Kathy Lee is the Accessories Director at Cosmopolitan + Seventeen. Previously, she held similar positions at Town & Country and W Magazine. Originally an LA/CA native with a B.S. from the University of Southern California, Kathy currently resides in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn with her husband, 4-year-old daughter, and two black cats.
Distinguishing what you feel deeply and strongly about and what may be a whim. I usually like to let ideas process and sleep on it a bit. I tend to have a clearer idea the next morning. And don’t be afraid to take risks!
Typically, I start the morning with either a breakfast with a publicist or market appointments to preview a brand’s collection. Then I head into the office and work on upcoming fashion shoots and plan out the accessories content for the upcoming issues. Since I work on two magazines with different readership, I must be able to rewire the way I think when working on one book versus the other throughout the day. Sometimes I reserve one day for Cosmo and the next day for Seventeen so that I can fully delve into the mindset of each reader.
Broaden my craft to prop design/styling. I always find that part of my still-life shoots fascinating.
My husband, he helped me fully embrace the idea of simplicity and how restraint can be so impactful.
Doppio iced with almond milk
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Photos by Joonie Jang
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