2021 Christmas Style Guide and Giveaway | EP 71

Holly’s Style Guide and Giveaway featuring designers you need to know!

Ho Ho Ho, Fashion Friends! And Happy HOLLY Days!

If you are not ready for Christmas, it is not our fault.

Because we are on our SECOND – count ‘em, TWO, holiday Style Guides and Gift Giveaways – and Holly has been telling you since freaking Hanukkah what to wear for your events, and what gifts to buy.

This week on our social, we have been running the Fashion Crimes Podcasts Christmas Style Guide and Gift Giveaway – valued at over $525, which features more designer Bestie Brands that YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW!

As you know, our favorite personal stylist Holly Katz is on a mission to help people build confidence by teaching them about their personal style  – and one way she is able to do this for her clients – is by tracking down fashions and brands that work best for them.

In this process, she has found some AMAZ-BALLS women-owned businesses, led by BADASS up-and-coming designers and creators – and she is here to share them with you.

In this episode, we are featuring the designers of 5 new Bestie Brands, ranging from luxury lingerie to custom tie-dyed fashions, and of course, now they are our #BFFFs! (Best Fashion Friends Forever)

5 Brands You Need to Know:


We are so excited we found this fun and ON TREND designer, Lindsey of Made by Keeper.  Lindsey LITERALLY tie-dyes anything and everything and has the most fun clothing items and accessories for humans, for babies, for doggies – you name it.

Her brand is all about keepin’ it comfy and cozy. So from hoodie and jogger sets (SO ON BRAND!) to socks and shorts to kitchen towels and dog hoddies – if you want it tie-dyed, they have got it for you.

Made by Keeper also likes to do one-off items and custom items. Got some favorite white tennis shoes you’d like to have in your school colors? They can splatter paint them for you! It’s so fun and creative and the options are endless.

Also, be sure to listen to hear all about their Lizzo adventure – YAAAAS!!

Shop Made by Keeper at www.madebykeeper.com


Holly is so excited to introduce you to Kkira Feet Shoes – a custom designer shoe line that is bold, colorful, and fanciful – and we are here for all of it!!!

Kkira Feet Shoes (pronounced “Chirrah”) are handcrafted in Italy, are black woman-owned, and boast a motto that says they are “Shoes that make you smile!”

How fabulous are they!??

Kkira was created so that they can inspire people to be their exact selves, to express themselves authentically – and not worry about the things one “should or shouldn’t do.”

From flats and casual shoes to heels and boots – and beyond – their styles are intended to let you do what makes you happy!

Creator Mauryn wanted to wear shoes that she just couldn’t find. So dammit, she designed her own. Her designs are very original and different – so be prepared!! She features everything from flats to sneakers and heels to boots for both men and women.

Her shoes are made to order, so that means that they are not mass-produced. Each pair is made specifically for the person who has ordered them. And, in order to keep that concept, they do not have a traditional brick and mortar store but are creating what they call a “shoe salon” where customers can try on their styles, drink champagne and shop with friends. Once you decide, they place the order for you and it is shipped directly to you.

Holly is just beside herself with the thought of shopping like this – and will be first in line – trust us.

KKira shoes are about to become a BFD, and Holly loves this kind of brand and story. They have been featured in tons of national and international magazines – but remember  – you heard it here first.

Shop Kkira Feet Shoes at www.kkirafeet.com


We have featured Vienne Milano before on our show because we cannot get enough of her stylish, sexy, practical, elegant, and luxurious hosiery. Vienne hails from Boston and started her business after she couldn’t find thigh-high stockings that would stay up on her leg or a product that matched what she needed.

At the time, she worked in corporate America and wanted thigh-high stockings, or hosiery that she could wear every day to work, and that would be appropriate for work.

She also didn’t need them to cost over $100. Duh!  So, she decided to solve her own damn fashion dilemma, despite the fact that she doesn’t come from a design or fashion design background.

Instead, she did her research and with her business partner, they traveled to Italy to research and interview suppliers, and now have all of their products made there.

Our girl Holly did not believe for ONE SECOND that she could ever get away with stockings without the benefit of their shaping and support parts. But she has seen the light! She has converted!

Holly has worn these thigh highs, and she has worn them again! She was comfortable in them all day – and could pee with ease, without having to sweat to death pulling her things down and then pulling them all the way up. She is a believer!

But more importantly, are Vienne’s gorgeous styles. She has a “permanent” collection – which features the thigh-high styles that have been around for decades (only nicer!), and a “signature” collection. The signature collection is more fashion-forward that are designed by Vienne and in a small quantity and is only available for a limited time.

Shop Vienne Milano at www.viennemilano.com


Paridaez designs are modern, modular, and minimalistic clothing essentials for life’s everyday adventures. Every day can be an adventure— that’s why each piece of the Paridaez clothing lines can change into completely different articles of clothing.

Allison Daroie, the CEO and founder of Paridaez, designed this line with utility in mind, so you can easily transition from a professional setting, workout, evenings out, and it’s great for travel. She taught herself to design, learned the production process, and bootstrapped the company because she wants other women to be ready for anything!

Holly is just LUUUUVVVVS this Boston-based brand because it is super functional and fun: she can put on one of the shirts, and then turn it around backward where it becomes a different top.  She can then put it around her waist, and it becomes a skirt! What??

Even better – Allison’s clothes look amazing on everyone. Mainly because of the fabric they have chosen. Their main material is a rayon nylon lycra. The knit is very opaque and very flattering, but still has a lot of stretch. It’s very breathable and looks really good in any setting. It’s machine washable, driver, dryer, safe wicks, moisture, all the good things!

Shop at https://paridaez.com/


Masha Titova is the founder and creative director of TITOV Label, which is a lingerie brand focusing on celebrating everyday luxuries. All of the undergarments are fit for special occasions, but they’re so comfortable you’ll want to wear them every day.

Masha tells us that one of the biggest things she is really proud of is that from day one, she offered about three times more sizes than the typical lingerie brand. They tried to expand and accommodate as best as possible for anyone with like rare sizes.

In this episode, Masha tells us the story of riding a rollercoaster as she launched her brand right before freaking COVID! But trust us, it’s a great story! She shares how lots of people came through to help and how you realize how people are when the world goes through something totally pandemic. As we said, Holly loves her BADASS women entrepreneurs!

Holly also loves that TITOV lingerie is not your mother’s sports bra. We all have those. When you come home and want to change into something more comfortable, you don’t actually need to look like a slob or on your way to working out. Sexy, functional, beautiful, comfortable. You gotta check it out!

Shop TITOV Lable at https://titovlabel.com.

OK! That’s it for this week, folks. You have until December 19th if you want to enter our Christmas Giveaway. Just check us out on our Instagram and get your name in the game!!!

HOW TO WIN our Gift Giveaway package of stylish items from our #BestieBrands:

1.) LIKE our giveaway posts on Instagram!
3.) TAG 3 friends in a comment

Total gift package valued at over $525!

Happy HOLLY Days!

– The Fashion Crimes Podcast, with your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz

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And if you find yourself in a fashion pickle – reach out, send Holly a DM today!

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