Before I stepped out as a stylist, I was (and still am) a writer. Follow my inclusive fashion blog with my BFF Nina Asay on FashionPenpals.com.
I have been a contributor for a few different sites and magazines over the years, including Spa Magazine (RIP sadface), big guy's style blog Chubstr, good news site Kinda Kind, and The Owl Mag, to name a few. I was even a Managing Editor for a bit for a now-defunct site GeekGirlonTheStreet.com. One day, I think I’ll get the gumption to submit something to Buzzfeed.
Hi, I’m Kat, a wild wardrobe stylist, fashion designer, writer, and blogger with a passion for inclusive fashion with a conscience. My first fashion love was a lavender sequin dress from Burlington Coat Factory when I was about four years-old. Purple was my favorite color because I loved grapes, and sequins were my favorite because sequins. Later, I made style decisions based largely on the same principles (ok, not really). My biggest fashion influence as a teen was the Delia*s catalog.
As we say on my inclusive fashion blog Fashion Penpals, style isn't about size, shape, or income.
I’ve been on the ethical fashion wavelength for a few years now (in 2014, I committed to only buying used clothing for the year, and I got reeeeally good at it), and in 2016, I upped the ante and committed to shopping nothing but made in USA and/or ethically made fashion from around the world. Along the way, I'm sharing my discoveries on my vlog.
Hometown: Bowie, Maryland - home of Kathy Lee Gifford and JC Chasez
Current City: Los Angeles, California - home of like, a lot of people
Vices: Carbs and clothes
Heroes: Clinton Kelly of What Not to Wear, warbrobe stylist Susan Moses, designer Christian Siriano, musician & ethical designer Beth Ditto
A few of my favorite things: My dog Millie, flamingos, Palm Springs, wild prints in bold colors, heartfelt soul singers, midcentury modern errythang, sassy attitudes, drag shows, and big hearts
I get distracted by: Shiny things and a good story or photo