A bright light recently went out at KOSTÜM. Our dearly beloved Manager, co-worker and friend, Kylah Haskins, passed away on July 3rd, 2014.
Kylah leaves behind her loving parents and brother, fiancé, and a multitude of family and friends, who will cherish her spirit and zest for life, forever. Always the optimist, Kylah fought her battle with Lupus with the strength and courage of the fiercest warrior, in combat. Never one to give in, she inspired and motivated us all with her positivity, mental fortitude, and love for all things "fabulous."
For those of us who had the pleasure of working and interacting with her, we can say she will truly be missed. Her enormous talent and creativity, remains a testament in the work she created at KOSTÜM, for "Kylah's Korner." She had a unique sense of style and flair and loved to educate clients on how to make their styles personal and the right fit for themselves. Asking, "what do you like?" she would establish a rapport that set everyone at ease, making for a comfortable and fun work environment.
During the past 2 years at KOSTÜM, she contributed to the buying of merchandise for the store, integrating her on-trend point-of-view and fashion industry acumen. And, who can forget her windows?! People would stop dead in their tracks and comment on how wonderful they look! She trained all the managers in the store to execute and style the windows, so that no one would miss a beat. She lives on, in all of us here. Outside of work, she loved seeking out new restaurants and all the "happenings" in the Bay Area, and beyond. Constantly exploring new and exciting things, she was "forever a student," in her quest for further knowledge.
Her KOSTÜM family will never be the same, as we have lost our angel and partner, and will cherish her in memory, every day. The Kylah Haskins Memorial Fund has been established to help support Kylah's family and ease the financial burden of laying Kylah to rest. Please consider contributing a gift of any size, in honor of our treasured friend.