Kate Peris is a force de fashion--and in the throes of launching a line of curated glam accessories, KHAOS by Kate Peris.
An editorial and a celebrity stylist with big-time successes like Vogue, A-list clients and a Drake music video to her name, Kate was essentially born into her style sense. She credits her mom, “a hippy, renaissance fashionista” who was fearless with experimenting with fashion and who also made a lot of Kate’s clothing in her youth. But it is Kate who has run with it ever since, taking pride in what she saw as an art form, especially accessories and her obsession with them.
Today, as an accomplished stylist, she says, “I adore the fact that I can dress two people in the exact same outfit but create two completely different looks just by switching up the accessories.”Kate began her career in Los Angeles as a personal assistant on the set of Will and Grace (the OG), where she dressed the part and hung out in the wardrobe department, loving being around the clothes and designers. At the end of a 2-year run, she started styling some of the people there off-set and grew an impressive clientele strictly by word of mouth.While
Kate felt good about making people feel fabulous in clothes, she was missing her artistic calling and set out to make it in magazines. Without experience in editorial styling, she said, “I faked it ‘til I made it. I was confident that I could put looks together but needed to convince photographers and designers.” Although Kate did not apprentice under any of the big name stylists, people believed in her. Kate says that she had integrity, which mattered, and she was able to build up her social media presence, which is ultimately when the calls staring coming in.
“It’s not about conforming to trends but finding individuality in fresh new stuff. Think rock chic, glam rock and pieces that let you be you.”
Now, she is fine-tuning her fashion focus again, curating her much anticipated collection of accessories, KHAOS by Kate Peris. The line is a selection from some of Kate’s favorite designers as well as some fabulous new finds. “It’s really sexy, artistic and unique. It started as self-centered, stuff I like that honestly may not appeal to all.” But she hopes it might make people look beyond their norm. “It’s not about conforming to trends but finding individuality in fresh new stuff. Think rock chic, glam rock and pieces that let you be you.”
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"Kate Peris is the consummate professional. She brings beauty, good taste and a progressive edge to the table with her work. Always game to be innovative, has impeccable taste in putting amazing looks together. A dream to work with. An asset to any production." - Lisa Van Hecke Photography
"Kate is an artist. She has the difficult task of decoding my scatterbrained art direction into styling that always knocks it out of the park. She listens, she has zero ego, she is a collaborator and team player during production and on set. She has extensive knowledge of the art of fashion past, present and future and has a sharp eye that I have never quite experienced from another stylist. Most of all she is an amazing human being and people just like to be around her, which is so rare to find in this industry. I just adore her." - Becca Batista, Photographer
"Working with Kate was a discovery of year 2015. I really thought to myself, where was she all my life!? There are so many words that come to my mind thinking about the times when I work with Kate. Fast, great at what she does, resourceful, her work ethic is flawless, adapts well to any situation and pulls miracles out of her bag. Kate is extremely talented, intuitive and easy to work with. All that mixed with the fact that she is an incredible human being. I would say if you have Kate in your team, you are winning!"
- Djeneba Aduayom, Photographer