Gowns have taken me all over the world. In 2012, I moved back to my hometown Nashville, TN. Running the brand from Music City has presented opportunities to meet and design for some of my all-time favorite entertainers, including Dolly Parton. It has truly been a dream come true. While designing gowns is an obvious passion, I am so thankful to have been blessed with such a fulfilled life. I have an amazing life partner, Ian. Together we are always on the go trying new restaurants, attending the theatre, or visiting with family members.
Discovering new interests keep my fire lit. This past year Ian and I have started gardening and eating clean right from our back yard. Nashville may soon be known as hops city as well. We love venturing to the numerous craft breweries that have opened to hunt for the next great beer. Thank you for visiting our site and feel free to reach out via the “contact us” tab. I love hearing from our fans and reading inspiration stories from the women we dress.
Or you could call me “Natalia” as I am often referred to in the office. My journey with Johnathan Kayne has been wild and fun. Starting as an intern while studying at the prestigious O’More College of Design it was clear that this team was a great fit for me. After graduating from the Fashion Merchandising program I soon returned and became design assistant and Kayne’s right hand gal. Overseeing that process and my prior experience with the team gives me a great advantage as I have now stepped into the role of Glam Manager. With this fun title I now tackle the day to day operations, and manage the team. Outside of gowns I enjoy spending time with family, and love traveling as much as possible.
As a young girl, I was always fascinated by clothing and the way it can enhance the celebrities I admired and the dolls that I would play with. I would always mix and match outfits, and even cut out pieces of fabric from blankets to drape on my dolls. Even as a kid I was always pushing to create something new. This is a driving force for me today as Design Assistant. I still see myself as that little girl cutting pieces of fabric. I am fortunate that I can continue to drape and play with fabric, and make a career out of it. My mission as a designer is to continue to make new, feminine and unique pieces that are flattering to everyone. Graduating with a BFA in Fashion Design from Stephen’s College I am thrilled to be able to put my skills to use. Beginning my professional career at Johnathan Kayne LLC I am hopeful to continue to grow as a designer, and I am so eager to connect with retailers and customers, and create something for everyone feel beautiful in. In my free time I like to get outside and explore with a hike, or stay in and catch up on my favorite TV show.
Clothing and fashion has always had my interest. Graduating from Lincoln University of Missouri with a B.S. in Business Administration I wanted to explore all sides of the industry, and stretch my knowledge beyond retail. I am fortunate to get to speak with many of our customers on the phone as the customer service representative, but behind the scenes I am busy managing the warehouse and shipping/receiving each and every dress. With a business background I am happy that I can bring my sales skills to the team. One day I hope to open a manufacturing company, or distribution center with the skills I am learning. In my free time I value spending lots of time with my adorable daughter Gracelynn. I always make extra time to play and coach my favorite sport, basketball.
I have been fortunate to work and play in the apparel industry for over thirty years. From my first job in design, to product development, technical design, manufacturing, finance and operations, retail, and education, my experience stretches across the board. I have worked with leading apparel brands, and been able hang out with NFL and NBA athletes for team outfitting. While I am way to introverted for Project Runway, I did get to be a member of the design team for outfitting American athletes for two different Olympic Games. So I have been fortunate to take part in some amazing projects. At heart, I am a southern girl who loves spending time with family and friends, sewing, doing creative projects, reading, mentoring, learning something new, going for rides in the country, and being outside in a quiet serene place. Candles, flowers, old architecture, books, libraries, bookstores, animals, and laughter are a few of my favorite things.
Working in fashion has always been my dream, so I was thrilled after my Johnathan Kayne internship became a job opportunity. During my internship I could tell that the JK team was a great fit, and that Nashville was my new home. I was so thrilled that after completing my BFA in Fashion Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design that I would be able to join the team full time, and jump right into the industry. As the marketing and media manager, I am so fortunate to get to stretch my creativity everyday, and explore all sides of the fashion world. From photography to sewing tasks I love that each day brings a new adventure. In my spare time I spend plenty of time in my at home studio sewing, and I love to play and snuggle with my teacup chihuahua Pearl.