Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vogue Girl Korea + QS


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While rifling through crappy shoulder-padded blazers and ugly grandma shoes the other day (bad thrifting), I got a call from my daddy who happily stated, "The Korean Vogue magazine came in!"... at first I thought, "Wow dad thanks for opening the damn package before me," but then I got really excited about the whole shebang and forgave him for being so nosey.

Anyway, I feel very honored to be featured in the World Fashion Blogger article alongside other familiar/fabulous bloggers- so thank you Vogue Girl Korea! 

Oh, and since I cannot read a single word in the magazine, here's the interview in English:

1 Briefly introduce yourself. What’s
your name? Birthday? Location? Job? I’m Karla Deras, I’m a full-time student, and I live in the dreary suburbs known as Simi Valley. Oh and my birthday is September 14th, 1989.

2 When did you first blogging and why? Started it back in April 2008. I had developed a pretty intense addiction to some of my favorite style blogs, so that kind of inspired me to join the club and give the whole blogging thing a try.

3 What is your signature style? Masculinity meets femininity. I’m usually donning something black whether it’s a pair of five inch platforms or a wool jumper with patterned leggings. I love experimenting with pieces I wouldn’t normally wear- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t (obviously), but it's all about having fun with it.

4 When and how did you come about establishing your own style and look? I had this huge inspiration folder saved on my computer when I was in high school and I’d always emulate the looks with some of the pieces I owned (because not everyone owns an ostrich-feathered coat or a Birkin bag). Through countless attempts of trying to recreate other people’s looks, I think it challenged me to find my “own” style.

5 What is your fashion/styling rule? It’s better to be overdressed then underdressed!

6 Explain how you get dressed in the morning, step by step.
Tough question because I’ve never actually evaluated my “getting dressed in the morning” process. If I have school early in the morning, I usually just pick what I’m going to wear the night before (because I can’t make reasonable styling choices while half-awake). On the days that I don't go to school, I just open the closet doors and stare into space for about 5 minutes until I find something to wear that day.

7 What is your key fashion item? A deteriorating black wool blazer. I just get so much wear out of it.

8 And what’s your favorite way of styling the item? I like pairing it with my vintage Escada belt- it’s like the most convenient way of wearing it.

9 Explain how you mix and max color palette. Don’t have any rules- I like mixing pale colors with black and I always love adding cobalt blue to any color palette (I love cobalt blue).

10 Who’s your fashion icon and why? Audrey Hepburn is my number one lover!

11 Where do you shop? What are some of your favorite shops and why? I shop everywhere. My favorite place ever would probably be the Fairfax flea market. I like wandering around aimlessly and finding hidden treasures buried underneath gingham-printed coats that smell like old men.

12 What are some things you keep in mind when you shop? Do you have any shopping rules? I make a list of items to keep a look out for- that usually keeps me focused, because otherwise I’ll end up buying stuff I won’t wear.

13 What’s your most recent purchase? Can you give any tips on how to wear it? A pair of Bebe lavender platform wedges. I would give tips, but I’m not quite sure how I’m going to wear them myself!

14 What’s your favorite show from 2009 S/S collection? Has this show affected the way you dress in
any way? Currently obsessing over Armand Basi’s S/S 2009 collection. I’ve been inspired to design a pretty skirt with an exaggerated peplum.

15 If you can buy one item for the summer, what would it be?
That forest green silk-gathered jumpsuit from the Chloe S/S 2009 collection!


xo, Karla

120 comments:

KEREN said...
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KEREN said...

Well, somebody definitely deserved it. Congrats on the Quicksilver shoot as well; you look amazing ! :)

syd vicious said...

Wow, how cool! Congrats! You look great in the last picture :)

style crusader said...

congrats on all your success!

Gina said...

:) this is so exciting for you!cute interview

alissa said...

Thats so exciting - I love the images they featured. You definitely deserve it!

Violet said...

congrats... u derserve it ur style is wicked

XX
Vi from Cali

K said...

you are fabulous. don't ever change. i can't find those duck boots anywhere!

issa said...

great spread! congrats!

vix said...

Congrats! Can't wait for the QS ad to come out.

Oh and I laughed out loud at your comment referring to your dad opening your package. I do the same thing all the time. My mom sometimes opens my mail and 'forgets' to give it to me. And in the moment it drives me crazy but then 5 secs later I get over it. Usually because she is making me food lol.

HoneyBunny said...

congrats hon:* cute pic;)

Darragh said...

those boots are kick ass. i love it. fierce.

plastikneon said...

Congratulations! You're insanely gorgeous, and I really am in love with your clothes/hair.

Style Magnet; Sara said...

That shoot looked like so much fun. What a great bunch of girls. I like the interview, too. Armand Basi is so underrated!

Brigadeiro said...

Congrats! I loved reading your answers! And that pic for Quicksilver is gorgeous! Wow, now Karla, the model? :)
xx

E said...

I saw a pic on Krystal's blog of you for the Quiksilver campaign - of course you both looked gorg. I love this pic of you in the white dress though. And congrats on Vogue Korea. That's so exciting!!

Elizabeth said...

congrats! :-)
i love those shoes in the last picture!

Copycat Sasha said...

Love the photo, congrats on the interview!

Delmy said...

Congrats!

vintageveggie said...

wow! that is so amazing, congratulations!

proudly says, said...

CONGRATS, KARLA!!!
YOU DESERVE THE BEST!
I'M FOREVER YOUR AVID FASHION BLOGGER.

http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

katherinelou said...

Congrats !
you are super amazing !

Ursula said...

congratulations, Karla!! You definatley are an inspiration to me.

JuliaFuentez said...

congratulations :]

gennie said...

hey congrats!! that's so cool :)
I totally agree about what you said about your fashion/styling rule: overdressed owns underdressed hehe.

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Congrats on the Quiksilver gig!

...love Maegan said...

congrats and adorable as usual :)

cheddah said...

ur da second girl dats in vogue girl korea!!!

CONGRATS

modern antoinette said...

Congrats...you are amazing girl!!

I love that shot of you from the quicksilver shoot.

Gorgeous as always!!

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

<3

Kelly said...

congrats! your shoes are so amazing!

indigotangerine said...

I'm glad your fantastic style has trolled the globe. Congrats! You deserve it.
-indigo

No Heart Warming Stories. said...

I bet youre SO happy right now, thats awesome! congrats

http://nakedsundays.blogspot.com

caylee said...

congrats on both features!

i love how you got to style yourself at the quicksilver shoot.

Leigha Stahl said...

Thats so exciting! I have a question. Did you just know all about fun blog stuff like link embedding or did you have to figure it all out? Because I have no clue.. And I just started a new blog. Yay. lol

sabletooth tiger said...

Have I told you how obsessed I am with your hairdo? And your legs! Show those babies off!
How'd you get quiksilver? that's awesome.

Denise L said...

congrats karla!

you are lovely on your quicksilver photoshoot. i love the earrings!

Lydia said...

So many exciting opportunities! It's a good time to be a blogger ;)

I love the pictures from Quicksilver, they have such sweet clothes now!

Zarna said...

wonderful!

how exciting :)

check out my blog if you have a chance: zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

what a great honor! you're so beautiful and fashionable and truly deserve all the praise coming your way.

Erica said...

That is so cool that you got featured in that! You definitely deserve it, though. You're really creative.

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Dooder City said...

wow, i love your blog. i am so glad i came across it.

Annie said...

congrats!
very nice post karla!

ani

V Pascual said...

kudos on the quicksilver shoot! great look!

Milk It Honey said...

im really digging those boots! who are they by? are they your own?

lauren baluyo said...

With a unique, wicked style like yours, you definitely deserved it! Big time congrats. I'm new to the whole fashion blogger world...and yours personally inspires me. So thank you so much for that! :)

pwincess bebe said...

CONGRATULATIONS Karla :D
love your photo shoot for Quicksilver ;)

diamondsinchampagne said...

YAY congrats! :D
The photo for quicksilver looks fab!

Anonymous said...

Did they photoshop your leg?!?

Whatever, it's a beautiful photo.

TrueSilver said...

it's been a long time since you changed your hair. But I'm still impressed with the new style and how much you rock it.

claudya putri said...

u r awesome ! i'm your fans girl !

Katja Cintja said...

really cool!
congrats

Mode Junkie said...

IMO, you are the ittest (ha! i don't think that's a word) among the gang of it girls. love that ugly/crazy/beautiful boots.

Lisa said...

yay!
was so excited to see you in the feature too!
BEAUTIFUL SHOTS + lovely answers.


and the MK slickers- i wore them almost everyday in canada.

congrats on the QS ad.
you girls rock it out.

xx

Céline said...

Oh god! I LOVE your shoes!

You look so fabulous!! Thanx for all amazing pictures (and sorry for my poor english!)

Céline, from Switzerland, big fan!

ohphilippa said...

wow this is awesome! lucky girls in korea! you look great!

miky said...

you deserv it all....



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Johanne said...

Congrats, girl! Yoy really deserved it. Oh, and the pics they chose for the feature are simply stunning(:

Selinas said...

little white dress... beautiful:)

Skylice said...

congrats! you really deserve it! i really love your look in quikcsilver photoshoot. you look really pretty :)

The Stiletto Effect said...

Congrats for both Vogue and Quicksilver (I had already seen you in that group photo, with Krystal and the other girls)!
Loved to read your interview :)
I also agree that when we try to recreate other people’s looks, we end up finding our own style!
Kisses
Su

Fashionistadiary said...

look at you miss karla! this is so great, congratulations! you must be so happy!!! well done, you look beautiful in the qs shoot xo

www.fashionistadiary.co.uk

Tonia said...

Congrats on your interview, I wish they had asked you more interesting questions rather than the usual ones though.. I love your dress in the quicksilver shoot

http://labelleetlaitgirl.wordpress.com

Ziling said...

You totally deserve it karla! Congrats :)

ANDY said...

Congratulations!!!
xoxo

www.stylescrapbook.com

LOTUS LOVER said...

That is so cool... that quicksilver pick is awesome... love the boots...

Heavenly Hummingbird said...

wow karla you are doing big things girlie!!!

Anika said...

Congratulations on the Vogue Korea article. I loved reading through your answers :)

Anonymous said...

congratulations on the shoot! it's so nice to see a brand like quicksilver using a short model with thick legs!

Marushka said...

Hi Karla :)
wow...really like your blog!
You look amazing in everything girl :)

the outfit with the blue dress and the high heels in brown is absolutely gorgeous..

take care!
/ Maria

check out my blog:
www.missmarushka.blogspot.com

penelope said...

You are amazing!! Congrats on the photoshoot! And those boots you had on for the Quiksilver shoot is so fab!

Sunset said...

Hm, interviews tend to recycle questions huh? I love love love that quiksilver photo of you though, you're so cute!

Anthea said...

Congratulations and I am ultra jealous that you are able to wear that fabulous white dress now!! Ugh Can't wait for spring and summer in Japan!

suz-xx said...

Wow! It'll be great to be in there! My dressing in the morning is actually the same. Most of the time, I'm just going to stare and collect ideas, and then I'm just going to try some things.
Love your style!
x

alice said...

I like the interview - you really gave us some great tips! And you look great in that photoshot!

Noelí said...

amazing!

businessiscasual said...

Karla, congrats babydoll! Frame that shit.

Tinky Minky said...

I think you are becoming a it girl! seriously! :-) and congrat for this article! :-)
I like when you wears other color than black, it looks so good on you!

Citona Marie said...

You look gorgeous in the last picture! And congrats for Vouge Girl ;)

www.citonamarie.blogspot.com

anne said...

Congrats!

Lauren said...
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Lauren said...

Congrats on the interview and Quicksilver shoot!
I love the quicksilver dress, I will definitely be checking out their new line : )

Nataliexxx said...

You lucky girl!!! You definetely earned your popularity - go girl! -represent for all us bloggers!!! xxx

Leni said...

CONGRATS!

Fashion Tidbits said...

congrats KARLA!! and in my fave mag too!

Kay said...

Congratulations, you come across really nice in the interview (: like friendly.
I love the boots you are wearing in the Quicksilver shoot, and you look beautiful!

The Voguette said...

this vogue korea business is amazing! I saw Jane on it as well, Congrats!! hopefully one day someone will want to interview me for something... someday... lol.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Congrats! You're a vision in this white dress.

yakdetectorpattosan* said...

congratulations! :)

they've actually embellished quite a bit on the magazine. you just said that audrey hepburn is your number one lover, and on the korean version, it says you like her contemporary and classic image... and it goes on her style.

hugely exciting nonetheless. congratulations.



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Anonymous said...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NO2UOMMYKZ0/SJ_vPZayfvI/AAAAAAAAAuU/-hl4wAcC6u8/s400/Short+Brown+Hair.jpg

just like you!

Chloe said...

Congratz!!! you totally deserve it!

M A Z P E said...

You have a great eye for this!!!
http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

belle.chantelle said...

1. congrats on the vogue girl
2. congrats on the quicksilver shoot
3. props to being urself! Your interview was quirky and fun to read!

Summer said...

Hi Karla!
Love that white dress,and those boots definitely look great on you!=)
Congrats,wish you all the best Karla..;D
Have a nice day..

shopgirl28 said...

This is so cool. Congratulations

Anonymous said...

wowza! u look so good! that last foto is to die...i luv how u show your tats :D. they make the whole photo much more interesting! keep it up

freeTEYme said...

That is so cool! Congratulations!

Ji said...

congrats !
i've already read (& taken) your article in vogue girl korea .
it was really cool !!!
all good wishes for your work :)

Christina said...

1989 baby. I can't believe we're the same age. Haha, you look so much more mature than I. (;

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

Congrats x 2!

You deserve it babe! Your blog is awesome! You've got great style!

~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~

http://montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

stop being soooo goood at life.
i cant handle it

themollypocket said...

You are precisely one day older than me. Virgo love!!

Erica said...

you are AMAZING!

Entirely Official said...

freakin awesome, congrats, well deserved

~JiAtAkeo!* said...

Congrats!... you deserved it...I love your fabulous style and clothes.

Lani said...

that's sooo exciting. congratulations, karla!

btw, i thought you were older just because you're style is so elegant and sophisticated!

Pilar Guerrero said...

omg! I looovee looking at your blog!! and i just realized that my birthday is on September 14, 1989!! lol andd...my boyfriend is in korea (in the army) I told him to look for you in the vogue girl on the news stands there lol

issye margaretha kamal said...

karla, you're so cool !

little a said...

What was in the sweet looking QSW goodie-bags?!

Renée Sturme said...

I did the interview too, last year, it's funny to see the questions are exactly the same! Congrats, of course!

Anonymous said...

First of all, I want to say that I am a huge fan of your blog! I love everything that I have seen you put together. I just wanted to say that you are spelling Quiksilver wrong. I am actually a manager at a Quiksilver store and it's spelled QUIKSILVER, not Quicksilver. Everyone gets it messed up but I figured that I should let you know so that you can advertise properly. Keep rockin' your amazing style, you are the best!

Louise said...

Wauw; vogue!
Congrats :)

sauvageblue said...

I am so happy for you!!! Congrats....

Izumihiiiflower said...

give me your shoes!
*_*
i love your style!
^^

Erin said...

you looked amazing in quiksilver shoot! Love the whole outfit :)

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I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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I just went through your older posts as I completely fell in love with your blog and style and found out that you are just a day younger than me :)

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Rachel said...

Fashion is something that nowadays is gaining a lot of attention and magazines like Vogue are being sold in just minutes. Photo shoots must be done in beautiful places because the model is not enough to generate a wonderful picture. Last year, there was one made in one of those hotels in palermo holywood, Argentina. People were amazed because the neighbourhood was so classy that the picture in itself had a unique style. That is waht I mean!