Petite Portrait: Meet Fiona & Kate
Fiona Liu (5’2”) and Kate Saksik (5’2”) are the duo behind Petite AMIE, the petite girls' modern destination for fashion tips & lifestyle inspiration. Fiona and Kate met during their first year at Columbia Business School and they instantaneously bonded over a shared passion for fashion. They also quickly discovered that they faced a similar problem – as petite-sized women, the shopping experience was frustrating!
During school, they met regularly to discuss creative ways to solve this problem that affects over 20 million U.S. shoppers. Out of their shared passion for finding beautiful clothes that fit well, they created petite AMIE, a community to empower petite women, to help them look and feel their best by being their go-to source for inspiration. Read on to learn more about this inspiring #PowerfullyPetite duo!
Hometown: Fiona-Beijing; Kate-Moscow
Current location: Fiona-New York; Kate-London
Birth sign: Fiona-Pisces; Kate-Pisces
We started Petite AMIE because: We faced the similar problem as petite-sized women
How we met: Columbia Business School
One of our goals this year: Work with more petite brands and help them reach their target customers
We’re inspired by: Leandra Medine
Someone we look up to: Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, who founded Rent the Runway
Our day-to-day usually looks like this: From 9 to 5 working on our daily job at a US fashion house (Fiona) and a leading retail consulting firm (Kate); networking and creating content for petite AMIE for the rest of our day
Three words that describe our personal style: Feminine, fun, shoe lover
Weekday uniform: High waisted pants, pumps, and a fun top
Outfit that makes us feel most confident: Put-together, yet practical
Fashion tip for fellow petite ladies: Never say never! Don't restrict yourself to those petite fashion rules. Try different items and styles to find what truly works on you or not.
Perfect weekend: Pure Barre class in the morning; brunch with friends at Narcissa (East Village); reading books while getting my nails done at Sundays Studio; date night dinner and drinks in the Upper West Side
Where you’ll find us next: Hudson Yards Shopping Mall (NYC new retail landmark) opening party on March 14th! Meet all your favorite petite bloggers and explore all the fun events at petite AMIE IG.
If there’s a petite lady in your life who is doing inspiring work that makes a big difference, email us at email@example.com so we can feature her! xo