This week we caught up with the lovely artist and fashion student Katie Rose.
Katie is a fabulous 18 year old fashion loving, quirky, vegan girl from Hamilton who has recently moved to Auckland to study fashion. If her designs are anything like her art we are sure she will be a massive success!
Where do you call home?
At the moment Kingsland, Auckland.
When did you decide to pursue art?
It was a really natural decision for me to pursue art. I’ve been drawing all my life, ever since I could pick up a pencil. My family was always really encouraging of me and my creative pursuits. I have really bad Dyslexia and Dyscalculia so having a creative outlet to pursue is really amazing.Tell us about your art and what inspires it:
I’m an illustrator and I mostly work in pencil. My drawings are always heavily inspired by fashion and sub-cultures that surround me, and these influence the way I approach my work. I kind of view my work as every little piece or person that is in my life, being complied into one drawing. What is your spirit animal and why?
My boyfriend says that it is an Aye-Aye, which is a type of lemur. Because apparently I look like one when I wake up in the morning. But I’m probably a super cuddly slow-loris or a beaver because I like building forts.
Describe your fashion style:
I’m trying really hard to get out of black! (Story of my life). At the moment i’m really into wearing things that don’t match and making it work, as well as structured over sized silhouettes and sneakers ….i’m a little obsessed with sneakers.
What is your lust piece this season?
Definitely the Alias Mae Bellevue heel, They would fit into my wardrobe perfectly and I can see them working with all my outfits.Who would you most like to meet? Dead or alive.
There are so many amazing women I wish I could have met or hope to one day! I love Frida Kahlo because she is just the epitome of bravery and beauty but I’d also love to meet Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Sophia Amoruso or Kate Sheppard for all the obvious reasons
What designers are you loving At the moment ?
Kowtow, Low Classic, J.js Less and Min Kim. They all have a really clean minimalist look and experiment with the silhouette of garments.What is your best beauty tip?
Don’t leave the house with one eyebrow, I have done that. I didn’t know if I should wash it off or leave it to show that at least I tried to put effort in. Oh and always remember your brows are sisters not twins.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My benefits brow kit and shoes…I love shoesWant to win a piece from Katie?
Head to our Instagram to enter and you could win this print or a top secret spot prize from Katie. Winner will be drawn at 3pm on 14.04.14Thank you so much Katie for letting us interview you, you are fantastic and we wish you all the best with your art and study.
If you would like to see more of Katies work go check out her Facebook and Instagram