This week on the Kivari blog we have Byron Bay local and all round babe Stacey Allen, our ultimate style crush who you may have noticed taking over our Instagram feed as of late (we’re so obsessed with her content!). We sat down with her to chat all things style, travel, secret passion projects, inspiration and how she got to where she is now.
Check out the Q&A below:
In three words, how would you describe your style? Minimal, casual, laid back
What is your favourite Kivari piece at the moment? My fav Kivari piece at the moment is the Solana Long sleeve blouse. I love dressing it up with the matching skirt or keeping it casual tied up with some boyfriend jeans.
How did you get started in your journey in the fashion and what helps you to stay inspired? Fashion has always been close to my heart. I'm constantly inspired by images on Instagram, Pinterest and even the street! Its great to get ideas from all these places and then make it your own with what you already own.
Being a Byron local, what is the one thing someone visiting must do and see?Byron is super relaxed - that's why I love it so much! My biggest tip would be to just soak in all that Byron has to offer and don't try and do too much. Although a long lunch at Raes on Wategos is a must!!
What's one thing your followers doesn't know about you? I'm pretty open so I'm not sure that there is too much my audience doesn't know.. I did work at an Orthodontic practice for 7 years before I moved to Byron so maybe that's news to people!
Where is your favourite place to travel to and why? I would have to say LA. Ash and I were lucky enough to shoot a campaign there a few months ago and I couldn't get enough of that LA sunshine!!
Your Instagram shots are beautiful! What's your secret to getting the perfect fashion shot? Aww well thankya! I think the biggest thing is to love the clothes that you're shooting. Every brand I collaborate with I truely love and wear in my own time so I think that definitely helps when nailing the shot! That and some golden lighting - I don't bother trying to shoot anything if its a gloomy looking day.
Do you and your fiancé Ash have any exciting trips coming up? We certainly do! Ash is a keen surfer so were looking at heading over to Mexico so he can get out in the surf and I can just soak up the sun. Also on our list is Japan and Paris. There's also rumours of a honeymoon in Italy so stay tuned ;)
Who is your ultimate style crush and why? I have a few but one of my biggest would have to be Lara Worthington. She keeps every outfit super casual but makes it super stylish at the same time. I also love Gabby Sullivans style. She has more of a "street" look which I also love.
Lastly, what's coming up for you? What's making you excited? I've actually been working on something super exciting that I can't wait to share with everyone - its been killing me!! But at this point I can't say a word haha. In saying that - Life in general is making me excited. I'm so lucky to have my fiancé Ash and the friends and family that I do so I honestly couldn't be happier.
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