Sometimes, you get to work with one of your idols. This was the case when it came to the fabulous Katie Kime. It felt like happy hour the second she agreed to be a part of our signature style series. Grab a cocktail and get excited, we present a true style crush – Katie Kime!
EMc: Why do these photos show your signature style? What aspects really tell us who you are?
KK: Prints and Color. That’s kind of what we’re known for, obsessed with and driven by. I love to pair unexpected prints together as well as bold, unexpected colors together.
EMc: What is your personal definition of “signature style”?
KK: I think signature style is something you’ve really come up with on your own and consistently carry throughout your wardrobe, house or other designs. I once dated a guy who said “every time I see you have a piece of neon on”… I had never noticed it but sure enough that was part of my signature and has continued to be. A bright pop of color always seems to find it’s place into our store, my home and wardrobe. But others may do the same thing with white tees or a neutral palette…
EMc: Give us three words to describe you. Why did you choose these three words?
KK: Bright. Bold. Feminine. I really feel that those describe me personally and professionally as well as theme I generally design by. Take for instance our maxi skirt. I custom design the bright fabrics we use to make them and they’re often more modern prints. But I love adding a high cinched waist to their design that’s also feminine and reminiscent of women not just today but through the ages.
EMc: What are three of your most prized pieces that you think fully represent your signature style?
KK: Tassel earrings, our brass and lucite bar cart (handmade here in Austin, TX), and our color block gracie cape.
EMc: What is your best tip to encourage others to find and develop their own signature style?
KK: I think it would be trust your gut. I think a lot of people, especially those maybe not particularly inclined to trust themselves from a design sense, don’t realize they probably already know what their signature style is. If you’re always drawn to animal print, find a way to make that a part of your signature. If black and white just totally do it for you, trust it and go with it. I think often people really know intuitively what their style is but trusting themselves to go with it and put it out there is the bigger battle.
Katie Kime can become your style crush, too. Follow along everywhere she goes (on social media, that is)!