Queen Kate & The Art of Storytelling
For thousands of years, story-telling was about gathering together at meal time or in front of fires, passing down tales from once upon a time. You would hear about Harry Potter-esque adventures, magical beings, and some exaggerated tales of bravado from elders.
But today, the manifestation of a STORY has become much more fluid. It's all about the here-and-now, and what better way to connect with family, friends, and community than sharing on Social Media?
Introducing Queen Kate, in her own words...
Hi there, I'm Kate -- an art director and fashion influencer on the 'gram. I'm from a small town in North Carolina (and yep, I'm a Tar Heel alumna), but now live in the city of Atlanta. I love sharing my style and life to inspire others that you can totally achieve a life of a beauty on a budget. Prada-tastes-on-a-Zara budget, actually. I'm very passionate about creating a community, specifically on Instagram, where my followers have crowned me as an IG Stories queen
(e-book is on the way, my friends!!). Since you're reading this on youthlylabs.com, you already know I'm a HUGE sunglass hoarder -- a few of my must-have styles: tiny frames, triangular shaped frames, and colored-clear frames. Sending you positive vibes and happiness!
...wait, what are Instagram Stories again?
First off, if you're not following Kate (@pretaportkate
) and us (@beyouthly) on Instagram, you should be! Head on over to Kate's profile, and click on her profile picture to binge-watch her Stories. For a collection of her favorites ones from the past, click on the individual Stories shown in circle icons beneath her introduction.
Our Top 4 Reasons to Follow Kate's Stories...
1. She cares!
Every Monday no matter rain or shine, you'll see her polling her community via Stories asking if you're doing well. Whether your answer is YES or NO, she will reach out to and ask you to share your wins and/or frustrations with her. Yes, as in...have a real conversation. It's rare to find someone so social media savvy yet knows how to build genuine friendships and connections. So, don't miss her Monday poll...:).
2. Her Stories (and Posts) never repeat.
As an art director, she must excel at all forms of art and expression, from creating selfie videos, to being part of real music video productions, to laying out her artwork in different shapes and forms. She can cut, crop, filter, and edit unlike any other, hence the well-deserved Queen title. Often times, you'll even see other popular brand accounts inviting her to take over their Stories for a day!
3. She's not afraid to try new beauty and fashion brands.
Moisturizers, lipstick, eyeshadow palettes, jeans on jeans, bras, sunglasses, earrings, and many more...she covers everything in beauty and fashion. Her recommendations are always affordable and personally-tested, and she is always honest about what works and what doesn't, regardless of brand sponsorships. She is also in-tune with the latest trends, covering everything from Coachella to the Met Gala.
4. She teaches you how to create those knockout Stories.
If you ever aspire to generate insane engagement and build connections via Instagram Stories, Kate leaves nothing behind in sharing her hacks and tips. As a matter of fact, she's making an e-book as we speak!
We leave you with an image starring Kate and her favorite pair of Youthly sunnies. To see the entire music video from the shoot, head on over to her YouTube