Saturday, December 25, 2010

Costa Rica

Tonight we leave for Costa Rica to spend the New Year with friends near and dear!

Merry Christmas and wishing you all happiness, prosperity and good health in the New Year.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Swooning for Swan

Just read the best article about Natalie Portman in the January issue of Vogue magazine. What an amazing woman. Besides the known beauty and brains, Natalie dedicates herself to perfectionist levels in everything she does, which is made obvious in her new movie Black Swan.

I'm dying over here...has anyone seen it yet?

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Kardashian Khristmas.

Alright, I admit it. I love watching "Keeping up with the Kardashians". Every time it's on I just can't help myself, my thumbs take control and I 'm unable to change the channel.
But I just can't figure out if their family Christmas card this year is uber- elegant or 80's Dynasty cheese drama?!

I think a family of that size and of that grandeur can pull this off. What do you guys think?
ps Loving the dresses in this photo!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Goodbye LKL

Wow, after 25 years of hosting the same television show on the same network (which is a record btw), Larry King is finally calling it quits. He was always able to put a smile on my face with his witty remarks and dry sense of humor. Jane Lynch is on the final show tonight! This should be a good one FULL of surprises.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

c'mon fall samples!!

I have received 3 out of the 21 fall 2011 samples!! These are from one of the new factories that I'm working with, and what a great way to start it off. They followed direction and used the correct fabric in the CORRECT color. Being able to visualize everything together in it's correct state- what a concept :) I'm still having a bit of a headache with one of the factories... I hope she pulls through for me and all the fall salesman samples will be here before Chinese New year. (just a little positive affirmation this morning).

On another note, the kendall k. face book page is up and running with regular updates on boutique spotlights, trend reports and gift suggestions. Check it out :)

Have a great day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

O' Jackie

"I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.”
~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Just finishing up the last chapter on the "The Kennedy Women, the saga of an American family".
Whoa, never knew how dysfunctional that family was behind close doors. I guess you just never know...

Hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

venturing outside

I am writing this post from Starbucks! as you can tell from my enthusiasm, this is outside the norm for me. It feels so invigorating to go outside of the comforts of my very daily routine and enjoy society for a change. Wow, people actually just go to Starbucks to read, sit and socialize!! I have heard about this before but have never really opened my eyes and paid attention. Usually, I'm in and out before taking the first sip.
But I'm beginning to realize it's time to slow down and soak it all in. This could very well become a once a week treat for me... and plus, the coffee is much stronger :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a small fish

There are of course pros and cons to working with China. Having never dealt with the production side of the business, I'm now certainty having a crash course in the subject. In fact, I just had to have the factory remake the size labels since they did not mark "made in china" on them! ( not my choice) but with importing, it must be clearly visible, another factoid that I just learned. What seems to make everything more difficult is the fact that I'm a very small fish in the huge Chinese pond. But I think that makes me work even harder. Not only to be on top every approval needed, but because one day, I want to be a big fish :)


Monday, December 6, 2010

London calling

The pre-fall 2011 collection for Temperley London makes me very happy that I chose a deep purple color for kendall k. fall 2011. The 1st samples should be rolling in here any day, can't WAIT!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Elle Moss

Artwork for Christmas presents? You would definitely need to know that person pretty well but I think these photographs from Elle Moss have enough personality to fit the bill.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I've missed you.

What a crazy couple of weeks!

1st of all, my mom and I had an amazing time in Hong Kong and China. I was able to source, develop and work on Spring production while my mom toured the streets. With it being my third visit to China, I had a much better understanding of the markets that I wanted to visit, so little time was wasted. Also, through a dear friend I was also able to meet with another factory, which just so happens to work with Valentino and Stella Mc Cartney! I can't believe that there is a chance that my clothing will share a sewing machine with Stella's.... wth?

After returning to the states and enjoying a healthy portion of Mexican food, I started on fall 2011 and didn't stop until yesterday. But all 21 pieces have been put into work and I feel really great about the collection. Now I just need to make sure everything arrives before Chinese New Year.

On another note, I have received some more orders!!! one of which was from um.. er, FRED SEGAL GIRL!! Yay! Some other really amazing boutiques that have supported; Kyss, Tink, Allison by the beach, Isabella Dee, Apricot Lane, The red Balloon and It's a Luv thing. A big thanks to everyone.
The first photo is a health store in HK. The last two are from the fabric market in Hangzhou.
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

in production...wowzers!!

I sent in my Spring production orders to China last night. To be totally honest, this was a day that I had been thinking about/dreading for a solid 2 months and now it's done. WHEW... The production stage has finally begun!! In the meantime, I must keep on truckin'. Working on sending at least half of my Fall 2011 tech packs out before I leave for Hong Kong and China on Thursday.

Yesterday I also received the most adorable package in the mail from my friend Bianca! I had ordered a couple pairs of booties from her shop Bink and Boo and found myself inspired just by the charming packaging! Then to open it up and find the well- made, find them at Bloomingdale's children's department for half the price, cutest lil' things ever inside...?! Well, it was an exciting day. Kudos to you Bianca, you have established a great company!! p.s I would love to brainstorm with you on packaging :)

Have a great day everyone.

image: a pretty pill

Friday, October 29, 2010


May have found some PR representation for kendall k.!!!
So excited about the conversation that I had with Lisa Campbell, owner of stíl marketing. Although she has just recently started this company, her extensive background in PR, branding and manufacturing has already landed her top clients like the super cute kids line, Kids Ink.

Another example of things just falling in place when the time is right.

We are going to Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with Matt and Amanda on Saturday. I can't wait!!... also planning to hand out candy on Sunday (if it's not gone :)
Hope everyone has a great Halloween. Be careful.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An end of an era.

I have been into four different Topshops along my shopping journey of life and every time there is at least one piece in Kate's collection that leaves me either with chills or running mad to the dressing room. This season marks her last collection for Topshop. It feels as though my favorite couple is breaking up. But on a positive note, I can't wait to see who they bring in to replace her.

They have very large shoes to fill.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

a great quote.

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."- Marilyn Monroe

Monday, October 25, 2010

Highlights of the weekend

I was finally able to organize my closet and see The Social Network!! Good weekend :)

Did you have a nice weekend?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Backstage at the fashion show

Both styled in kendall k. -Jenika and I are ready for the show!

last minute alteration...

girls all lined up and ready to walk out.

Thank you Red Butterfly productions for putting on an amazing show for such a great cause! ..and allowing me to be a part of it.

turquoise on my mind

Trying to find the perfect fall color palette and I keep running into this beautiful turquoise color. Perhaps it's a sign from the fall gods that they want this lovely shade of teal...

I hope everyone has a great weekend. We are FINALLY going to see The Social Network :)...


Friday, October 15, 2010

San Diego Fashion Fest 2010

If you live in the San Diego area, tomorrow night kendall k. will be participating in fashion show (with 12 other designers in the so. cal area) to benefit Breast awareness and raise money to feed the homeless for Thanksgiving. Would love to see you there...

San Diego's Fashion Fest 2010

Ideal Hotel
546 3rd Ave San Diego 92101 ...
Red Carpet Ceremony starts at 7 pm.
Tickets are $20

Have a great weekend everyone...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Room to Read- Global Runway for Literacy Event

I was recently asked to participate in a charity event hosted by FIDM. The charity, "Room to Read" focuses on global awareness for literacy and gender equality in education. They have asked a number of local designers, boutiques and artists to create a t-shirt that will be auctioned off. All proceeds will go to "Room to Read"!! I'm so excited to be a part of this great cause.
Here is my submission. I made it from a book that had already lost quite a few pages ...we'll see how it goes :)

Tickets are still available for this event Oct 21st! (at 50% off!!) Let me know if you're interested...

Happy Monday.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

riding high

May just be the rainy weather (which I LOVE) but I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair of over the knee socks. PLUS, more convenient than tights while using the restroom :)
what do you guys think... will you be purchasing a pair this season?

sorry I don't remember where I found the last two images. The first one is Dior.

Monday, October 4, 2010

fashion show video

The fashion show was a great success! Things were organized, no one fell and everyone looked great! Wow, what a great experience. Plus, I met a lot of really cool people in the process.

A huge thanks to Amanda for all your help and for Soheila, for believing in me :)

Here is a video clip of the show.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Here is one of the three postcards that will be going out for the upcoming LA market week in October. ( you can see the other one on my fb page here.)
I'm dropping them in the mail today to almost 300 stores in the Western U.S. to get the name out there and hopefully start making appointments for the showroom.

Again, thank you Jessica ( graphic artist extraordinaire) for putting this together so quickly.

Have a great day.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Boardwalk Empire

Watched the first two episodes of Boardwalk Empire on HBO last night. It took a while to get into it but c'mon, swingin' 20's+ gangsters + Steve Buschemi= win/win/win!
However, I couldn't help but think that Boardwalk Empire could influence fashion the same way that Mad Men brought influenced the full skirt.

Drop waistlines, burnout velvets and sequins for next fall? Sounds good to me...

Friday, September 24, 2010

a good Friday

What a great way to start off the weekend! Went to yoga first thing this morning to clear my head. Then caught up with my friend Bianca over at Bink and Boo, who has also started her company out of the house while taking care of her young son (me: in awe). FYI: She is having a huge sample sale on her adorable pocketbooks right now. Then to top it off, found out that they sell Meyer's cleaning supplies at Walmart. Am I totally behind or is this something new? If you haven't tried Meyer's, it's pretty amazing. Great for the environment and smells delightful.
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

exciting news!!

First of all my little sister had her baby last night! I'm driving to Los Angeles first thing today to meet my new little nephew, can't wait!

Second, I had the most AMAZING facial from Amanda over at Facelogic in Encinitas yesterday. Not only does my skin look more youthful, she relieved quite a bit of stress with the shoulder and arm massage. Super great deals for first time guest. If you live in SD area, I highly suggest making an appointment to see Amanda.

and Thirdly, I have created a Facebook page for kendall k. clothing. I hope that you will all become fans :) I have attached a few images from my Spring 2011 collection.

Have a great weekend!!

images: kendall k.

Monday, September 20, 2010

fashion show

So as I mentioned last week, I have been asked to participate in a fashion show hosted by Mona Lisa boutique in Downtown San Diego. I will be showcasing 10 looks from the kendall k. Spring 2011 line. If you are free on Friday Oct 1st, I would love to see you there. Let me know if you're interested, tickets are $10. *Wine will be served*

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I'm off with my hubby and two of our dearest friends for a nice long four day weekend in Mammoth! Day hikes, champagne toasts, delectable smores' and games by the campfire... This weekend will be packed full of memories!!

Any plans for the weekend?