about me

hi! i’m kim mitchell stokes, a right coaster currently living on the left coast who loves fashion, magazines, mid-century modern architecture, letterpress printing, and all things design-y. during the day, i’m an award-winning art director who works at a major fashion brand.

want to know more about me? here’s a little questionnaire, partially inspired by matchbook magazine:

tea or coffee? earl grey tea
dog or cat?  my cat wink (above) is onto his next life; if i had more space, i’d love to get a shiba inu
I collect… magazines. shoes. bags. jeans.
favorite city? new york and paris
spring or fall? fall…i love the richer colors and layering
bloom of choice? ranunculus and hydrangeas
fun fact? i am a pretty picky eater.
style icon? diane kruger seems to never get it wrong, and i love that she styles herself
fragrance? dries van noten x frederic malle, chanel 1932, prada ambree, and tom ford grey vetiver
i’m lusting after…the entire proenza schouler 2011 spring collection (still!)
most prized possession? my sapphire and diamond engagement ring
boy crush? michael fassbender, kevin love, and armie hammer
on weekends…i’m usually brunching with the hubs or shopping with friends.
favorite discovery? i’ve been snowboarding for five years and love it
daily blog reads?
9 to 5 chic
always judging
corals and cognacs
girls off fifth
the glamourai
heather in a candy shop
in jackie’s shoes
karla’s closet

this time tomorrow

about j’adore couture
j’adore couture, founded in 2004, is a fashion and lifestyle blog that explores the intersection between fashion and design. It emcompasses reviews of fashion shows, write-ups on magazines and ad campaigns, reports from events and store openings, and essays on personal shopping experiences. Regular features include “the new look” (outfit posts), “the one thing,” and “go/see/buy” about exhibits, events and must-have’s.

sponsorship / advertising / compensation
while the site is ad-free, i am open to sponsorship with brands that are of interest to me and my readers. i’d love to hear more about how we might collaborate.

j’adore couture is an affiliate ad supported site, meaning if you click on a link and purchase something based on my recommendation, i may be paid an affliate commission. although i am compensated through these links, you will only see products on j’adore couture that i would actually purchase or use myself.

product reviews / giveaways
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link exchanges
we do not sell nor participate in link exchanges.

privacy policy / copyright
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press / features

Average Girls Guide: New York Fashion Week—What the Real Girls Wear 
Average Girls Guide: Best Style Bloggers Over 40
Babble: 15 Style Blogs for Women Fabulously 40 and Up
Banana Republic Factory Store Facebook Page
DailyBuzz Style: Best of the Golden Globes 2013
DailyBuzz Style: Classic Denim Jacket
DailyBuzz Style: Earring Candy
DailyBuzz Style: Fall 2012 Couture
DailyBuzz Style: Fall Brights
DailyBuzz Style: Getting Graphic
DailyBuzz Style: Going Grunge
DailyBuzz Style: Mirrored
DailyBuzz Style: October (2013) Mood Board
DailyBuzz Style: Oxblood
DailyBuzz Style: Peach Is The New Black
DailyBuzz Style: Resort 2013
DailyBuzz Style: Spring Bags
DailyBuzz Style: Sweatshirt Chic
Dream Sequins: Twitterviews—Fashion Bloggers on Twitter
Fabulous After 40: Chambray Shirts A Hit with 40+ Style Bloggers
Fabulous After 40: How Unexpected Pairings Make Casual Dressing More Interesting
Fashion Spot: Forum Street Style—Kim Mitchell Stokes
Ferohhhsh: How Fashion Bloggers Get Through Fashion Week
Glitter Guide: Glitter Girl
Glitter Guide: The Women Behind the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival
Hogger and Co: NYFW Alice + Olivia SS 2013 Backstage and Presentation
Independent Fashion Bloggers: IFB Project #9—What’s In Your Bag?
Independent Fashion Bloggers: Fashion Bloggers Over 40 You Should Know 
Independent Fashion Bloggers: Links à la Mode 5/2/13
Independent Fashion Bloggers: Links à la Mode 11/7/13
Lyst: Featured Bloggers of the Week
m • gram (Mark and Graham Blog): Color Inspiration Cobalt Blue
New York Times Street Style: Button Downs
New York Times Street Style: Fair Isle
New York Times Street Style: Gingham
New York Times Street Style: Graphic Prints
New York Times Street Style: Kitten Heels
New York Times Street Style: Leather Skirts
New York Times Street Style: Proportion
New York Times Street Style: Saddle Bags
New York Times Street Style: Suits
New York Times Street Style: Tie Dye
Poetic and Chic: The P&C Questionnaire
Poetic and Chic: This Must Be the Place: P&C’s 5th Anniversary Party
Racked San Francisco: Blogging is Still Fun a Decade Later for Kim Mitchell Stokes
Refinery29: 7 Holiday Party Outfits From Some of S.F.’s Coolest Bloggers
Refinery29: Steven Alan Coming to Fillmore Street
Refinery29: A Trio of Naughty and Nice Holiday Looks
Ryzenberg On: New Year’s Eve Inspirations from a Few of my Blogger Pals
San Francisco Chronicle: Celebrating 2012 in Fashion (San Francisco Fashion Film Festival)
San Francisco Chronicle: Girls on Film — Catching Up With the SF Fashion Film Festival Founders
San Francisco Chronicle: How to be a Personal Style Blogger
San Francisco Chronicle: Style Bloggers Put On San Francisco Fashion Film Festival
San Francisco Chronicle: Top 100 Shops 2014—Fashion Forward Boutiques from Kim Mitchell Stokes
San Francisco Magazine: Net-A-Porter SF Fashion Blogger Event
SF Gate: Industrie Denim Launch Party
SF Unzipped (the style blog of the San Francisco Chronicle): California Fashion Bloggers at New York Fashion Week
Shoeby Blog:
The Store: Neiman Marcus Tumblr
Vanity Fair: 2014 International Best-Dressed Challenge Editor’s Pick Week of May 16 (slide 12)
Who What Wear: Real-Girl Outfit Ideas for Women over 40