What I Wear to Work

GoKateShoot for Washingtonian: Rikka Johnson


This week for What I Wear to Work, I photographed the lovely Rikka Johnson, manager of Wolfgang Puck's The Source. We had a whirlwind shoot where we raved about designer shoes, wearing family heirloom rings, and mutual appreciation for a robust drink at the end of a long day. I loved her clean-meets-edgy style, particularly her silk cut dress in red and newsprint print; luckily, we got to shoot at the Newseum, so it was perfect! Enjoy the full feature HERE and outtakes here on the blog. 






GoKateShoot for Washingtonian: Kassie Rempel


Kassie Rempel is on her game. This stylish Washingtonian is the founder of Simply Soles, a shoe company receiving rave reviews for their exceptional selection and exemplary customer service. She also started her own styling business called Kassie's Closet, and is raising a family. Shazam! As a fellow independent woman focused on her career, I found Kassie to be absolutely inspiring, and enjoyed our talk. I had the pleasure of photographing her for the What I Wear to Work column in Washingtonian this week. Check out the whole feature HERE, and outtakes below.













GoKateShoot for Washingtonian: Elaine


I photographed the lovely Miss Elaine for my column What I Wear to Work in her gorgeous, completely to-die-for house in the H St corridor...major interior decorator swag on top of great personal style. Look at that color blocking! And the wall paper! So much chic inspiration all the way around. We had a blast shooting on Memorial day, and I'm excited to share a few of the outtakes with you! You can find the whole article HERE

Silver Louboutins. That's really all I need to say. 

Dots add such a whimsical touch to these blood orange pants.

First of all, look at her bedroom. Gorgeous. I'm totally swooning over those pillows, and I love the combination of her peplum skirt color with the teal walls. Yum!

GoKateShoot for Washingtonian: Erika Sanchez


Erika Sanchez is the most laid back glamour girl you've ever met. Despite the 6" leopard heels (swoon!) and seriously va-va-voom hair, this media strategist doesn't let her style go to her head. I photographed her in her office at one of the adversity juggernauts of DC on Sunday afternoon, and we just had a ball bopping around, styling her outfits, and taking photos for my column in Washingtonian Magazine (HERE).  She has a really neat perspective on style and makes affordable pieces look high-end, which I love! 


These tights are killer. Adore.



Her color palette is so much fun! Coral, and turquoise, and chartreuse, oh my!





Jaguar ring? Meow.


As a fellow wearer of metallic pants, I definitely cosign this look.



There is SO MUCH YES with all of these graphic prints and neon! Whee!



Many thanks again to the lovely Erika Sanchez for her impeccable style and hospitality, and to Sarah Zlotnick of Washingtonian. 

GoKateShoot for Washingtonian: Eric Schulze's Grand Style Luncheon


For my column for Washingtonian's What I Wear to Work, this week features brilliant FDA biologist  and Thirst co-founder Eric Schulze. I met Eric when I approached him at Busboys and Poets HERE, and we've been friends ever since. I'm giving a talk for Thirst next month, so we started hanging out to discuss my talk and never stopped. When I told him that Washingtonian wanted to run an article on him and that I would need to come to his house to do the shoot, he went big. Instead of just quietly going through his closet and meeting up, Eric threw an impromptu Grand Southern Luncheon at his apartment in honor of the shoot. Bow tie and menswear guru Eliot Payne joined me to help Eric with styling, and several other Thirst team members came to sample Eric's INCREDIBLE Southern cooking. The man approaches the kitchen the way he does a lab (brilliantly), but with delicious results. He also invited DJ Jelani of U Street Music Hall to spin, and an incredible mixologist who created FOUR custom cocktails for the event. 

Seriously. Four. What the what. AH-MAH-ZING. 

Enjoy these fun photos that did not make it into the Washingtonian article, which you can check out HERE









The custom cocktails were absolutely to die for. Also, one was named after a llama, which is always hilarious. 



CANDIED BACON. YES, THIS IS REAL. 


The first round...




Eliot helping Eric choose a bow tie. Eliot is average height, but Eric is 6'6", in case you couldn't tell from the article photos. The man is TALL. 




Jelani was spinning it!


Annnnnd this is the segment in which Eliot puts a bow tie on the cat. Who is named Honey Bear. OBVIOUSLY. Hilarity ensues. 













On to the pocket sqaures...and the next round.








Eric was just such a good sport about me photographing him in the middle of 4 lanes of traffic! I love this...about to get hit by a bus but still fixing his bow tie! 





Those are pills on his socks. Yes, because he works for the FDA. GET IT?! Who says scientists don't have senses of humor?! Hehe. 

GoKateShoot for Washingtonian Magazine: Maggie Hoak


GREAT NEWS! Today is the launch of the new column I'm shooting for Washingtonian magazine that profiles what stylish DCers are wearing to work to get their sartorial flair on in the board room. I love the process of shooting these; I get to meet intelligent, stylish people, so to their homes, and hang out as long as it takes to photograph them. You know I love talking to any and everyone, so this is a very apt assignment for me. 

The first post is on Maggie Hoak, who works for DC culture mecca the Kennedy Center. Though her office attire is filled with twisted basics by Rag & Bone and apt pattern mixes (not unlike her apartment, as you'll see), it is the need for her to own an extensive black tie wardrobe for work that had me all jealous. Here are some of my favorite shots that didn't make it into the column, but check out the whole post with an interview by the unmatched editorial whirlwind Sarah Zlotnick HERE


I loved Maggie's apartment as much as I did her wardrobe, and was particularly jealous of her amazing octopus triptych. You know how I love a good octopus






The What I Wear to Work column will be running every Wednesday, so keep checking back here for my favorite outtakes.