style: dinner with kenneth cole

October 21st, 2010

You know what is a little bit nutso? Getting to meet someone whose name you’ve seen on storefronts your entire life. Kenneth Cole is such a mega-brand, it’s easy to forget he’s actually a real person — much less a sweet, humble, incredibly cool person who invited twenty or so of his favorite bloggers to dinner on Monday night of this week.

And guess what? One of those invitations went to me! On Friday of last week, I received an awesome Sony “Bloggie” video camera with a video invite from Kenneth Cole himself — what an invitation! And three days later, I was beyond thrilled to meet THE Kenneth Cole at his beautiful showroom, to eat a delicious dinner inspired by his collection and sneak the first peek at his beautiful clothes, shoes and bags for Spring. The clothes were inspired by the mountains, the rainforest and the desert, and I was pretty darn inspired by them — so beautiful, chic and effortless, exactly what I like.

I had so much fun with bloggers I already know and a few new ones I hadn’t met — there are so many great girls with amazing sites, and I think we were all so universally grateful to be included in a night like this! It’s always so inspiring (and intimidating) to hear what everyone is up to!

I’m going to post some videos of the Kenneth Cole event to the Sugarlaws Facebook page this weekend (I’m excited and frightened that Sugarlaws now has more Facebook friends than I do personally!), and while you’re there, check out some of the photos I took of the Tory Burch Spring 2011 collection! But first, scroll down for more from this amazing night with Kenneth Cole!

Above: Me with Kenneth Cole and Lindsey of Saucy Glossie

The absolutely beautiful table settings — but be careful!
The middle of the table is water, and someone maaaay have dropped a fork into it…

Me with a group of bloggers, talking to Kenneth

Me with Lindsay and Michelle from


Kenneth let us each pick out a bag or pair of shoes at the end of the event.
This picture is of Christine from My Style Pill modeling the bag I chose!
Love it so much — how classic and gorgeous is it?

Ok, so, um, why is it that I’m the only person at the table laughing hysterically?
I am such a dork.
But I love this photo.

The full gorgeous line of Kenneth Cole spring clothes.

Tags: celebs · style

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 FaithJ // Oct 21, 2010 at 5:56 am

    WOW! How cool is that! Your bag is gorgeous. That is so cool how Mr. Cole is reaching out to the blogging world. Makes me want to go shopping and add to my Kenneth Cole pieces. Great post!

  • 2 Susan // Oct 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Are you kidding me? Every time I read a post about someone you met or something you did, it gets better and better. Cheers to you!


  • 3 Katelyn // Oct 21, 2010 at 6:01 am

    What an amazing invitation! I love it. The table looks beautiful also!


  • 4 Closet Fashionista // Oct 21, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Wow some amazing style there!!! GORGEOUS photos 😀

  • 5 Sara @ Purses Pastries Etc... // Oct 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    It looks like such a fun event!! I love the bag you chose 🙂

  • 6 VeggieGirl // Oct 21, 2010 at 8:23 am

    So lucky!!!!

  • 7 Kristen // Oct 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

    love the bag – can’t wait to see the shoes you chose!

  • 8 Ann Marie // Oct 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Wow, looks like an amazing time! What a beautiful table setting! (ps – dropping the fork in the middle is something I would do haha). I’ll definitely have to check out KC’s spring line – I always love his pieces :).

  • 9 Janice (Couture and Crayons) // Oct 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

    What a fun event! I can see why you love that pic of yourself, very natural and in the moment. Great choice on the bag!

    Janice (Couture and Crayons)

  • 10 girl paraphernalia // Oct 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Keep being a dork, that’s why I totally dig you, you are not pretentious, you’re just being you!!!  I really like the simplistic table setting too!!!!  A girl that is now afraid to chow down and laugh with KC… props to ya = )

    you are the coolest!

  • 11 Samantha // Oct 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    WOW! That looks like such an amazing night!! He is one of my favorite designers! Congratulations : ) And I adore the bag you chose!!


  • 12 Kelly Caldwell // Oct 22, 2010 at 3:49 am

    AmAzing! I was just on a mission through Marshalls yesterday and was distracted by some Kenneth Cole and realized how much I LOVE his work. So jealous!

  • 13 Chiara // Oct 22, 2010 at 5:27 am

    This is Amazing!!! You look great and I laughed at the fork falling in the water part 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend

  • 14 Kathy - Panini Happy // Oct 22, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Every one of your posts make me wish I were back in New York, Katy! You go to some awesome events. I think it would be incredibly surreal to meet Kenneth Cole THE MAN after, like you said, seeing his name your whole life. Fun!

  • 15 Rachel // Oct 22, 2010 at 9:59 am

    That pic of you laughing is too cute. (Oh and maybe you should change the name of the blog to You Will Be Jealous Of My Life – although SugarLaws is definitely a little catchier)

  • 16 J5 // Oct 24, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    You are such an amazing person, and an inspiration.  Since your days at Princeton you’ve been nothing less than amazing.  (Going to the same law school as JFK jr., having a dream engagement/marriage, being an amazing cook and fashionista.) You are truly an asset to society and an inspiration to us all.  Your journal is extremely important to people of all socioeconomic classes.  Plus, you are as beautiful as Heidi Klum.  She’s my favorite model!

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    That is so cool! This is one of the reasons I love blogging. I think people definitely underestimate where it can take you- congrats!

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