I found out about Karen’s blog, Where Did U Get That when I noticed she was wearing our vest (pictured above) in a photo on an online gallery of bloggers. I thought: Why haven’t I discovered this blog yet?! I love how edgy all of Karen’s looks are – the way she pairs ladylike silhouettes with leather and fringe. She wears the highest heels imaginable and thigh-high boots so effortlessly that you almost don’t notice how daring some of her looks are. And her outfit photos are always amazing!
You’re originally from England, but now call New York City home. Has moving to NYC changed your style at all? If so, how?
I don’t think it has really. I still shop at thrift and vintage shops like I used to in London and still mix those items in with high street and random boutiques. The only change, if anything, is I’ve added in some higher-end shoe brands that I had not ever done before in London.
What is your fashion/styling rule? Any tips for getting your look?
I don’t have any rules per se except to maybe always keep it casual. Even if I’m dressing up for a night out, there has to be something a bit undone or edgy before I walk out the door. Tips? Shop vintage and thrift especially for jewelery and Fryes. Mix up fabrics in the same color ie. today I happen to be wearing black sequins with a sheer black T and black scarf and old black leather boots.
Favorite style icon?
I love Zoe Kravitz for her effortless throw-on anything on look–much of it being vintage.
Style wise, I LOVE Almost Famous with Kate Hudson. She looked amazing and her outfits were BEYOND sick. I also LOVE the styling of Patricia Arquette from the movie True Romance. So girly-punk with loads of color. Funnily enough, she wears a faux-fur leopard coat that I happened to have just bought recently.
Is there a specific era that inspires your style?
I love the look of the 70s–a la Charlies Angels. The tight jeans with flared out bottoms, the flowy hair. The whole thing just looks KILLER and very sexy and has been updated and made more relevant today by a lot of denim brands (LOVE my flares by 18th Amendment). I also love the mod 60s Twiggy look. So ground breaking at the time with the straight clean lines and heavy eyeliner.
What inspired you to start your own blog?
Two things: 1. I wanted an outlet to express my passion about clothing and fashion. 2. I used to follow loads of bloggers for a couple of years and thought to myself ‘why am I not doing this?’ It looks so me.
When you’re not blogging, what are your other hobbies?
Honestly I love shopping and finding new boutiques.
Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
If you love fashion, styling, clothes etc, then that in itself will be your driving motivator to want to get it going. You don’t need someone to take your pics either. Many use a remote control that works great. Be prepared to devote a lot of time to blogging. It takes up a surprising amount of time, but just go for it!! What do you have to lose?
Plus, don’t for get to check out the Where Did U Get That Dress!
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