Fashion Design

A Peek into a Typical Winter Day for Kate Stoltz Posted on 05 Mar 06:00 , 11 comments

 A light winter snowstorm has once again transformed the outdoors into a glittering, shimmering wonderland. I took a walk this morning before the snow and ice melted from the trees and the outdoors returned to brown and grey again. My dog, Victoria, joined me on the excursion. It was too cold for her to walk on the snow for long, but we both enjoyed the fresh air. 

Girl's Life Interview with Vara Gianna Posted on 20 Feb 06:00 , 0 comments

Excerpt from Girl's Life Style by Vara Gianna, a YouTuber and blogger about fashion: Friday, February 9 (Kate Stoltz Interview): In addition to keeping my makeup simple for Kate Stoltz, I went simple with my outfit, too, and opted for a cool jacket and heels. I chose an embellished, mustard bomber and black off-the-shoulder long sleeve sweater (both from Forever 21), along with Levi’s light-wash mom jeans, and black suede pearl Mary Jane heels from Urban Outfitters. Kate’s collection was undeniably stunning, eye-catching and a necessity for any woman who wants to look respectable yet attractive.

Valentine's Day Gifts Posted on 11 Feb 06:00 , 0 comments

 Valentine's Day is coming up fast. While most people think of it as a romantic holiday, I think it is a great day to celebrate friends as well. Have a single friend that always dreads the holiday because it makes her feel alone? Or want to show the friend that has been there for you through thick and thin how much you appreciate her? Remind her by sending her some flowers, chocolates, or something longer lasting, like a silk scarf that will remind her of you whenever she wear it!

The New York Blond Wearing Kate Stoltz Posted on 08 Mar 06:00 , 1 comment

Samantha, the writer of style blog 'The New York Blond' wore a Kate Stoltz Blush Silk Skirt while on a staycation in Downtown Manhattan at the Four Seasons Hotel. The pastel blush silk skirt with contrast black fine lace and seam trim was paired with a luxe long sleeved velvet blouse and embellished heels.

Kate Stoltz Silk Skirt

Samantha Sheinson wearing Kate Stoltz

The New York Blond

New York City Fashion blogger wears Kate Stoltz

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xoxo,

Kate Stoltz

 

 


Relaxed Beach Vibes in a Kate Stoltz NYC Distressed Kimono Blouse Posted on 13 Aug 06:00 , 8 comments

The Kate Stoltz NYC distressed shirt has been created to match the beach mood. I used a light and cool pastel fabric that can be worn on a hot day, or layered with a tank top on a cooler beach night. First I stitched the ends of the fabric with a tiny stitch to secure the fibers that I wanted to keep. I then removed the loose end fibers to create a frayed look. The ends of the two-tiered shirt, and the front detail on the shirt are finished with the resulting bespoke fringe. However, not all the ends are 'coming undone'. As I do with all Kate Stoltz NYC garments, I carefully finished the inside seams, this time using a 1/4 inch French seam.

The Golden Hour in Southampton Posted on 08 Aug 06:00 , 3 comments

kate stoltz nyc designer dress For an hour after sunrise, and an hour after sunset, windows in the distance glisten like gold. The waves shimmer and capture the golden light that is beginning to flood the sea, turning the waves into liquid gold. The breeze cools the earth, and the world is quieter. Natural light isn't too harsh, but there's enough light to see. It's relaxing, peaceful, and beautiful. There's a reason why this hour is called 'the magic hour'.

Sunrise on the beach in Southampton is especially beautiful- The caps of the waves glisten in the sunlight, and the beach settles the restless souls of the overworked humans that visit. I wanted to capture the feeling I had, leading to the design and relaxed fit of the Kate Stoltz NYC gold silk kimono dress. 

The Kate Stoltz NYC gold silk kimono sleeve dress is as comfortable as silk pajamas, but can be worn during the day or the evening. I finished the simple look with a pair of metallic sandals for a daytime look. Layer it with a longer sweater and lace up black patent leather shoes, and you'll have a trendy fall outfit that can be worn to work....

Gold Silk Kate Stoltz NYC Dress Details

Kate Stoltz NYC Gold Silk Dress Details 

Sandals: Vince Camuto
Kate Stoltz NYC designer Gold Silk Dress
Kate Stoltz NYC gold silk dress

Bow Down to the Bow Trend with a Kate Stoltz Crop Top Posted on 03 Aug 11:03 , 2 comments

Kate Stoltz wearing bow crop top and white lace skirt Bows have been seen a lot lately on the Resort 2016 runways, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I love the feminine silhouette. The many different ways designers have been incorporating them into dresses, shirts and pants is adorable without being overwhelming. -(Anyway many of the looks I have been seeing.) An easy way to 'bow down to the bow trend' is to tie a light scarf in a bow around your neck.. Neck scarves are chic, and trendsetters such as Kendall Jenner and fashion bloggers everywhere have been seen wearing cute neck scarves lately. Scarves are my favorite way to complete an outfit. They add color, movement, and can be used in a variety of ways to spice up an outfit. While some people think of scarves as something to wear to keep warm, there are many lighter options that won't make you break a sweat. Light organza, lace, cotton or silk scarves are all wearable in the summertime. I designed a matching pastel organza scarf to the latest Kate Stoltz NYC summer crop top instead of attaching it to the crop top pattern. The removable scarf can be worn around the neck, or tied around a handbag handle as a cute accessory. While I love the bow trend, trends have a tendency to disappear within a couple of weeks or months. Because of that, I wanted to create a top that can be changed based on the Kate Stoltz NYC customer's mood.

 The look was inspired by my last visit to the Hamptons, in early July. I saw a couple of breathtaking sunsets. One tinted the ocean water almost the same color as the organza used in the crop top. The whitecaps of the waves, the breezes and calm serenity relaxed me and I wanted to create something that reflected that mood and scene <3 

To shop or browse the look, click on the links:

 Kate Stoltz NYC white lace skirt

Kate Stoltz Nyc CROP TOP WITH MATCHING SCARF 

XOXO, Kate Stoltz

Kate Stoltz NYC designer white lace skirt and crop top

Kate Stoltz NYC designer  pussy bow crop top and white lace skirt
Kate Stoltz NYC crop top, scarf and skirt

Chokers- Fun to Wear and a Great Gift! Posted on 22 Jul 06:00 , 3 comments

kate stoltz black velvet neck choker
Kate Stoltz Black velvet neck choker

Chokers have grabbed a large number of teens and twenty to thirty year old's by the throat..  If you walk into any Manhattan hot spot, you're probably going to see more than one or two girls wearing a neck choker. No, it's not just a S&M bondage collar. The neck choker actually has a glamorous history. Wealthy women in the 1780's started wearing jeweled neck chokers. Since then, it has been trendy on and off. Based on the large number of fashionable women wearing neck chokers right now, it's safe to say that the trend is back in full force. It's a cool way to complete your outfit, especially if you have one that compliments your skin tone. I personally started wearing them, and decided to add them to my website after countless people commented on the chokers that I made.kate stoltz nyc black velvet choker A great gift under $50.00 for a friend

 In addition to being fun to wear, chokers are a great gift under fifty dollars for a friend. There is no need to know her or his size, since the Kate Stoltz NYC chokers come with an adjustable neck chain. I added the 'Made With Love' tag at the end of the tag, since I want people to feel special when they put the choker on. Each choker is made individually in New York City in my studio. I love creating items like this, so the 'made with love' tag just felt right.

To purchase or simply browse the available choices on the Kate Stoltz NYC website, simply click on the photos.. -XO Kate Stoltz

Kate Stoltz NYC gold neck choker

Kate Stoltz NYC gold neck choker


The Kate Stoltz Asymmetrical Silk Dress with Coordinating Neck Choker Posted on 19 Jul 11:25 , 4 comments

nyc fashion designer kate stoltz Fashion Designer Kate Stoltz wearing the asymmetrical silk dress

 A recent trip to the Hamptons inspired this sea green Kate Stoltz NYC asymmetrical silk dress. I wanted the dress to flatter the figure, but wanted to be able to wear it during the day. I designed a body hugging dress with an asymmetrical 'wave'.  I loved the frayed edges of the silk, so I used the edge on the hem and the edges of the layers. This helped elevate the asymmetrical layers and complete the beach inspired look. To finish the look, I made a white choker that reminded me of the rope on a lifeguard buoy. I slipped on neutral wooden-soled shoes, staying in my pastel 'beach' color palate. nyc fashion designer kate stoltz
Kate Stoltz NYC asymmetrical silk dress

kate stoltz nyc silk dressFight racial and religious hate

No tolerance for racial or religious hate

While I was at the Museum of New York City, I was struck by this poster. There is so much going on in the world today.. Our fight for religious and racial equality is far from over, we need to keep fighting for EQUALITY around the world. We ALL deserve to be treated as equals, no matter what our background is...

XO- Kate Stoltz

 


Cream Shift Day Dress Posted on 24 Jun 10:14 , 5 comments


An outfit you can run in! Living in New York City requires a lot more walking than most people realize- especially if you take the subway to avoid rush hour traffic. I am always running somewhere- to a meeting, to pick out textiles or drop something off. If I need to travel from one location to the next while working, I will most likely be running part of the way. Partly because I always have somewhere to be, and partially because it's a great way to stay fit. Since I run so much, I LOVE the women's patent leather dress shoe trend. It's a great way for women to be on trend, dressy, and comfortable at the same time. You don't have to wear heels and you can wear socks. (I think you can be more productive if you are wearing comfortable shoes, so that's another plus.) 

Stylist Lauren Abbondola dressed up the shift dress by adding megawatt Laruicci earrings and Guess women's black patent leather dress shoes. Adding a jacket would have made it appropriate for the office, but the styling made the Kate Stoltz shift dress feel young, fun and appropriate for a stroll around the neighborhood. Hairstylist Katie Albright added a 'bend' to my hair, using her magic to make my hair look amazing. Photographer Matt Licari waited till the lighting was perfect and not to harsh, then proceeded to shoot the look in the McGolrick Park location in Brooklyn, New York.kate stoltz nyc shift dress

 

The Cream Shift Dress is an 'all day dress' in the Kate Stoltz Fall 2016 Collection. The brocade dress is fully lined with 100% silk.
 What is your favorite 'day to night dress' option and how do you like to dress it up? Let me know in the comment section below :)

XO, Kate Stoltz