Trend-forecaster, style maven, and Tumblr aficionado, Kara Laurent, holds a special place on the Wicked Peacock team. Our first intern, we love her for her killah style, ability to sniff the next big trends, and her overall enthusiasm and positive outlook on life. Like Coco Chanel, she believes, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
For someone so young, Kara has a trained eye, knows what she likes and isn’t afraid to push her style forward. Inspired by icons like the Olsen twins, Kourtney Kardashian, Olivia Palermo and Carrie Bradshaw, Sex in the City’s infamous style diva, Kara’s not afraid to be wildly outrageous, or hold back. She says, “I absolutely love pairing feminine clothing with edgy jewelry. That’s probably why I’m so into the Wicked Peacock style! I like to layer my clothing and am always wearing too many accessories. My favorite colors are pink and blue, but I’m obsessed with crystals, spikes, studs, and skulls, at the moment.”
We caught up with Kara on the set of a recent shoot, and asked about her BLOG, her closet and her wicked sense of style!
KL: I started the BLOG two years ago, in July, 2010. It’s been named a few other names until I’ve finally found the one that perfectly suited my blog, which ended up being named High like Style.
WP: Describe your BLOG?
KL: I use this outlet to show my true sense of style and what really inspires me. Everything I post underscores who I am as a person, especially in the fashion world. Sometimes I feel like fashion BLOGGING is like shopping in real life! If only I had everything featured on my Tumblr! It helps me come up with better ideas of styling, as well.
WP: Describe your closet?
KL: I love color in clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I love black as well, and it’s such an easy color to look stylish in. But color brings so much life to an outfit, and brings out moods and personalities. I have too many handbags and probably not enough shoes. I’ve suddenly taken up an obsession with flats, so that’s currently what I’m building up on.
WP: Who is your favorite designer?
KL: Alexander McQueen’s work was amazing. My favorite designers are constantly changing, but McQueen’s work has beyond fascinating me and I love how his line is much different then to others. He was so daring and brought out the dark sides of life in beautiful ways.
WP: What are you future plans?
KL: I plan to travel….really travel. Whatever job I get I’d love to experience what the rest of the world is like, and have the opportunity to observe the different fashions all around the world.
WP: Where do you see yourself in fashion?
KL: I love people- I want to work with them, around them, and to deal with them. I love working with fashion hands on as well. To be a Buyer would be an absolute dream come true.
Photography: Silvana Costa || Styling: Kara Laurent & Silvana Costa