(Photos by the talented Nancy Neil.)
(Photos by the talented Nancy Neil.)
Larry Schaffer is one of the best taste-makers around and as of today Kathleen Whitaker jewelry will be included in the beautiful collection of goods on offer at his venerable LA retail store, OK.
Broken English ran a profile of Kathleen Whitaker jewelry on its beautiful site. It’s a store whose singular aesthetic makes it one of the best retailers out there and I am honored to have my jewelry and brand associated with it. Merci!
Only 40 pairs of these earrings were made. Get them while they last on Of A Kind! xx
Please join us this weekend!
New location: 1215 Bates Avenue, Los Angeles
Saturday the 14th from 12 to 7 // Sunday the 15th from 12 to 5
Cyber Monday kicks off a week of FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders under $100 at kathleenwhitaker.com (valid from 12/2 - 12/8). Thank you for your patronage and support of micro businesses!
Kathleen Whitaker goods will be part of Proud Mary’s Charleston pop-up shop from December 2nd to 31st. It’s a fine, fine selection and we’re honored to be included!
Deck the Halls happens this Saturday 12/7 at the Ojai Rancho Inn from 3 to 10pm. We hope you can join this wonderful evening!
Please join us at The Oaks School Holiday Bazaar this Friday 12/6 from 2:30 - 7:30. 6817 Franklin Ave, Hollywood.
We’ll be joined by many other talented designers, including pals Agnes Baddoo, Wendy Polish, Samantha Grisdale, TW Workshop and Clare Vivier.
On the 4th of July 2003 I attended a beautiful party in Beverly Hills at the home of a friend who was spending some months at her father’s house while on summer break from HBS.
It was at that party where I met Whitney Cummings who was then a recent Penn grad and aspiring actress and comedian. She enthusiastically remarked on my earrings. They were a pair I’d made in jewelry classes at Otis College where I had enrolled in some continuing education classes after moving to LA the year prior.
Several weeks later the mutual friend contacted me, saying that Whitney wanted to do some press about my “jewelry line.” The problem: this was a hobby, not a jewelry line.
My then award-winning web-designer boyfriend was so fatigued by the number of people remarking on (and wanting to purchase) some pieces that he took to Illustrator and Dreamweaver. A brand was born, a beautiful site was built. And Whitney Cummings sent my info to Marlien Rentmeester, the west coast editor of Lucky Magazine. It was 10 years ago that it all launched and soon after that when khW Jewelry was featured in Lucky. The aesthetic has evolved considerably. And the brand has moved from khW Jewelry to simply Kathleen Whitaker. But I remain as grateful now as I was then.
I am grateful for the success the little jewelry business has achieved. For the writers and bloggers who’ve helped to herald it, for the buyers who’ve sought me out to carry it in their stores. For the friends who’ve been so supportive. For the boyfriend who took it from nothing to a business. And I have deep gratitude for Whitney Cummings and her persistence, and for Marlien Rentmeester for helping to put a tiny endeavor on a big stage.
(outtakes from the first Lucky shoot)
KATHLEEN WHITAKER X GRAVEL & GOLD
Some months ago Cassie and Lisa, two of the powerhouses behind Gravel & Gold, asked me to embark on a collaboration. We considered several directions (A brooch! A garment! An art piece!) before I settled on staying close to home. Inspired by their (now iconic) boobs-print shirt, bag and pillowcases, we present the golden boob stud earring. Available exclusively at khwjewelry.com and at Gravel & Gold. If we had our way, they’d grace every lobe!
Join me at Parachute Market Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd!
'Emerald': ink and watercolor on paper by Kyle Field will soon be gracing our walls.
Style.com wrote a lovely piece about the Assembly NY/Perfect 69 pop-up in LA of which Kathleen Whitaker jewelry is a part. It is indeed a lively, optimistic, minimal space. Check it out.