Friday, June 20, 2014

Shop Spotlight: Little Kate Designs

Happy Saturday readers!! Today we are spotlighting one of our favorite small business shops, that you will see Stella wearing quite a bit. Little Kate Designs is an accessory shop specializing in leather hair accessories, based out of Las Vegas, NV.  All of the designs are handmade by Tanya, the owner and creator of Little Kate Designs. This shop is full of the coolest leather accessories such as braided headbands, metallic bows, and leather snap clips in multiple fashion colors. Each piece is functional for your every day lives, and full of fashion forward styles. 

Tanya is a mother to a gorgeous almost two year old named Lucy Kate, a wife, and their family is expecting a new addition this December. Tanya had worked as a personal stylist at a high end retailer for years, however, after Lucy Kate came along, they decided she would stay home to care for their daughter. Being passionate about fashion, and missing that part of her life, Tanya started to design accessories for her daughter, and the rest is history. She came up with the name Little Kate Designs after her daughter, as she is the one who inspires the aesthetic and designs of the business. Some people assume the shop is named after her, so they call her Kate, which "makes her smile every time". I had the amazing opportunity  to interview Tanya, to get some more background on her as a designer, and the background of the shop. Here is what I learned about Tanya. 

Q: How did you come up with Little Kate Designs? A: " I have always loved fashion; the textures the silhouettes, and shapes are all so intriguing to me. The shop is named after my daughter, Lucy Kate, as she is my little inspiration"

Q: As a success business lady yourself, is there a "boss lady" you look up to as a mentor? A: " There isn't one particular businesswoman I strive to emulate because I feel like we are all unique in our own different way. There are many boss ladies I admire though: thecoralpear, fabric wraps, madebymarywithlove are some of the many! These girls are all friends of mine and I admire their dedication as moms and wives and business women alike!" 

Q: "Whose celebrity style do you admire the most, and why? A:  "This may sound cliche but I have always adored Angelina Jolie's style. It's so effortless and classic. I love the clean lines and elegance of each and every piece she has worn. " 

One of our favorite designs from her shop include the leather braided headband which are available in baby to mom. They are designed from three leather pieces intertwined in a braid, then secured in a Headwrap.  These headbands come in multiple color ways such as metallics, neutrals like black, white, and brown, and cool fashion colors such as fuchsia, sun kissed yellow, aqua mint, and ballet pink. You can find 32 different styles in her shop, and each one is so utterly cool. 

Little Kate Designs makes a wide variety of hair accessories using leather. One of my favorites are the classic leather bows attached to an alligator clip. These sweet bows will keep the hair out of your little ladies face, while keeping her stylish. Featured are the fuchsia, gunmetal metallic, white, and canary yellow created from 100% genuine leather. 

Leather bows on glitter elastic are a favorite among moms with newborns. Seeing this dainty accessory on a teensy newborn girl will honestly make your heart explode! Such a great accessory for those precious newborn photo shoots. 

Metallic Bow Clips 

I'm also a huge fan of her prints! These printed bows are on trend, and sure to make a statement no matter what the season. I mean, what girl doesn't love a little leopard? 

Stella is wearing this black and white striped leather on a gold elastic band. It doesn't get any cooler than this people! 

These glitter bows are sure to make you sparkle! These are ideal for holiday, New Years, or if you just love a little bling. 

For summer Tanya has added some awesome neon leather styles. Stella recently rocked the neon up yellow at the beach, and received so many compliments on this fun accessory. These are a must have addition to you and your littles summer wardrobe. 

Thank you so much Tanya for sharing more about yourself and your awesome accessory shop with us. Your hair accessories are truly amazing, and one of our favorites to incorporate into our outfits in our everyday lives. 

Readers- now go and shop Little Kate Designs. She also provides a fantastic deal for you ladies looking to load up on some of her shop. For all orders over $30 you will receive 25% with code Little25. 

Shop small!! 

Yours Truly,

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