Androgyny, Kara Laricks, Tilda Swinton
I’ve ben always a fan of androgynous clothing. Flowered bubbly dresses are just not for me. Dear god, I’ve tried. Just this week I watched an episode of Fashion Star even though I’ve decided to keep my tv exposure to minimal. Besides Mentalist and Revenge I don’t have any addictions. After Michael left Office, nothing is worth watching. Eventually I watched the whole thing, because I spotted this fun looking girl with short hair and wanted to see how and what she designs.
It was Kara Laricks and I feel in love.
Tuxedos, suits, vests, oh my.
Kara went from being a fourth grade school teacher to fashion, created a line of unisex androgynous accessories called Collar, Stand + Tie and now she’s competing with few other designers on Fashion Star show. The great part is that if her designs get bought by either Macy’s, H&M or Saks Fifth Avenue, we’re able to buy her stuff in one of the stores the very next day.
I wish that last week winning jacket would be just a tid bit less expensive. Saks
It’s so fascinating to see her fulfilling her purpose and living da dream.
How can’t you love a designer who describes her style as :
My style is a kind of a modern-day Annie Hall meets Japanese street style aesthetic. I love an avant-garde look. But at the same time, I know that not all of the masses are interested in something on the edge or avant-garde, so I guess that kind of pushes me, too. After Ellen
What’s funny is that in the interview with After Ellen she says she would love to dress Tilda Swinton.
I’m working on series of women that I’ve always been drawn to. They all have some or strong androgynous side. I want to keep the rest of the portraits as secret, but I’d love to share with you my Tilda Swinton. Coincidence?
In real life the painting is a bit lighter.
Love to all!
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