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Style Q&A with Katherine McDonald

Style Q&A with Katherine McDonald
June 2019

Charleston bridal designer Katherine McDonald’s timeless style goes beyond gowns. Take a peek at her summer necessities

Q What lipstick do you love for summer?
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in “Pillow Talk.” It’s just a tad bit of color but nothing too bright.

Charlotte Tilbury lipstick

Q How does your personal style translate to your designs?
My style is very relaxed and simple. I don’t like a lot of fuss. I am the most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt.

Q What is your go-to destination on a summer weekend?
I love the North Carolina mountains to escape the Charleston heat. Watching fireflies twinkle at dusk is magical.

McDonald’s latest line features her signature elegance and whimsy.

Q What’s new for Kate McDonald Bridal?
Currently I am working on my 2020 “Portrait of Love” collection. I finished the first five dresses which debuted in New York City back in April.

Q Favorite sunglasses?
I just purchased a new pair of Warby Parker shades, and I love them.

Q What summer trend are you particularly excited about?
I love that top handle bags are coming back around. I have a great vintage wicker one that I plan on carrying everywhere.

Q What’s your must-have beach item?
Supergoop sunscreen. I don’t tan, but I love to be outside so I have to be careful and respectful of my skin.


Photographs by (McDonald) Marni Rothschild Pictures & Courtesy of (Gowns-2) Kate McDonald