Pleat Insider: Q&A with Celebrity Stylist Luke Storey

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Luke Storey is a celebrity wardrobe stylist that has 13 years of work behind him. He is based in LA and has worked with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Kim Kardashian, No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Rilo Kiley and Kanye West to name a few. Back in 2008 Luke decided to create School of Style, which is a series of classes that teach every aspect of wardrobe styling to those interested in pursuing... Read More

Q&A: Street Photographer, Craig Arend

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We caught up with our friend and photographer Craig Arend founder of Altamiranyc to pick his brain about street style, models and the snap that makes him most proud. How did you get your start shooting models off duty? I first shot Andrew Bevan, a Teen Vogue editor at an Agyness Deyn party. Then 6 months later after shooting him at fashion week and posting his photo, I got an... Read More

Q&A: Designer Shay Todd

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Our West Coast editor, and all around kick-ass style guru, Kimmy Ratican, had the pleasure of a catch-up with designer Shay Todd. Shay has been in the beachwear biz for the past 7 years and lives by the ideal that fashion should always be sexy, sophisticated, fun and functional. Kimmy picked her brain about her new store, beachwear, and her favorite beauty items. Years in biz:... Read More

Q&A: Topshop’s Sarah Rosen

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We’ve coveted the uber-trendy styles since we first stumbled upon Topshop in the UK. Lucky for us, the store travelled the Atlantic to make its first stop in Manhattan. So for the past 4 years we’ve had the pleasure of working with their always fun and helpful PR director, Sarah Rosen. One of the sweetest, most helpful peeps we know, Sarah is also no stranger to great... Read More

Q&A: Designer Jean-Michel Cazabat

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We’d take a great pair of shoes over a dress any day – call it a foot fetish, but we were delighted to sit down and Chat with genius shoe designer Jean-Michel Cazabat.  He also hinted that he’s finalizing the details of his first NYC store, set to open in early Fall, but that’s best kept for another post. How’d you wind up in this job?   I was a... Read More

“I try to give fashion a political voice” – Photographer Nick Knight

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Nick Knight, influential British fashion and documentary photographer sat down for a Q&A video to discuss his take on the state of fashion, using it as a voice to communicate, and the direction it is taking us. The video is not only sprinkled with stunning clips of Nick’s visionary work, but is also filled with eye opening sartorial insight. We decided to round up some... Read More

Q&A: Jewelry Designer Kara Ackerman

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Influenced by her mother’s timeless style, NY based jeweler designer Kara Ackerman turned her personal passion and education into a professional career of jewelry design. After years of studying jewelry and earning a degree in gemology, Kara used her knowledge to create pieces that have been worn by the likes of Demi Moore, Jessica Biel, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde. Accordingly... Read More

Q&A: Shape Fashion Editor Jessica Skusa

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Not only is Jessica Skusa a BFF of The Pleat, but she is also the Associate Fashion Editor at fitness magazine Shape. But Shape isn’t just for athletes–this monthly features great style articles and beautiful fashion spreads. We sat down with the Houston expert and natural redhead–whose doppelganger can be seen here–to find out her picks for fashion, fun,... Read More

Q&A: Vanessa Prager, Artist and WeSC activist

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Twenty-six years ago Vanessa Prager was born in her grandmother’s back bedroom. Since then she’s evolved into a self-taught painter and risen to the level of art prowess with her signature blue and red ballpoint pens and an extensive collection of colorful oil paintings. She’s been showing in and out of galleries around LA for a few years now and I swear either... Read More

Pleat Insider: Q&A with Designer Pamela Love

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If for some crazy reason, you haven’t heard the name Pamela Love yet, then its just a matter of time. She was a 2010 Vogue Fashion Fund nominee and recent Ecco Domani Fashion Fund winner, and come May, she’s teamed up with Topshop for an exclusive line of jewelry. (That’s a double win in our minds!). We picked her brain about shopping, life before her own... Read More