Design Talk With Kim Schalk
Washington DC designer Kim Schalk lets us in on what she’s loving right now, who inspires her most, and what to binge watch next on Netflix!
Whose style do you admire?
My Business Partner Bridgette Chavis and I both love Emma Watson. Who knew Hermoine was such a good dresser? We Also love Rick Owens and Ulyiana Sergenko!
Do you have advice for juggling work + family? How many hours a week do you work?
Honestly not really, I constantly feel like my head is spinning. But we do the best we can. And as far as how many hours a week we work… The clock is always running. We don’t stop.
What is your favorite piece of apparel in your wardrobe + why?
On a day to day bases I am in tank tops and sweatpants( I’m a gym-yoga rat!), But when it’s time to look nice, I go to versatile pieces.The convertible jacket is awesome because it has removable sleeves and i can wear it with shorts or a killer pair of pants. And the 3-way dress is the only thing you need pack for vacation. So if i had to pick anything, it would be those two!
Tell us a little about what inspired you and when did you start teaching yourself?
I’ve always been inspired by nature, all things beautiful and unobtainable. Also great architecture can influence my design. The Deco dress was inspired by the Chrysler Building
20 years ago when i worked at Barneys NY I would make my clothes and the buyers constantly be asked were I got them , and if I could sell them there.
What is your favorite fabric to use and why?
Its hard to narrow down just one , wool suiting with a touch of lycra and a wool jersey for fall but for spring my new found love is linen.
What do you like to do on your days off?
What’s a day off?
Do you have a favorite book/ movie?
Outlander is where it’s at. Have you seen it this season? The clothes are amazing!
Margarita or Mojito?
Not a big drinker, but I do love dr. pepper!
Mountains or Beach?
Beach at low tide, I like to look at the sea life in the tide pools and watch the tiny shrimps and fish.
Soft Taco or Hard Tacos?
Hard! The crunchiness with the softness of the cheese-yum!
Thanks Kim, we have enjoyed getting to know you a little more. Now we are craving tacos for dinner and feeling inspired to bring our A-game. I am loving the Deco Dress.
We are looking forward to hanging out with this inspirational lady Saturday May 7, 2016. If you can't make it in the shop that day, our first delivery of Kim Schalk designs are in the shop now.