Psh, who even has time to shop in store anymore? If your job keeps you as busy as we are, head on over to CakeStyle.com and meet your new personal stylist. She’ll find out all about your fit and wardrobe needs, then send you a box of handpicked, highly accessorized outfits direct to your door. You try them on, purchase what you like and send back what you don’t. The best part is, all styling and shipping services are completely free!
CakeStyle co-founder and chief styling officer Cecelia Myers shares her advice on how to look chic in this summer's bra-top trend.
CakeStyle is the online version of a personal stylist: After answering a short questionnaire about what brands and styles you love, wear, and need, you’re assigned a stylist, who picks out a whole new wardrobe for you each season (and explains how to wear it via a personalized video!). If you’ve just landed a big job and need a fantastic new wardrobe, CakeStyle is the easiest way to get a new look you know you’ll love.
The weather is heating up and it may be tempting to get a little more casual in your work attire. But there are ways to keep cool in your corporate wardrobe. “Linen is great for summer, and looks beautiful in a suit. You can also try a simple linen blazer with jeans, if you want to stay more casual at your office,” suggests Cecelia Myers, chief style officer at CakeStyle.
CakeStyle co-founder and chief styling officer Cecelia Myers gives her take on the universally-flattering appeal of floral prints for spring.
CakeStyle Co-Founder and COO Cecelia Myers was named part of the Techweek100 for 2013. The Techweek100 includes key innovators in the Chicago community who are impacting the business and tech landscape on a significant scale.
Oxygen's Life Love Shopping shows off three spring looks from a CakeStyle box, complete with advice from Chief Style Officer Cecelia Myers on how to style the outfits.
Kaitland Hunter, lead stylist for CakeStyle, shows off some of the hottest trends and color combinations for spring. CakeStyle is a virtual personal styling service for women that sends a box of handpicked clothing and accessories to clients' doors each season.
Millie Tadewaldt and Cecelia Myers thought up the idea [for CakeStyle] when they both worked at Sandbox Industries, a venture capital firm and startup foundry. Juggling a demanding full-time job and a stylish up-to-date wardrobe is more difficult than it sounds so they launched CakeStyle in late 2011. It was an amazing success -- the concept resonates with women who love clothes but are too busy to spend hours going from store to store, trying on, buying and returning clothes.
CakeStyle Co-Founder and CEO Millie Tadewaldt discusses the skills she gained from her law background that carry over to her life as an entrepreneur: "A good entrepreneur should be optimistic and energized about her business (when optimism is warranted), but also be able to clearly see where improvements should be made next."
Sometimes there's no better way to get feedback than to just ask. That's a lesson that CakeStyle - an online personal styling service for women - took to heart when posting one of its first Vine videos. Cameron Jacoby, CakeStyle's social media manager, says that Vine is a perfect fit for the fashion industry and CakeStyle's clientele, whom she describes as being all about imagery.
CakeStyle Co-Founder & COO Cecelia Myers gives her expert advice on wearing sheer clothing: “Sheer fabrics are an ideal way to enhance your figure for nighttime looks. A blouse with sheer sleeves is a great way to show your arms even if they aren’t like Michelle Obama’s."
Aiming to make shopping a “piece of cake,” CakeStyle, founded in 2011 by Millie Tadewaldt and Cecelia Myers, provides clients with four to six fully accessorized, hand-selected outfits each season, sending along videos on how to wear each.
CakeStyle Co-Founder & COO Cecelia Myers shares her take on spring fashion trends: "This spring is all about contrast. Black and white is a huge trend, in everything from graphic patterns to paneled dresses."
Scott Starbuck from City Soles TV talks to CakeStyle Co-Founder Cecelia and Buyer Lauren about the top three things to wear and have at your desk, and how to transition from desk to dinner.
CakeStyle Co-Founders Millie Tadewaldt and Cecelia Myers made an appearance on CNBC's Street Signs, where CakeStyle was introduced as "the next big thing in high-end retail." Watch the segment to find out what sets CakeStyle apart from other personal shopping and styling services.
Style is near and dear to our hearts, so we’re calling in the big guns on this one. CakeStyle is a Chicago-based service that makes shopping — and scoring killer duds — easy peasy. Here’s how it works: you sign up for the service online, then fill out a questionnaire that covers everything from measurements to favorite colors to designers you heart.
Virtual personal styling service CakeStyle hosted a pop up shop event with its founder Cecelia Myers at The Sporting Club at the Bellevue in mid-December. Philly.com's Maria Papadakis was there to learn more about the company's background and unique offerings.
What is CakeStyle you ask? Only the most personalized and uber-fabulous online fashion service around. Whether you want to up the fabulosity to your wardrobe, find the perfect outfit for a wedding, discover threads that really compliment your personal shape, or just don’t have time to pick out your own clothes, CakeStyle is your go-to online fashion savior. It’s safe to say, this is the answer to your long awaited prayers.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune highlights CakeStyle's free shipping and free returns policy in an article about online retailers providing free shipping for holiday shoppers.
CakeStye Founder & CEO Cecelia Myers shares fashion advice for the holiday season on Fox 9 Minneapolis.
Business Insider names CakeStyle one of the 25 Coolest New Businesses in Chicago! With its vibrant startup culture, Chicago is one of the best places in the countries to start a business. The list is comprised of the coolest and most innovative businesses in the Windy City.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg cites CakeStyle as an innovative e-retail business in her recent article in Harper's Bazaar. She says, "I'm really into sites that do the styling for you, like CakeStyle." Randi also discusses her background and new media venture in the article
According to Chicago-based startup CakeStyle, the average woman spends 170 hours per year shopping. For busy professional women, this is time that could be spent growing their companies, or launching new ventures. Ecommerce has been a godsend for busy businesswomen who don’t have the time or desire to shop in their free time. While it’s easy to get anything you want delivered to your door with the click of a few buttons, CakeStyle takes the concept of saving time for busy women one step further by becoming a personal style assistant that delivers fashions finds that are suited according to a woman’s personal style.
Nicole Pearl, founder of TheBeautyGirl.com, tells TODAY's Kathie Lee and Hoda about online clubs that suit many different types of folks, from moms to kids to wine lovers. Nicole talks about how CakeStyle brings effortless fashion to busy women. She wears a Robert Rodriguez top and Wren skirt from CakeStyle on the segment.
CakeStyle Founder and CEO Cecelia Myers worked with the Sandbox Industries Foundry to start CakeStyle after working on a variety of consumer startups. She kicked off her style career advising family, friends and co-workers on what to wear, and was fortunate enough to combine her two favorite things: fashion and startups, to create CakeStyle.
Would that it were easy for women to dress professionally without being critiqued on every aspect of their ensemble. From hairstyle to hemline to heel height, women are constantly bombarded with differing opinions as to what’s acceptable to wear in the workplace. With on-campus interviewing season right around the corner, you’ll need to look and act the part. For the advice presented in this post, we’ve consulted with Millie Tadewaldt and Cecelia Myers of CakeStyle, an online service that pairs women with personal stylists.
Cakestyle, a Chicago startup that delivers stylist-selected fashions to professional women's doorsteps, announced Monday that it raised $1 million from Sandbox Industries Sandbox Advantage Fund. Co-founders Cecelia Myers, Cakestyle's CEO, and Millie Tadewaldt, its chairwoman and a Sandbox Industries managing director, tell Crain's more about the raise, and about Cakestyle's plans to expand.
CakeStyle, a startup that delivers stylist-curated shipments of women’s fashion, announced that it has raised $1 million in seed funding.
WGN comes into the CakeStyle studio to talk with Cecelia about the service and see some of the new looks for the season.
What a difference a year makes. Cecelia Myers was working for venture capital and foundry firm Sandbox Industries when the Chicago company decided to back the 27-year-old's idea for a personal styling biz called CakeStyle. The basic concept was this: Clients connect with a wardrobe stylist online, chat about personal taste, fit and needs, and a box of hand-selected items from brands like Elie Tahari, DVF and Milly is delivered along with a video explaining each look. Clients keep what they like, return what they don't.
What with the crowds and the parking and the ill-lit dressing rooms, it's amazing that there are women who like to shop. For those who don't, CakeStyle is a fairy godmother that brings outfits to your doorstep instead of Prince Charming.
Is your brand trustworthy, legitimate, memorable, and unique? It's a lot to pack into a tiny icon, but well-designed logos can accomplish exactly that. In the case of personalized shopping website CakeStyle, the font conveys whimsy.
A few weeks ago I was invited to a attend a fashion event a Cake Style’s Chicago Pop Up Shop! I have to admit that when I hear the words wine and fashion, I don’t ask a lot of questions, I just show up! Therefore, I didn’t know much about Cake Style before I arrived at their Chicago Pop Up Shop.
For the first time in my life, I found out what it's like to have a stylist dress me. After attending a VIP reception at Cakestyle's Chicago headquarters, Kate and I booked an appointment with one of the company's lead stylists, Kaitland.
Cakestyle, one of Chicago's newest fashion savvy tech startups is doing a booming business, which is why we're curious what they'd recommend to wear for our weekend plans. Founder of Cakestyle, Cecelia Myers culls her racks lined with Milly, Ellie Tahari, DVF and David Meister in her lofty Tree Studios showroom and pulls out the goods.
Both busy girls and lazy girls alike need to get into CakeStyle. CakeStyle is a styling service/online boutique hybrid that is going to make dressing yourself a lot easier.
We're bringing our CakeStylists to cities across the U.S. in the next year via our pop-up shops. We want women all over the country to be able to meet their stylist face-to-face and learn about CakeStyle.
Alright, us gals love shopping, but sometimes we are just too busy to make that trek to the store for some new duds...so a new website has launched that is giving even the busiest woman the latest fashions delivered right to her doorstep.
Many women in Washington suffer from too-busy-to-shop syndrome. Luckily, there's now a service for that--and it requires only 15 minutes in front of a computer.
This handy new service offers up wardrobe styling by mail for gals who are too busy to hit the shops — or just need some guidance.
As an entrepreneur, you are the face of your company. First impressions are important and consequently so too are appearances. The time and energy required to find stylish attire, however, likely is not the best use of your time. Quite the conundrum. CakeStyle is here to save the day.
Shopping is at its best when it's spontaneous: You're casually browsing the racks and happen to spot that perfect thing you never knew you wanted. The other kind of shopping--when you're low on options, time and the motivation it takes to track down a season's worth of basics in a few hectic hours--isn't nearly as fun. Chicago-based service CakeStyle offers possibly the lowest-stress way to shop: don't.
When CakeStyle launched, I had a hankering to to try out the Chicago-based personal styling service — weekday mornings generally find me gaping into my cluttered closet, attempting to mix and match outfits. If inspiration doesn’t strike within six minutes, I give up and grab the nearest dress.
The temptation for any business is to post pins only for products you sell. Giselle Gonzalez is a promoter for Cakestyle, a company that makes wardrobe suggestions for women, and says one key is to post interesting news tidbits, tips, and products from other companies. She says Pinterest users are savvy in spotting a board that is too self-serving and only posts product photos.
As we reported here, Trunk Club, a “mail-order” personal shopping service for men’s clothing is great solution for men who want to look good but hate (or don’t have the time) to shop. But how about us women? It’s – I know! – surprising to admit but many women, even the most coquette amongst us, don’t revel in the shopping experience. Or we simply don’t have the time. In my case, I don’t enjoy the (dreaded) dressing room with the invariably unflattering lighting. So here’s a fun solution for the woman short on time but high on style: Cakestyle, a “virtual” personal shopping service.
If dressing up your friends sounds like fun, this position with CakeStyle could be perfect for you. Cakestyle’s a startup that sends women hand-picked boxes of clothing straight to their door. "As an early team member at our quickly growing startup," the job post reads, "you’ll be responsible for interacting with clients and styling them in great outfits from top designers."
Remember when your personal stylist sent you multiple amazing outfits right at your doorstep? And whatever you didn’t want you got to send back? Oh no? Me neither. But fret not, there is now a service that will do just that! CakeStyle is an online service that will pair you with a stylist after you sign up (for free!) and answer a quick questionnaire.
It seems like a dream, going to your mailbox and finding a box filled with great clothing and accessories hand picked and all in your size. Well, it’s now a possibility with the online personal stylist website Cakestyle that caters to your shopping needs while you are at home.
CakeStyle, a personal shopping service for women backed by local startup incubator Sandbox Industries, made headlines last week when it officially launched out of beta. The company buys fashion and accessories at wholesale prices; clients then work with stylists via email and phone and receive a box of items each season.
Remember when you had all the time in the world to shop? Funny — neither do we. These days your wardrobe is seriously half-baked. CakeStyle can change that. The new local service (though it ships nationally) is designed for people with busy lives who still like to dress well. The goal: to get you kitted out with seasonal pieces without leaving home.
If we can guarantee anything, it’s that these chilly days are only going to get colder. And, whilst we know we need to adopt a new routine to accommodate the drop in temperature, here’s betting you haven’t actually got a plan in place yet. Don’t worry, we hadn’t either, but we do now, thanks to CakeStyle.
We’ve written a number of times about Trunk Club, a personal shopping service for men. The model is pretty simple-professional stylists on staff coordinate with clients via phone and email, and actually purchase goods for clients from retailers. A FedEx package is sent to clients with the hand-picked styles and the men can keep what they want and send back the clothes that don’t work. Today, CakeStyle is launching a similar service, but for women.
Sandbox Industries, a Chicago-based business incubator and investment firm, is backing a new personal shopping service for professional women. Called CakeStyle, the fashion startup has been in beta since August and is launching officially on Tuesday. Customers sign up on the CakeStyle website and provide information such as their size, wardrobe requirements and favorite stores. The service's stylists choose items of clothing and send them to the customer, who pays for what she wants to keep and mails back the rest. Shipping is free on both ends.
For years I’ve been laboring under the oppressive yet persistent myth that all women like to shop—ergo, I like to shop. I’m not sure where this idea came from, since I have a policy of buying clothes that are as non-descript as possible so no one notices that I only own six T-shirts and three pairs of jeans (laundry day is always a puzzle of trying to find coverage for a few hours).
Hate shopping? Find it frustrating to have to try things on over and over again to find what size fits you in a particular brand or store? Let someone else deal with the hassle. CakeStyle is a service that will do the shopping for you, making personal style a piece of cake.
You may have heard of Trunk Club, a service for the guy who wants to be fashionable and yet lacks the time or ability to do so. The concept is that a stylist works to put together a box of personalized clothes together that are then shipped to his house so he can forever avoid trips to the mall. A similar service for women recently launched out of Chicago – and in fact – they have a showroom where local clients can come in to chat or get a personal fitting.
Personalized Fashion Company CakeStyle Opens Showroom at Tree Studios Shared Office Suites in Chicago
Personalized fashion company CakeStyle opens showroom at Tree Studios shared office suites in Chicago. CakeStyle is aiming to simplify the shopping process for busy professional women, by learning the fit and wardrobe needs of each customer and then crafts and ships a personalized collection of hip fashions and accessories right to their door.
Every time busy career women turn around there’s a new trend or style on the move. And sometimes finding time to fit shopping and styling into a jam-packed work and life schedule proves difficult. Chicago-based start-up CakeStyle wants to take the headache out of styling with personalized style kits delivered right to your home.