As an Accessories Expert, I enjoy sharing what looks makes sense and how they are supported by accessories! Throughout the rest of the year, I will be hosting a number of seminars that look at accessories for fall, holiday and spring 12 trends Yesterday, I announced the first date which will take place in November at a fab space in the Garment District! If you have yet to have a one on one personal shopping session with me or have always wondered what it would be like, these sessions are in intimate groups (no more than 30) and will allow you to hear my thoughts on the topics of Accessorizing for Fall by showing how you can integrate key pieces within a number of looks, you'll receive a lookbook to maintain these trends, obtain accessories that will get you ready to start on your style path and of course, you will receive a complimentary one on one session with me that we will schedule based on your calendar!
I am so excited to see everyone during my Mix Fall's Accessory Trends Into Your Look and to share the vibe that you have been accustomed to from my style that is available on Kitten Lounge or on my appearances on such networks as HSN - right in front of you!
We have a number of upcoming sessions which you can see in the sidebar. But if you are one of the first 10 people to lock in your attendance, as opposed to paying $250, you will receive a 40% discount and receive this for $150! Simply use the code KimmieFallAcc at checkout in the field for discount codes. Find out more about myself and upcoming appearances at She's Kimmie.
As many of you know, in addition to running Kitten Lounge, being a spokesperson and designer with collaborative lines - I also work as a stylist and a personal shopper. Many people ask how I made this as apart of my career. Since I have always worked in fashion, I combined my modeling career with my visual merchandising sensibilities and created looks that made me feel great. Others saw this and believed that if I could create my own signature look, how much more could I do the same for them. My look was based in simple pieces of clothing that were paired with dynamic accessories. When it comes to styling, let me introduce you to Style Made Simple's Style Society, an education program designed to share rare insider knowledge for those looking to break into the world of professional styling or looking to host a corporate program or special events. You'll gain access to learn the skills and develop the connections that turn a dream into reality. All classes are developed and taught by professional stylists. Below are some great upcoming courses that you can take! There is one later in the month as well as one for next month. Simply choose your interested course on Style Made Simple and include the checkout code: KLSMS.
Personal Shopping & Styling Unveiled
October 22nd & 23rd from 10AM-1PM
If you love to shop and have great personal style, this talent can be turned into a career. During this 2-day intensive, you'll see what it takes to be a Personal Stylist professionally. Develop the knowledge and structure necessary to start your own consultancy. Take the next steps in defining personal style via portfolio building and shopping exercises.
Essentials of Styling
November 7th & 8th from 6PM-9PM
During this 2-day intensive, you'll learn what it takes to become a successful stylist and how to break into the fashion industry. Gain insider information and develop skills that every stylist needs to excel. Learn how to present your work to the right clientele and the differences between editorial, advertising and broadcast styling.
My world is full of a number of projects beyond just being the Editor in Chief of Kitten Lounge! The world of Kimmie is ever expanding with my spokeswork, styling a number of people as well as doing quite a bit of personal shopping. In addition, it's also all about my personal brand and designing. Although I have had lines under my own name, I am super excited about my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 collection. This not only allows me to share my love of leathers and shoes but seeing others rocking my K on their feet is fab! In a few weeks I will be putting a photoshoot together for this collection and for those that didn't attend the Meet and Greets, you can snag a pair yourself next spring at a number of stores including Bloomingdale's (select locations: 59th Street, Soho and San Francisco) as well as on HSN when I am back on air with them in March! I'll keep you up to date as I will also have limited pairs sold on my site as well. Until then, stay tuned to be looped in!
As many of you know beyond my work on Kitten Lounge, I also work with a number of clients to style them for a number of their day to day activities (currently, I'm taking on new clients that are looking to spruce up their wardrobes here in NYC). When I'm not assisting them, I pop into boutiques so that I can see things that I would love to wear! One of my best friends works at an amazing showroom, Carlisle Collection! This is a great place to go each season to try on a number of items in a posh setting. Although you don't leave with your purchases, when they do come in, you have the ability to get them tailored! I love the super large rooms to dress in, the personal attention and the little details that take you away from shopping with others who are looking at the same rack or are waiting to get into a fitting room. With so many outfits available, you have so many great pieces to infuse in your wardrobe! Stay tuned for a future event of Kitten Lounge's where I will take my clients with me to this fab place! It's understandable that women come here throughout each season to get a jump on their wardrobes. They're able to build relationships and to enjoy the art of shopping with true joy.
After about an hour and a half, I found a number of dresses, blazer and pants that will be a part of my new collection! The dress above is one that I knew I would love as soon as I saw it online and after putting it on and suggesting some tweaks, this is definitely going to be amazing when I need to go to a press event day or night! To that end, I have paired this dress with fab pieces. This is like the Little Black Dress 3.0! It's super sexy and the embellishments on it make it look even sleeker! I even love the belt which is adjustable. The end of April can't come soon enough! The accessories are amazing and I love love love the Horn Cuff which really adds a different element to this dress!
She's Kimmie is a virtual scrapbook and is the best way for fans of Kimmie to connect with her, see where she's heading next and of course to get fab insider info!
As an Accessories Expert, Kimmie appears on HSN, designs, is quoted/featured in various publications talking about style from an Accessories Forward perspective! To work with Kimmie or to see project portfolio, visit her site here.
Kimmie is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week which launched during NYFW Sept '12 and is styling a number of shows as well as having evening leading up to our second season of shows during NYFW Sept '13.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.