It’s a thrill today to chat with stylist, creative director, and owner of Kate Schelter LLC k a t e s c h e l t e r.
photo by Natalie Joos – Tales of Endearment (thanks, Natalie!)
Kate’s agency works with
Zac Posen, Vakko, Saks Fifth Avenue,
Hollywould, House of Lavande, Lucy Sykes,
ClosetCouture.net, The Palms Casino, American
Express, and Universal Pictures.
photo by Natalie Joos
(omg i love this very intimate peek!)
Kate in her Gramercy Park apartment.
In addition to publishing work in
The New York Times, V Magazine, Vanity Fair,
Oprah, and W, Kate writes a style blog for
The Huffington Post and has reported for Vogue,
Style.com, The Style Network, and IMG.
source: Kate Schelter blog
Some time ago, I began following
Kate’s blog and fell in love with
her watercolors, effortless chic,
and engaging personality.
ooooh, especially partial to this one reminding
me of mom who loves her Chanel lipstick.
source: Kate Schelter blog
I asked Kate about creativity.
“It’s not a choice for me: I can’t imagine my life
without creativity. I am a creative person,
and I don’t understand any other way. Creating
and designing all day long is what I do.
From making the bed in the morning
to cooking dinner at night, to styling an ad
campaign or painting watercolors –
everything is a creative process about making things
beautiful, functional, comfortable, and real.”
As a creative soul, many of us can relate to feeling “wired”
to create and how very natural the process is to life everyday.
source: Vanity Fair
(Kate Schelter is wearing her YSL trench, and look who sneaked in the shot!)
Kate was looking awwwwwfully perfect in this
recent “Fashion’s Night In” spread, and I asked
what comes to mind when she hears
“beauty in imperfection.”
When something is too perfect it becomes static.
I have a saying that I use for styling a lot
“to jooge it up” which is my slang for:
if it’s too perfect, push something askew.
It will look better that way.”
Yes! Jooge-ing keeps things alive and interesting.
source: Lulu Frost
Kate’s thoughts about humor
intrigued me given my sneaky suspicion
she had a wild sense of humor…
see, I’ve seen dozens of photos
where she’s laughing with a gorgeous
big ol’ smile, surrounded by fun happy people.
“I’m obsessed with SNL, and I took improv comedy classes
for years just for fun. Humor plays a huge part in
my everyday life in that I love to laugh and crack
jokes with friends and family.
The fashion industry can take itself quite seriously
(Zoolander?), and I find that to be a bit more
laid back is a refreshing approach and helps me
ease into my work.”
(A) thinkin’ Kate should host SNL.
(B) would love to hear the fun inside scoop
from some of those serious fashion events.
maybe not everybody there rolls like Kate…yes?
a campaign Schelter styled for VAKKO
What inspires the uber successful,
vintage loving future SNL host?
The short list goes like this:
Photo by Natalie Joos
(Kate at home with her precious “Bear.”)
One of the most important missions of this blog
(and my life!) is to find lovely and sacredness
in the “everyday,” and this is Kate’s take.
“There’s a famous design saying (from LeCorbusier – I think?)
that “God is in the details,” and I think it’s so true.
The way things are customized and personalized, down to
the biggest decisions for the smallest items,
is what makes them authentic and true to their core –
Hearing her say this somehow helps me feel better about
taking the time to paint my ugly yellow kitchen broom white.
House of Lavande – one of Kate’s clients
(with the most beautiful site (designed by Kate) on the web. seriously.)
Truly she is leading an inspired life.
Kate will be married this summer and is
busy with wedding plans, so it was extra extra
cool she took time for us!
Best to you and your groom, lovely Kate.
Thanks for reading, friends.
Kate has her dream job…what would yours be?
Peace to you right where you are.