Thursday, December 24, 2009

Zipper Jewelry photoshoot by Julia Pogodina featured on

One image from the photoshoot with Julia Pogodina was recently featured on

Comments regarding the photoshoot from Julia Pogodina's blog:
"This shoot occurred to be very controversial and raised lots of discussion on photoforums after images have been published. For many people it was shocking to see a model of a mature age in a otherwise typical jewelry advertising shoot. However, for me the idea was not to shock but to be honest in the first place and send a certain message to the audience.
Kate's jewelry is sophisticated. It requires certain experience and confidence of the one who will be wearing it, otherwise it will overpower the owner. Put it on a 18year old beauty and it'll clash. Kate doesn't aim her jewelry for teenage audience. instead, her jewelry compliments a beauty of an elegant age.
Candace Woodward, Kate's close family friend, seemed to be our perfect model. it was an amazing experience working with her."

© Julia Pogodina

© Julia Pogodina

© Julia Pogodina

© Julia Pogodina

© Julia Pogodina

Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Edition Zipper Pins

Just in time for the 2009 holiday season, two new Zipper Pins are available in a limited edition. Holiday Zipper Pins are created using very special zippers which feature a satin-ribbon zipper. They are available exclusively in Kate's online shop.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Zipper Necklace worn by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas

Fergie of the rock group, The Black Eyed Peas, seen wearing a Kate Cusack Zipper Necklace in Melbourne Australia.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Zipper Necklace worn by Yaya Dacosta of ABC's Ugly Betty

Actress, Yaya Dacosta, wore one of the latest Zipper Necklaces to the 2009 premier party for "Ugly Betty."

photo credit:
images from

Monday, August 31, 2009

Zipper Jewelry in Vogue Italy

Zipper Jewelry featured in Vogue Italy's August 2009 issue.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Zipper Pins featured in Latina Magazine

Kate Cusack's Zipper Pins are featured on page 77 of Latina Magazine's September 2009 issue. These Zipper Pins in tuquoise/silver, magenta/gold and red/black can be purchase in Kate's online store.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Zipper Pin featured in Essence Magazine

Kate Cusack's Zipper Pin is slightly obscured, but still featured on page 42 of Essence Magazine's September 2009 issue. This white/black Zipper Pin can be purchased online in Kate's online store.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zipper Jewelry available in Seattle and Milwaukee

Kate Cusack's Zipper Jewelry is now available in two new retail locations.

Please visit the museum store at the Seattle Art Museum at 1300 First Avenue, in Seattle.

Please visit the Morning Glory Gallery in the lobby of the Marcus Center for Performing Arts at 929 N. Water Street, in Milwaukee.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Zipper Jewelry in Marie Claire

Kate's Zipper Necklace titled "Silver Rope" featured in Marie Claire's August 2009 on page 56 and also (in a small version) on the cover.

Zipper Jewelry in HOUSTON Magazine

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Zipper Necklace featured in "Fashion Fireworks" from Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham of the New York Times reports in his weekly "On the Street" on-line slide show feature that big jewelry is in. (July, 2, 2009) Referencing the 4th of July, Mr. Cunningham calls these oversized necklaces "Fashion Fireworks."

Please watch his on-line slide show showing examples of outrageously large necklaces and bracelets. Kate is shown (towards the end of the slide show) wearing one of her Zipper Necklaces.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Zipper Pin featured in Biba Magazine

Zipper Pin featured in Biba Magazine from France. (March 2009, page 16)
Many thanks to Litza Georgopoulos for the feature.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Zipper Jewelry for sale at Whitney Museum store

A selection of Zipper Pins, Zipper Bracelets and Zipper Necklaces will be available for sale through the store at the Whitney Museum in New York. The museum is located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street and is open Wednesday through Sunday.

Zipper Pin featured in Remix Magazine

From New Zealand's Remix Magazine, page 40 of issue 62:
Adorning oneself in zippers could be the newest form of decoration. Brooklyn designer Kate Cusack's range of eccentric zipper jewelry redefines the function of the humble zip. Her range of necklaces are more than inspiring, they are wearable! She says; "They are most appealing in form because of how the metal teeth sparkle and how the linear construction potential is endless. A line can be shaped into anything. A zipper is simply a line."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Zipper Jewelry interview

Many thanks to Gretchen for her thoughtful interview on

Gretchen writes:

"I love that Kate doesn’t set artistic limitations on herself. Says Kate, “Because I see everything as an artist, it means I am freed up from certain constraints that typically come with certain professional approaches. I can see the material for what it is, what it “should” be used for, and then I can decide how I want to re-imagine it.”

Whether she’s designing elaborate costumes for stage productions, making wigs out of kitchen essentials, or reinventing the zipper, one constant with Kate is her love of unusual materials and her ability to transform them."

Please visit for the full interview.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Zipper Necklaces

© Kate Cusack 2009

© Kate Cusack 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Zipper Necklaces featured in Italian Glamour Magazine

highlighted detail from Italian Glamour Magazine feature

full page feature including Kate's Zipper Necklaces in April's Italian Glamour

Many thanks to Laura Antonini for the feature.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Zipper Jewelry in Texas and Colorado

Just in time for Mother's Day, Zipper Jewelry will now be available in two new locations: The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, Texas and at the Lakewood Artisan Showcase in Lakewood, Colorado.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Zipper Jewelry at SOFA 2009 New York

© Kate Cusack 2009

© Kate Cusack 2009

Zipper Jewelry will be shown through the Synderman Works Gallery at the NYC expo Sculptural Objects, Functional Art (SOFA). The expo will be held at the Park Avenue Armory from April 15th through April 19th 2009.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Zipper Jewelry at Julie: Artisans' Gallery

© Kate Cusack 2009

© Kate Cusack 2009

Two new Zipper Necklace designs available through Julie: Artisans' Gallery in New York. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Zipper Jewelry collection at SOFA

© Kate Cusack 2009

© Kate Cusack 2009

A new collection of Zipper Jewelry will be shown through the Synderman Works Gallery at the NYC expo Sculptural Objects, Functional Art (SOFA). The expo will be held at the Park Avenue Armory from April 15th through April 19th 2009.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Zipper Jewelry featured in Japan's So-En Magazine

Zipper Jewelry featured in Brazil's Brilho Magazine

from Brilho Fashion (February/March 2009):
The innovative necklace of American designer Kate Cusack is all made with zippers, passing a sense of movement and modernity. With the name "Velocity," it is perfect for those who want to leave the sameness and not pass by unnoticed whereever you go.

Monday, March 23, 2009

new Zipper Band Cuffs

© 2009 Kate Cusack

© 2009 Kate Cusack

© 2009 Kate Cusack

Seven new Zipper Band Cuff bracelets are now available through Kate's on-line shop.

Friday, March 20, 2009

new Zipper Bracelet design feaured on

© 2009 Kate Cusack
© 2009 Kate Cusack
© 2009 Kate Cusack

This new Zipper Bracelet was featured in France's online magazine in the portfolio section. Mode-Operatoire's theme of their monthly magazine was "fatal."