About Stephanie

Hello! I'm Stephanie!

As a business owner who is both perpetually always short on time and in possession of what my mother kindly refers to as a “unique personality”, I realized that there was a disconnect between the workplace and how contemporary women were dressing for the job. I’ve got a personality, so why not embrace it at the office?

Coupling my education from Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins with work experience at fashion powerhouses like DVF and Armani Exchange, I left my job in Germany as a womenswear designer for ESPRIT and returned to my roots in California to found KESTAN alongside my brother, Kevin.

Launched in a Viennese bar while on a sibling vacation, KESTAN was born from a few too many glasses of whiskey, a brother’s love and belief in his sister, and a woman’s endless headaches when it came to the not-so-simple act of dressing for work every morning.

I currently reside in sunny Southern California. When I’m not designing KESTAN’s next season, you can find me in the kitchen baking a ridiculous volume of banana bread, catching up on The Blacklist, or arguing with my brother over whether or not white chocolate is “real” chocolate.

I’m a chatty woman. Drop a line here, and I’ll be glad to personally answer any questions, assist with styling needs, or hear your thoughts on the great chocolate schism (psst...white chocolate totally “real” chocolate).

I also offer complimentary personal styling sessions in person (here) or virtually (here). I hope to hear from you!