Friday, October 30, 2009

Ikram

Really exciting happenings here! Kate just flew back from a successful trip to Dallas last week, and left for New York for more meetings with stores and a desk-side with In Style Magazine. Amongst all the madness, however, Kate recieved a very exciting phone call from Ikram, stylist to the stylish Michelle Obama. Ikram requested a bunch of samples to be sent for Michelle Obama to look through and hopefully wear! This is such an exciting possibility: to have the style icon, First Lady, wear a Kate Boggiano shirt. We'll keep you updated once we hear more!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Macy's Fashion Show



Hi guys,

Things have been crazier than usual around here. But we've had a lot of really exciting stuff happening. Amy and I attended the Macy's Fashion Show to kick off Fashion Focus last week. Kate was crazy busy in Dallas, having a big meeting at the Neiman Marcus headquarters with CUSP by Neiman Marcus and a couple other great Dallas boutiques. So, in her absence, Amy and I got to wear a couple pieces we love from the Spring 2010 Kate Boggiano line. In these pictures, I'm wearing the super cute Rosa Tank in white that I am now obsessed with and Amy is wearing the Issie blouse in white. We both got tons of compliments on our cute white shirts and had a lot of fun watching Chicago designers' Spring 2010 collections coming down the runway. It was really exciting to see what other designers are doing for Spring 2010.



We sat next to a girl from Fargo, North Dakota who was there supporting her designer friend Anna Hovet. Anna is in the Macy's Fashion Incubator like Kate was last year and her collection was so cute. It was also comforting for Amy and I to learn that Fargo's winter is much worse than Chicago's. Reassuring to know that there are worse winters in the continental U.S.

There's been so much hype about our Spring 2010 collection since it is a break-out season for us, with a few dresses and our first outerwear piece. However, there's still lots of excitement for Fall 2009. After our feature in the "Obama Work" story in In Style magazine, our white Isadora became more popular than ever. My mom decided she had to have one too after the In Style spread. With the holiday season fast approaching, consider the Isadora or one of our other Fall 2009 pieces as a gift for your mom, girlfriend, sister or friend. It looks so great on everyone and is a definite must-have of the season.
We really appreciate everyone's support as we keep expanding. And we'll keep you posted on exciting happenings here!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

4 ways to wear our classic, extra-long oxford


This season is all about versatility, and what's more versatile than a tailored, great-fitting Kate Boggiano classic button-down? Here are 4 great ways to wear the extra-long, skinny oxford!

Wear our button-down as a jacket thrown over a dress. Using a button-down as a jacket is a great alternative for mild, fall days, and it looks so effortlessly cute! Add leggings and flats for a polished look.





Put a vest or short-sleeved sweater over an oxford and pair with a printed skirt. Wear with tights and ankle boots for the office.






Try a classic button-down under a jacket, like our Gathered Caroline, paired with brown leggings and riding boots! So cute and easy for the weekends






For a great going out, stylish look, pair the classic button-down with a leather jacket or shrug and black pants. Add spiky heels and a clutch to finish off this look!

5 ways to wear the Isadora

The Isadora is our most popular blouse, and was just featured in the October 2009 issue of In Style Magazine. So we thought it would be a great idea to show all of you 5 cute, different ways to style the Isadora.

First, try pairing the black Isadora with a cute leather jacket or shrug, and jeans. The look is simple but so put together with an edge, with the contrast of the leather and ruffles. This makes for a really great after-work or on the weekends look!




Another cute option for a casual weekend look is to pair the white Isadora with a tweed blazer and a pair of jodhpurs. This is such a great, classic look for anyone of any age to try.






For a cute work outfit that can easily transition to night, wear the Isadora blouse with a cute, ruffled skirt. Balance the ruffles with black tights and ankle or riding boots.






Tuck the Isadora into a high-waist, printed skirt for a day of shopping or a lunch date. Pair the skirt with tights and red heels to add a pop of color!






Last, for a really cute professional look wear the Isadora with a sweater or vest and a pair of gray slacks.



The Isadora comes in red, brown, black, navy, and white. Get yours today by visiting our website, and check us out in the October 2009 issue of In Style magazine!