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katherine bignon

dressmaker + stylist




Hi there lovely! I'm Katherine, designer & stylist just outside of NYC! I help brides and entrepreneurs find elegance (& simplicity!) in an industry filled with overwhelming options and quick-dissolve trends. Here on the blog you'll find the behind the scenes of our joy-filled studio, special peeks into the bridal collections, bits of education for designers, and the style secrets I've curated over a decade long love affair with French life & style (and y'know it's the real deal when it comes with a French husband and bilingual littles...).


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a peek behind the seams

I spent a week this winter wandering the streets of Paris with the kids, while G was off at work up in La Defense. We found every park we could, munched on way too many pastries, and had an all-together lovely time as I introduced the littles to the city where I fell in love […]

In January the kids and I hopped on an overnight flight to Paris, ready for our 6 week year-opener in France!! We left a few days before G because his vacation time hadn’t quite started yet, so I was on my own with the littles for the first five days of the trip. Sounds awesome […]

This is one of the first spots in Paris that I saw at night, and I fell in love with it instantly. It was just after I had moved there, and a friend and I went to see the National Cuban Ballet perform Giselle at le ­­­Grand Palais. At intermission we walked out to the […]

(Just in case you’d like to first read Part 1 of this week’s Paris Travelogue, it’s right here!) Continued from last week… I changed my name when I moved to 26 rue du Pilouvet, an ordinary French street, lined with tiny Peugeots and compact Renaults, parallel parked with one side perched up on the curb, […]

You can’t find chocolate chips in French markets. This is what I’ll tell Piper one day, our firstborn who grew up in between two languages, two cultures, and two countries, with a French father and American mother who floated back and forth in between trying to figure out how to give her both. This is […]

The first time I walked through Paris I was told to keep a tight grip on my purse, make sure none of the zippers or pockets were facing out, otherwise someone would surely slip their hand in and take something, and to keep my passport in a pouch underneath my blouse. 12 months later, on […]

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