Kate Schelter, Closets
Kate Schelter

I have seen Kate around for many years, particularly at the fashion shows, and ironically was once photographed by her during her days as an original street style photographers for major magazines including Vogue, Style.com, Visionare and V. She is an "It" girl who deserves the title because she is so real and genuinely original. Since her shoot with StyleLikeU, I am hooked on her Trash and Vaudeville skinny jeans that she wears with striped button downs and bretons and swears by for their low price tag and huge variety of color and prints. I also love how she uses leopard as a staple like her Wolford tights, YSL shirt and Louboutin pumps (I have a pair of old Dolce ones that are now going to come out of the closet). Dressing is only right when you listen to your "gut instinct," Kate says, and a "less is more" philosophy with her clothing keeps her creatively juiced. The painter in Kate looks to the use of the limited palettes of masters like Lucian Freud and Matisse in order to break boundaries artistically. You can see how intensely thoughtful Kate is with what she consumes from her bold and artful multi colored scalloped Manolos, to a simple Isabel Marant eyelet cotton shift, or how a floppy hat makes a vintage floral Ungaro dress look edgy. I for one would have loved to have seen her list of what she can't live without like her camel Commes des Garcon coat. "I am pretty measured in terms of extravagance," she states-- "For day I wear iterations of the same uniform; for night I commit to a singular look and heavily experiment. I hate pants." I agree 100 percent with Kate, if you don't want to wear it right away and all the time, and it doesn't make everything you have new again, don't get it. Writing by Editor in Chief & Co-Founder, Elisa Goodkind. Video Edited by Kelsey Rowland. Favorite Books: 1) Creative Visualization by Skakti Gawain 2) Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Childs 3) Gypset Travel by Julia Chaplin (Kate painted all of the watercolor illustrations for this book) 4) World of Interiors magazine 5) A Joseph Campbell Companion, edited by Diane K Osbon Favorite Songs: 1) "In My Life" by The Beatles 2) "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock 3) "Take On Me" by Aha 4) "Close to Me" by The Cure 5) "La Vie en Rose" by Grace Jones 6) "My Best Friends Girl" by The Cars 7) "Ooh La La" by The Faces 8) "Freedom 90" by George Michael 9) "Jump for my Love" by Pointer Sisters 10) "Runaway Horses" by Phillip Glass Favorite Films: 1) Sixteen Candles 2) Brideshead Revisited (original BBC TV series) 3) Tommy Boy 4) Manhattan 5) Cinema Paradiso 6) Royal Tenebaums Favorite Cosmetics: 1) Clinique Superbalanced makeup foundation (loyal Clinique fan since I was 13) 2) Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in Bronze 3) Chanel lipstick in Saturn 4) Brucci Outrageous Orange nailpolish 5) Shu Umera eyelash curler 6) Bumble and Bumble hair products Neighborhood Haunts: 1) The Spotted Pig 2) The Smile 3) Il Bucco 4) Bar Pitti 5) Mermaid Oyster Bar 6) Union Square Greenmarket

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