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Street Fashion: Old Town Pasadena

As an accessories designer, my eye is always attracted to the way people accessorize themselves. I love looking at how people put themselves together. This weekend I visited a friend of mine in Pasadena. We had lunch in Old town and did a little people watching and shopping. I couldn’t help but notice the 4 people below while we were out and about. What initially drew me to each of them was their personal style and how they accessorized their looks, but what I loved most about our encounters was the energy they exuded!!! Confidence in just being yourself goes a long way in how others see you. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great frock and a fabulous bag, but as cliché as it may sound, confidence truly is the best accessory!

“Fashion expresses how I feel everyday.” -Joanna

Name: Joanna

Occupation: Retail store manager; Artist

What is your definition of personal style? “For me it’s different every day. It is what expresses how I feel every day.”

How would you define fashion? “Fashion is fun. It should be a joy! ”


“Fashion is whatever makes you feel great.” -Danielle

Name: Danielle

Occupation: Fashion Design student, PCC

What is your definition of personal style? “Funky. My motto is, if no one is giving me weird looks, then I’m probably doing something wrong!”

How would you define fashion? “Whatever makes you feel great.”


“My definition of personal style is: Comfort, Contemporary, Casual.” -Armando

Name: Armando & Noe

Occupation: Educator & son

What is your definition of personal style? “Comfort. Contemporary. Casual.”

How would you define fashion? “Current.”

So, tell me, what is your definition of personal style?

In Praise of Individual Style

Karla Deras

I classify myself as a hardcore “Inspiration Cultivist” . . . . I see in pictures and I live for imagery that sparks creativity and corresponding squeals of delight (from myself that is…) As an avid reader of fashion magazines and style blogs, I find there is much to be inspired by. However, nothing inspires me and gets my fashion juices bubbling more, than a style mix of vintage, designer, and high street fashion. In my book, this is a delicious recipe for individual style!

When I first began exploring the blogosphere, I stumbled upon Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet  and have been blessed with style inspiration, and frankly, a resulting style crush ever since. Karla is a free spirit who embraces her curves and lets her moods dictate her daily wardrobe. Her philosophy is a direct reflection of my own style philosophy . . . . in an interview with  Stylelikeu Karla says, “I definitely don’t think you have to dress a certain way to be different, but you should dress and wear what you feel good in even if it is different.” I echo her sentiments. I want to encourage you all to embrace individuality. Don’t look to the masses for approval. Rather, look to your own likes and fancies and hold them as the authority to please.

We are all uniquely and wonderfully made. The way I see it, that mere fact automatically catapults you to collector’s item status!!! As my company mission statement says; I encourage you to foster individuality and invite others to celebrate theirs!

Visit Karla @ her blog www.karlascloset.blogspot.com and be inspired!!!

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