Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent



Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci



My favorite shows from Paris Fashion Week are in this order: Saint Laurent, GianbattistaValli, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Nina Ricci, and Lanvin.

Posted on October 3, 2013 by , under HOME

AmNY-KKB “Get Ready For Fall Shopping Season”

Photo credit: Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 Fashion Show (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Kelly Killoren Bensimon – model, fashionista and author of the book “I Can Make You Hot! The Supermodel Diet” – dishes out style advice to amNewYork’s readers.

I know that colored and printed jeans are huge for fall, but I’m worried I won’t look good in them because I’m not stick-thin. Any suggestions? I love colored jeans – they are the new “It” pants. Pair a colored or print jean with a tight neutral top or sweater, and wear a bright shoe to match the jean to draw attention to the color. If Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce can wear colored jeans, so can you. Embrace your curves.

What are the must-have items for the fall? I love bulky sweaters from Stella McCartney, velvet dresses from Bottega Veneta and anything tweed and wooly from Ralph Lauren. Equestrian pieces are also huge – go for tall boots. Also on my fall shopping list: shirt dresses from Thom Browne and polka-dot Manolo Blahniks.

My hair is so bleached out from the summer. Any tips to get it looking healthy again for fall? I’m in the process of taking care of that exact issue. Warm your hair with a toner, and use Oribe’s conditioning creme on wet hair to soften summer’s sun damage.

What beauty looks are you loving for fall and how can I realistically incorporate them into my everyday life? Quinn Murphy, a celebrity makeup artist, always tells me to use a softer shade of brown under my eye and to line my upper lid with a shade darker. It creates a sexy eye without creating a goth eye. I love Too Faced’s cream blushes, too. They make your cheeks look fresh and rosy.

Posted on August 24, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

The Steller Stella

This Stella McCartney  jacket from last fall is a celeb favorite. Katie Holmes wore it to John Frieda event in NYC, Julia Roberts wore it on a talk show, and I wore it filming The Real Housewives Of New York in Morocco, paired with Squeeze Couture leggings and a bustier from my bestie, Jill Zarin. Get the look, black pants,and a tank, or chill it out like I did with jeans and Minnetonkas.

Posted on April 4, 2011 by , under HOME

The Fashion & TV Worlds Should Hang Out More

Gold Bar hosted a party for me Thursday night to celebrate the kick off of Spring 11 Fashion Week, and for my new role as guest blogger for Paper Magazine. Rob McKinley, the co-owner/designer of Gold Bar and The Surf Lodge, is pictured here with me at Gold Bar. As a designer, he is responsible for many of the most buzzed-about hotspots in town. In his spare time he loves to get in the DJ booth and spin records. All of my TV producers came to see all of the fashion insiders who were there, like my jewelry designer, as well as the fashion publicists, Cosmo Radio uber talents, press reporters, and amazing personal shoppers from Intermix and Stella McCartney who stopped by.

It’s not just the designers that make the fashion wheel turn. If personal shoppers don’t like items, they don’t sell. If press doesn’t speak well of trends, they don’t sell. It was fun to watch the TV peeps observe how the fashion peeps navigate. Little do the TV peeps know that one look and 2.4 million viewers makes a huge impact for designers. Maybe TV and fashion should have a beer and discuss the possibilities. Just a thought.

Posted on September 20, 2010 by , under HOME


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