Curator, private art dealer, event producer, Luxer, Natalie Kates knows a thing or two about making the creative world accessible to all. As the founder of Style Curator, Inc., she can go from ultra-luxe to slightly less austere in a single beat: One day you’ll find her installing an exhibition at The Hamptons International Film Festival and the next,
discovering and promoting an unknown urban artist. Wherever there’s creative inspiration, Kates will both find and share it. Lucky for us, the same rings true with her incredibly well appointed closet.
Kates reveals her style is “high-end, mixed with a good dose of vintage” and not to forget those eccentric, show stopping splashes of traditional ethnic you’ll find. She can’t resist a statement accessory and has a penchant for investing in unique signed jewelry and evening clutches. As with everything else that is a part of Kates’ world, personal style is a creative endeavor. “Dressing up – exploring VillageLuxe, it’s like becoming your own super hero and for me, it’s a creative outlet.” In nod to Wonder Woman herself, the sky is the limit for Kates – especially when it comes fashion inspiration, “I find it everywhere – from New York City street style to super fabulous runway looks,” including her own Yves Saint Laurent’s famous iconic “Le Smoking” tuxedo.
Getting up close and personal with Kates, her closet, her art is like a deep-dive in modern-day art history. Our joural entry to her class? Bold, yet subtly nuanced. Ultra-luxe, but never untouchable. And of course, filled with one showstopper after the next. You don’t want to miss this one.