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Chic Interview: Where Did U Get That

We were extremely excited about interviewing this chic 28 year-old who hails from London but currently resides in NY. Karen’s blog opened up tons of opportunities for her, like modeling the latest Rachel by Rachel Roy collection. Awe struck? You should be, but just remember that anything fab can happen to you too. Oh, and we also had to know how she met the queen of the fashion world, Kate Lanphear! What do we love most about Karen? The fact that she admits to the urge of talking about fashion/shopping all day. Our kinda girl! Take a look at what she had to say and then head on over to her amazing blog.


Chic Intuition: From your site we compiled the following facts: you’re a model, you love fashion and anything DIY, and you’re a blogger. So smart of us huh? We love how the focus of your blog is actually on what you’re wearing, we sometimes tire of the personal therapy sessions other bloggers tend to drag on. What’s your goal behind Where Did U Get That?
Karen: I LOVE clothes and shopping. Always have. So I could talk about that all day long. I’ve been doing so already or years with friends and anyone else who will listen long enough before their eyes glaze over. It was one of the reasons that I started a blog. I sometimes get asked where did I get something that I’m wearing, plus people assumed that I worked in the fashion industry (I wish!), so I thought ok I really need to do SOMETHING. Hence the blog was born. There’s no real goal for it except to just get better and better in terms of content and hopefully I would LOVE if it in some way helped me break into the fashion industry in some form or another. I’ve had a really amazing time though in such a short period and have been given some amazing opportunities along the way, like modeling for the Rachel Rachel Roy new diffusion line now out at Macy’s across the country.

Chic Intuition: Congrats on finally getting your hands on the coveted Sam Edelman’s! On a scale from 1-10, how much do these babies up the outfit hotness factor in your mind?
Hmmm. 1 – 10? I’d give them roughly 55? Seriously they are unreal. I strongly urge you to get your hands on a pair pronto. I waited years for these and am so glad that they got re-released. I almost fainted when I heard. The fashion gods had spoken.

Chic Intuition: We had to take a breath when we spotted this pic of you and Kate Lanphear. Spill!!
Karen: My stylist friend told me about a fashion industry party at the Soho Grand hotel and so I had to go. Neither of us expected to see Kate there, let alone actually speak to her!! She’s one of my style icons. Effortless, timeless rock chick chic. My friend Tay Trong went up to her and just started chatting. I joined in and have to say she is so down to earth and very humbled. Zero attitude. Like someone I would actually hang out with had I not known who she was. It was so humid that evening though so beauty wise I felt like I looked like something the cat dragged in. Isn’t it always the way? The day that you most needed to look your best for something unexpected, you look the exact opposite?

Chic Intuition: What advice would you give any aspiring model? How do you crack into the industry?
Karen: I was selected from Lucky Magazine (after they saw my blog), for a casting call for the Rachel Rachel Roy Fall/Winter 09 campaign and I was a crumpled mess of tears when I heard that I was one of the four girls chosen for their Look Book. I have never modeled professionally before (I am not signed with an agency but would love the opportunity. I’m just too nervous to approach any). The RRR experience really was my very first time. I have since done other modeling work for the designer which has also been a huge blessing.

Chic Intuition: So we honestly think you are the ONLY person who can pull of snake printed skinnies. How’d you have the guts to go there?
Karen: I loved the print and the cut. Plus they were on clearance for $20! Bargain!! Plus anything relatively loud can be counter balanced with an over-sized plain top or a blazer. I have a rocker side to me so I knew I HAD to have those skinnies. The print on them is SICK. I think growing up in London all my life where street style is more experimental than in New York, I am not intimidated by wearing pieces that to others may seem a bit. Um… challenging?

Chic Intuition: If you had to choose: hippie or rocker chic, and why?
Karen: Wow. I love both but it’s got to be rocker chic. It just resonates more with me. All the elements, the attitude, not just what is worn but HOW it’s worn. Also the timelessness of it too. It just ‘feels like me.’ I’m at my most comfortable when dressed that way. Hippie comes a close second though..!

Chic Intuition:
And finally, philosophical q time: how studded is too studded?
When it’s worn on more than one piece at the same time. Can you imagine a studded bag with a studded jacket to match? OMG!! As long as it’s one key studded piece worn all by itself and mixed in with the rest of your outfit, then it will always look cool. At least in my books ;)

By: Chic Intuition


SHOPPING ALERT from me: Sorry but I just had to add a quick note to you guys: LF is having a 60% off sale. Everything is 60% off – shoes, boots, jewellery, bags, jackets, dresses, denim. EVERYTHING. I was at the LF on 5th avenue and 20th and um.. yes, I did make some purchases….

Let me know if you guys get anything?



  1. Tay says:

    This is an awesome piece! The questions they asked were very engaging and thank you for mentioning me.

    BTW, I like reading all the comments from your followers. They all seem really nice and positive.

    I think you should organize a meet and greet for the locals or even for those who live close enough to travel.

  2. The Barely Tattoo'd Artist says:

    Congrats to the chic intuition interview…

    wondering if I could make it up to your list of blogs cause I just started my own (finally)…

    P.S. I’m definately in love with your boots…and have yet to see a pair you have posted that I don’t like…

  3. Lemon Curry says:

    Congrats girl! You deserve it 100000x over. In other news, I bought my studs! They are just regular round ones, but I can’t wait to put them on my old black purse and boots.

  4. WJ says:

    Congratulations, I love your honesty when it comes to talking about fashion. Just discovered your blog and you’ve got a great, versatile style. Keep it up girl!

  5. Damsels says:

    congrats! lad to hear you are getting such great opportunities

  6. sexyinthecity says:

    you have a fab style!!

  7. Dominika says:

    great interview! congratulations! ^^

  8. Flour says:

    I love your blog and visit often:) I just wanted to let you know that I both admire and love your confidence!!!
    I often wonder and must ask you…What are some reactions you get from people when you’re posing/being photographed in public? Apologies if this has been answered already.

  9. Key says:

    Wow, congrats!
    you have a great style… and reading your story about how you met kate lanphear and how you got the modeling job for rr i feel inspired!

    kisses 🙂

  10. aimy says:

    So cool you met Kate Lanphear! I think I’d pass out from shock if I ever saw her in person.

  11. nongallerina says:

    Love your advice on studding. I’m heading over to the LF in Santa Barbara later today. I’ll let you know what I score 🙂

  12. Anonymous says:

    I wish we had an LF in texas 🙁 did u recently get that fcuk dress in the last post? ive been wanting that dress for soo long and they keep rereleasing diff variations of it but the one you have is def the best and i wish i could get my hands on one! looks great though. great interview!

  13. rosalita fashionista says:

    wow congrats! I started reading your blog when I first saw you on tpf/who what wear. you have great taste! I also love that you mix and match high, low, and DIY fashion. Keep it up 🙂

  14. Grace says:

    Fantastic interview.

    Love Grace.

  15. noirohio vintage says:

    GREAT INTERVIEW! I am bummed I did not get to go into the LF when I was just in NY! jealous.

  16. caylee says:

    love the interview!
    and i had NO idea that you got your modeling job for RRR through this blog…so amazing!
    it makes you realize that all of this could be worth something more…

  17. Karen says:

    Thank you EVERYONE for the really REALLY nice words.

    Nongallerina- did you find anything then?

    Caylee – NOW you know ; )) Yes it DOES make you see what could happen! you just really never know….

    Anon – that ivory Fcuk dress was from about 1 to 2 years ago.

    Flour – I’ve got so used it now. I wasn’t sure in the beginning. Being all new and all that. I felt self conscious and embarressed. Now I don’t care and don’t mind at all! I eventually did a 180 I suppose?

    Tay – OMG not sure I’m ready to move to that level yet. For now I’ll hide behind the blog ; )) see you on Friday!

    Lemon Curry – send a pic of the results

  18. Antonia says:

    That was such a great interview, I really enjoyed reading that! It’s exciting to see what the future holds…the opportunities are endless!! Have a nice weekend!! 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Thx Antonia!!!

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  21. karim says:

    A valuable post on Intuition

    Karim – Mind Power

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