Meet the voices behind our blog

Get to know our writers, their roles, and the style they bring to Colette.
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Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Silk crepe, linen, rayon challis, wool of all kinds
Warm pinks (coral, blush, peach), black, navy, camel, ivory, crisp white in summer
I love 1960s Givenchy and Lanvin from all eras. Modern designers I love include Céline and Erdem.
Independence + creativity!

Sarai’s Style

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Managing Editor

Four years ago, Haley left the apparel industry to join the world of home sewing. She has been empowering women to sew ever since – first through years of in-person teaching at Sew LA, and now through her writing at Colette. Haley writes tutorials and articles on our blog, teaches sewalongs, and writes and edits for our magazine, Seamwork.

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Wool is always such a joy to sew, whether it is a thick wool coating, or a fine wool challis.
I love wearing black, and I am currently drawn to shades of pink, grey, gold, and camel
Madame Grès (especially her later work), and Rick Owens
Having complete control over your garments, from fit to style

Haley’s Style

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Kris is the designer at Colette, and also writes and illustrates our sewing patterns. A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), this Texas native worked for a variety of companies in the fashion industry before joining Colette in 2013. On our blog, Kris helps solve your wardrobe woes through the Wardrobe Architect series she writes.

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Chambray, double gauze, flannel, ponte knit
Grey, teal
Miu Miu, Rachel Comey, Micaela Greg
Having the skills to create a wardrobe that is unique and completely suited to my tastes

Kris’s Style

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