"I met Kate through a mutual friend and was immediately struck by her warmth, charm, and sense of style. I had never really considered consulting a stylist before. It seemed like an out-of-reach luxury. But on impulse I asked Kate for her card. I had been going through a difficult time and really needed to do something for myself. Kate struck me as just the right person to help me and I decided to give her a call. I'm so glad I did!
"First Kate came to my home and helped me figure out what in my wardrobe made sense with my post-partum figure. It felt so great to clean my closet out of the dated clothes and to have a fresh outlook on the pieces that still did work.
"Then Kate made me a shopping list. She immediately tuned into my own sense of style and made ensemble suggestions that were so me but I never would have thought of on my own.
"Finally we went shopping--the most fun of all. I came home with some wonderful new pieces, and some that helped tie together outfits I already owned. Kate has a wonderful way of being both frank and fun--she will not steer you wrong! The whole experience was so enjoyable. I have since moved to the west coast, and I brought with me great clothes and a new confidence for future shopping excursions...although I do wish I could just take Kate with me every time!"
--Holly, New York City
"I moved back to New York after living in Texas for 24 years. Not only did I need to have less clothing, (New York City closets!), but to feel comfortably dressed in a city environment. I went from driving everywhere to a walking and a mass transit lifestyle. My attitude had changed and so needed my clothes.
"I immediately liked Kate. Although she is the exact opposite body type from me - petite and cute, I felt an immediate kinship. In all these years, Kate has always made me feel attractive through her styling. She is totally honest when something doesn't work which makes me respect her when an outfit looks great. She is the voice of reason with impeccable taste. On the other hand she is a girl like all of us who loves clothes and to play dress up! She is fun and has an eye for quality. No matter the budget she mixes up designer and catalogue pieces for a hip pulled together look.
"Kate has helped me to come up with my style for the way I live my life. She respects budget, size, and lifestyle to help me feel comfortable and chic. She takes photos of outfits pulled together complete with shoes, handbags, jewelry and even hats! It is so helpful to refer back to them when I need just the right look.
"It's always a good day when I get to work with Kate!!"
--Carmen, New York City
"Last year my husband and I experienced the worst financial set back we’ve ever had. Slowly, our finances improved but we were determined to learn lessons from that experience. We started working with a financial planner who put us on a budget, cut the fat and slowly we started a nest egg for financial security.
"One area of our finances that was a constant drain was my clothes shopping. The frustrating part was that despite shopping with some frequency, I seemed to be constantly complaining of having nothing to wear. This was when I appreciated that just as we needed a financial advisor to set us straight financially, I also needed a personal stylist to assist me in shopping smarter. Enter Kate!
"Kate effortlessly pulled key pieces out of my wardrobe (my core wardrobe) and within minutes I was making a short list of the basics I was missing. Kate explained my body type and which styles and patterns suited me best and how to best accessorize for my style.
"Then Kate and I went shopping. Typically, I would go shopping as entertainment, without a mission, and end up with whatever caught my eye. Kate showed me how to shop only when looking for specific items. We went to several stores and were successful in finding key pieces. Shopping now is rare and only with a focus!
"Next, was my homework to edit my wardrobe, which meant donate clothing and accessories that were not fitting my image. Five garbage bags full of clothing, shoes, purses, and jewellery really cemented to me why I needed Kate! Many expensive mistakes, but huge relief to be rid of things that were simply taking up space.
"My experience is much like that of working with a financial planner. I feel focus and relief. As a woman in my 40’s I needed to grow up my wardrobe. Kate helped me eliminate the clutter, understand my style, and build quality basics. I have expanded my wardrobe options monumentally with the purchase of only a few items. Within days of working with her, I had an event to attend and was happy to be tossing around a few options as opposed to starting at my closet for half an hour muttering my usual 'I have nothing to wear’.
"I enjoy a continued relationship with Kate who assists me in ensuring I have a complete wardrobe from season to season. My goal is to complete a wardrobe of beautiful basics that lasts for years and add one or two fabulous items each season to update my look. Better than money well spent, Kate for me is my hard earned money saved!"
--Patty, New York City
"I was faced with the classic closet-full-of-clothes-but-nothing-to-wear problem. Actually, it was a bit worse than that; the closet was overflowing with clothes and my husband and I were seriously considering a big remodeling project to create more closet space to accommodate all those clothes. I felt overwhelmed by the problem of closet space and unhappy about all the unexciting clothes in that closet.
"I was lucky enough, however, to have a friend recommend Kate to me. Kate came to our apartment, rolling clothes rack in hand, and we spent an afternoon going through all my clothes, item by item. She scrutinized each article, sorted the things that worked from the things that didn't, and put together several new outfits.
"It was hard work but a lot a fun, too! By the end of the day I had a neat, organized closet, a pile of clothes to donate, a bunch of ideas as to how to coordinate the items that remained, a "to-do" list of items to have altered and items to buy (and it wasn't all that long!), and a feeling of empowerment because I had learned so much about the styles, shapes, proportions, and cuts that worked best for me.
"Rather than declaring my wardrobe a total failure and starting all over again, Kate found the A+ pieces that were hidden among the B- pieces, and showed me how to use those items in new ways. She explained to me what sorts of clothes I needed, and more important, what sorts I didn't. I was thrilled to feel so put-together, and when I considered the cost of building new closets, it was clearly money well-spent. I had a whole new outlook on my clothes and my closet."
---Elizabeth, New York City
"My closet and chest of drawers were filled with pieces of clothing. Some of them I felt good about, others I wasn't so sure. On the advice of an acquaintance I asked Kate to come in and take a look at the things I had. I can't tell you how much she helped! She didn't simply tell me what worked and what didn't; she explained the reasons why. And although she gave me a specific list of things that I should be on the lookout for, more importantly, she explained to me in general terms and concepts what I should look for in new acquisitions to my wardrobe, whether the cut of a shirt or blazer or certain color groups which work or don't for me.
"I have new confidence when I go shopping, because I feel I don't have to just buy what's on the shelf or rack. It's made me a much more discriminating and smart shopper. Now I KNOW when I go out I won't spend money on things which simply don't look good, and the things I purchase WILL!""
---Jim, New York City
"Totally befuddled at the age of 67. What to wear? How fashionable can I be? What is appropriate for my age without being over the top? Everyday I left my house feeling self-conscious and unsure, comparing myself to all the other women walking through the streets. Then, I met Kate.
"Her honesty, sense of fashion and appropriateness, her kindness and patience and real caring took away my fashion pangs. As we went through each piece of clothing in my wardrobe and weeded out the ones that didn't work and kept the ones that did, I felt a little rebirth. Her interest was sincere, her suggestions right on.
"Thank you, Kate! I walk through the streets of New York with new energy and confidence, knowing I look really well put together and feeling great, even at 67."
---Ellen, New York City