Fashion Q&A with Karen
Q- What are three things in your closet you cannot live without?
A- Leggings, Maxi dresses, and high-waisted denim!
Q – What is one trend that you are most excited about?
A- At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I really like the return of high-waisted pants. I think we went through such an anti-highwaist thing for a while but they are really flattering, like ridiculously flattering! Anyone who says they don’t look good in high waisted pants just hasn’t found the right pair yet. They make every woman look like a woman, and they make your butt look great!
Q – What is one trend that you don’t ever want to see come back in style?
A – So, as somebody who peddles vintage trends for a living, I think people would be surprised to hear me say that even the like kind of grossest trends that are just out of style right now, I don’t hate! I’m waiting for the moment when they come back with a vengeance and we will all be rocking 2006 styles. I think things come and go for a reason, but they go so we can love them again and curse ourselves for having ever gotten rid of them. I think it’s really interesting to watch people’s reactions to different styles, and I don’t think I could say “Oh I hate that, I would never wear that.”
Q – What is your go-to lazy day outfit?
A – Rompers… Okay, I feel that the romper is like the best!!! They are the ‘I have one second to get dressed and I need to look awesome outfit,’ and they are great for summer. You can look so put together without giving thought to it. I think they’re easier to pull off than a dress, I don’t know why. You’d think a dress would be easier, but no; a romper is where it’s at and they are interesting.
Q- Who is your fashion icon?
A – So, I used to say that I didn’t have any fashion icons. I was inspired by so many people that if so, I would have icons all over the place. Although, when David Bowie passed away and everyone was going through his albums and photos of him and all his retrospectives, I realized that even though perhaps David Bowie himself isn’t my fashion icon, I like the way that he constantly re-invented himself fashion-wise and was revered for it as opposed to being called a flake or being looked at as though he didn’t have a sense of identity. He was renowned for constantly re-inventing his style. I mean when you say David Bowie’s style, you are like “Okay, what do you mean? You mean like Ziggy Stardust? Do you mean pin-up? Or when he was wearing suits all the time?” I mean, he completely re-invented himself and people loved that about him. So that’s why I’ve often started saying I feel that David Bowie is an icon to me, not because I want to dress like him, but because he represented this idea of always playing with fashion and having it be okay!