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KAC Model Spotlight: Feriel Cheurfa

Kathryn Allen

Welcome back to another KAC Model Spotlight where we get to know the bright, brilliant and beautiful faces of KAC! If you keep up with us on Instagram, you've probably noticed our latest shoot featuring the lovely, Feriel Cheurfa. Feriel is a natural in front of the camera, and all of us on location noticed that her sweet smile and happy-go-lucky attitude are contagious! Combine all of that with her passion for fashion, and dedication to school and work, and you'll see why she fits right into the KAC Dynasty. 

We were lucky enough to catch up with Feriel after the shoot to chat about her favorite cities, daily inspirations and her to-die-for sense of style (she carried a gorgeous Goyard bag on set!). Let's take a minute to learn more about Feriel! 

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Q&A with Feriel Cheurfa

KAC: Hi Feriel! We had a blast shooting street style photos with you last week. What was the experience like for you?

FC: "I love street style photos!! They’re so candid and so in right now. I loved working with you. I loved how we were able to bring both of our styles together and create so many cute photos!"

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KAC: You have a natural gift for posing and you exude confidence. Do you have any tips for aspiring models trying to feel comfortable in fashion photos?

FC: "Awe thank you for that! I would have to say just know what poses look best on you. Like know your angles. Sometimes it’s best to just have your friends pull out their phone and just start taking candid photos of you. Not only are you getting cute photos but you can figure out what you look good in and not. Also sometimes when doing a shoot bring a friend that can help you out and makes you comfortable!"

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KAC: We understand that you have a serious case of wanderlust! Where are some of your favorite travel destinations, and why do you love them?

FC: "I’m not just saying this because my family is from here… but Morocco is seriously one of my favourite countries to visit by far!! There’s something to do for everyone. Whether you like the cold, head on up to the Atlas Mountains for a tour. You’re into the hot weather go to Marrakech or an awesome time. The country is filled with history and beautiful scenery."

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KAC: Out of all the cities you’ve visited, which one has the best shopping?

FC: "Hmm, I mean most people would obviously go and say Paris right away; I love Paris it’s every street you turn to has something you want to buy. However I’m going to have to say Morocco in general. Morocco is actually where I’m from; so going back there and seeing the latest fashion trends and such just gives me inspiration. All european countries showcase their fashion in Morocco, so I kind of get the best of both worlds, European fashion, along with the cultural Moroccan clothing. I love being able to go to a souk (market) in Morocco and bargain for just about anything."

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KAC: You’re extremely driven in both your work and college career. Where do you look for empowerment and inspiration? Do you have any role models?

FC: "I would have to say my mother is my role model. She pushes me to do my best and bring out the best in me. I wouldn’t have had the work ethic that I have now, if she was not pushing me at every step."

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KAC: Your style is out of this world! Who are a few of your top current favorite designers, and why do you love their aesthetics?

FC: "I love Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Their styles are so classic and they never go out of style. You can purchase a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 and it’ll be in style for years and years. Something a mother could pass down to her daughter or son in the future. Chanel is just one of those brands that will never go out of style. You can get a jumbo lambskin purse and the quality of that bag will last you for years. I love how Chanel is coming out with anything that’s all black with PEARLS!!!"

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KAC: Final question! Of the three KAC handbags you modeled, which one was your favorite?

FC: "I would have to say the Grey Python! It’s absolutely beautiful and goes with everything...the quality of the bag was impeccable."

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A huge thank you to Feriel for taking the time to share her thoughts on fashion, travel and beyond with us! Who else is dying to plan a shopping trip to Morocco now? We definitely are! 

Stay tuned for our upcoming model spotlights, and follow our Instagram to be part of the KAC Dynasty! We would love for you to join us, because we strongly believe you can never have too many supportive, fashionable BFF's. We'll see you there

PARIS FASHION WEEK FAVORITES

Kathryn Allen

Paris Fashion Week recently wrapped up, and we are still in awe of the magnificent style moments that happened on the sidewalks and catwalks.

In honor of Paris Fashion Week, we’re fusing our love of couture and street style together in this hybrid post. Take a look at our personal favorite fashion shows and the street style stars who brought their A-game. Be sure to follow all of the brands and fashionistas featured below on Instagram for more inspiration!

BEST RUNWAY FASHION

LOUIS VUITTON

View photo source. Do you dare to pair an elaborate jacket with too-cool sneakers? We would definitely give this combo a try!

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Do you dare to pair an elaborate jacket with too-cool sneakers? We would definitely give this combo a try!

View photo source. Over-the-knee boots are here to stay, and they get a major update for spring 2018 with transparent vinyl. 

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Over-the-knee boots are here to stay, and they get a major update for spring 2018 with transparent vinyl. 

View photo source. A full tulle skirt, a fitted bodice AND 3-D floral adornments? Where do we sign up!? The unexpected one-shoulder detail is a fun twist on a couture gown. 

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A full tulle skirt, a fitted bodice AND 3-D floral adornments? Where do we sign up!? The unexpected one-shoulder detail is a fun twist on a couture gown. 

View photo source. Cream tulle drips down from chartreuse velvet bows, revealing just the right amount of skin for next year's warm-weather events. 

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Cream tulle drips down from chartreuse velvet bows, revealing just the right amount of skin for next year's warm-weather events. 

View photo source. Balenciaga is having a MAJOR moment with its sleek and chic over-the-knee boots, and we can't get enough of their updated version with a fun pattern in soft shades. 

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Balenciaga is having a MAJOR moment with its sleek and chic over-the-knee boots, and we can't get enough of their updated version with a fun pattern in soft shades. 

View photo source. When done right, double denim is a major DO. This fitted bustier looks futuristic in the best way with the accompaniment of uniquely-shaped skinny trousers. 

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When done right, double denim is a major DO. This fitted bustier looks futuristic in the best way with the accompaniment of uniquely-shaped skinny trousers. 

View photo source. Balmain presented this stunning jumpsuit that shines brighter than the night sky, and the chain strap detail gives this sparkly number an extra edgy touch. 

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Balmain presented this stunning jumpsuit that shines brighter than the night sky, and the chain strap detail gives this sparkly number an extra edgy touch. 

View photo source. Elegant fabric adds richness to this playful 2-piece. 

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Elegant fabric adds richness to this playful 2-piece. 

View photo source. Voluminous sleeves are sticking around for another year, and we couldn't be happier about it! Puffed lace and a high neckline gives this top a Victorian touch. 

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Voluminous sleeves are sticking around for another year, and we couldn't be happier about it! Puffed lace and a high neckline gives this top a Victorian touch. 

View photo source. Workwear gets a fun makeover with sheer tulle, micro polkadots and a daring slit. 

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Workwear gets a fun makeover with sheer tulle, micro polkadots and a daring slit. 

BEST STREET STYLE

The looks on the Paris Fashion Week runways were fabulous, but the stylish stunners attending the shows looked every bit as fab as the catwalk queens. 

Johanna Olsson

View photo source. We adore Johanna's playful and classic style, and she's never afraid to make a statement. The unexpected color combo of her voluminous coat make it look extra decadent.

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We adore Johanna's playful and classic style, and she's never afraid to make a statement. The unexpected color combo of her voluminous coat make it look extra decadent.

View photo source.  How perfect is this classic look? We always suggest investing in high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time, so get your hands on a luxurious pair of tall boots and a soft striped tee!

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How perfect is this classic look? We always suggest investing in high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time, so get your hands on a luxurious pair of tall boots and a soft striped tee!

View photo source.  Cascading silk mixed with a rainbow mini bag? Sign us up! 

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Cascading silk mixed with a rainbow mini bag? Sign us up! 

View photo source.  Tweed is one of our top fabrics for fall, and we love this easy and darling outfit recipe! 

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Tweed is one of our top fabrics for fall, and we love this easy and darling outfit recipe! 

View photo source.  Color pick of 2017: mustard yellow! How beautiful is this golden hue with a muted red slipper heel? This look is a great example of kicking up classic pieces with fun colors. 

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Color pick of 2017: mustard yellow! How beautiful is this golden hue with a muted red slipper heel? This look is a great example of kicking up classic pieces with fun colors. 

View photo source.  Edgy denim and demure cap-toe booties are a fun way to transition into fall. Plus, a motorcycle jacket is a great investment that will carry you through every season.

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Edgy denim and demure cap-toe booties are a fun way to transition into fall. Plus, a motorcycle jacket is a great investment that will carry you through every season.

View photo source.  Make your slip dress cold weather appropriate by throwing on a thick teddy coat and tough booties!

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Make your slip dress cold weather appropriate by throwing on a thick teddy coat and tough booties!

View photo source. You all know how we feel about blush pink. In our eyes, it's the most perfect color that could ever exist. We adore this elegant and feminine gown with dainty embellishments. 

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You all know how we feel about blush pink. In our eyes, it's the most perfect color that could ever exist. We adore this elegant and feminine gown with dainty embellishments. 

View photo source.  This look is everything! We can't get enough of this bold electric lime dress with ruched details. 

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This look is everything! We can't get enough of this bold electric lime dress with ruched details. 

View photo source.  How pretty is this luscious layered dress?! We love the mix of lace, crochet and sweet ruffles. Chic rockstud heels take this look to the next level. 

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How pretty is this luscious layered dress?! We love the mix of lace, crochet and sweet ruffles. Chic rockstud heels take this look to the next level. 

Experience the Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 fashion show!

Out of all the moments from PFW, the Chanel show lands at the top of our list. 

We hope you enjoyed the KAC Team's picks from Paris Fashion Week! We loved following the shows and best moments via our favorite bloggers, editors and designers. Now that you've reviewed all of our top looks, tell us about your PFW favorites in the comments below! 

CANDID Q&A: KATHRYN ALLEN

Kathryn Allen

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Welcome back to Kathryn Allen Couture’s Candid Q&A series! At KAC, we’re so fortunate to be able to connect with many inspirational and talented women every single day. Relationships with these forward-thinkers and innovators motivate us to be our best selves no matter what life throws our way.

Today, I’m pleased to announce that we’re talking to the Couture Queen herself, Kathryn Allen! In addition to being a curator of stunning luxury handbags, our founder is an ever-inspiring mentor to many. She is easy going, funnier than any comedian you’ll ever meet and she has a few secrets to share with us today. Let's jump right in! 

Candid Q&A with Kathryn Allen

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1. What are three unexpected things you enjoy doing?

"A lot of people would be surprised to know that I LOVE going to my local hardware store! I love taking in the scent of all the products, hearing the paint being stirred and watching as people solve problem solve in creative ways. I always leave feeling inspired to repair or make something.

I’m also a big fan of a classic, all-American burger. No bells and whistles needed.

Lastly, people may be surprised to know how handy I am. I’m an excellent painter, I have some plumbing expertise, and I learned how to master intricate couture stitches from my friend’s mom when I was a child."

2. If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?   

"As an ode to my Italian heritage, I’d go with a great pasta."

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3. Where is your home-away-from-home?

“I have a few! My closest home-away-from-home would be my rose gardens. I love the tranquil sound of birds chirping and leaves gently blowing in the wind. When I’m in the mood for a therapeutic shopping session, I visit my friends at Saks, Neiman Marcus or Ulta.”

4. Any funny hidden talent we should know about?

"Honestly, none that I feel comfortable publishing."

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5. What is your favorite expensive beauty product, and what is your favorite inexpensive beauty product?

"My ultimate beauty indulgence is my La Mer skincare, and my favorite inexpensive products are my Faux Mink lashes and NYX lip lingerie."

6. Did you take any unexpected courses in school, or did you belong to any clubs? 

"You better believe it! I’m a bit of a nerd at heart, and I’m proud of that. I was involved in the Science Club, Debate Club, I was Student Body President and I went on to study Russian, business and economics."

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7.  If you weren’t in your current line of work, what are some of the other professions we may find you doing?

"I’d have a few professions, of course. I would definitely be a landscape architect, lawyer (I’ve learned from the best) and a pathologist."

8. What makes you feel at your best and most confident?

"I have a lot of tried and true ways to boost my confidence in a pinch. First off, you can’t go wrong with a perfectly-tailored blazer and the tribal pearl earrings by Dior. Add a pair of leather leggings to the mix, and you have the ultimate confident-boosting ensemble. I also feel in the zone and ultra-confident when I get a chance to go on a date with my hubby."

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9. What is your all-time favorite dessert?

"We’re traveling internationally for this question! I choose freshly-baked French macarons and Tiramisu."

10. Last but not least, what are you wearing today? 

"I'm channeling Kim-K today, and I'm rocking a pair of Adidas track pants, a tank and heels to spice up the look. It's a fun balance of casual and chic."

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Let's all give a big round of applause to Kathryn for answering our questions! Do you have a question for Kathryn or an upcoming guest blogger? Leave your questions in the comments below, and you'll see them in a future post! Hint: We love questions about fashion, beauty, business, school, empowerment and fun, lighthearted topics. 

All photos in this post can be found in Kathryn Allen's premier book, The Gardens At Riverstone. Purchase your copy today

 

KAC MODEL SPOTLIGHT: JILL CALDWELL

Kathryn Allen

Model: Jill Caldwell | Photographer: Drew Baugh | Lead Stylist: Kathryn Allen 

Model: Jill Caldwell | Photographer: Drew Baugh | Lead Stylist: Kathryn Allen 

Earlier this month, the KAC Team coordinated an epic photo shoot filled with vibrant colors, metallic textures and so many fabulous fashion moments, we still debate over which look is our favorite. 

We've put on plenty of photo shoots in the past, but this one felt extra special. We owe that to our ray-of-sunlight model, Jill Caldwell. The KAC Fall/Winter 2017 photo shoot was her first time modeling, and you would NEVER guess by her natural poses, her easy-going spirit and never-fading smile. She's gorgeous, sweet, sharp as a tack and could be a comedian in her spare time. We'll let Jill take it from here... 

Get to know Jill Caldwell:

"My name’s Jillian Caldwell, I’m 20 years old, I don’t take myself seriously, I’m kind of a goof in a sarcastic way, I love music, politics and law, history and I’m a fashion and makeup obsessed shopaholic. I honestly have no idea where I got it from. Nobody in my family was crazily engrossed in fashion. But here I am. I remember when I was little I collected these dolls they were called Bratz Dolls I had almost every single one. They had the best clothes. Ironically, I have a major phobia of dolls but I would get over it long enough to dress those things and then put them away. I think I was so into them because they had the wardrobe I wanted when I grew up. In fact, I’m almost positive that’s why I like a lot of the things I like. Clueless, Crybaby, Austin Powers, Friends, That 70’s show, Grunge, rock, metal, disco, and indie music. It’s pretty much a little taste of all my style choices. I’m a mess, I’m all over the board. My friends call me the wild card because they literally still don’t know how to describe me. It’s like a fish out of water, just opening and closing their mouths. Maybe that’s a shout out to my sign Pisces. I’m changeable in my style like I am with everything else." 

Q&A with Jill Caldwell: 

1.     Hi Jill! It was an incredible experience working with you on the KAC photo shoot. What was the experience like for you?

"Hi! I had so much fun. It was a little nerve-wracking at first since it was my first time ever doing a shoot but it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the experience! I really love fashion and I’ve always wanted to do something like this and hope I’ll have more opportunities in the future."

Featured Handbag: Blush Macro Annabelle

Featured Handbag: Blush Macro Annabelle

2.     It’s obvious that we share a passion for fashion! What are some of your favorite things happening in the fashion world right now?

"I’m really excited about the new coming and long overdue age of inclusion in fashion. I really like that they’re starting to bring in new perspectives. We’re seeing people with vitiligo and albinism which we’ve never really seen normalized up until recently as well as different needs people. I follow this one girl on Insta named Madeline Stuart and she’s starting to break barriers for people with down syndrome in the industry so I’m LOVING that. Trend wise, I really love that they flashed a light on the grunge style and indie lifestyle those are always a favorite."

Featured handbag: Chevron Macro Annabelle

Featured handbag: Chevron Macro Annabelle

3.     Gone are the days that celebrities and supermodels are the only trendsetters! How do you feel about real people taking the fashion world by storm?

"I feel like it’s the right time for it to happen. For me the best inspiration is just picking and choosing from random people I cross and giving it my own twist. So, I love that such a major thing like fashion is the peoples call. It’s so much more freeing."

4.     You’re extremely driven in both your work and college career. Where do you look for empowerment and inspiration? Do you have any role models?

"I’m really lucky to have such an encouraging and loving family. So aside from my parents, I just stay focused on the vision I’ve had for my future self and just keep working til I’ve reached what goals I’ve set for myself."

Featured handbag: Blush Macro Annabelle

Featured handbag: Blush Macro Annabelle

5.     You KILLED IT at the KAC photo shoot! If you could walk in any designer’s runway show, which designer would you choose?

"Ever since I was little I’ve been obsessed with Betsey Johnson and her wild style so her for sure. And Dolce and Gabbana, I adore them so much. I love boho and world patterns so much."

6.     Final question! Of all the KAC bags you rocked last week, which was your favorite? Hint: you don’t actually just have to choose one!

"My three faves were the green messenger, the leopard and this beautiful blood orange one."

Featured handbag: Emerald Ombre Macro Annabelle

We know, we know. Jill flat out ROCKS! We feel incredibly lucky to know her, and we're beyond excited to watch her flourish in her career--no matter where it takes her. 

At KAC, our idols are real people. We love feeling a true connection with someone, and we feel so fortunate to know genuine, kind people who are doing great things in this world, Jill included. Stay tuned for more KAC Spotlights, and make sure you flip through more photos from Jill's KAC shoot HERE! 

Artist Spotlight: Heather Whitecross

Kathryn Allen

Happy Monday, KAC fashionistas! If you need a boost of motivation and inspiration today, you have come to the right place. 

Today on the blog, we are spotlighting one of our all-time favorite artists and designers, Heather Whitecross of Heather's Shabby Cottage. Heather is the queen of shabby chic, and she has a talent for transforming antiques into dreamy, French-inspired, shabby chic creations. Heather is also experienced in sourcing authentic, rare French antiques that fit her shabby chic aesthetic. 

If you adore all things shabby chic, love antiques and enjoy repurposing furniture, make sure you follow Heather on INSTAGRAM and on her ETSY SHOP for even more inspiration! 

Antique Millinery Flower Crown. SHOP THE LOOK

Antique Millinery Flower Crown. SHOP THE LOOK

Q&A With Artist and Designer, Heather Whitecross

We adore your shabby chic aesthetic! What inspired you to start creating shabby chic pieces? 

"Thank you! I have always had a love for interior design but not everything is budget friendly so I started recreating things I wanted and it kind of took off from there. Once my creativity started flowing I couldn't stop!"

Shabby chic and antiques go hand-in-hand. Do you have a favorite antique piece? 

"Oh I definitely have a few favorites mostly antique theater costumes. If I had to pick one it would be this amazing dusty pink ballet dress that I bought from a seller in France a few years back."

Your online shop is filled with gorgeous pieces! Do you have any advice for someone starting a creative online business? 

"Thank you! If selling antiques, only buy what you love. I have found most people want what you want. It also is nice to get to enjoy the pretty treasures before they go to their new home ;)"

Obviously we share a love of flowers! What is your favorite variety of flower?

"Definitely David Austin English roses! I have 28 different and plan on adding more. So fragrant and beautiful."

Discover a few of our favorite pieces from Heather's store!

Huge lot vintage millinery pieces. SHOP THE LOOK

Huge lot vintage millinery pieces. SHOP THE LOOK

Wonderful rare ruffled antique pierrot collar. SHOP THE LOOK

Wonderful rare ruffled antique pierrot collar. SHOP THE LOOK

Set of 4 Victorian French lace curtain panels. SHOP THE LOOK

Set of 4 Victorian French lace curtain panels. SHOP THE LOOK

1920 Masquerade Feather Mask. SHOP THE LOOK

1920 Masquerade Feather Mask. SHOP THE LOOK

We would like to thank Heather for taking the time to share her advice and inspirations with us. We can't get enough of her rustic, shabby chic aesthetic, and we love shopping her intricate, feminine pieces!

Want to discover more shabby chic inspirations? Stay tuned for a special post about Kathryn's shabby favorites, and for an exclusive look at her debut book, The Garden's At Riverstone

KAC Style Icon: Kiran Chhabria

Kathryn Allen

Image Source: Christie's Handbags | https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/christies-handbag-shop/lots/209

Image Source: Christie's Handbags | https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/christies-handbag-shop/lots/209

Welcome back, KAC Fashionistas! Today, we have a very special surprise that will surely leave you feeling inspired and ready to release your inner Girl Boss!

As all of you know, our world revolves around luxurious, beautiful handbags. It’s what we’re all about! And when we find someone equally passionate about magnificently-crafted bags, you better believe we want to talk to them.

When we first came across Kiran Chhabria’s Instagram page (@HowSheSpendsIt), we were completely blown away. Not only does this beauty have incredible style and a genuinely positive outlook—she also has the most amazing luxury handbag collection we have ever laid our eyes on! Stunning styles of Hermes, Chanel, Goyard, Dior—we could swoon over her Instagram feed all day!

We finally reached out to Kiran and expressed how much joy her work brings us, and guess what? She responded, and agreed to answer a few questions for us! We are beyond grateful for Kiran’s kindness, and for her taking the time to chat about handbags with us. Now, let's get to the Q&A!

Q&A with Kiran Chhabria

Image source: Ahlan Magazine | http://www.ahlanlive.com/kiran-m-chhabria-591444.html

Image source: Ahlan Magazine | http://www.ahlanlive.com/kiran-m-chhabria-591444.html

1. Your handbag collection is truly outstanding! What ignited your passion for luxurious, beautiful handbags? 

"Thank you so much! Some women love jewelry, some art, some are shoe addicts, for me handbags were always the one item that I felt transformed an outfit, were timeless (depending on which you buy) and would always "fit" no matter what my size (fellow yo-yo dieters and size fluctuaters will understand the importance of this one!) As my spending ability grew, I found myself investing more and more in handbags and less in other things and so I guess without realizing it, my collection just grew!"

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

2. Do you have any tips for someone purchasing their first luxury handbag? 

"If you're an adult investing in your first luxury handbag, my first tip would be to resist the temptation to buy an "it" bag and instead to invest in something that won't look outdated in a season or two. My second tip would be to buy a bag you will actually use. Instead of buying that one special item as a clutch bag or in an impractical colour, get something you will be able to truly enjoy to your hearts content. But of course these are tips, and if someone has their heart set on something, that's what they should go with."

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

3. What are some of the most rewarding aspects of sharing your love for handbags on your social media platforms? 

"Probably hearing from fellow handbag lovers who admire the pieces as much as I do. I love seeing people unbox their babies or talk about how much joy procuring a new bag gave them, and I think I give the same to them. Many are true handbag aficionados and it's so fun to swap stories and pictures of our purchases."

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

4. If you were a handbag, what kind would you be, and why would you be that particular handbag? 

"I'd definitely be something limited edition and personalized- my favourite type of pieces ;)"

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

5. Obviously we share an obsession for handbags! What are some of your other passions and hobbies? 

"I love to read and write. Fun fact: I actually started posting pics of my handbags two years ago to get more followers and promote my debut novel, "Kitty in the City." My instagram however took a life of its own and sadly very few who even follow me know I'm an author."

Pick up your copy of Kiran's debut novel, Kitty in the City, HERE.

Pick up your copy of Kiran's debut novel, Kitty in the City, HERE.

6. Are there any handbags on your wishlist right now? 

"I cannot have enough Hermes Kelly Mini 2's so am on a global hunt to get as many colours as I can!"

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/howshespendsit/?hl=en

Okay, how fabulous is Kiran?! We've already ordered our copy of Kitty in the City, and it's definitely going to be our go-to summer read. 

To learn more about Kiran and her incredible collection of rare bag beauties, check out this blog post by Purse Bop and follow her on Instagram!

We would like to thank Kiran for chatting with us about handbags today, and we're so excited to see all of the great things she does next!

KAC Style Icon: Amanda Brooke

Kathryn Allen

Here at Kathryn Allen Couture, we feel very fortunate to meet so many incredible style stars through the power of Instagram. Being able to connect with our fellow fashion lovers--no matter where in the world they call home--is a dream come true, and it has resulted in countless friendships and lifelong relationships for us. 

Not long ago, we stumbled upon Amanda Brooke's Instagram page, and we were instantly hooked! She is the queen of bohemian-chic and glamorous style, and she's not afraid to play with fun textures and patterns. Amanda is the author of the ever-inspiring blog, From Apple to Orange (it's also her Instagram name!), and she is always posting her stunning outfits on Instagram. 

Amanda was kind enough to answer a few questions that we had about her life as a trendsetting blogger and influencer, and we're so excited to share her inspirational quotes with you!

Q&A with Amanda Brook--From Apple to Orange

We absolutely adore your style! Where do you source inspiration for your looks?

"I take inspiration from everything around me… I have never been one to blindly follow trends, but instead fashion happens for me organically.  I love to go thrifting and I keep clothing for years and repurpose items all the time. I literally can and do shop everywhere, from high-end department stores to little hole in the wall joints that sell earrings for $5. I also like to be creative and can take a scarf I find in a Nicaraguan flea market and turn it into a skirt.  I also don’t buy anything unless I absolutely love it, sometimes I may be over an item in my hand by the time I get to the register."

Your blog, From Apple To Orange, is one of our favorite sources for outfit inspiration. What inspired you to start your blog? And how did you come up with such a fun blog name?

"The name fromappletoorange was inspired by my transition from the Big Apple (NYC) to Miami (home of those Florida oranges). The first decade of my career was in the fashion industry but I knew when I landed in Miami I’d likely have to find a new area to specialize in. I didn’t want to give up my love for the world of fashion or my connection to the industry and had a light bulb moment. I had worked with bloggers before, and I thought, 'I could do this.'"

What are some of your favorite aspects of being a fashion blogger?

"I love to get feedback from my followers.  It used to be that I would put together a fabulous outfit but maybe only see my family or a group of friends — now 57,000 people can tell me what they think!  Also, blogging has changed how I see the world around me, it’s made me more present.  I am always looking for beautiful backgrounds and scenes to take photos of."

Do you have any advice for aspiring fashion bloggers?

"Just do it!  I had no idea that I’d be where I am just over a year later, but you never know. Creating a cool Instagram account is fun and it’s free, so why not give it a chance?  As a blogger you should find your own voice or style that is uniquely yours.  Don’t try to imitate other bloggers. I’m sure you’ve noticed but being eclectic is my thing. Also, be selective about what you post—if you are feeling just “eh” about a photo, your followers will probably feel the same way."

Are there any trends or designers you are loving right now?

"I am loving the glamour sunglass trend.  I can’t get enough of the embellishments, mirroring and adornments that are popping up on sunnies (of course it helps living in Miami, where sunglasses are a must). And, I’m really into micro-patterned dresses in all lengths and shapes for the summer. Prints can be tricky and very personal but there are such strong ones out there right now with such cool cuts and movement. Fashion is fun so don’t be afraid to step out of your box to try something unusual.

Designer wise, I was recently in Cannes and found this store Pep’s that I can’t stop dreaming about. I bought 3 dresses and wish I had purchased more. I also really love what Zimmerman and Caroline Constas are doing right now. Altuzurra, Celine and Gucci are killing it in the shoe department and Katherine Cordero has some fantastic statement jewelry pieces. But that’s how I feel today, ask me tomorrow and who knows?"

We would like to thank Amanda for taking the time to talk to us. It is a surreal experience to connect with someone who has been the source of endless inspiration! 

If you've enjoyed reading all about Amanda Brooke of From Apple to Orange, check out her blog and follow her on Instagram to see even more of her creative style concoctions!

Thank you all for joining us today. Visit us again next Monday at 12:00 p.m. EST for another exciting post!

 

LOOKING LUXE FOR LESS

Kathryn Allen

Welcome back, KAC fashionistas!

We have some exciting things brewing here at the Headquarters—including an exclusive giveaway that will be announced next week!

Right now, we want to talk about a subject we are immensely passionate about—shopping! You may have noticed that we swoon over a lot of gorgeous runway pieces here on the blog, but to let you in on a little secret, we are equally obsessed by Zara, ASOS, Pixie Market, Fashion Bunker and all of the amazing and affordable fashion options that exist in today’s market.

Get ready to bulk up your spring fashion wishlist, because we’ve selected a lineup of must-have pieces that will look fabulous without breaking the bank! 

ZARA

EMBROIDERED MINI DRESS

If you're trying to accomplish a killer luxe for less look, pay close attention to fabrics, shapes and little details. The sweet ruffled neckline of this piece and the delicate hanging layers look elegant and slightly antique. The embroidered floral details make this dress extra special and runway ready. 

If you're trying to accomplish a killer luxe for less look, pay close attention to fabrics, shapes and little details. The sweet ruffled neckline of this piece and the delicate hanging layers look elegant and slightly antique. The embroidered floral details make this dress extra special and runway ready. 

 

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE CARMINE ANNABELLE

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE CARMINE ANNABELLE

Who says you have to spend thousands of dollars on a chunky cashmere sweater in a beautiful blush shade? Thanks to Zara, you can sport a luxurious pullover for less than $200. We would love to pair this pretty knit with a pleated dove-grey skirt and satin ballerina flats!

Who says you have to spend thousands of dollars on a chunky cashmere sweater in a beautiful blush shade? Thanks to Zara, you can sport a luxurious pullover for less than $200. We would love to pair this pretty knit with a pleated dove-grey skirt and satin ballerina flats!

 

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE DOVE GREY ANNABELLE

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE DOVE GREY ANNABELLE

This '80s inspired top is the manifestation of our shabby chic fantasies. The romantic balloon sleeves and delicate embroidery give this piece a bit of vintage flair, while the structure creates a modern shape.  WEAR IT WITH

This '80s inspired top is the manifestation of our shabby chic fantasies. The romantic balloon sleeves and delicate embroidery give this piece a bit of vintage flair, while the structure creates a modern shape. 

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE BLUSH MACRO ANNABELLE

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE BLUSH MACRO ANNABELLE

ONE SHOULDER BLAZER

Several of us here at the KAC Headquarters own this fishnet top from Pixie Market in both black and cream, and it has quickly become a wardrobe staple! One thing that's still on our wishlist is this innovative one shoulder blazer. This piece looks so chic and versatile, we can't wait to get our hands on it!

Several of us here at the KAC Headquarters own this fishnet top from Pixie Market in both black and cream, and it has quickly become a wardrobe staple! One thing that's still on our wishlist is this innovative one shoulder blazer. This piece looks so chic and versatile, we can't wait to get our hands on it!

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE AZTEC NIYAH CLUTCH 

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE AZTEC NIYAH CLUTCH 

This ivory dress reminds us of what a futuristic Greek goddess would wear. The slit bell sleeves give this dress the look of a cape and the ruffle detail softens the structure of this piece. If you're searching for an unexpected dress to carry you through spring and summer, this is the perfect piece for you!

This ivory dress reminds us of what a futuristic Greek goddess would wear. The slit bell sleeves give this dress the look of a cape and the ruffle detail softens the structure of this piece. If you're searching for an unexpected dress to carry you through spring and summer, this is the perfect piece for you!

The name of these pants say it all. First impressions mean a lot, and our first impression of these pants is WOW! The sleek blush fabric and ruffle detail are feminine and fashion forward while still being office appropriate. So go head, rock these beauties 9-5 during the week with a smart blazer and pair them with a lightweight knit on the weekend. 

The name of these pants say it all. First impressions mean a lot, and our first impression of these pants is WOW! The sleek blush fabric and ruffle detail are feminine and fashion forward while still being office appropriate. So go head, rock these beauties 9-5 during the week with a smart blazer and pair them with a lightweight knit on the weekend. 

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE BRONZE LIZ TOTE

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE BRONZE LIZ TOTE

ASOS

ASOS PETITE Sweater Dress with Ruffle

This one is for all of our fellow petite girls out there! One of the best aspects of ASOS is the wonderful selection of clothing for all shapes, including petite, tall, plus and maternity. We love that ASOS understands that every body is different and there is no one size fits all. It's still chilly here at the KAC Headquarters, and we're dreaming of wearing this fuzzy ice-blue sweater dress! The ribbed ruffle at the shoulders adds a high end twist to this affordable piece. 

This one is for all of our fellow petite girls out there! One of the best aspects of ASOS is the wonderful selection of clothing for all shapes, including petite, tall, plus and maternity. We love that ASOS understands that every body is different and there is no one size fits all. It's still chilly here at the KAC Headquarters, and we're dreaming of wearing this fuzzy ice-blue sweater dress! The ribbed ruffle at the shoulders adds a high end twist to this affordable piece. 

 

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE GREY RETICULATED PYTHON ANNABELLE

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE GREY RETICULATED PYTHON ANNABELLE

This dress is one of our absolute favorites! The candy-coated appearance of the pastel stripes give an unexpected element to our favorite basic pattern. We would love to see this dress with a luxurious velvet bootie and a lacy choker to draw attention to the neckline. 

This dress is one of our absolute favorites! The candy-coated appearance of the pastel stripes give an unexpected element to our favorite basic pattern. We would love to see this dress with a luxurious velvet bootie and a lacy choker to draw attention to the neckline. 

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE GLACIER BLUE ANNABELLE

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE GLACIER BLUE ANNABELLE

We love a good wallet-friendly wardrobe staple, and this fluted sleeve shift dress definitely takes the cake! This darling frock is just asking to be worn with a pearl-adorned collar and a cinched in corset belt. Not to mention, it would be darling paired with elegant tights for the office!

We love a good wallet-friendly wardrobe staple, and this fluted sleeve shift dress definitely takes the cake! This darling frock is just asking to be worn with a pearl-adorned collar and a cinched in corset belt. Not to mention, it would be darling paired with elegant tights for the office!

 

WEAR IT WITH 

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE ROSE MADELEINE MESSENGER

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE ROSE MADELEINE MESSENGER

Every fashion darling needs a beautiful blazer that's elegant enough to impress and comfortable enough to dress down. This military-inspired number fits the bill, and it's sure to give you endless wear through every season! The golden buttons give this blazer that extra bit of oomph, making it a chic option for any time of the year. 

Every fashion darling needs a beautiful blazer that's elegant enough to impress and comfortable enough to dress down. This military-inspired number fits the bill, and it's sure to give you endless wear through every season! The golden buttons give this blazer that extra bit of oomph, making it a chic option for any time of the year. 

WEAR IT WITH

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE AZURE BLUE LIZ TOTE 

KATHRYN ALLEN COUTURE AZURE BLUE LIZ TOTE 

And there we have it, friends! You don't have to spend a million bucks to look like the style star you are. We personally love splurging on a great investment piece, including handbags--obviously! Be smart about your purchases, and don't feel bad about trying the less expensive version of a trend before going all out on the designer alternative. 

We hope you added some of these pieces to your wishlist! If you did, be sure to take an outfit picture, and tag Kathryn Allen Couture on Instagram so we can see your outfit recipes!

FAVORITE SPRING HANDBAG CHARMS

Kathryn Allen

Today marks the first day of spring, and we are celebrating the new season by indulging in some of our favorite trends! If you follow KAC on Instagram, you already know that we are mad about darling charms to adorn our luxurious handbags. After all, accessories need accessories, too!

Our favorite boutiques are currently stocked with innovative, chic and funky charms that are perfect for freshening up your favorite handbags for the new season. Today, we are bringing you a curation of the sweet charms we can't wait to sport. And to keep the conversation going, make sure you tell us about your favorite charms in the comments below!

Now, let's get inspired!

PRADA

Toucan feather-trimmed paneled leather keychain

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BURBERRY 

Metallic textured-leather keychain

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VERSACE

Greca Medusa keyring

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ANYA HINDMARCH 

Kawaii Yum pouch keyring

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STELLA MCCARTNEY

rabbit keyring

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LES PETITS JOUEURS

bag keyring 

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FENDI

monster bag charm 

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MOSCHINO

crowned teddy bear keyring

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The majority of the charms featured above have a whimsical quality that we can't get enough of. Fashion powerhouses are transforming our childhood dream toys into wearable art that adds a touch of individuality to any bag. 

Another charm trend that's too good to be true? Adorning tiny handbags with the tiniest handbags (see the Burberry and Les Petits Joueurs charms above). We love rocking this trend with a PM Annabelle, GM Annabelle, or the itty-bitty Macro Annabelle. 

Now that we've given you a look at our favorite handbag charms, we want to read about your favorite! Which KAC handbag do you dream of adorning with cute charms? Tell us in the comments and on our Instagram page!

FALLING FOR FENDI

Kathryn Allen

Here at KAC, we have a burning passion for all things Paris, Marie Antoinette and the Palace of Versailles. Add freshly-baked macarons and handbags to that list, and you essentially have a compilation of our most cherished things. Karl Lagerfeld says the inspiration behind Fendi's Spring/Summer 2017 RTW collection are the best elements of the Parisian past and present. 

Cascading florals, opulent Rococo frills and a sense of modern day charm bond together to create a lavish spread of fashion must haves.

We are dedicating this entire post to the beauty of Fendi's Spring/Summer 2017 RTW collection and as a special bonus, we are sprinkling in a few images of our favorite KAC handbags modeling Fendi's latest straps and charms.

If Marie Antoinette were here with us right now, we think she would say, "Let them eat couture."

Let's dig in!

KAC with a Fendi strap and charm. 

KAC with a Fendi strap and charm. 

Image source: Vogue 

Image source: Vogue 

KAC with a Fendi strap.

KAC with a Fendi strap.

Image source: Vogue

Image source: Vogue

An ultra rare KAC with a Fendi strap.

An ultra rare KAC with a Fendi strap.

Image source: Vogue

Image source: Vogue

The KAC Ombre Macro Annabelle with a Fendi strap and charm. 

The KAC Ombre Macro Annabelle with a Fendi strap and charm. 

Image source: Vogue

Image source: Vogue

The KAC Annabelle with a Fendi charm and strap. 

The KAC Annabelle with a Fendi charm and strap. 

Image source: Vogue

Image source: Vogue

The KAC Annabelle with a Fendi strap and charm. 

The KAC Annabelle with a Fendi strap and charm. 

Image source: Vogue 

Image source: Vogue 

Image source: Vogue 

Image source: Vogue 

Image source: Vogue 

Image source: Vogue 

If Fendi called us up right now, we would tell them to go ahead and wipe our bank accounts clean. This collection is the equivalent of fashion heaven, and you better believe that we're going to be talking about it for years to come. 

We had a blast swooning over Fendi's new collection with you! Come back next week for another round of KAC inspiration!

STYLE ROUNDUP: MILAN FASHION WEEK

Kathryn Allen

The runway shows at Milan Fashion Week have been out of this world amazing. From the catwalks of Rochas to Saint Laurent, we are totally fashing out! With that said, we have to admit that our favorite fashion moments don't always happen on the catwalks. They happen on the bustling sidewalks leading to the shows. 

We have created a collection of our current top street style looks from Milan Fashion Week. If you're in need of some fabulous outfit inspiration for the week, just keep scrolling!

All photographs were taken by Christian Viereg. Discover the image sources here

Trend to try: Mix your materials! We love the idea of wearing buttery-smooth fur with lightweight feathers. 

Trend to try: Skip the chunky necklace and let your top's zipper pull be the statement instead. Best of all, you can choose how high or low you want to go!

Trend to try: When in doubt, turn to classic camel. In the winter, we practically live in black as our favorite neutral. Wearing camel in its place is a great way to lighten up for spring!

Trend to try: Let 'em hear you roar! We love the idea of pairing a bold fur with sheer tights for a unique and sensual outfit combo. 

Trend to try: Pull inspiration from your favorite candy shop! We love the glistening sugar-coated look of this bold knitted skirt. 

Trend to try: Don't rely on sequins to make your looks shine. Give patent leather a try, too! Start small by opting for a pair of patent chelsea boots or go all out with a patent moto jacket!

Trend to try: What's a girl to do when it's freezing cold outside, but you still want to feel spring-y? Wear a vibrant fur! We love how these friends mixed their bold furs with athletic-inspired gear and '80s flair!

Trend to try: When in doubt, go wide! We will always heart our skinnies, but there is something so refreshing and chic about a colorful pair of wide-leg trousers. 

Trend to try: There are so many great trends happening here, we can't chose just one! We love the metallic plum booties and their ability to pull out the color of her yellow, floral dress. Cinch in a ruffly dress with a statement belt, and you've got yourself a look!

Our list of fashion week favorites will surely grow in the coming weeks. Be sure to come back every Monday for a new style-tastic post with the KAC crew! 

Thanks for reading, friends!

TOP 2017 OSCARS FASHION

Kathryn Allen

The Oscars may be over, but we’re still oohing and ahhing over the magnificent looks from last night’s red carpet showcase. Out of all the trends we spotted on our favorite Hollywood A-listers, our top picks include intricate beadwork, golden details, plunging necklines, fluffy feathers and retro fringe. 

Today, we're breaking down our favorite fabulous fashion moments from the 2017 Oscars, and we want you to tell us about your favorite looks in the comments below, or on our Instagram page

Sofia Boutella

Gown: Chanel 

Why we love it: This look makes us think of the most decadent dessert imaginable. Sofia's fitted silver bead-adorned bodice billows out into feathery perfection. This look proves that you never have to choose between feathers and sparkles! 

Emma Roberts

Gown: Vintage Armani Privé 

Why we love it: Emma's Armani frock may be vintage, but it fits in perfectly with this season's lingerie-inspired trends. Her plunging neckline, lace bodice, corseted waist and beaded cream skirt add to the romanticism of this look. 

Halle Berry

Gown: Versace 

Why we love it: An Art Deco masterpiece! The stunning beadwork on Halle's Versace number create a stunning pattern, finished with a tied sash that melts in with the rest of her glitzy beaded fringe. In addition, we're in awe of the flowing train that trails behind her beautifully crafted gown. 

Olivia Culpo

Gown: Marchesa 

Why we love it: Another example of a stunning plunging neckline accompanied by hand-beaded details. The delicate beaded fringe gracing Olivia's shoulders reminds us of couture icicles and we're all about the bold tie belt just below the gown's bodice. Each fringed layer of Olivia's haute gown are worthy of their very own fashion Oscar. 

Emma Stone

Gown: Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

Why we love it: With her golden beadwork, intricate detailing and soft waves, Emma could easily be mistaken for a Grecian goddess. It's safe to say that Emma's glimmering gold masterpiece was the true star of this year's Oscars red carpet, along with her delicate dangling earrings. We give this celeb an A+ on her style report card!

 Naomie Harris

Gown: Calvin Klein

Why we love it: Naomie's modern high-low skirt and cutout detail are infused with old-world elegance, thanks to her gorgeous beadwork. And we want to take a moment to appreciate her unique sandals! We love the contrasting details of her canary-yellow crystalized heels. Naomie's look may appear simple, but it's filled with clever details!

Nicole Kidman

Gown: Armani Privé

Why we love it: In our opinion, this Aussie beauty always dominates the red carpet with sleek, fitted gowns, and this year's Oscars were no exception. Nicole's form-fitting gown is the perfect canvas for showing off the patterns created by meticulous beadwork, and her softly pulled back hair further accentuates the beauty of her look. Once again, Nicole proves that she is a red carpet queen!

Did you catch last night's Oscars fashion and post-show looks? Tell us all about your favorite looks right here, or on our Instagram page! What would you wear if you were attending the Academy Awards? We can't speak for our gown, but you can trust that we would have a Macro Annabelle or Niyah Clutch in hand! 

KAC's 2017 Runway Favorites

Kathryn Allen

Left: Image from Chanel's Spring Couture 2017 Show. Right: Image from Zimmermann's RTW Fall 2017 Show.

Left: Image from Chanel's Spring Couture 2017 Show. Right: Image from Zimmermann's RTW Fall 2017 Show.

Happy Monday to all of you gorgeous style stars out there! We are feeling inspired and ready to shop after swooning over the latest runway presentations. We wanted to breakdown a few of our favorite NYFW shows, but we simply couldn’t choose our favorites! We want to thank our wonderful followers and clients for helping us narrow down the list.

We’re also celebrating our favorite Spring Couture 2017 fashion show and London RTW show in this post, and as a special bonus, we are going to show you how to coordinate each designer’s looks with a KAC handbag.

Grab a piping-hot espresso, sit back and get ready for your weekly dose of inspiration!

On to the shows…

CHANEL 

SPRING COUTURE 2017 | PARIS

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Images above come from Chanel's Spring Couture 2017 Paris Show. 

Images above come from Chanel's Spring Couture 2017 Paris Show. 

THE LOOK: FLOUNCY FEATHERS, INTRICATE BEADING, CLASSIC TWEED, SOFT PASTELS 

PAIR IT WITH: THE BLUSH MACRO ANNABELLE

Chanel's Spring Couture 2017 show left us speechless with its billowy feather details, timeless tweed and feminine silhouettes. We have an everlasting obsession with Chanel's posh Parisian styles, luxurious materials and effortless elegance. The soft pink fur on our widely-coveted Blush Macro Annabelle is the perfect match for Chanel's spring 2017 pieces. 

 

ZIMMERMANN

RTW FALL 2017 | NEW YORK

All images above come from Zimmermann's RTW Fall 2017 runway show. 

All images above come from Zimmermann's RTW Fall 2017 runway show. 

THE LOOK: '70S FLORALS, ROMANTIC RUFFLES, SHEER FABRICS, DELICATE LACE

PAIR IT WITH: THE BRONZE LIZ TOTE

Zimmermann's Fall 2017 collection combines a few of our favorite things: dainty cream-toned lace, pink velvet, teddy coats and retro florals. Instead of pairing these pieces with an ultra-fem bag, we chose a structured neutral tote with a lustrous finish to add a bit of masculine-inspired flair. 

 

ANYA HINDMARCH 

RTW FALL 2017 | LONDON

All images above come from Anya Hindmarch's RTW Fall 2017 show in London. 

All images above come from Anya Hindmarch's RTW Fall 2017 show in London. 

THE LOOK: IMAGINATIVE PATTERNS, ANIMATED TOUCHES, NEUTRAL MEETS RAINBOW, LUX FUR

PAIR IT WITH: THE MONARCH ORANGE MACRO ANNABELLE

We've adorned many KAC handbags with Anya's iconically innovative stickers, and we are equally dedicated fans of her ready-to-wear fashion! Anya is known for her slightly quirky patterns combined with classically luxurious fabrics. We love the use of vivid jewel tones in her latest RTW collection, and we would love to see the pieces above with our stunning Monarch Orange Macro Annabelle! And a little extra tip-- pair one of Anya's fun straps with your KAC!

 

DELPOZO 

RTW FALL 2017 | NEW YORK

All images above come from Delpozo's RTW Fall 2017 runway show.

All images above come from Delpozo's RTW Fall 2017 runway show.

THE LOOK: OVERSIZED SEQUINS, BOLD COLORS, LUSCIOUS KNITS, METALLIC HINTS

PAIR IT WITH: THE AZURE BLUE MACRO ANNABELLE

Delpozo left us in fashion heaven with their creative use of 3-D floral details and ornate textiles. Boldly beautiful knits get a modern twist with shiny paillettes an abstract patterns. We would love to see a bright pop of blue from the Azure Macro Annabelle to help carry these works of wearable art into the warmer months. 

 

ZANG TOI

RTW FALL 2017 | NEW YORK

All images above come from Zang Toi's RTW Fall 2017 runway show. 

All images above come from Zang Toi's RTW Fall 2017 runway show. 

THE LOOK: DEMURE SHAPES, SLEEK VELVET & SILK, TIMELESS SILHOUETTES, REGAL INSPIRATION

PAIR IT WITH: THE CHESTNUT CROCODILE NIYAH CLUTCH

If you've been following us for a while, you know that we are head-over-heels in love with Zang's magnificent works of fashionable art (If you haven't seen the photo of Kathryn posing with Zang, head over to our Founder Q&A post now!). We can't wait to introduce a few of his gorgeously classic pieces into our wardrobes, and pair them with a variety of dreamy jewels and timeless handbags. We would love to see his latest runway looks styled with the Chestnut Crocodile Niyah Clutch for a burst of warmth and extra glamour. 

We hope you've enjoyed our top picks from 2017's Paris, NYC and London shows! We will be styling our most-loved trends with our KAC favorites in the coming months, so be sure to follow us on Instagram!

Thank you again to the wonderful fashionistas who helped us choose our featured designers for this post. We love getting feedback from our readers, so leave yours in the comments below or on our Instagram page! 

 

 

 

 

New York Fashion Week Street Style

Kathryn Allen

If there's one thing our favorite runway-bound fashionistas have proven over the last 7 days, it's that a little (or a LOT) of snow will not keep them from parading down the slushy streets of NYC flaunting their fabulous style! 

We've had a blast keeping up with the runway shows over the past week, but it's the street style stars who have truly captured our attention.

Here is a breakdown of the best fashion fusions we've spotted around NYC! As always, make sue you follow our top picks to keep up with their latest and greatest inspirations. 

Mary Gui

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Emily Luciano

Instagram | Lovely Luciano Blog 

Michelle Madsen

Instagram | Take Aim Blog

Mathilda Olsson & Johanna Olsson 

Johanna's Instagram | Mathilda's Instagram

Shea Marie

Instagram

Sora Choi

Instagram

Eva Chen

Instagram

Tineey Tsang

Instagram

Camille Charrière

Instagram

Our top fashionistas from NYFW stayed toasty, cozy and chic with voluminous furs, fuzzy knits, luxurious boots and swoon-tastic accessories. Week 2 of NYFW is just kicking off, and we're already seeing tons of style goals on the runway and on the city streets. 

To all of our brave style stars in NYC, stay warm and fabulous! 

The Week's Top Style Photos

Kathryn Allen

Welcome back KAC Fashionistas! 

Today, we would like to share the fashion photos that left us speechless, inspired and ready to shop over the past 7 days. Our Instagram feed seems like an endless portal of eclectic style and art, and we would like to dedicate this post to 10 of the best outfit photos we spotted this week. 

We hope these looks leave you feeling inspired to try out some new trends and pieces. Follow all of the style stars mentioned below so you don't miss a beat!

Tamara Kalinic

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We are in awe of Tamara's flowing pale-lavender gown by Rami Kadi. And it certainly doesn't hurt that she is overlooking one of our favorite cities!

Bankè | A Style Diary 

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Bankè's London Fashion Week look had us scrambling to find the perfect blush-tone fluffy coat! Her lace-up over the knee boots and vibrant peach Gucci belt only added to the irresistible chic-ness of her OOTD. 

Mel | Mel In Melbourne 

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It's no secret that we may be just a touch obsessed with Gucci, and it just so happens that Mel is a huge fan, too! We adore Mel's classic ensemble that perfectly showcases her bold and beautiful Gucci handbag. 

Holly | Petite Flower Presents

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We're head-over-heels in love with Holly's bold outfit recipe! We love how she created depth and texture to her look by mixing prints, and by topping her look with a statement military-inspired coat. 

Johanna Olsson

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Johanna is one of our favorite style stars, and we love her dazzling spin on a classic sweater and jeans look. Johanna's crystal adorned sling back pumps in a vibrant blue shade add instant glam to her minimal outfit. What a perfect way to dress up your favorite basics!

Up Close and Stylish 

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This look could have been pulled from a fashion fairytale. From the pink Fendi Peekaboo to the crystalized rainbow shoes, this outfit is the ultimate expression of fun and feminine style and we simply can't get enough of it!

Emily Luciano

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We couldn't make it through this post without more Gucci and more blush-tone fur! We love the luxurious elements of Emily's look styled with her distressed denim. This look is proof that casual pieces and couture can come together to create a vision of perfect stye harmony! 

Jennifer Worman | Red Soles and Red Wine

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Jennifer's lacy red romper and blush heels are making spring's arrival even more anticipated! We love the subtle rose pattern featured on her lace romper and the cherry-red brick background adds even more romantic-glam to her OOTD. 

Blaire Eadie

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Pink cashmere sweater. Pink roses. Pink Chanel. This outfit is our definition of perfection! We love Blaire's layering of varying pink shades that create soft and chic dimension. In addition, we adore her pale-blush monogram scarf! 

Nina Schwichtenberg

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Nina's eclectic OOTD is the definition of bohemian luxe! We adore the rich chestnut hue of her ankle boots and the lacy hem of her flowing crops. This look has us longing to find the perfect paisley-printed jacket!

We hope you enjoyed an insider look at the images that left us ready to dominate fashion this week! Out of our top 10, which outfit are you most excited to recreate? Tell us all about it on our Instagram page!

Thanks for joining us for another fashionably fun post! We'll be back next Monday for another style story.  

Q&A with KAC Founder, Kathryn Allen

Kathryn Allen

Okay KAC Fashionistas, hold on to your Maison Michel fedoras, because I have a very special surprise for you today! 

Behind each magnificently-crafted Kathryn Allen Couture handbag, there is one incredible woman running the show. She’s dedicated, passionate about all things fashion and she makes the Energizer Bunny look like a total slacker. On top of it all, she’s nice. And when I say nice, I mean she’s the kind of person who goes far out of her way to help others in all situations. 

Today, we are sitting down with Kathryn Allen for a fun-filled Q&A that had both of us rolling with laughter as we went through the interview. Grab a cup of coffee, and get to know the darling who created the Annabelle! 

Now, on to the questions!

1.    So, I hear you love fashion! There are a lot of interesting and eclectic trends hitting the runways right now. Do you have any current favorites? 

I have an ongoing obsession with Gucci, and I may need fashion therapy to survive the current collection. I have actually lost sleep over Gucci’s latest runway pieces! One of my favorite past collections is Chanel’s Cuba collection. Havana, Cuba is one place that I have yet to visit, but I dream of traveling there. I am ever-inspired by the history, vibrant architecture and preservation of retro touches. 

2.    If someone were to create a Kathryn Allen cartoon, what would her permanent uniform be? (Besides an Annabelle, of course!)

The cartoon version Kathryn Allen would live in her sparkling Gucci Marmont pumps, a Chanel necklace, my favorite leather leggings from ASOS and a structured Balmain blazer. Also, the Annabelle would be adorned with a precious Fendi charm, of course.

3.    A little birdy told me that you enjoy getting crafty every now and then. Do you have any pieces in your closet that you’ve deconstructed to give them that classic Kathryn Allen touch? 

I am about to begin work on customizing a very special coat with a unique pearl fastening. I’ll share the results on Instagram when it’s complete! 

4.    As someone with an eye for design and a great individual style, what would you say are the 5 most important pieces that every woman MUST have in her wardrobe?   

Every woman should own a strand of pearls (real or faux), fabulous pumps, a perfectly fitted blazer, a pair grey jeans and a beautifully constructed coat that will last year after year. 

5.    You are the definition of #GirlBoss. What items in your closet always give you the confidence to take on the world? 

The KAC Annabelle, of course! There is no better feeling than holding your essentials in a beautifully-made handbag. 

When I go on a date with my wonderful husband, I love feeling fabulous in an exceptionally fitted LBD and chic heels. 

A few of my other favorite confidence-boosting pieces are a beautiful leather jacket, a Maison Michel fedora and a special vintage piece. 

6.    If you had to strut your stuff on the runway for a designer’s show, who would you choose and why?  

I would choose the amazing Zang Toi. I had the opportunity to meet him at a trunk show just a few years back, and his energy and passion for his work instantly filled me with inspiration. He is so in touch with his work, and each of his pieces truly are works of art. The detail of his fashion is unbelievable, and I cherish the Zang Toi masterpiece creations I have in my wardrobe. 

Kathryn Allen with designer, Zang Toi. 

Kathryn Allen with designer, Zang Toi. 

7.    Let’s say you had a run in with a fashion wizard, and they cast a very stylish spell on you, turning you into an item of clothing or an accessory. What would you turn into? What brand would you be? 

I would absolutely transform into a Fendi Charm. You can call me, Kathryn-Lito!

8.    Word on the street is that you’re a professional shopper in your spare time. What are some of your tips for staying comfortable and focused while shopping? 

I have endless advice on the topic of shopping! Here are a few of my essential tips for your next shopping adventure: 

•    Always follow your instincts. If your gut says buy it—do it. If your gut says to wait—hold off. 

•    Have fun with trends, but focus more on investing in the classics. Build a collection of well-made items you can wear season after season. You want to have items that will work with your lifestyle and the evolving trends. 

•    Never be afraid to mix high-and-low fashion! A luxurious handbag can elevate those $30 Zara jeans to a new level. 

•    Don’t exceed your fashion budget trying to keep up with trends. It can be easy to go overboard, so shop consciously. 

•    If you want to indulge without breaking the bank, research reputable resell shops to find the luxury fashion you desire. 

•    Find a Sales Associate at your favorite shops, and build a relationship with them. Not only will they appreciate your loyalty, but they will let you know about exclusive sales and store rewards. Plus, they’ll let you know about new releases that fit your style!

9.    Last but not least, if you had to wear one item of clothing for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

I would have to choose a comfortable T-Shirt that is well made and will last for endless seasons. 

Interviewing Kathryn for this Q&A was such a joy! One may have certain notions in their mind about what it’s like to meet a luxury handbag designer. I can say with much experience that Kathryn’s greatest passion is inspiring fashion fans of all ages. She’s down to earth, caring and she could certainly pick up a side job as comedian. 

Do you have any questions to ask Kathryn Allen? Leave them in the comments below, or connect with us on Instagram! 

What to Wear in Spring 2017

Kathryn Allen

Gucci Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Gucci Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Hey there KAC Fashionistas! We are counting down the seconds until spring's warm rays of sunshine emerge so we can flaunt the year's hottest trends. Don't get us wrong, we love a great winter coat and a fuzzy cashmere scarf, but we are so ready to kiss this sweater weather goodbye.

Since we are over the moon about spring’s impending arrival, we are dedicating this post to our favorite spring 2017 trends. And best of all, these trends look fab when paired with a KAC handbag!

Okay, let’s break down spring’s top trends, and be sure to tell us about your top trend pick in the comments below! 

Rose Gold

For the record, we would be rocking this fem-tastic trend even if it wasn’t predicted to be spring’s top metallic shade. The perfect balance of rosey-blush pink and rich gold join forces to create the a shade that is flattering on all skin tones and looks great when incorporated in jewelry, accessories or even a metallic skirt. However you choose to wear it, rose gold is bound to brighten up your spring looks! 

Kate Bosworth in Jason Wu

Kate Bosworth in Jason Wu

Rose gold backpack at Paris Fashion Week. Source

Rose gold backpack at Paris Fashion Week. Source

Rose gold star-printed coat at Milan Fashion Week. Source

Rose gold star-printed coat at Milan Fashion Week. Source

Show Your Stripes 

We love this timeless pattern that looks great in neutral tones or loud neon hues. Top fashion magazines are calling it—stripes are in for spring 2017! Before you dash to your closet to pull out your classic B&W striped tee, listen up. This season’s stripes are bold, wide and bright. A lot of designers are mixing up this classic pattern by incorporating thick, structured fabrics and vibrant shades. Feeling bold? Mix this season’s upgraded stripes with a neutral floral print for maximum impact!

Norma Kamali Spring 2017 RTW. Source

Norma Kamali Spring 2017 RTW. Source

Mara Hoffman Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Mara Hoffman Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Issey Miyake Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017. Source

Issey Miyake Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017. Source

Cold Shoulder

This trend made its big debut a few seasons ago, and it’s sticking around for a while longer. For spring 2017, you’ll see designers incorporate billowy sheer fabrics into their one-shoulder pieces. To make this trend work for the office, pair a sleek long-sleeved top in a contrasting color under your single-shoulder top or dress for an innovative take on this Silhouette. Be warned! This chic look will have your fellow fashion fans showering you with compliments everywhere you go!    

Johanna Ortiz. Source 

Johanna Ortiz. Source 

Self-Portrait Spring 2017 RTW. Source

Self-Portrait Spring 2017 RTW. Source

Azza Yousif. Source 

Azza Yousif. Source 

Cinch it Up

The corset has officially made a comeback! However, this is not your ‘50s pinup corset. The corsets hitting runways around the world are paired with demure button-ups and blouses for a unique and modern take on this waist-cinching piece. Instead of throwing on your favorite belt, try adding a sleek corset to emphasize your frame this spring. 

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Antonio Berardi Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Antonio Berardi Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Loewe Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

Loewe Spring 2017 RTW. Source 

We adore the unique fabrics and shapes featured on the spring 2017 runways, and we love that any style star can make these trends work for their own individual aesthetic. The angular lines and luxurious materials of a Kathryn Allen Couture handbag pair perfectly with the trends featured above. Can you imagine the Azure Blue Macro Annabelle with the Dolce and Gabbana corseted look?! 

We hope you are as excited about spring as we are! Leave us a comment below, or tell us about your favorite spring trend on our Instagram page

We will see you next Monday for another style session! 

Favorite Street Style Stars

Kathryn Allen

Hey fashionistas! We hope you're having a relaxing Sunday filled with espresso, brunch, roses and all of those Sunday essentials. Today, we are naming our top street style stars. We love cluttering our Instagram page with the best of the best style inspiration and these ten darlings never fail to impress us with their ultra-chic looks. 

Charles Gross

INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE

We just can't get enough of Charles' sweet and sassy personality and classic style. With a jaw-dropping coat and handbag collection, we are constantly counting down the minutes until he posts a new look. Not only are his outfit picture top notch, but his creative captions will leave you with a smile on your face, too. 

ByCamelia

Instagram

If you've been searching for fashion inspiration to brighten up your wardrobe, look no further than the lovely Camelia of ByCamelia. We are blown away by her use of vibrant colors through each season, and we love that she pairs bold pieces with wardrobe staples, including denim tops and skinny trousers. 

Elizabeth Savetsky 

Instagram | Excessories Expert Blog

Our darling Liz. Where do we even begin!? Elizabeth Savetsky's vibrant, eclectic and glamorous style will leave you oohing and ahhing with each photo she posts. Her wardrobe can best be described as the clothing version of a candy store--bright, sparkly, fluffy with plenty of sweetness and texture. In addition to having fab style, Liz is one of the most lovely people you could ever hope to meet. Keep up the inspirational work, Liz!

P.s. She has been spotted flaunting the Chevron Macro Annabelle

 

Swedish and Stylish 

Instagram

Her style is a beautiful combination of elegant, on-trend and romantic pieces. Swedish and Stylish wows us with her closeup images that showcase her accessories and the textures of her looks. This unique approach to street style focuses on the featured pieces and helps you notice little details you normally would look over in a classic street style post. This darling has an out-of-this-world shoe and handbag collection, and we highly recommend exploring her Instagram!

Petite Flower Presents 

Instagram | Blog

The ultimate Parisian chic style inspiration. We adore Holly from the Petite Flower Presents blog, her ladylike looks and effortless charm that shines through in her photos and in her blog posts. Her outfits are adorned with lace, velvet, pearls, silk, cashmere and all of the luxurious fabrics that we can't live without. She can often be spotted wearing full skirts, elegant dresses, delicate ruffles and hip leather pieces.  

Niyah Jackson

Instagram | Inexpensive Chic | Stylin x Niyah

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She's a street style star with a knack for making affordable pieces look super luxurious. In addition,  she's a stylist, activist and blogger. What can't Niyah Jackson do?! Niyah is one of our favorite fashion girls because she goes beyond posting a photo on Instagram. She breaks down her outfits piece by piece on her blog and explains how she constructed her looks. If you do anything today, follow Niyah on Instagram and explore her blog to start your week off on an inspirational note! 

Up Close and Stylish 

Instagram 

Up Close and Stylish is proof that you can flaunt your favorite fashion without revealing your identity and sacrificing your privacy. Her classic images may not reveal the couture curator's face, but they do show off her rare and coveted pieces, seemingly endless Christian Louboutin collection and her feminine flair. 

The Haute Pursuit 

Instagram | The Haute Pursuit 

Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit knows how to slay the contemporary style game with her innovative shapes and fabrics, bold patterns and monochromatic color scheme. In addition to her amazing modern looks, we love the architectural pieces she flaunts. Her Instagram page evokes the feeling of a chic art magazine featuring the best in style and travel. 

Italian Fashionista 

Instagram 

The perfect way to ease our cravings for Italy and couture--all in one! Italian Fashionista's Instagram page features beautiful pieces that any fashion girl would dream about and unique shots that highlight her perfectly picked shoes and handbags. Even though her page is all about luxury, it's also inviting and friendly. Follow Italian Fashionista if you adore beautiful fashion and love motivational energy. 

Karen Blanchard

Instagram | Where Did U Get That Blog

Karen's blog, Where Did U Get That, could not be more accurately named. We definitely want to know the details behind all of her cool girl looks! This stylish babe mixes classic pieces with funky fashion for an original look that never gets old. 

We hope you enjoyed an exclusive look at our favorite sources of street style inspiration! The best part about discovering new street style is seeing one's unique twist on style. How do you describe your style? Tell us about your fashion aesthetic in the comments below OR post one of your street style pics on Instagram and tag us!

*All images were pulled from our style stars' Instagram pages. For more of their style, click the links under each name!

Our Top YouTube Girl Bosses

Kathryn Allen

Happy Monday KAC Fashionistas! We hope your new year is off to a fabulous start. Here at KAC, we adore finding new outlets to discover style inspiration, and YouTube serves as one of our top destinations to fuel up on creative ideas. 

Today, we would like to chat about a few of our favorite YouTuber girl bosses and share our love for their style, motivation and positivity. Each of the women listed below are inspiring for their own unique reasons, and we hope you enjoy their videos as much as we do! 

Lydia Elise Millen. Source

Lydia Elise Millen. Source

Lydia Elise Millen. Source

Lydia Elise Millen. Source

 

Lydia Elise Millen

Style Favorites: Balmain blazers, Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots & Louis Vuitton Capucines

Our eyes light up each time this British babe uploads a new video—especially if it involves a day of shopping in London! Lydia offers honest product reviews, style and beauty advice, workout inspiration, a look into her chic life and much more. Lydia has the sweetest personality, and we can’t get enough of her hauls, daily vlogs and her beautiful Bengal cat, Lumi. 

Discover her channel

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Tamara Kalinic. Source

Tamara Kalinic. Source

Tamara Kalinic. Source

Tamara Kalinic. Source

 

Tamara Kalinic

Style Favorites: Romantic ruffles, pastel shades, Gucci and Dior handbags

Tamara’s sincere videos depicting her travels and daily life remind us that you can juggle a million things at once while staying stylish and motivated. With each opportunity Tamara receives, she expresses her gratitude and appreciation for the chance to live her dream. We can’t get enough of Tamara’s Parisian inspired looks, complete with billowing ruffles, dainty jewels and elegant silhouettes. Head over to her channel to find handbag favorites, jet-setter blogs, Dior collaborations and loads of stunning fashion girl content 

Discover her channel

Instagram

Mel in Melbourne. Source

Mel in Melbourne. Source

Mel in Melbourne. Source 

Mel in Melbourne. Source 

 

Mel in Melbourne

Style Favorites: Valentino Rockstud pumps, Hermes Malachite Birkin, blush tones, Louis Vuitton mini pochette 

Mel is the ultimate luxury connoisseur, and she boasts a better handbag collection than most top-of-the-line boutiques. If you are considering a high-end purchase, Mel is your go-to fashion girl for honest product reviews and buying tips. Her haul and favorite videos go in depth to each product, talking about how functional each piece is and if it is worth the buy. In addition to her true reviews, we love seeing her mother-daughter style! Nothing is cuter than a pair of tiny Valentino Rockstuds paired with a Dior Mini Lady handbag. 

Discover her channel

Instagram

Johanna Olsson. Source 

Johanna Olsson. Source 

Johanna Olsson. Source 

Johanna Olsson. Source 

 

Johanna Olsson

Style Favorites: Clean and classic silhouettes, Chanel handbags, furry and cozy coats 

This Stockholm-based blogger offers the perfect balance of luxurious fashion reviews, personal advice and try-on hauls in her gorgeous Insta-worthy closet. We love Johanna’s sunny outlook on life and her kindness toward her family, friends and followers. Check out Johanna’s channel if you want to relax and get your style fix at the same time. 

Discover her channel

Instagram

We hope this post has left you with an arsenal of stylish inspiration for the next time you find yourself staring at your closet with the classic, “I have nothing to wear” thought dancing in your mind. Here at KAC, we love how the fashion YouTubers listed above combine luxury with approachability. We are left inspired and ready to tackle even the biggest challenges after watching a video from our favorite fashion girls. Who is your favorite YouTube girl boss? Tell us all about them in the comments below! 

Have a beautiful day, and visit us again next week for another dose of fashionable fun!

Our Year in Review

Kathryn Allen

A look at Kathryn Allen Couture's partnerships, surreal opportunities and fashionable adventures in 2016. 

Hello fashionistas! Welcome to KAC's freshly launched blog. Brace yourself for posts on the latest KAC news, events, photo shoots, inspiration and more. If you are searching for content that will fuel your love for fashion and spark your creative ideas, you have landed on the right blog. 

For those of you who are just getting acquainted with KAC (Kathryn Allen Couture), we are a luxury handbag design house, specializing in exquisitely rare materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Each of our handbags are handcrafted by highly skilled artisans here in the United States. Our clients range from celebrities, fashion bloggers, influencers, entrepreneurs and lovers of all things luxury, and their exceptional style and energy propel our passion for design. KAC fashionistas revels in their love for curated pieces that are exclusive and tailored to their individual style. Be a KAC fashionista, and keep up with all of our glamorous ventures here on the official KAC Blog! You can enjoy a new post each Sunday.

The Blush French Rabbit & Stingray Macro Annabelle. 

The Blush French Rabbit & Stingray Macro Annabelle. 

Each finely crafted KAC handbag is a direct labor of love by the designer herself, Kathryn Allen. Her signature and most coveted design, the Annabelle, comes in a selection of chic materials and sizes. 

Image courtesy of Twila True

Image courtesy of Twila True

Now that you are up to speed with KAC, let's take a look at the incredible opportunities that came along in 2016. We are forever grateful for each of the wonderful projects we were able to be part of, and for the friendships we formed. 

Collaboration with Excessories Expert

Just shortly after 2016's arrival, we fell head over (Gucci) heels with the vibrant style of Elizabeth Savetsky, founder of Excessories Expert. We were honored when she chose to rock her KAC Macro Annabelle at New York Fashion Week, on holiday and in special photo shoots for her beautiful blog. 

Just shortly after 2016's arrival, we fell head over (Gucci) heels with the vibrant style of Elizabeth Savetsky, founder of Excessories Expert. We were honored when she chose to rock her KAC Macro Annabelle at New York Fashion Week, on holiday and in special photo shoots for her beautiful blog. 

An appearance at New York Fashion Week

Can we just talk about the bright and colorful perfection that was Liz's NYC Fashion Week ensemble?! Talk about #StyleGoals! 

Can we just talk about the bright and colorful perfection that was Liz's NYC Fashion Week ensemble?! Talk about #StyleGoals! 

A feature in Indulge Magazine

As devoted readers of print fashion magazines, we were jumping up and down when Jenny Davis of Indulge magazine presented the opportunity to feature the Macro Annabelle in the publication's spring style issue. Seeing our design in the glossy pages of such a beautiful magazine was an honor and a dream come true. 

As devoted readers of print fashion magazines, we were jumping up and down when Jenny Davis of Indulge magazine presented the opportunity to feature the Macro Annabelle in the publication's spring style issue. Seeing our design in the glossy pages of such a beautiful magazine was an honor and a dream come true. 

On the arm of jewelry designer, Melissa Lovy

Not only is Melissa Lovy the designer of stunning and sleek jewels, she's also one of the kindest people we have ever encountered. When we first got in touch with the supremely talented #GirlBoss, we were blown away with her innovative pieces and ideas. And did we mention that she rocks the Arctic Blue Macro Annabelle incredibly well?

Not only is Melissa Lovy the designer of stunning and sleek jewels, she's also one of the kindest people we have ever encountered. When we first got in touch with the supremely talented #GirlBoss, we were blown away with her innovative pieces and ideas. And did we mention that she rocks the Arctic Blue Macro Annabelle incredibly well?

Spotted on the red carpet with Ramona Singer

A moment we will never forget! Real Housewives of New York City star, Ramona Singer, looked mesmerizing on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film festival with her chic dress and vibrant Macro Annabelle. We adore Ramona's elegant style, positive energy and her active charity involvement. She is a true inspiration! 

A moment we will never forget! Real Housewives of New York City star, Ramona Singer, looked mesmerizing on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film festival with her chic dress and vibrant Macro Annabelle. We adore Ramona's elegant style, positive energy and her active charity involvement. She is a true inspiration! 

A spotlight in Polly Magazine

As we mentioned before, we LOVE a great magazine! You can imagine our excitement when we discovered that Polly magazine, an up and coming lifestyle publication, wanted to do a feature on Kathryn. This image by Tracy Doyle is still one of our favorite snaps from the entire year! 

As we mentioned before, we LOVE a great magazine! You can imagine our excitement when we discovered that Polly magazine, an up and coming lifestyle publication, wanted to do a feature on Kathryn. This image by Tracy Doyle is still one of our favorite snaps from the entire year! 

An exclusive partnership with Twila True

What goes perfectly with a luxurious KAC handbag? Couture jewels, of course! When luxury jewelry designer and inspirational activist, Twila True, presented the idea of a collaboration, our hearts soared. Twila's breathtakingly beautiful boutique in Newport Beach is now home to a curation of ultra exclusive KAC pieces. Stop by the boutique for a glimpse at her stunning jewelry designs, and to indulge in the handbag experience of your dreams!

What goes perfectly with a luxurious KAC handbag? Couture jewels, of course! When luxury jewelry designer and inspirational activist, Twila True, presented the idea of a collaboration, our hearts soared. Twila's breathtakingly beautiful boutique in Newport Beach is now home to a curation of ultra exclusive KAC pieces. Stop by the boutique for a glimpse at her stunning jewelry designs, and to indulge in the handbag experience of your dreams!

We could go on and on about the joyous experiences we had in 2016, and we owe it all to the fabulous fashionistas who encouraged us, supported us and kept our passion for creating couture burning bright. Here's to an even more wonderful 2017! 

Let's be friends! Follow KAC on Instagram for daily inspirations.