Tagged with fall 2012

Lucky Lady

Lucky Magazine contributor, Jenny Wu, featured the Karen Kane Feather Print Velvet Scarf Top in her blog post November 19th. Looking bohemian beuatiful, Jenny paired the top over an easy gray maxi dress.

The top is “quickly becoming one of (her) favorite styles” due to its versatility and whimsical beauty. We couldn’t agree more!

Check out her Go-With-the-Flow blog post here.

Jenny in the Feather Print Velvet Scarf Top

A close-up of the whimsical design.

Tagged bloggers, fall 2012, karen kane, lucky magazine

Ways To Wear It – Polka Dots!

It’s official, I have a new favorite Karen Kane top. Over the past month, I have been wearing this polka dot shirt like crazy. I like to wear it to work, but I’ve also gotten a lot of use out of it on the weekends. Polka dots are a great way to add a little pizazz into your wardrobe without resorting to bold colors. Also, all ages can wear a polka dot and they really never go out of style.

Needless to say, this top is a keeper! I know that I will enjoy this top for years to come. I’m looking forward to finding more ways to wear this top. For spring, I’m thinking of trying the top knotted in the front with a black maxi skirt. Cute, right?


Here are a few ways I have outfitted the top recently:


I love that this top is long enough to wear with leggings! I am taller and sometimes tunics are too short. This one fits just right.


Here’s how I’ve worn it on the weekends.

Tagged courtney richardson, fall 2012, karen kane, tahoe collection

Opinionated Girl loves Karen Kane at Gwynnie Bee

Have you heard of Gwynnie Bee? It’s a must for every style savvy curvy girl out there.

Gwynnie Bee is like Netflix for full-figure fashions sizes 10+. Members can choose a subscription service that allows them to “rent” a certain number of fashion-forward items from prominent designers and labels to be worn for as many days as they like. When they want to try something new, they simply send it back and exchange for some new duds! Gwynnie Bee even does the laundry!

Karen Kane shipped it’s first styles to Gwynnie Bee this Fall. Fashion icon and blogger, Laurel Ann Walker, of the Opinionated Girl, loves the looks she currently has in her closet. Including the Cheetah Pencil Skirt from our Fall 2012 Plus Size collection.

For one day only, Gwynnie Bee is offering a free trial promo of their goods & services via promo code TW30DF. Hurry and try it out before the styles are “sent away!”

Karen Kane Cheetah Pencil Skirt #4

Tagged animal print, bloggers, fall 2012, gwynnie bee, karen kane, plus size

Squash Attack

It’s starting to get a bit cooler in Los Angeles these days and I’ve been in the mood for fall comfort food. As I was at the farmer’s market picking up my annual pumpkin, I noticed Acorn Squash on sale two for $1.00. Who could pass up a deal like that?! I started searching for a recipe but so many of them had a lot of sugar and butter, um heart attack anyone? So I fiddled around in the kitchen and made a festive new recipe. Now I didn’t go to culinary school, so it’s nothing fancy but my White Bean Stuffed Acorn Squash turned out really good in my opinion. Here’s the recipe…


2 Acorn Squash

1 Cup White Beans

4 Slices of Bacon (I used Turkey Bacon for less fat)

1/3 Cup Walnuts

1/4 Cup Honey

1 TSP Cinnamon

1 TSP Salt

1/4 TSP Olive Oil

Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds and set aside. Place squash face down on baking sheet. Fill sheet with 1/4 of an inch of water. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 min.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes and spoon out squash in a separate bowl. Keep the squash skins as these will be used as “bowls” for a unique presentation. After the squash is cooked it smells so good, your kitchen will smell like Autumn!

Add the scooped out squash, white beans, honey, cinnamon, and salt into mixer and puree until combined.

Cut bacon into bits and cook over stove, add puree mixture to bacon. Then fold in walnuts.

Scoop white bean and squash mixture into squash bowls. Top with squash seed topping.

This recipe made two bowls, if you are looking to make enough to feed four you can always double the recipe. The end result is sweet and savory. Not to mention, you get fiber from the beans and lots of vitamin a from squash seeds. Try this recipe instead of the predictable sweet potato casserole this season.

* Replace the bacon for mushrooms and sausage to the recipe it reads more of a main dish instead of a side item.

Squash Seed Topping:

Set oven to 275 degrees. Rinse off squash seeds and add olive oil and salt. Lay flat on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.


Acorn Squash – The Main Ingredient

Tagged courtney richardson, fall 2012, recipes, retail merchandisers

I Want My Karen Kane

Parisian Partridge Creek had their largest Karen Kane sales day ever when they launched a seasonal fashion show to present our latest Fall collection, Tahoe.

The audience got to see 12 outfits in total, modeled on customers and associates. Seasonal light refreshments and snacks were served and customers shopped til they dropped!

Congratulations to everyone on this successful event and for your ongoing support of Karen Kane!

The Set Greeting Customers on the Floor

The Models Backstage at the Show

Seasonal Refreshment Table


Tagged fall 2012, fashion show, karen kane, Parisian, regional merchandisers, tahoe

Simply the Best

South Florida’s Simply the Best magazine’s September issue has finally arrived! Know to editors and fashionistas alike as the month for spreading and shopping trends, this September issue featured Karen Kane in a jacket segment among runway elite’s like Marc Jacobs and Roberto Cavalli.

The Karen Kane  Drape Neck Jacket (3734526) was featured in the “Trend Report: Fall Jackets” feature.

Simply the Best has a monthly circulation of 44,000.

September Cover

Karen Kane Drape Neck Jacket in bottom Left

Tagged dreamcatcher, editorial, fall 2012, fashion, karen kane, september 2012

Fashion’s Night Out

Grab your wallets and your new heels ladies, tonight is Fashion’s Night Out! Some of us at the Karen Kane showroom, here in New York City, will go strolling down the street after the office to check out Macy’s Herald Square on 34th st. Nothing short of a miracle, the “World’s Largest Department Store” will be unveiling the “World’s Largest Shoe Floor” tonight while hosting a plethora of of other activities from a Benefit Cosmetics bash with one of our favorite reality t.v. stars, Emily Maynard to party hosting tips with the Macy’s Culinary Council and complimentary cocktails. Of course, we will be sure to check out the 5th floor to get some fashion advice from Clinton Kelly and shop the Karen Kane Fall Collection. Stay tuned for pics from the events!








Down in Tampa, International Plaza hosted a variety of fun FNO events. Check out the Karen Kane catwalk and models on the runway outside Dillard’s (below).

The Catwalk

Model wearing our V-Neck Bow Blouse from the Sequoia collection. Click to get the look!

Model showcasing our Chevron dress from the Sequoia collection. Click to get the look!

Back in New York at the Lord & Taylor flagship on 39th street, women shopping Fashion’s Night Out tried their luck at the Karen Kane lock box. The box contained a $600 Karen Kane shopping spree for one lucky winner with the matching key. At 10:27 pm we found our woman!

Women trying their keys at the lock box.

Tagged clinton kelly, emily maynard, fall 2012, fashion's night out, FNO, giveaways, karen kane, macy's, the bachelorette, trends

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