In the sun-drenched sitting room, Katherine pairs an electric-blue Maje jacket and pant with a Peter Prince Collection T-shirt.
Where were you born?
"I was born in Orange County in Newport Beach ."
Where do you live now?
"I live in L.A. now, in the hills"
Some fashionable reading material, including the newest WWW book.
Describe your style:
"Describing my own style always feels so nerdy, but Hillary [Kerr, Who What Wear’s co-founder and Editorial Director] says I 'favor a combination of classic American pieces with tough-chic, Parisian-influenced accents.'"
You run a successful website, just published your second book, and designed your first shoe line. Tell us a little bit about all your jobs.
"When it comes to Who What Wear as a company, I wear many hats—I guess that's the nature of being a startup and being the boss. I creatively direct the look of the site and the features, the concepts, and looks for our all of our photo shoots, come up with ad campaigns for our clients, guide the fashion stories, and really anything else that you see on the site. I don't do a lot of writing—that's all Hillary and her team; She is a brilliant writer and editor. Hillary and I also work together on the development of the company, building the brand, and coming up with new ways to entertain our readers. I also manage all of the celebrity partnerships, book guest editors, scout, and shoot new, young talent."
Nelson, the cat, poses for the camera. Katherine wears a Lark and Wolff sweater and Current/Elliott shorts.
When you started WWW, you moved from being an editor in print to launching one of the first fashion and celebrity-centric sites on the web. How did the switch affect your outlook on fashion and your own personal style?
"What I love about the Internet is that girls in the middle of nowhere have access to the same items that Kate Bosworth is wearing. They can find out what it is instantly, and most likely purchase it immediately online. That's the goal of Who What Wear—to make celebrity and runway fashion accessible to everyone. There is so much inspiration online when it comes to fashion; Girls share photos of their style from countries all over the world...it allows us to see what other people are wearing or trying."
Do you have any treasured items in your closet? What are their stories?
"If you know me, you know I have an obsession with little leather jackets from Simone by Katie Nehra. Last fall, she did a gray fur vest and named if after my cat Nelson. Whenever I’m away from home, I make sure to pack it and wear it—and it keeps me from missing him too much!"
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