Live in the Present

Afternoon! Welcome to #TheFridayInterview & today’s #TheChainofInspiration at 4pm to accompany that last cup of tea before the weekend!

At the end of March, Katie Quinn of Downtown Betty, was my fifth interviewee in #TheChainofInspiration. I’m delighted today to introduce our next interviewee – Karen Munnis, a UK Fashion Stylist & Brand Consultant. Over to you Katie!

Live in the Present
Live in the Present

Karen has over 8 years experience working in print media & the film & television industry, working with clients such as Vogue UK, Glamour UK & Britain’s Next Top Model. She has also worked with celebrities such as Chloe Sevigny, Lou Doillon, JLS, Olly Murs & Stephen Rea to name a few. 

  1. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to have three jobs –  to be a baker, hairdresser and a psychologist.
  2. What are your 2013 hopes & dreams? To grow my brand, to live in the present & for the compassion & consideration of all beings. 
  3. What makes you get up in the morning/inspires you? The thought of coffee or a good yoga practice usually does it.
  4. How did you become a Fashion Stylist? I moved  to London after University & started interning on various magazines.
  5. Which designers inspire you and why? Miuccia Prada for her ability to be continually innovative & Nicolas Ghesquiere for his incredible craftsmanship & impeccable tailoring.
  6. What is it you love most about being a stylist? The diversity & range of the projects & working amongst very talented people.
  7. What tips can you give to any wannabe stylists? Intern & assist people whenever possible. You learn the most valuable skills on the job or by making mistakes. Be persistent.
  8. What other passions take up your time? Practicing yoga, riding my bike, watching films & scouring for vintage finds. 
  9. Who would be your fantasy 5 dinner party guests? David Letterman,  Diane Keaton, Duchamp, Marie Colvin, Katherine Hepburn.
  10. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 5 items would you wish you had? Someone handsome & handy, a few bikinis, a Swiss Army knife with tweezers, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos & Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Thanks Katie & Karen! As always, it’s wonderful to showcase yet another inspirational female, doing what she loves!

Karen now takes over the baton & will interview someone that inspires her for the next #TheChainofInspiration on Friday 3 May.

Right, I’m now off to France for a few days, so taking some #GTimeOut! #GTime will be back next Sunday 21 April. Have a great weekend!

G x


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