Fashion Design

Scope Art Show in New York City Posted on 11 Mar 14:24 , 0 comments

kate stoltz at art showGoing 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

 


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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Kate Stoltz Skirt: Kate Stoltz Blush Silk Crete Skirt

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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.

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


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


Valentine's Day Isn't Just for Couples Posted on 13 Feb 13:06 , 3 comments

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Some people love Valentine's Day and see it as a day to show their loved ones how much they care about them. Others choose to ignore the holiday while some simply hate it. I overheard a classmate bemoaning about the fact that she dreads the day because she is a single girl. I know exactly how that feels.. When all of your friends are receiving beautiful roses and cute presents from the special person in their life, it's just a reminder that you are alone.

This year on Valentine's Day, I bought myself a dozen roses and am spoiling myself for a week. The reason why I am spoiling myself is because in order to appreciate other people, you need to first appreciate yourself and be happy with who you are. I know this is said over and over in inspirational blogs, etc. but it's so true. That's why I think Valentine's Day is fantastic for both singles and those in a relationship. It doesn't have to be a day set aside to show someone else that you love him/her. Valentine's Day can also be spent as a day to spoil yourself and get into touch with yourself. Love yourself and you'll be amazed at how people around you seem to magically turn into better people...  it's the power of perception.

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Pencil Skirt: Kate Stoltz boucle pencil skirt

Blouse: Cedric Charlier

Shoes and Belt: Jason Wu

 


Kate Stoltz Dress worn to the Vogue Luncheon Posted on 22 May 18:42 , 0 comments

kate stoltz nyc fashion designer dress Louisa Warwick wore the Candy Boucle Embellished Dress at the 2015 Spring Vogue Luncheon. The stylish event was held at the Brooks Brothers Flagship Store in Manhattan, New York. The beautiful model completed the look with a pink headband, mini handbag, and pointy toed stilettos.
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 Kate Stoltz NYC specializes in custom made dresses for individual clients that want to be more involved in the design experience. To find out more, go to the About Kate Stoltz page, or email Kate at: katestoltz@yahoo.com. XO- Kate Stoltz