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5 Bloggers With Influential Personal Style
THE VINTAGE DARLING: Karla Deras
A closet filled with it-pieces of the season is one thing, but a trove of vintage treasures is another. Karla Deras, who's not your typical casual California girl, has taken her readers through her retro wonderland of thrifty finds since launching her blog in 2008. "I adore sequins, anything sparkly, feathers, and bows," spilled the digital darling who describes her style as "a hodgepodge" of feminine flourishes. Sharing her best buys, big-ticket heels and cherished pieces online, Deras is proof that a keen eye and skilled tailoring can give secondhand gems new life. "I admire anyone who dresses up like they’re going somewhere very important," shares the über-prim blogger whose snaps are inspiration-worthy. Spotlighted by labels like American Apparel and fronting a campaign for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Olsenboye, this chic self-snapper is a golden girl amongst the masses. Her highlight to date: designing a versatile clutch for hit maker Coach.
Style Signatures: A darling pixie cut and nip-waist frock, juxtaposed with risk-taking heels by Christian Louboutin and Lanvin makes her look très au courant.
Up Next: While selecting pieces from her closet and sold through her site, Deras will be adding a vintage-inspired jewellery line to her ever-expanding e-shop. "No matter how many flea markets and antique malls I go to, I can't find what I want," said the crafty cool girl who plans to debut her collection this year.