Monday, August 20, 2012

An Interview With Kal di Paola of Buy My Wardrobe

I first met Kal di Paola at the press event for Buy My Wardrobe last month and quite honestly it was girl crush at first site! She is clever, funny and oozes style so it's no surprise that she's the successful entrepreneur behind new online vintage shopping destination Buy My Wardrobe. When we met, Kal was sporting some hot neon heels with snake print loose trousers and she told me all about her former career as a fashion designer (SWOON!).  Kal has great London style, so I knew she had to be the first in the new Pink Julep Style Profile series! Here are a few of her favorite things, must-haves and inspirations - enjoy!

  1. Style Icon - Kal seeks out style inspiration from magazines, street style, blogs and Pinterest, but when she was younger, she considered Lisa Bonet from The Cosby Show her style icon. 
  2. Dream Vintage Find - Kal is always on the lookout for vintage Chanel bags, especially those that are at least 20 years old because of the quality of the pieces, such as this fab Vintage 80's Chanel Bag!
  3. Drink of Choice - Kal wets her whistle with champagne (so chic!) I love champagne too and Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a favorite!
  4. It-bag - Though she already has the YSL Cabas Chyc Tote in black, always the daring fashionista, Kal is considering one in red as the next addition to her look!
  5. Top 5 Beauty Must-havesWeleda Pomegranate Firming SerumJo Hansford IlluminoilAveda Toning MistBody Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash & Estee Lauder Timezone Cream
  6. In the Bag - As the busy entrepreneur mum of a toddler, Kal's handbag is always stocked with necessities to keep her ready for whatever the day throws at her including flat shoes, an Oyster Card (basically a London transportation ticket for those of you abroad), her iPhone and wet wipes for any kiddo messes!
  7. Holiday Destination - Mykonos is Kal's all-time favorite European destination for relaxing where she likes to frequent Psarou Beach for bikini-clad dining options and the white lanes of Mykonos Town where she shops hip boutiques and dines at the many fun restaurants on every corner!
  8. Shopping - When she's not buying pre-loved vintage pieces, Kal loves shopping at Selfridges, Liberty of London, Zara & Topshop!
  9. At Home - Kal loves to keep her surroundings cozy with candles, photo frames and fresh flowers.
  10. Dining - Favorite restaurant in London is a chic charcuterie & tapas joint called Dehesa.
  11. Designing Woman - Kal's favorite designers include Isabel Marant for clothes and YSL for bags.

Buy My Wardrobe online is officially launching in September, but is currently available in Beta, so do pop in and get to shopping! You can even check out the pre-loved pieces that Kal herself is selling. If you sign up before the official launch in September, you could win a £250 voucher to spend on the site! Click here to register.

If you love Kal's style as much as I do, be sure to follow her on Twitter and Pinterest!

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