Sneak Peek: STYLE UNION

To my fashionable readers,

I’m proud to announce STYLE UNION,  a luscious new knitwear collection made for the modern woman who feels fit and fabulous, is a little rough around the edges, and is a die-hard romantic. She’s not afraid to put on her boxing gloves, but likes her bed of roses too.

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STYLE UNION is designed and made in Los Angeles and combines ultra-luxe fabrics, wear it again (and again!) pieces, and flattering details that will become your next closet staples.

I’ll stop there, since I don’t want to give too much away. Without further ado, below is a sneak peek of some of the upcoming designs for STYLE UNION.

-Kym

STYLE UNION

Live life, travel hard, stay cozy, and savor the sunsets…

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Mark Your Calendars: Kym Gold at Book Soup

I will be at Book Soup in West Hollywood on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 discussing and signing my new business book and memoir Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire. I’m so excited for my signing and hope that you will come to hear my story!

Kym Gold at Book Soup

For more information, click the event link below!

http://www.booksoup.com/event/kym-gold-discusses-and-signs-gold-standard-how-rock-world-and-run-empire

Interview with Kym Gold: “Women in Business” from Fashion Times

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Thank you Fashion Times.  This was a pleasure to do!

From Fashion Times:

Kym Gold co-founded True Religion Brand Jeans in 2002 with her then-husband Jeff Lubell.

While the designer denim brand’s popularity skyrocketed, Gold’s marriage fell apart. She’s stayed quiet for years, but now, the fashionable businesswoman has decided to open up about her time at True Religion, her failed marriage and how the two are related in a forthcoming book called “Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire,” which is slated to be released next month.

In the book, Gold discusses everything from her first fashion job selling old T-shirts on a beach to how she feels she was pushed out of a company she helped create (Gold left True Religion in 2007, the same year she was served divorce papers by her husband).

In a recent interview with Gold, which you can read in full below, we asked the business woman what she learned while at True Religion, why her new book is a must-read, what advice she has for working women and much more.

To finish reading my interview with Fashion Times, click the link below:

http://www.fashiontimes.com/articles/22882/20150811/women-in-business-true-religion-co-founder-kym-gold-shares-career-advice-in-new-book.htm

What’s New for Fall Fashion 2015 and How Can I Update My Jeans?

Fall fashion 2015: Denim is always in, but the way denim is cut always changes. Flared, skinny, boot-cut—there’s tons of different types of jeans out there! I’ve noticed that cropped flared pants are in for the Fall 2015 season. How do you take an old pair of jeans and make them fresh for this season?
 
If you have an older pair of jeans, you can cut the bottom off and let them fray. This gives a modern edge to the pant.
 
Adding a cool trim or fun fabric on the pocket—or stitching a simple criss-cross pattern on the pant somewhere—gives you a great opportunity to display your own originality!
 
Fashion Week Brooklyn hosted their Fall 2015 activities in June, and their theme was “Denim Walk.” It’s always about the three basic fits: the skinny, the flair, and the boyfriend. Women are able to choose the style they like, and that fits their body type. Jeans today have a myriad of washes, like rinse, destroyed, patched. Gray is a big color for jeans this fall, and lighter washes, denim trench coats, and denim suiting are also in fashion.
 
When it comes to the rest of fall fashion, young designers are taking more risks and pushing the boundaries on what is the “Now Trends” of today. I’ve seen the runways full of the “Madcap Aristocrat” with heavy layering of old and new fabrics mixed together; I’ve also seen the edgy, retro glam/“Rebel Yell” look and feel.
Readers and fashionable spirits, I’d like to see how you refurbished your jeans to make them stylish again for fall fashion—tweet your updated jeans wear photos at @kym_gold!

Kym Gold on NBC’s “Open House”

Open House True Religion Co Founder Kym Gold Malibu Estate

NBC’s “Open House” with host Sara Gore featured my California estate on Sunday, July 26th, 2015. It was so much fun working with the show’s crew and giving them the grand tour! View a sneak peek into my home by watching the video below or on their website.

— Kym Gold

Open House: Inside The Spanish-Style Abode of True Religion Founder

We’re at the Malibu beach house of Kym Gold, co-founder of jeans brand True Religion. Her estate features breathtaking ocean views, bright interiors and just the right amount of designer touches. This episode of Open House was hosted at 560 W 24th St., New York.

Watch the video here.

Book Quotes from Gold Standard: How to Rock the World & Run an Empire

Dear friends,

One of my aspirations is to be an inspiration, and I hope that my upcoming book Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire can be that inspiration. So today I have some book quotes from my new business book and memoir, which will be released on September 1st with Skyhorse Publishing. Please feel free to use these book quotes for yourself to inspire !

—Kym

Enjoy these book quotes:

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Phoenix Fashion Week: Designer Boot Camp

Last night’s Designer Boot Camp for Phoenix Fashion Week was an amazing experience! Not only was I able to mentor and teach  these amazing new designers in person, but I learned about them too. These upcoming fashion designers are willing to go the distance, willing to learn, and willing to become the best that they can possibly be. It is so thrilling to see the excitement, love, and dedication that is necessary to grow a successful fashion brand. I hope that everyone involved learned some valuable lessons from my Designer Boot Camp, and I look forward to seeing everybody flourish in their abilities!

If there is one lesson I want you to remember from me, it’s “Never settle for a no, always look for a yes.”

Below are some photos of the event:

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Designer Boot Camp with Emerging Designers

Merriam-Webster defines the term bootcamp as “a short but very difficult training program; a program or situation that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time.”

So, Emerging Designers, are you ready for Phoenix Fashion Week‘s Designer Boot Camp (#DesignerBootCamp) with Kym Gold, co-founder of True Religion? Tonight, I’ll be teaching you a new fashion business skill set to use for your fashion brand.

7:00PM PST, see you there! Check back for photos from this week’s Emerging Designer Boot Camp.

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Excerpt from my new book, Gold Standard

book jacket smallHello! Today I would like to share with you an excerpt from my new book, GOLD STANDARD: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire. I’m so excited for its release in September 2015 with Skyhorse Publishing that I couldn’t wait to share a piece of it! Enjoy:

I had an idea that I would like to sell T-shirts on the boardwalk. Clothes weren’t being sold yet, so I thought I would find out who the landowner was, call him, and ask if I could rent some space.

Clothing designers sell their overages and damages, which are just slightly imperfect clothes. My idea was to buy damaged T-shirts and garment dye them my own colors and then sew material shapes on them to cover any holes.

I asked [my stepfather] George and Mom if I could borrow three hundred dollars and promised to pay them back. No doubt they assumed that day would be in the very distant future, if ever.

I went downtown to the mart where the showrooms were, having never been downtown before and certainly never alone. Up until that time, I rarely went anywhere by myself.

Terrified, I started knocking on doors. But, before they could shut the door on me, I would manage to blurt out, “Hi! Can I buy your overages or irregulars?”

Some people were nice, some shut the door on me, some were snobby, and some were downright mean. Back then people didn’t even think to sell overages and damages, so they didn’t understand my idea. Initially it was frowned upon, as their thinking was, if they’re selling to Neiman’s and Saks, they didn’t want the T-shirt found on the boardwalk for half the price. But it didn’t deter me; there was a thrill to the chase.

When I finally got someone to say “Yes” to me, I was totally intimidated by the next step, which was to rummage through their warehouse to find the T-shirts I deemed quality enough to buy. As nervous as I was, my pride kept pushing me forward. I believed in my idea.

I remember calling Mark [Burnett, my boyfriend at the time] from a payphone, saying, “I’m across the street from a dye house. I’m going to dye a bunch of T-shirts.”

He told me I was wasting my money. But I had a hunch. The T-shirts that had holes or tears, I would use a crisscross or bar tack stitching, or cut out stars, squares, and hearts from interesting fabrics to sew patches over the holes.
Mark was not the only one who said I shouldn’t sell the T-shirts—everyone thought it was a waste of my time, which just made me that much more driven. I love a challenge.

I bought the damaged T-shirts for five dollars each, put up some racks and umbrellas on the Venice boardwalk, and sold the repurposed T-shirts for twenty to thirty dollars each. By my first weekend I’d sold everything. To my stepdad’s surprise, I paid the three-hundred-dollar loan back the very next week.

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Phoenix Fashion Week

Hi everyone,

Phoenix Fashion Week is from October 1st through October 3rd this year, and I’m excited to announce that I will be part of their Emerging Designer Bootcamp series for 2015! This year, Phoenix Fashion Week introduced 13 new Emerging Designers in a 10-city tour of the US. There has been so much support on Twitter from these emerging designers and I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing cause.

Some upcoming events- I’ll be at the Shop Garment District Fashion Show on August 14th, where 13 Emerging Designers will debut a sneak peak of their collection. Stay tuned for details on my Designer Boot Camp!

Please continue to check on my website and PhoenixFashionWeek.com for more information on the Emerging Designers Bootcamp and other events leading up to Fashion Week. Don’t forget to tag #DesigneroftheYear #phxfashionweek #ModeloftheYear #DesignerBootcamp on Twitter and Instagram so I can check out all the amazing work that’s going on!

—Kym

 

 

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