vrijdag 7 oktober 2011

MPS: Meet Kyla

A fellow shoe lover, a gal with no fashion rules but her own, today's featured beauty is all about remixing her wardrobe and looking effortlessly chic doing so. I can easily see myself hanging out while enjoying that special thrift find with a latte machiato in my left hand. 

No more long stalling, please meet Kyla.

Tell us something about you (for example: age/profession/hobbies etc...).
I'm 30 years old, married and have the cutest dog EVER!  I work for a weight loss company as a group facilitator and as a freelance graphic designer.  While I enjoy my job very much, I live for my hobbies.  I love being active, especially in the summer - and I just joined a local roller derby league that's giving me a ton of exercise with a ton of smiles!  I also love clothing and style in all forms - looking for inspiration in magazines and blogs, sewing or altering new clothes and of course, shopping!

Why did you start blogging?
I discovered my first style blog in January of 2009.  I was immediately hooked and kept looking for more and more.  A couple of weeks later, Blue Collar Catwalk was born.  It's provided such an amazing outlet for all the style babble that no one in my real life really gets!  Personal style blogs make fashion accessible, and I love it!

Do you have (personal) fashion rules? Yes/no? Why?
Not really.  Every time I think sometime doesn't work for, I inevitable end up trying it not long after.  I think my rules are pretty standard: no pajamas in public, no Crocs or other forms of hideous and oversized footwear and always pay close attention to undergarments, making sure they are appropriate to what you are wearing and most importantly, the appropriate size!
Who is your fashion muse? Why?
I always blank when asked this question.  I can never think of one person, but I'm always drawn to one particular decade's many style muses: the 70's.  I've been obsessed with the era since junior high!
If you could be any accessory item, which one would you be? Why?
Shoes.  Which is funny because I hate feet.  But I love shoes.  They're a one-size-fits-all kind of accessory that can an outfit from 0 to 100 and make a gal feel on top of the world.  Now, that's some power!
What is your message for women/girls struggling with their body image?
Your health is more important.  I consider myself a pretty confident woman, but I'm nowhere near perfect.  I often find myself getting hung up on all the imperfections only I can see.  Human nature I guess.  But what always brings me back to self-love is focussing on being healthy.  I find that the more I take care of my body, the more I love it.  So, take care of yourself.  Do something fun that makes you sweat and fill your body with the best fuel you can.  It will thank you.

Make sure to visit Kyla on her blog, follow her tweets or have a look on her facebook. 

Embrace our similarities and celebrate our differences. 

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