The shakedown Karmaloop street style

Who you are and how are you living?

I am a 22 year old fashion nut who adores sifting through beautiful clothes and admires shoes as if they were pieces of art. My wanderlust has taken me around the globe from Asia to Europe to Canada.. and has ultimately landed me in New York City, where I am indulging in constant discovery of life, love, and beauty in the brightest city on this planet.

 

What inspires your look?
The word ‘woman’ inspires my look. When I think of a woman, I think soft skin, fierce curves, gentle demure charm combined with steely inner strength. I love timeless pieces that evoke a woman’s true beauty coupled with bold and wild statement accessories that display our amazing individuality.

 

Describe your style for us:
Brilliant colors tucked into chic white skinny jeans; cream silk blouses belted into slim skirts; crochet fringe tops thrown over belted denim cutoffs; muted smudged eyes and bright coral lips; My style is effortless chic and always giving 150%, even in a t-shirt and jeans.

 

What are some of your favorite brands?
I adore classic pieces from French Connection, J.Crew, BB Dakota; unique, colorful items from Chloe Sevigny, One Teaspoon, Free People, Torn by Ronny Kobo, Acne. Thrifting and finding amazing discount alternatives is a huge hobby of mine. And of course, because shoes are my crack, Giuseppe Zanotti, Sam Edelman, Sigerson Morrisson, and the crazy but amazing pieces from Jeffrey Campbell.

 

If you could wear just one brand for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I’m assuming money isn’t an issue? Haha. Definitely Helmut Lang. I adore the minimalistic but edgy style.

 

What do you think of the current state of fashion?

I love that the eye of fashion has turned from being determined by the runway to being determined more by street style. More and more fashion brands are turning to bloggers, reviewers, and independent designers as inspirations and trend-setting decisions. That’s how it should be; we, the consumers, should determine and set fashion.

 

Any upcoming brands that you’re looking at?

Definitely Jeffrey Campbell; it is a relatively new brand… but it has created SUCH a fierce group of loyal customers and caused such delightful mayhem in the fashion community. No wonder, each shoe that comes out is more magical than the last!

 

Describe yourself in 10 words:
I can’t wear flats because it feels like walking uphill.

 

Do you have a website

Yes! I blog obsessively @ http://couturelust.com; come say hi!