How to Style a Pencil Skirt with Kakes & Beege
Most women that I know have an inherent desire to look their best, to add a dash (or huge dollop) of sexy to their wardrobe while still maintaining a respectable style. A pencil skirt is such an classic look- clean lines, form fitting without being gauche, and a veritable chameleon for multiple occasions.
I recently met Tina Aiello, designer of a new collection of pencil skirts which comprise her brand Kakes & Beege. Tina is a former model, starting her career at 20 and traveling the world posing for numerous famous photographers and magazines, including Vogue.
After years in the modeling industry, Tina settled in Chicago and pursued a career in art. The combination of working with high end clothing and producing her own works of art came together in the form of clothing sketches. It took 10 years for her dream of producing a line of clothing to come to fruition, but Kakes & Beege (her children's nicknames) has officially launched with their first collection of pencil skirts.
I asked Tina why she choose this particular piece of clothing, and she raved about the versatility of a pencil skirt- you can wear it to work, play and everywhere in between. Dress it up with a silk blouse and heels, or dress it down with sneakers and a tshirt. Tina's fit philosophy is comfort, ease and body skimming: not too tight or too lose, just complementing a woman's curves.
Tina is absolutely stunning both outside and inside- she has had an incredible career, raised two children with her husband Frank, and is just as vibrant and interesting as her artwork (she painted this promo!).
I wanted to invoke Tina's love of simple silhouettes and combine them with my unique taste when putting together looks with her gorgeous designs. Kakes & Beege skirts are currently available in three styles.
Black Twill with Faux Leather Fringe