Get to know Karla Deras, fashion blogger of Karla’s Closet: Sartorialist muse and Daddy’s girl.
BEAUTY BLOG: How do you stay inspired?
KARLA DERAS: I love making digital mood boards—I make them all the time.
Best compliment from a fan?
KARLA: When a girl says that my blog has encouraged her to just be herself, to feel comfortable in her own skin—or to go ahead and dress up. Everyone has insecurities; everyone has times when they feel ugly. When someone says I’ve helped to boost her confidence, it boosts my confidence!
Have you ever made a beauty mistake?
KARLA: I once dyed my hair blond. I looked like Eminem’s character, ‘Slim Shady’! And overdoing it with eyeshadow—that’s not a good look for me.
What does the future hold for Karla Deras?
KARLA: Anything and everything that’s creative. I would like to flip houses. I like designing—maybe jewelry, coffee table books, Creative Director for a brand. Or just opening a restaurant.
Any surprises while working with Duncan, your Nordstrom Beauty Stylist?
KARLA: I loved his take on the smoky eye. He created a really deconstructed, smudged-out look.
How does beauty affect your style?
KARLA: My style really changes with my hair. When I had a pixie, I wore a lot of vintage clothing. My style got a little sexier as my hair grew out.
Any beauty muses?
KARLA: I think Rooney Mara. Not stereotypical beauty. Christy Turlington; Lara Stone with a gap in her teeth.
Find out how Karla experiences her beauty.