decisions made in textiles, style lines, silhouettes and color. Political tensions in the United States and the sobering reality that 'Me too' was more common among women than I had ever imagined prompted a more somber approach. The 'Me Too' movement prompted me to think about women's clothing differently and focus on strength rather than sexuality. A tailored wool dress with a pick stitch, tailored merino wool flare dress pants were designed to celebrate the women stepping forward and taking over industries and defying boundaries in their careers and personal lives. Darker colors, long sleeves, midi skirts and suiting was influenced by the typical well dressed male wardrobe that focuses on presentation and tailoring rather than sexual attraction.
The Abstract Heart Blouse
was created with a desire of seeing some love and understanding in the midst of the chaos stemming from the political circumstances. The bright red, an expression of wanting to break away from the heaviness I felt in the midst of an angry protest, or when seeing two sides resort to name calling to defend their point instead of having productive conversations. It's a request for people to see other people's opinions and traditions with an open heart, willing to listen to why they feel the way they do, then making decisions based on facts and the good of humanity. To work together and focus on love instead of hatred.
Maggie Duckworth, a stylist in New York City reached out to me with a request to borrow a couple pieces from the collection for an editorial project with NYC fashion photographer Emmanuel Faure. Together with her style team, Maggie paired the Abstract Heart Blouse
with the Feathery Pillar Skirt
, a red beret and red shoes. The large team worked together to produce an image that gave the pieces life. It's projects like these that assure me that humans can work together to create something beautiful if we have the patience to openly listen to each other's ideas.
Saray Franco Lvi
Make-up Artist: Gil Aldrin
Model: Stephanie Santiago
Photographer's Assistant: Max McGerry
Pieces used in the editorial:
To see the entire Spring/ Summer 2018 Kate Stoltz collection, visit:
XOXO, Kate Stoltz
Going to art shows and galleries is one of my favorite weekend activities. Living in New York City means being close to the pulse of the current art scene, along with a seemingly endless display of iconic pieces in museums. I try to make the most of that. As a fashion designer that is always searching for new ideas, I like to know about new techniques and ideas in art. The techniques and ideas often spark ideas of something new that I can try in the upcoming Kate Stoltz collection. Scope Art Show
is always worth the trip... I wore a dress from the Kate Stoltz Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. You can see it here: Kate Stoltz Dress
Where do you go to get inspired?
XOXO, Kate Stoltz