Karla Deras

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Wearing a tutu to the car dealer or snipping her hair down to a boyish pixie cut at the local barbershop comes instinctively to Karla. She’s Holly Golightly in Alaia wedges, only breakfast is at Starbucks in the ‘burbs’ instead of Tiffany’s. Her parents let her know that she could do whatever she set her mind to, telling her, “If you want to be an artist, let’s go get paintbrushes.” The artist in Karla wears many hats – she designs accessories and paints – but her mastery of dressing takes precedent at the moment. She touches thousands from all over the world with her daily style reveries on her savvy blog, Karla’s Closet. They look to her for the way she embraces her curves and the total ease with which she inhabits her own sartorial personality, girly but elegant.

Karla won her high school’s best-dressed award, but her classmates wondered what she was wearing when she had the confidence to show up in heels and layered socks or a high-waisted skirt and baseball cap while the rest of the school was in Hollister and Uggs. She says the homogeneity that surrounds her has pushed her towards individuality. Karla is a total anomaly about town in a ’70s vintage jumpsuit that her dad thinks looks like a curtain. Her neighbors wonder “where she is going” when she is not necessarily going anywhere special.

Karla and her dad have a lot in common despite their disconnect on onesies. He came to the US with twenty dollars and now owns the company that wouldn’t give him a job when he first came to America. A chip off the old block as they say, Karla has the wisdom and drive to pave her own way. Alone in Simi Valley, in the words of Tolstoy, she is creating art and a brotherhood with her freedom of expression, which is her favorite thing about this site.

If you like Karla, you may also enjoy Hannah Dilworth, Laurel St. Romain and Langley Crisman.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1353060042 Kesi Augustine

    great post. have been following her blog since the beginning. lovely woman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcbeants Talisa McBean

    I love her style and how effortless it is! Congrats on everything you do!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=613654552 Sabrina Ozpazarcik

    I love Karla’s style and her blog is so inspiring! I just wish this video were longer!

  • Ells

    There’s something about her in this video that feel fake to me. She talks so much about being yourself and whatnot, but she’s turning into a carbon copy of The Glamourai.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276566193 Pasqualina Rubini

    She’s totally amazing. One of my favorite blogger ever! She’s got such an amazign style, so feminine… she’s incredibly beautiful and she’s an endless source of inspiration.

  • christinachan

    She’s so cute! I love her. And her style. And your blog xxx
    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1096824691 Shaunya Danielle

    I loove her style so much!

  • Aminta

    Style like U great interview :) I follow Karlas blog great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49110032 Sharrae Riley

    A friend of mine knew I would appreciate & fall in love w/ Karla’s art of style so she suggested I check her out. I’m a new follower but I have not missed a beat since I started. This interview is nothing less than splendid! Can’t wait 2 see where Karla takes our eyes next.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317482200 Carla Ferreira

    Love it. Keep up wih the good job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerri.x Géraldine Koh

    its cool watching interviews of these bloggers. i think ive been following her blog for 2 years, i sometimes feel jealous i never find quite as many vintage stuff in my thrift shops. but this has inspired me to keep looking ^^

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  • alwaysinvogue7

    OMG! I love Karla! I’ve been following her blog for two years and she never lets me down! This girl knows how to work her body and work her wardrobe. She’s a real talent and she’s so inspiring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000934670954 Liana Phillips

    Karla is so adorable and always a breath of fresh air. She is truly creative with her look, loooove her blog.

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  • vysays

    This has never struck me before whilst looking at her blog but her speaking style reminds me of Natalie Portman.
    Especially with the short hair she’s sporting.
    Karla’s blog is the most unique ‘fashion blog’ – she faaaaar surpasses all the others.
    I also love the positive body image she promotes (however unintentionally!) and how unpretentious she seems.
    Go Karla!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761583627 Stephanie Clayton

    karla is just lovely! her creative style and positive attitude is refreshing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rukmand Rukman Dhawan

    Karla is just fabulous! natural and elegant with such original style, a true inspiration :)

    Go Karla!

    -Rukman
    http://livelovedressup.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/rukmand Rukman Dhawan

    Karla is just fabulous!
    Natural and elegant with such original style. Go Karla! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000102909105 Bridget Chikara

    @ ELLS

    no disrespect on your opinion but I dont see the similarity in their looks except that they both have pixie cuts. I follow both girls blogs and they are both amazing. Karla is just being herself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714435839 Tinka D’Souza

    RE: Ells.

    You’re silly. Karla is spectacular.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661951186 Sally Leo

    amazing… that tutu looks incredible on her

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=83503816 Jamar Robinson

    This is a great interview i love her style i think she is hella dope and i like she appreciates details, i wish she was my girlfriend… check my blog dreamsbecomingreality.wordpress.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1416622695 Lissa Anne

    Carla is my very favorite! her style is PERFECT! Just the right amount of girlie but not too and retro but not too, LOVE HER!!!!! I agree exactly with what she said about short hair, mine is even shorter and I feel so much more feminine and chic put together with short hair! Thanks Carla! Thanks stylelikeu for the fun day hanging on your site!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sheerilee Doris Russell

    I love Karla and wish she had a personal blog on myspace or Facebook.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1011750128 Camille Okhio

    I love an independent feminine woman…with a great blog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8829466 Samantha Lind

    Her shoes are amazing and her hair cut is absolutely adorable. I honestly couldn’t see her with any other hair style. I also want to praise her for embracing her curves :)

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  • http://anchosroom.blogpost.com Ancho

    I’m absolutely in love with her style and her taste.She’s always inspire me.

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  • http://www.thisisbento.com sam @ bento

    Great vid! Adore Karla (she’s top on our list of people we’d like to dress) and her voice is so cute!

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