A Very KULE Couple: Mei Tao and Darrick Harris

There are many wonderful and talented people we are so proud to see wear KULE. Mei Tao and her husband Darrick Harris, who are longtime friends of the brand, are two of them. Mei has been working with Nikki as our editorial photographer — a visual magician if you will — since the beginning. Her husband Darrick, the Visual Director of Town & Country Magazine, is also incredibly talented. They’re a power couple with great style 🙂. Get to know Mei and Darrick a little better and see how they wear their KULE this Fall.

mei tao and darrick harris wearing kule
“We’re in Montreal in these photos. I was there for work and D [which is what Mei calls Darrick] came on the weekend to join me for a little fun getaway.” – Mei

Mei and Darrick have been together for 23 years. Darrick is a native New Yorker, born and raised, and Mei was born in China, raised in Brooklyn, and has been in New York since she was 10. The story of how they met? Darrick says, “She stalked me for years,” and Mei says, “He waited for years for me to be single to ask me out.” 💗💗

The Rox Trench

The Rox Trench

Prada Re-Nylon Bag

Prada Re-Nylon Bag

The Men's Take Out Raleigh Sweatshirt

The Men's Take Out Raleigh Sweatshirt

Resid3ncy Hat

Resid3ncy Hat

Hoka Sneakers

Hoka Sneakers

The McGraw Shirt

The McGraw Shirt

APC Pants

APC Pants

On Running Sneakers

On Running Sneakers

As for Mei’s connection to KULE, she’s known Nikki since 2011 and has been with us since. Mei is not only an incredibly talented photographer making magic behind the camera but also somewhat of a brand mascot who styles KULE as her own.

mei wearing kule trench coat
“Some of my favorite KULE pieces are the classics like the Hutton button-down shirt, the Raleigh sweatshirt, the Sinclair cashmere cardigan, the Modern Long T-shirt, and the Rox trench coat [seen here].” – Mei
“My go-to outfit is a good pair of pants or jeans, a men’s style shirt, a navy blazer, and a good coat or trench and comfortable shoes.” – Mei
The Nelson Blazer

The Nelson Blazer

The Hutton Shirt

The Hutton Shirt

The Rox Trench

The Rox Trench

The Modern Long Tee

The Modern Long Tee

The Sinclair Cashmere Cardigan

The Sinclair Cashmere Cardigan

The Raleigh Sweatshirt

The Raleigh Sweatshirt

“I’ve been working with KULE since the beginning. It’s been so much fun realizing the brand’s vision with Nikki through photos. I’ve been a big fan since day 1.” – Mei

Mei and Darrick both say they love to travel together and, as Darrick added, “we love to watch foodie shows together.” Speaking of food, they are two people who definitely know where to eat in NYC. Some standout places they recommend include Omen Azen, Aurora Soho, The Odeon, and Big Wong. You’re welcome!

Mei on Darrick’s style: “I’ve been dressing him for 23 years, but he does accessorize himself”

Darrick is wearing KULE Rufus tee45 RPM jacket, Best Made Co. pants, and Mifland cap
mei wearing kule shirt and vest
Darrick on Mei’s style: “Sensibly Chic”

Mei is wearing KULE vest over KULE button-down shirtAcne Studios jeans, and Prada bag
The Dakota Vest

The Dakota Vest

Acne Studios Jeans

Acne Studios Jeans

Rufus Striped Tee

Rufus Striped Tee

Mifland Hat

Mifland Hat

45 RPM Jacket

45 RPM Jacket

The Hutton Shirt

The Hutton Shirt

Prada Re-Nylon Bag

Prada Re-Nylon Bag

Best Made Co. Pants

Best Made Co. Pants

“[Finding time to be together] can be challenging. But as we are in the same business, we are often able to be in the same cities.” – Darrick

“We find the time — I like him.” – Mei

Follow Mei @taomeitao for some of her entertaining content, great style, and photos, and Darrick @delroyslim for his humor, behind-the-scenes of his job, travel, fabulous hats, and adorable family shots. Shop their outfits here 🙂🙂.

Vogue

Vogue featuring KULE green terry polo dress for golf wear

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You’ll Want to Sport This Golf Gear On and Off the Course by Rachel Besser

Outdoor sports like golf, tennis, and pickleball took off in the height of the pandemic as a much-needed reprieve from days spent inside. It didn’t take long for designers like Tory Burch, Malbon, and Byrdie to get in on the fun, reimagining clothes that are as technically savvy as they are stylish to wear on and off the course.

While tennis has crisp whites and pleated skirtsgolf style was in need of a refresh from argyle socks and preppy V-necks. Thankfully that arrived, and now the best golf clothes for women are also things you might want to wear off the course, too. Designers are leaning into pieces that harken back to golf’s most stylish days (when golfers like Gary Player and Arnold Palmer sported cardigans, sweater vests, and trousers), but now they’re done up in sweat-wicking materials and more fashion-forward cuts.

Here, shop some of the best golf clothes for women on the market, from polished sweater vests to easy-to-wear dresses to bucket hats and more things you’ll want to sport even if you’re not teeing it up.

Dresses

sporty dress is the workhorse of any golf wardrobe. It’s typically designed with a collar, above-the-knee hemline, and in a performance fabric (stretch cotton piqué, for example). From there, look for differentiating details like pleating, zippers, and racing stripes that lend a preppy touch. You’ll find a classic golf dress from perennial favorites like Lacoste, that’s for sure, or you can skew more unexpected with a piece like Kule’s grassy green polo dress crafted in terrycloth.

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Kule sleeveless polo dress

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And Just Like That… Fall is Here

With the unofficial end of summer behind us, it is full speed ahead into Fall. Here at KULE, we’ve been excited for this season since we photographed the collection and got our first peek into Fall 👀, several months ago. It’s filled with colorful stripes, collegiate knits, and tons of cozy layers. And yes, pasta and corn are on the menu 🍝 🌽. Read on below for a behind-the-scenes look into the making of KULE Fall.

In characteristically KULE style, we’re knee-deep in stripes this Fall
Our Fall collection features collegiate knits like this crewneck sweater, styled with our everyday button-down shirt and updated trench coat.
Before every shoot, we do a “style-out” at our office where Nikki conceptualizes looks to then be perfected on set. We get even more excited about the clothes and ways to wear them, too
The Bryce

The Bryce

The Rox Trench

The Rox Trench

The Hutton Button-Down Shirt

The Hutton Button-Down Shirt

Miu Miu Loafers

Miu Miu Loafers

Officine Générale Trouser

Officine Générale Trouser

Photographer Mei Tao brings the energy on set with our megaphone prop 📣
Megaphone seen here! Every Fall we introduce a new reversible puffer vest, a bestseller year after year. It’s styled here with our new striped henley, and bestselling bucket hat
The Chandler Puffer Vest

The Chandler Puffer Vest

The Margaux Ribbed Henley

The Margaux Ribbed Henley

The Bucky Hat

The Bucky Hat

The All Over Striped Tote

The All Over Striped Tote

Wales Bonner x Adidas Sneakers

Wales Bonner x Adidas Sneakers

The set is always carefully considered in our shoots. We choose a location (this one was in Brooklyn) and build the rest from there. This is the backdrop for our pasta-themed group 🍝 designed by Cecilia Elguero
Model Nadine Ammeraal catching the light in striped silk at our KULE “Trattoria
The Modern Cacio e Pepe T-Shirt

The Modern Cacio e Pepe T-Shirt

The Striped Ponza Silk Shirt

The Striped Ponza Silk Shirt

The Cacio e Pepe Kap

The Cacio e Pepe Kap

The Elba Pareo Silk Wrap

The Elba Pareo Silk Wrap

Sleeper Shearling Slides

Sleeper Shearling Slides

Nikki designed the pink group long before she knew pink would be on the cover of nearly every magazine. This multi-pocket colorblock fleece was a bestseller last Fall, so we brought it back in two different colorways for 2022
The Beanie Fleece Colorblock Jacket

The Beanie Fleece Colorblock Jacket

The Modern Striped T-Shirt

The Modern Striped T-Shirt

The Yale Sweater

The Yale Sweater

The Striped Rugby

The Striped Rugby

The Capucine Cardigan

The Capucine Cardigan

The Alvise Vest

The Alvise Vest

The Russell Cardigan

The Russell Cardigan

The Darcy Vest

The Darcy Vest

The Patch Rugby

The Patch Rugby

The Rugby

The Rugby

The Joey Polo Knit

The Joey Polo Knit

Models Nadine and Jelixza twinning on set. We loved pairing our models together to show how the same item can look two different ways
Our pink color palette and Nadine’s natural beauty are magnified by Summer Tran and Susie Lee’s makeup
More twinning! This time in checks, which are sprinkled throughout the Fall collection. We love patterns! And here, it’s perfectly paired with our new puffer wrap scarf
Here we style-out another chock-full-o-checker look in the KULE office kitchen (note the fridge) 😂
The Check Raleigh Sweatshirt

The Check Raleigh Sweatshirt

The Check Sweatpant

The Check Sweatpant

The Gigi Puffer Scarf

The Gigi Puffer Scarf

The Check Raleigh Sweatshirt

The Check Raleigh Sweatshirt

The All Over Check Tote

The All Over Check Tote

The Silk Mischa Check Scarf

The Silk Mischa Check Scarf

The Check Bucket Bag

The Check Bucket Bag

The Check Dress Sock

The Check Dress Sock

KULE Fall 2022 knee-high striped socks
Our new and incredibly fun knee socks
The socks also come in one of our feature colors for September: Forest Green. They’re styled here with our new jacket, which is a hybrid between a trench and a peacoat and perfect for layering
The Smile and Stripe Knee High Sock

The Smile and Stripe Knee High Sock

The Smile and Stripe Knee High Sock

The Smile and Stripe Knee High Sock

The Cosmo Peacoat

The Cosmo Peacoat

The Russell Cardigan

The Russell Cardigan

The Patch Rugby

The Patch Rugby

And finally: it’s corn! Nikki used corn as a theme in the Fall collection, coincidentally designed long before the viral Corn Kid 🌽.

Corn and checks: I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing 🌽 🎶
We even scored a jumbo corn stool, seen here in tow on the way to the photoshoot. We actually did a call out on Instagram to see who had one to lend just days before, and the KULE community came through 🌽

And if you haven’t seen our Corn video yet… you’re welcome.

The Corny Raleigh Sweatshirt

The Corny Raleigh Sweatshirt

The Corny Sock

The Corny Sock

Third Drawer Down Giant Corn Stool

Third Drawer Down Giant Corn Stool

Check out the full KULE Fall collection at KULE.com or any of our three stores to experience it in person 🍝 🌽 🏁 🍂.

Photographed by Mei Tao
Modeled by Nadine Ammeraal and Jelixza Reyes
Styled by Haesther Shnay assisted by Ariel Matluck
Set Design by Cecilia Elguero
Hair and makeup by Summer Tran assisted by Susie Lee

The Hollywood Reporter

the hollywood reporter featuring kule checker over the shoulder tote

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The Most Stylish Beach Bags for Toting Your Seaside Essentials Like a Star by Ingrid Schmidt

These sand-to-the-streets carryalls from Clare V., Sézane, Loeffler Randall and other Hollywood-loved labels are perfect for Labor Day weekend getaways and beyond.

Time to tack up the “gone fishing” sign one last time. To assist in packing for summer’s Labor Day getaway, we’ve rounded up the best beach bags — that key piece needed to tote all your essentials to the sand and beyond.

These roomy carryalls from celebrity-loved brands run the style gamut. Whether woven, durable canvas or beachy terrycloth, the look is decidedly oversized. All of our picks also work overtime into fall for weekend road trips and do double duty, with a laptop and lunch, for the office.

So grab your favorite bikini or one-piece, a cute beach towel, some chic sunglasses (don’t forget the sunscreen!) and an immersive beach read and get ready to relax. And that doesn’t have to mean traveling. Beat the crowds and take it even easier with a staycation in the backyard or at the neighborhood pool or beach.

Below, see all of our top picks for the most stylish beach totes to wear through summer and beyond.

Kule The All-Over Check Tote

Emma Roberts and Jennifer Garner are fans of this New York-based brand that specializes in modern classic closet staples. In crisp cotton canvas, Kule’s spacious graphic-print bag has over-the-shoulder straps for easy toting.

Kule The All-Over Check Tote $188 BUY NOW