Kate Schelter, owner and founder (1998) of New York-based KateSchelter LLC, studied graphic design and photography at Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with honors. As a creative director and fashion stylist, she has styled campaigns for Lulu Frost, Hollywould, Wren, as well as celebrities such as the Olsen twins, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, and Margherita Missoni.
As a fashion expert and insider, Kate has hosted TV style segments for iTunes, Fashion File, The Style Network, and IMG (Olympus and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.) Having been a trusted hostess committee member for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Kate is recognized for her extensive body of published work within some of the world’s most esteemed publications such as The New York Times, V Magazine, Vanity Fair, Oprah, W and ELLE.
Kate Schelter LLC is a full service agency specializing in visionary branding, creative direction and image consulting, for an exclusive clientele within the fashion, luxury and entertainment industries worldwide. .They have created a diverse range of brand image projects for clients such as American Express, Zac Posen / Vakko, Saks Fifth Avenue,. Lucy. Sykes, The Palms Casino, Universal Pictures, House of Lavande, The Limited Brands, Jerry Bruckheimer Pictures, and ClosetCouture.com.. Catering to the world’s most influential. tastemakers and trendsetters, they have also reported on trends and style for Vogue, Style.com and The Huffington Post.
Kate graciously took time out of a busy schedule, she’s now in the middle of Fashion Week and planning her wedding. I was thrilled and excited when Kate agreed to share some of her beauty secrets, she always looks amazing, both on and off the Red Carpet. Ladies, you will want to take notes, Kate Schelter is one of New York City’s “It girls” and in my opinion the original Carrie Bradshaw.
Anita: What are your top 5 favorite beauty products and why?
Kate: 1.) Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo and Rich Conditioner because they work – they do what they say they will.
2.) Kiehls Original Musk Shower gel because it smells like you stole it from your man.
3.) Chanel nail polish – They are amazing colors that don’t chip
4.) Bobbi Brown Bronzer brick – I wear this every day and it gives you a glow like you just came from the gym
5.) Shu Uemera eyelash curler – works beautifully!
6.) – Arcona Eye Dew – its magic in a bottle and makes my eyes and lashes look wet so I don’t need mascara.
Anita: What are your favorite non-brand beauty items?
Kate: 3) Cetaphil skin cleanser because it’s so gentle. 2.) Dove soap the smell reminds me of my childhood
Anita: My favorite question, what is your favorite shade of Red Lipstick?
Kate: My favorite shade of Red Lipstick is Chanel’s Saturn – it makes my eyes look whiter/bluer – and I really don’t need much else! (I think it’s discontinued but I stockpiled it!)
Anita: If you had five minutes in the morning to get ready, what beauty products would you use?
Kate: My favorite beauty products only take me 5 minutes, that’s all the time I actually have – I swear by them!
Anita: Last minute pearls of wisdom?
Kate: Make up makes you look older – I try to wear the least amount of makeup possible! Lipstick and eye lash curlers work wonders if you have a good hydrating lotion.
Anita: Thank you Kate for sharing your beauty secrets with us! I enjoyed our conversation and I’m looking forward to your future blog entries! K A T E S C H E L T E R L L C