LETTER FROM The editor

Jared Kocka

Jared Kocka

Hello, babes.

September is one of my favorite months. As I sit in my office and write this letter to you, I glance out one window and see pool floats and sunshine (albeit not uncommon in Los Angeles any time of year) but also feel the pull of fall whispering at every turn. I’m sipping some hot chai tea, my first pair of boots this season arrived at my doorstep earlier today, and the kids are officially back in school full-time - confirming that autumn is among us.

I exchange with most of you via Instagram these days. Namely, stories. The question I get most in my DM’s or via my “Ask Me Anything” polls is: What are you doing for work these days? When are you going to be back on tv? Although it’s been nine months now since I’ve been on your tv screens regularly, I have been working – a lot. (This website doesn’t run itself people!) I’m most excited about my #NakedThursdays interview series as some stellar women have joined me for several powerful conversations and hopefully inspired YOU. We also have a new FALL SHOP that showcases some of my curated fashion picks each week. And, speaking of fall fashion, I was recently named the Resident Style Expert for Lord & Taylor! You can shop clothes, accessories, and beauty products that are both stylish and affordable in my shop on their website. Tell me what you think.

My passion for empowering women continues to fuel me each day! I hope you saw my IG takeover with Forbes on Women’s Equality Day last month, but I’m beyond excited to head to Harvard for my very first time to speak at their “30 Under 30” Women’s Summit! You can still get tickets HERE – I’d love to see you there!

And in a perfect marriage of FASHION + FEMALE EMPOWERMENT, what an honor it has been to be a part of NYDJ’s fall denim campaign. A campaign that celebrates the beauty of women all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and ages but also the power of strong voices!

And last but not least, thank you. We launched @thecattwalk Instagram three years ago as a sexy addition to the blog but have been amazed at how much it has grown. Today we reached 25-thousand followers! A huge thank you to Ginger Duran who continues to manage the Team Cattwalk social platforms and even has her own cattwalk book club now. Have you joined?! We’re called #thelittchicks. BRB running out to get that tattooed.

As you embark on this new season, know that you’ve got a supportive network here at the cattwalk and please please remember: you are beautiful, you are worth it, your voice is your power and we love you!