Designer Profile: Anni Kuan

by Kate Jacobsen | April 16th, 2014

With her newly launched e-commerce website, New York fashion designer Anni Kuan isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Down-to-earth and hard-working, this woman is driven by her passion and dedication to providing women with clothes that are dynamic, lasting, ethical and beautiful. Kuan opened the doors of her NYC showroom to me on behalf of TheWorkingWardrobe… Read more…

Isaac Mizrahi: Still Fashion’s Favorite

by Kate Jacobsen | February 11th, 2014

New York Fashion Week is now well under way but to kick off the festivities, I had the opportunity to listen to one of fashion’s most colorful and multi-faceted icons, Isaac Mizrahi, speak at 92Y. Mizrahi’s wit, candid humor and indelible charm captivated the audience. The designer sat down with Fern Mallis to give a recount… Read more…

Eugene is My Middle Name Launches at Scoop NYC

by Kate Jacobsen | October 31st, 2012

  Last Wednesday kicked off a week chock full of events, seminars and hours upon hours of work – both in retail and in the office – leaving almost zero time for writing. Catch-up begins now. To jumpstart my crazy week, I helped Scoop NYC and Laura Ellner of On The Racks celebrate the launch… Read more…

Iris Apfel Launches Extinctions at Henri Bendel and Chats with TheWorkingWardrobe

by Kate Jacobsen | October 29th, 2012

“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” This is one of my favorite fashion quotes by Edna Woolman Chase, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue from 1914 – 1952. My discovery of the quote prompted me to research Chase which led to my eventual intrigue with the woman. The fashion industry is at a crossroads: too many… Read more…

THE WALK, LAUNCH and Fashion Columbia: Chicago’s Finest Fashion Schools Host Senior Fashion Showcases

by Kate Jacobsen | June 8th, 2012

                                        By Kate Jacobsen One of the best parts of living in the third largest city in the U.S. is the vast amount of fine arts colleges. What comes along with all of those schools are… Read more…

The Professional Touch: Design Your Work Wardrobe with Bibhu Mohapatra

by Kate Jacobsen | May 30th, 2012

By Kate Jacobsen When Bibhu Mohapatra came to the W Hotel Chicago to debut his new A/W ’12 recently, TheWorkingWardrobe was on-hand to catch a quick interview with the New York-based designer. The interview was a collaborative effort with LAUNDRYMAGAZINE‘s Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Kreiling. In between constant distractions from photographers, show-goers and friends, we were able… Read more…

The Professional Touch: Design Your Work Wardrobe with Tracy Dyer of Urban Junket

by Kate Jacobsen | April 26th, 2012

By Kate Jacobsen Just because Earth Day is over doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly stop the fight for a cleaner environment. Your fight can continue in your daily life through recycling, turning off the water while brushing your teeth and even by making eco-friendly purchases. Eco-friendly purchases include cleaning products and organic foods… Read more…

School of the Art Institute of Chicago to Celebrate Students’ Work with 78th Annual Fashion Show

by Kate Jacobsen | April 18th, 2012

By Kate Jacobsen With an alumni list that boasts fashion greats such as Halston, Maria Pinto and Cynthia Rowley, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s presents its 78th annual fashion show this coming Thursday, April 19th. Chicago fashion enthusiasts should expect nothing short of spectacular from the prestigious institution nestled in the heart of Chicago’s… Read more…

Cheeky Chicago and Peroni Italy Presents: The Real People of Style

by Kate Jacobsen | April 3rd, 2012

On Thursday, March 29th I had the privilege of attending Cheeky Chicago‘s 3rd Annual Spring Fashion Show entitled The Real People of Style at the 900 North Michigan Shops. The show featured eight of Chicago’s most fashionable tastemakers that showcased the latest spring trends, curated by Evolve Productions. Market Bar & Grill was on hand… Read more…

Autohaus on Edens Presents Launch 2012: Driving Fashion Forward

by Kate Jacobsen | April 2nd, 2012

On Sunday, March 18th, I hopped into a car full of fashion designers from Columbia College Chicago (they also happened to be three of my very good friends) to carpool to the North Shore suburbs. No, we weren’t road tripping to an exotic Spring Break trip, but we were traveling to the Mercedes Benz Showroom… Read more…