The Independent Designer Runway Show sponsored by The Bellevue Collection is in its 3rd year.  Since April, I have been working to design a collection that includes those elusive pieces I have long wanted in my own wardrobe. (Yes, I LOVE my job.) Thanks to a panel of industry vets and pros, the collection is better than I could've imagined and its' debut in less than 3 weeks will be a highlight of my professional career. But really, I just cannot wait to wear these clothes!

If you follow AP on Instagram and Facebook, there have been sneak peeks over the summer. As one might expect after having watched Project Runway season after season, the final details always come down to the wire. Right? Next week, I pick up the final pieces, which include THE COAT in Blackwatch Modern tartan wool and THE DRESS in a revised fit. This weekend, my jewelry collaboration with Grace Gow is complete: An earring shape that I have coveted for years is coming to life and detailed as only Cat of GG could execute. 

I mentioned tartan but you have no idea just how committed to this I am. Available in THE COAT, THE SKIRT, THE DRESS, and THE SHIRT. Rachel Ravitch and I also made single loop bracelets in tartan that stack on your wrist for holiday flare that is devoid of sequins because anyone who knows me knows I am just not that kind of girl. 

Give me an early Christmas gift: grab your best girls, wear your AP dress, skirt or python and come check out the show. 

Bellevue Hyatt / September 24 6-9pm . Tickets available here!