Ever since Katie Rice Jones was a little girl, she has loved fashion. However growing
up in a small Midwestern town, with the closest mall nearly 50 miles away, proved
to be a bit limiting to her style eye. While she longed for the clothes she saw
in fashion magazines, she had little ability to try them on for size. That was until
she decided to take matters into her own hands and asked for a sewing machine for
her eighth birthday. Once she began creating her own clothes, Katie realized that
it was possible to be fashionable when she applied a little creative ingenuity.
Years later, Katie moved to San Francisco to pursue her love for fashion. She worked
at Macy's as an assistant buyer, GAP as a merchandise planner and Mervyn's, at that
time a Target Corporation company, as their national Style Media Spokesperson. Eventually
Katie left corporate retail to pursue a career in the fashion entertainment.
Katie Rice Jones has been an on-air personality for seven years appearing on leading news programs and entertainment shows. From reporting on fashion trends to interviewing movie icons, Katie’s ease in front of the camera is evident.
As the host of Comcast’s Inside City Limits, Katie hits the streets of San Francisco to discover the unique events, art, fashion and people that make her town so special. Katie is also the guest style host for CW’s Bridal Map. On the
new media side of entertainment, she is a web host for TenToeTV.com’s The Best of San Francisco and city neighborhood guide for Yahoo.
As an on-air stylist/style expert, Katie has appeared on over 400 TV segments offering viewers style solutions and trend commentary. Some of her appearances include: Style Network’s Split Ends, E!’s The 40 Most Outrageous Crimes of Fashion series, TV Guide Channel’s TV Candy with Melissa Rivers, Fox’s Reality Remix, USA Network’s Before & After ‘NOON Movie, Oxygen’s She Commerce, Soap Net’s Soap Talk, Lifetime’s Head 2 Toe (30 episodes), HGTV’s Smart Solutions and TIPical Maryellen and Fox’s Good Day LA.
Katie’s style philosophy also has been quoted in leading newspapers and magazines. A short list of these publications include New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Women’s Wear Daily, Real Simple, Life & Style and over the Associated Press wire.
Her story has been profiled in San Francisco Magazine’s “San Francisco Style”, 7X7 Magazine’s “Hot 20 under 40”, 7X7 Magazine’s “The Entourage”, Grace Ormonde’s “Wedding Style”, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine’s “Designer Obsessions” and the book Beautiful Weddings.
Katie can been read on the pages of Pregnancy magazine, Destination, I Do magazine,
Dancing Today magazine as well as at In Touch Weekly magazine's “Who Wore it the Worst” and "Celebrity Style Awards" columns. Her holiday gift picks can be
read on Cafe Press' blog.
Because it is hard to keep Katie quiet when it comes to style, she is also a professional speaker represented by two speaking bureaus. A short list of her
clients includes Westfield Shopping Centers, Fashion Group International, San Francisco Fashion Week, The Learning Annex, Mervyn’s, Target, Bloomingdales, Dockers', Grow
Marketing, Young President Organization and Dominic Phillips Events Marketing. Katie’s voice is also heard
as the audio download style expert for TenToeTours.com’s city street shopping tours.
From 2001 to 2005, Katie had the pleasure of representing Mervyn’s, a then Target Corporation company, as their first national Style Media Spokesperson. Her role included on-air fashion commentary appearances, newspaper and magazine trend interviews, radio interviews, a series of radio commercials called “Ask Katie,” a style advice column also titled “Ask Katie” and an in-store mix and match clothing promotion
dubbed “Katie’s Picks.”
Since 2005, Katie has also represented companies and products
such as Dockers’, Parasuco Jeans, Cafe Press, Kymaro Curve Control Jeans to name a few.
Most recently, Katie was featured in San Francisco Fashion Week’s Style Luminaries
ad campaign, heard on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Be Happy Dammit program, seen
on ABC’s View from the Bay as a lifestyle contributor.
Regarding her plans going forward, Katie is writing two books: Fashion DUEs and
DUEnts™, A Pregnant Stylist Guide to Fashionably Embracing Your Baby Bump and The Style
Method™, For Clothes that Fit Your Mind, Body and Soul.
As a little girl, Katie
Rice Jones had an instinct she liked fashion.
Following her instinct has resulted in great experience and in a career she loves.
Today she speaks with clarity and confidence about attaining style. She can do this
because she has lived the lessons she professes and enjoys sharing her knowledge