Cute Like Mad

Sonja fur cuff jacket in Creem Mag

PressJeanette Svensk Li

The Sonja jacket with Mongolian Goat fur cuffs in Creem Magazine 11/16. Featured first in the Rise Up editorial, among great brand names. We are very proud. This great jacket from the fall winter 2016 collection is available for special order, see shop page for more photos.

 

photographer BRI JOHNSON

stylist CHRISTINA CISNEROS

hair REGINALD MARCH

makeup LB CHARLES


model WALLETTE WATSON @ QMODELS Retouching ASHLEY PLAZA NYC

Team SM Handles
photographer @brijohnsonphoto stylist @eyeofthestylist hair @thehairboy makeup @lbcharles
model @wallettewatson @qmodels retouching @ashleyplaza.nyc

Cute Like Mad showing at Fashion First

Jeanette Svensk Li

Fashion First is THE fashion event in Seattle. Cute like Mad has been chosen as the only brand to show , among Seattle's premier clothing boutiques.  The 2016 Fall and winter collection will be on the runway on September 16th, and the clothes will be available for purchase online at cutelikemad.com/shop and at trunk shows throughout the fall. Buy your ticket at fashionfirstseattle.com

From the Fashion First web site: "The 13th year of the FASHION FIRST runway show brings Seattle together for the most exciting night of fashion in the Northwest. Seattle-area fashion retailers, designers, stylists, educators, students, style influencers and members of the media attend each year to preview the fall trends for the upcoming season in an edited presentation.

As Seattle’s longest-running and best-attended independent fashion show, FASHION FIRST was founded to provide an affordable, but powerful, cutting-edge social media and marketing platform for the Seattle-area fashion retailers and designers. Now, the show includes a live auction dedicated to supporting the students of the Crescent Moon Foundation. The FASHION FIRST core mission: Present a on-trend fashion show to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money and providing Seattle students with scholarship money for higher education.

With a wealth of talented local retailers and designers in Seattle, the Emerald City is on the rise as an influential style scene. FASHION FIRST is the intersection where designers, small business owners, and the fashion-forward consumers meet, creating a network of fashion enthusiasts unlike any other in this thriving city. Come be a part of the excitement as the designers and retailers strut their looks down the runway and raise money for this great cause."

Trunk Show in NYC this Friday & Saturday

Jeanette Svensk Li

Cute Like Mad will have a trunk show this week at chic Bene Rialto in Manhattan. Come see and buy from the Spring Summer 2016 collection, as well as pre-view some of the Fall Winter 2016 collection. Pop up shop in store Friday and Saturday 11-7, and happy hour drinks both days with me! Looking forward to seeing you there! 13 W 38th Street NYC  

Welcome!

We are listed as one of the hot ethical fashion labels!

Jeanette Svensk Li

Proud to be featured first in this article in Collectively magazine about hot ethical fashion labels.

"Gah. Cute Like Mad is just the most adorable name. The fashion designer behind it, Jeanette Svensk Li, says it comes from her husband’s Chinese grandmother, “who used to say everything was cute like mad.”

That aside, the edgy aesthetic is for gals who aren’t afraid to stand out in a crowd. Besides sourcing sustainably and using natural materials, Svensk Li’s more concerned about the love-me-long-time, thing – in the wardrobe, not landfill – oh, and she manufactures right there in NYC to minimise that carbon footprint. “We need to stop this throwaway living that has become the norm,” she says. Amen."

Nice write up in Vanguard from The IDRS Show in Bellevue

PressJeanette Svensk Li

In Vanguard Seattle, an Art, Culture and Fashion focused magazine, the review of IDRS and Cute Like Mad's show was very good. Below is an excerpt from magazine, published October 1st by Lisa Cole.

"Using streamlined designs, strong silhouettes and natural fabrics, this collection packed serious girl power. Black and white print reversible bomber jackets, rain jackets and coats with fur colors were paired with tweed and lace. Oversized fur cuffs made an appearance yet again, this time on the beautiful Sonia wrap jacket with Mongolian fur cuffs. The designer showed leather sleeves on chic jackets, fringe details and a stunning jumpsuit with an open back."

Link to article here.

Seattle Met Magazine

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Some of my Cute Like Mad girls, were featured in the November issue of Seattle Met. Also picture from my runway show.

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Ulrika Norén, Lori Moll, Tracy Samuels, Liz Silke (in Cute Like Mad dress), Petra Varney (in Cute Like Mad outfit), Sharon Ngyen (in Cute Like Mad outfit) and Zoe Dodds

Ulrika Norén, Lori Moll, Tracy Samuels, Liz Silke (in Cute Like Mad dress), Petra Varney (in Cute Like Mad outfit), Sharon Ngyen (in Cute Like Mad outfit) and Zoe Dodds


Green Living Magazine features Cute Like Mad

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"With the tagline “Clothing for the woman who is not afraid to stand out in a crowd,” Cute Like Mad fashion items are edgy and fun. “I try to use materials that I know are either environmentally-friendly, made of recycled fabrics or natural materials,” said designer Jeanette Svensk Li. “When it comes to branding material, I aim to send and use electronic line sheets and look books, and I only print very few paper versions. I re-use packaging multiple times…Also I manufacture domestically to reduce Cute Like Mad’s carbon foot print.” Nature, music and travel are her three biggest inspirations. "

Green Living Arizona article here

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine on Cute Like Mad

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Article in Seattle Met in full below :-)

With the sold out show less than three days away, eight local designers are currently putting the finishing touches to their presentations before they take to the stage for the Independent Designer Runway Showcase. Included in the lineup is Mercer Island-based designer Jeanette Svensk Li and her label Cute Like Mad.

Hailing from Sweden, her creations bear all the qualities of Scandinavian design—unfussy silhouettes, cool color tones, and sleek tailoring. After moving to Seattle in 2008, she began designing her own clothes and soon Cute Like Mad was born. Using natural materials Svensk Li’s ready-to-wear fall collection (which she will present on Wednesday) features a mix of printed bomber jackets, tailored coats, and harem-style jersey pants.

Favorite style blog?
I can’t choose just one—I like Look De PernilleKarla’s Closet, and Just Another.

Best Instagram feed?
My favorites are chiaraferragni, inbedwith.me, tmagazine, blairz, thepouf, and amyschumer.

Who does your hair?
I do. I cut, bleach, and color it myself. Sometimes, once a year or so, I have to go to a hairdresser and clean up the mess I have made but I don’t like to!

What item of clothing or accessory has been in heavy rotation this month?
My rayon matte jersey pernilla pants. They are from my AW15 collection and will return again for spring. You’ll see them on the runway on September 23. They are so comfy and versatile and you can dress them up or down. They are my obvious go-to pants. I am always a little overdressed. Why keep something in the closet if you love it? Just use it, put it on, and feel fabulous. You will never catch me in yoga pants, unless I am stepping out from a workout. I now wear a lot of my Cute Like Mad clothes, not to show off my stuff, but because I love them and they are perfect for my lifestyle.

What item of clothing or accessory would you buy right now if you could?
I hanker for a Chanel ‘Boy’ bag but they don’t make the one that I want anymore.

Favorite coffee shop or café?
Having lived in San Francisco I am a Peet’s Coffee and Tea girl, but my local Starbucks is great too. If I want to get fancy I go to Homegrown that recently opened on Mercer Island, they have great Stumptown coffee.

Best restaurant you’ve tried lately?
I haven’t had the time to go out in Seattle this year because I am so busy working when I’m home. But this summer I went to some awesome restaurants including Temple Restaurant in Beijing, Sun Tung Lok in Hong Kong, and Prinsen in Stockholm.

Soundtrack for a Sunday afternoon?
Ed Sheeran in concert: Multiply Live in Dublin.

Seattleite you’d most like to meet?
Macklemore!

Where’s your next travel destination?
Taiwan. My oldest daughter is an exchange student there. I won’t see her until March.

What inspires you as a designer?
I get inspiration everywhere, yet travel seems to be the most intense source of ideas for me. My AW15 collection is inspired by San Francisco but the SS16 collection is inspired by Iceland. I get inspiration from architecture and museums. I love to imagine how I can turn garments, which were constructed and designed a long time ago, into something current and modern. Music is also important to me—I always listen to music when I work.

http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2015/9/21/idrs-15-files-7-what-designer-jeanette-svensk-li-is-crushing-on

Cute Like Mad in The Seattle Times 9/13/15

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  Featured on the front page of today's Shop NW section of the Seattle Times, along with the other contestants in the Bellevue Fashion Week's Independent Designer's Runway Show. It reads: CUTE LIKE MAD - A contemporary line of perfect-for-layering women's pants, tops, skirts, dresses and jackets, Cute Like Mad reflects designer Jeanette Svensk Li's Swedish roots with its beautiful simplicity. Li uses clean lines, natural materials and solid colors to portray a not-trying-to-hard vibe of sophisticated edginess. Case in point: The Olivia Leather Jacket ($1000 at cutelikemad.com) a sleek and feminine take on a tough classic.

 

Featured on the front page of today's Shop NW section of the Seattle Times, along with the other contestants in the Bellevue Fashion Week's Independent Designer's Runway Show. It reads:

CUTE LIKE MAD - A contemporary line of perfect-for-layering women's pants, tops, skirts, dresses and jackets, Cute Like Mad reflects designer Jeanette Svensk Li's Swedish roots with its beautiful simplicity. Li uses clean lines, natural materials and solid colors to portray a not-trying-to-hard vibe of sophisticated edginess. Case in point: The Olivia Leather Jacket ($1000 at cutelikemad.com) a sleek and feminine take on a tough classic.

http://www.seattletimes.com/shop-northwest/indie-stars-local-designers-take-center-stage-during-bellevue-fashion-week/

Cute Like Mad @ IDRS

EventsJeanette Svensk Li

Come support Cute Like Mad at the Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer's Runway Show on September 23rd. Not only can you help me win a prize worth $1000 by voting for your Fan Favorite Designer (I ask of course you vote for CLM!), but you will also see Cute Like Mad's AW15 collection as well as some new designs on the fabulous runway at the Hyatt. It is the 10th Anniversary Fashion Week, and the fourth annual Independent Designer Runway Show.

Tickets are SOLD OUT!!!