June 19, 2018 - June 19, 2018
Before landing a position at FashionCapital.co.uk, Kate studied from the age of 18, focusing on fashion in one way or another. She began her style journey at Southampton Solent University where she enrolled on a Fashion with Photography course. It was during this time that Kate discovered the art of styling whilst doing a project where she had to undertake the role of photographer and stylist, which evolved into her latest career adventure.
Kate’s passion for styling evolved when she started at the London College of Style, where each week she completed hard-core fashion assignments. These included styling studio and location photo shoots and working with professional hair and make-up artists, clothing customization, fashion writing assignments, creating moodboards, being taught by guest fashion lecturers, and being educated about the fascinating history of fashion.
This intense yet well worth course led Kate onto working as a Celebrity Fashion Stylist, and with her first client being Dame Sarah Storey, Great Britain’s most successful and decorated Paralympic athlete of all time, it was not a shabby start. Styling events included the Cosmopolitan Awards, Woman of the Year, Sports Aid Ball, Sunday Times Awards, Daily Mail Inspirational Woman of the Year Award and Pride of Britain Awards. With dressing Sarah in the likes of Versace, Amanda Wakeley and Jenny Packham, needless to say that 2012 was a stylish year to remember!
Whilst still working as a stylist, fashion writing became a sideline, a hobby that developed into something rather exciting, and now a career. Gaining experience fashion writing for an array of blogs, websites, newspapers and worldwide publications, Kate’s attention is dramatically focused on producing cutting-edge fashion articles to excite and inform.
Kate’s ultimate dream is to one day run her own fashion magazine, acting as Editor-in-Chief and seeing her name at the top of the title page – she believes you know you’ve made it then! Being disabled with Cerebral Palsy obviously isn’t a doddle, attempting to break into the industry is challenging for even a able bodied person – but with her determination, total love for fashion, knowledge, creativity and a will to succeed, Kate ultimately aims to break barriers and prove that anything is possible.
Kate reports weekly for FashionCapital.co.uk in on Trends and Brand to Watch.