The Subtle Yet Spectacular Miss KK

Miss KK’s fashion work of genius has been floating about since 2000; yet I wasn’t introduced to her whimsical, far-out creations until a few short months ago when I glimpsed her yummy, crystal-encrusted feather necklaces upon Moxsie. From there it was true love which spawned hundreds of scenarios for wearing these first-class feathered fantastics – with a t-shirt and jeans; a little black dress; the piece de resistance when attending a 1920s flapper-inspired get-together. They’re subtle yet spectacular beauties; as is Miss KK herself.

Why the name Miss KK?
Miss KK: Miss KK is my name – KK are my initials. Kristine Karnaky is my real given name, but once I moved to LA ten years ago I christened myself Miss KK.

When/how did you start Miss KK?
MKK: I first started making clothes to sell back in 2000 when my friend Kime Buzzelli opened up her boutique ShowPony. She needed things to sell, and that’s where it all began. I decided to start making feather necklaces when I had a fashion show about two-years-ago, and needed some accessories to feature. They were so loved that I started making and selling them.

What’s on your wish list right now?
MKK: I really want some awesome cork/clog shoes. Not too heavy or dumpy...really elf chic. Do they even exist?

Can you describe the ultimate Miss KK girl?
MKK: The ultimate would be someone who loves to dress up, wear lots of color, can dress up to the nines, or do the downplayed flats and casual style and still look amazing. She is of another time – not trendy, and not afraid to be herself. She is totally aware of the who’s and what’s of fashion, but is more a style starter than follower. She loves to wear vintage. She is carefree, happy, light, fun, demure, dark, fairy, elf, and temptress all at once...she’s amazing!

Clothes. Jewelry. Which do you prefer to create more?
MKK: Clothes because it’s a whole outfit that creates an entire feeling and experience. I think having the opportunity to create a whole scene with a backdrop, people, location…is the absolute dreamiest thing. Of course, dresses are a bit harder to sell because the type that I make are constructed of expensive fabric, and quite time-consuming to put-together. Jewelry is less expensive and more versatile as to who can wear it. I feel that by creating my feathered necklaces I’ve expanded Miss KK to reach many more people.

What is your go to accessory?
MKK: My feather necklaces. I wear mine everyday, all the time, with everything!

Favorite places to shop?
MKK: I love vintage! I go to Ragmop like once a week because it’s a block from my house; but they also have amazing older vintage for good prices.

What is the mission of Miss KK?
MKK: To give girls dreamy clothes and accessories that are like no other, and make them feel unique, special, and beautiful.

Any advice for girls who love fashion/design?
MKK: Expand your outlook and horizon. Try new things, think outside the box, and find your own style and nitch. I admire people who are different and have their own thing going on. It’s inspiring to see people so inspired!

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Miss KK for the pictures.


Keith said...

Great interview. I really enjoyed reading that. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hello Cafe Fashionista...
Are you REALLY able to wear all the completely AWESOME rings you own??? I am SO jealous. Everytime I check out your site there is another totally ownable digit bauble I'd steal from you....if I could only find a place to wear it. Maybe I could just stare at my finger while reading a blog somewhere....
I'll look for you at TP:) I think I can see your jewelry from HERE!!!
Mary Ann

janettaylor said...

Great interwiew, darling.

Have a great day!


Ty Ty said...

oh her stuff is beautiful! those feather necklaces are gorgeous and so versatile!
Ty Ty

proudly says, said...

she's so pretty!
the feather necklace is fabulous!

Eda said...

Great interview!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, those necklaces are beautiful! I think I've already seen a few ladies on the blog-sphere sport them, but I don't think I've seen the first style before. Great interview - thanks for sharing!

By the way, I've just handed you an award on my blog. Not sure if you have it yet, but even if you do, it's my way of saying how much I enjoy your posts :)

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous interview and pics, darling! Love her advice for young fashionistas!


Meream said...

The photos are great! Decadent and whimsical.

The Lil Bee said...

O.M.G. I cannot get over her feather necklaces! This has (my) Feather written all over it, and yes, pun intended! I am so bookmarking for a future post:)

sherin said...

Brilliant interview. I especially love the advice she gave at the end.

Tracy-Girl said...

How cool - I love that she coined her own name. I like the fashion advice, its always good to try new things!

Kristin said...

Nice interview! Her pieces are so ethereally beautiful!

La Couturier said...

Lovely interview!

I absolutely love mine, courtsey of Moxsie. It's a bit more cabaret than the ethereal ones in your images, but it is such an unexpected touch to an outfit!

I love your questions (and her answers, of course!)

La C.

shöne Frau said...

I love the dress of the first photo, is sooo lovely and romantic!

Amelia said...

I love the hair in the first picture! Nude-colored clothing is wonderful.

Little Bow Prep said...

Lovely interview!

I like the last outfit :)

tanya said...

that feather necklace is to die for! Great interview :-)

dreamecho said...

Great interview! Her pieces are indeed ethereal. xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

loved this! great interview xo

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