Fashion Design

How to Fix Your Grey Facebook Account Posted on 8 May 06:00 , 0 comments

How do you fix a 'Grey' Facebook account? That's the question that I was trying to solve for several days after discovering I was unable to share my Instagram Insights with a company I wanted to work with. I had no clue what a grey account was before I embarked on the rather painstaking journey of figuring out what was wrong. After spending days combing through my Facebook settings, I finally found out that once you have a grey account, you are totally doomed and need to start your facebook page over from scratch. Just kidding- there's a way to fix it. Here is what worked for me:

Introducing the Wynwood Dress Posted on 29 Apr 11:23 , 6 comments

The Kate Stoltz Wynwood Dress is an asymmetrical piece with waist cutouts. Made with Italian superfine 120's merino wool and delicate French snakeskin lace, the black dress is light enough to wear in the spring, summer evenings and early fall. The dress design was inspired by the chaotic beauty of the Wynwood Walls murals in Wynwood, Florida.

Walking Around The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Posted on 23 Apr 15:40 , 0 comments

I spent my Easter weekend in Boca Raton, Florida, where I lived for a year before moving to New York City. During my stay, I visited The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens - located in Delray Beach close to Boca Raton. The walk around the pond is a relaxing stroll a little less than a mile. Along the path are benches, koi ponds and tropical flowering plants. The serene, expansive Japanese gardens are the perfect place to catch up with a friend or simply enjoy nature. If you're wondering where to go in Boca Raton or Delray Beach

A Peek into a Typical Winter Day for Kate Stoltz Posted on 5 Mar 06:00 , 13 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.

Happy Valentine's Day Posted on 12 Feb 11:41 , 0 comments

Every year, I celebrate Valentine's Day by doing something for myself and for a couple of friends. It doesn't have to be commercial- I usually just text or call a friend. That evening, I spend a little extra time taking care of myself and take a warm bath with my favorite oils and bath salts. Life is always busy and it feels good to slow down a little.

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!

Maya Artisans from Guatemala Posted on 17 Aug 06:00 , 0 comments

 Kate Stoltz is partnering with female Maya artisans through a 501c3 nonprofit organization that ensures the artisans are paid fair, living wages. Maya artisans living in Guatemala are world renowned for their beautiful backstap weaving- a technique that has been passed down for generations.

 While the Guatemalan Maya artisans are known for their beautiful work, they have often been exploited and underpaid for their work. This makes it hard for the women to get and/or provide education and proper nutrition for themselves and their families. When Kate Stoltz visited Guatemala City on a Developing Faces mission, she witnessed first hand the dire need that some of these women face. While she immediately wanted to bring some of the products to the United States, she first wanted to make sure that the artisans themselves were paid fair wages.


Kate Stoltz in Style Verify Magazine Posted on 6 Aug 06:00 , 2 comments

Kate Stoltz was featured in Style Verify, an online media platform. The New York based fashion designer talked about her favorite beauty products, travel destinations, and cocktails.

The Meaning and Inspiration Behind the Kate Stoltz Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Posted on 27 Apr 11:57 , 6 comments

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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.
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Thank you: 
Photographer: Emmanuel Faure
Style Team
Erin Galligan
Ofry Beladona
Saray Franco Lvi
Emma Gorelik
Lee-Ann Laville
Make-up Artist: Gil Aldrin
Model: Stephanie Santiago
Photographer's Assistant: Max McGerry
Designer: Kate Stoltz
Pieces used in the editorial:
To see the entire Spring/ Summer 2018 Kate Stoltz collection, visit: 
XOXO, Kate Stoltz