I am so excited to feature Karon Washington creator of Karon Couture. A mutual friend; Shantania had frequently communicated how I needed to meet her and eventually over time our paths finally crossed. Her wonderful spirit and love for fashion connected us! And the rest is history.
Let me introduce Karon Washington
1. Introduce yourself
Karon L. Washington / Owner, Lead Makeover Stylist of KaronCouture. & Creator of T.R.U Beauty / Married, 3 children / 36yrs / Hometown: Chicago
KaronCouture is a Mobile Makeover Service. We provide head-to-toe (hair, makeup, wardrobe) styling to personal clients and special events. We also provide Personal Shopping, Image Consulting and Creative Direction.
We are currently producing a fashion show that provides a platform for young artists (middle & high schoolers) to showcase their God-given talents. This show will be the open to a very special program and client - Imagine Excellence, Inc (IE): a non-profit program focusing on student leadership development. This organization is working with three school campuses - George Bush HS, Royal HS, David Crockett MS, for this event. 'Student Leaders' will display their talents as Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Wardrobe Styling Assistants, Fashion Designers, Models and Music Artists on the New York Street Style themed runway. This initiative will raise funds to award scholarships to participating IE student leaders, bringing awareness to Autism and other related mental illnesses, held at United Way. To find out more about this initiative, purchase tickets or donate: Imagine Excellence, Inc 2016 Youth Leadership Soiree - http://www.imagineexcellenceinc.com/events.html - Jan 16, 2016!
KaronCouture is also prepping for our 2016 calendar, which will include:
TRU Beauty Campaign - The Real U
KC Model Advocates Campaign - #NoMoreFear
Modeling Boot Camp - Photography Posing & Runway Coaching
...other beauty & fashion workshops, classes and mentorship opportunities.
2.Describe your style. My style is pretty eclectic with an underlined vintage / classic look.
I LOVE 40's / 50's style with modern edge.
3. Have you shopped Resale Before and if so do you like it?
YES! I loooooooove shopping resale. Majority of my closet is made up of resale treasures.
4. What is your definition of Vintage?
Vintage is THE ORIGINAL of design - designs that are dated back from the time they were created.
5. What are your favorite fashion pieces?
Blazer. Pencil skirt. Jumpsuit. Denim.
6. Favorite places to shop?
Meye Label / SixtyFourFifty/ Value Village / Twice Lucky Resale
7. Least favorite fashion trends?
I'm pretty versatile. Lots of trend that come out can be worked into a gorge-tastic look. If I have to choose, cut-outs on women's clothing (shoulders, waist/sides), see-through leggings as pants and skinny jeans for men.
8. How would you describe MeYe Label?
'The 70's Vibe'! Bold Vintage color & patterns
9. What is one piece of advice you have for others who want to incorporate more bold fashions into their lives?
TRY IT ON! No worries, if you don't like it. It's not stuck on you, just take it off if it doesn't work. Just because one piece may not look right on you, doesn't mean there isn't something that will! Try, try again...and again...and again! Go for colors and patterns you've never worn before. Book a styling session with a professional to help coordinate a look that meets your individual style. I promise you will begin to tap into a confidence that spills over into many other areas of your life. Personal style is just that powerful!
10. Where can we find more of you?
Social Media: @karoncouture - Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Periscope
Thank you Karon for sharing your story and representing MeYe Label.