Kara Wilson is an Australian turned Los Angeles stylist and talented fashion guru. She started her career as an assistant at Australia’s Channel 9 in 2011 and by 2016 had worked her way up to senior stylist for the entire channel, nationwide. In her time as a stylist, Kara has worked with names such as Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson and assisted with Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber.
Last week we got to sit down with the newly blonde Kara and learn a little more about her life, her favourite go-to style tips and life in sunny Los Angeles.
Meet Kara Wilson.
Born and raised: Wanganui, New Zealand. Raised in Sydney, Australia
Currently living: Los Angeles, CA
Known for: Being the life of the party
Personal motto: The best things in life are on the opposite side of fear
Success is: Happiness. I’ve always believed that success isn’t measured by how much money you make but by how much you enjoy what you do
Advice I would give my 20-year-old self: Dh goodness!!! So many things… Take risks, be fearless, be outspoken, get out of your comfort zone
People are surprised that I: Have six siblings
The biggest risk I’ve taken that actually paid off: Quitting my amazing full-time job in Sydney and moving my life to LA and literally starting again
I’m most proud of: The risks I’ve taken. They always pay off and it takes so much courage to take them in the first place. Leaping is the hardest part but there’s always something to catch you if you’re open to it.
My most used emoji is: 💃🏼
Wake up time: It varies but usually between 7 and 8AM
Morning ritual: Workout, coffee, work
Last thing I do before bed: Drink tea
Guilty pleasure: Fries
3 things vital to my day: Coffee, exercise and a debrief with my best friend
Cafe: I LIVE at the Chateau Marmont. It’s at the end of my street so it’s easy to stumble to and from
Juice: Lifehouse organics on Sunset. I love all their juices
Coffee: Enjgma coffee on Sunset and I order an almond latte with an extra shot with cinnamon on top
Website I check religiously: Sporteluxe…Duh!
I can’t leave the house without: A phone charger
How do you stay current on trends: I don’t really believe in trends so much. Fashion generally has an 8 year cycle and then it all comes back around again so just dress how you feel
Describe your style: My style is pretty chic and minimal. I LIVE in black. On the odd occasion, I like to wear a print or something a bit more edgy it for the most part it’s pretty minimal
Fav brand: I don’t really have one. I love so many brands for so many different pieces of clothing. I have a go to brand for T-shirts and a go to brand for Denim etc. I like to shop around and support local up coming designers too
Fav thing to splurge on: I don’t really splurge on anything other than flights back to New Zealand to see my family
Swimwear: I love a good one piece. Square neckline, high cut! There’s so many good swim labels out there
Shoes: My Gucci fur loafers. They go with EVERYTHING
Sunglasses: I have SO many and there are so many great labels out there but my fave pair I’ve ever owned is a pair of black Saint Laurent cat eyes
Watch: Don’t own one and have never worn one
Fav Store: Rachel Comey on Melrose Avenue
Fav App: Susan Miller Astrology zone. She guides my life
Binge watch: So many!!! The Path, Girls, Westworld, Master of None…I could go on for days
Instagram stalk: @aisha_jade my bestie. I stalk her every single day
Album love: Harry Hudson
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