5th Anniversary Collaboration with KT Reed
If you don't already know KT by her killer fashion line then you probably recognize her by her iconic and empowering style. When we aren't lusting over her looks, we're being inspired by this entrepreneur's story of starting up her own brand.
OLIVE + PIPER X KT REED
What does a typical day look like for you?
My morning routine usually starts with snoozing at least 18 times, jumping out of bed late, frazzled and then starting my day after making my bed, showering and having my daily cup of coffee.
Every day is very different for me. I own and operate an online clothing boutique called KTR Collection that sells custom women's clothing and swimsuits. I do everything from designing, pattern making, searching and purchasing fabric to answering customer's inquiries, following up with vendors, photoshoots, editing, managing my website, blog, social media accounts, shipping orders out in a timely fashion and just everyday tasks.
How did you get started in blogging?
I started blogging in 2012 when I couldn't find a skirt that I envisioned, so I made it and wanted to share it online with my friends.
Tell us about the piece of jewelry you designed.
Pearls are classy, rare and always perfect for any occasion. I think incorporating the classic hoop style created a modern, fresh and fun look for the Dive For Me Hoops.
Why did you name your piece "Dive for Me?"
You have dive deep in the ocean to catch a rare pearl, duh… :)
What's your go-to outfit for these earrings?
My go-to look is a cute high-waisted midi skirt and a crop top.
How would you describe your style?
I guess I would say my style is a bit eclectic and it really depends on my mood, the weather and the occasion.
What's an awkward moment in your career?
I had a fashion show for my swimsuit line (#KTRSWIM) recently and it wasn't communicated to me that I should walk out on stage at the end. My mind had a million tabs open and as you can imagine, planning a fashion show can be exhausting and a little stressful…When the last model walked in from the final walk, everyone looked at me for the next que. So when I walked out, and everyone started clapping. I’m not really shy, but I’ve always been a bit of an introvert, so standing there with the attention fully on me was a little awkward; and I was hoping for puppies to come out. I guess that was my awkward stage fright moment because I ran back in as quickly as I walked out. :X
What did you want to be when you were little?
It was either a trophy wife, a dog mom or a clothing designer.
I can pick things up with my toes and use them as hands. LOL... I know, don't judge me....
Favorite way to unwind?
I like to lay on the floor in my closet, count my shoes and rearrange them in my head. It's a little OCD-esque but it has a strange way of calming. Oh, and a glass of wine.
Happy hour drink of choice?
Feeling relax - a glass of Pinot Noir // Feeling tense - a Manhattan up.
Where have you traveled to that is a must go?
I was in St Maarten this year and it's truly a magical place...As for bucket lists, I'm looking forward to visiting Thailand, Italy and Greece.
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