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Karen Lord

Persons of Interest, Storytellers  /   /  By Roxanne Fequiere
Occupation:
Pilates Instructor/Wellness Coach/Founder, Karen Lord Pilates Movement
What she’s wearing:
Balenciaga leather jacket, Rick Owens shirt, Ksubi jeans
Hometown:
New York, NY
Describe your style:
I dress like a New Yorker—black on black on black everything. In my studio, it's bodycon workout gear like Rick Owens tanks and tights, and I live in Lululemon leggings even when I'm not working. I'm sartorially schizophrenic, though. I go crazy for beautiful shoes—tall, colorful, glittery, and absurd—and throw all simplicity out the window when it comes to Ann Demeulemeester and Christian Louboutin. When there’s a rare instance of color, it's usually on my feet.
Latest obsession:
Juicing with my Vitamix, and now Alexander Wang for Balenciaga.
Any beauty secrets?
Pilates makes everything look and fit better. Also, a vegetarian diet and natural organic skin care products—I love Josie Maran argan oil and use it for my face, hair, nails, everything.
Your saved eBay search words:
Balenciaga, Miu Miu glitter, T by Alexander Wang, Rick Owens.  
Who is your style icon?

I have some pretty stylish and creative friends and clients. They’re amazing and we inspire each other every day. And Grace Jones—that body!

Next on your must-buy list:

La Perla lingerie. And my spine needs a backpack—Alexander Wang perhaps?

Favorite eBay find ever:

A simple vintage silk scarf by YSL.

You collect…

Vinyl LPs and fashion and photography books.

What’s at the top of your wish list?

A car for day trips out of the city.

What’s the eBay item that got away?

An army fishtail parka by Dries Van Noten with bead and paillette sleeve details. I still think about it. It wasn’t even black.

Whose closet would you raid?

Can Barneys be a closet in this instance?

Guilty pleasure:

No real pleasure is ever guilty.

Dream getaway:

A South African safari, then Bora Bora.

Favorite gift you ever received:

A gorgeous custom white Gibson Les Paul guitar. But I prefer to give.

What you wish would show up on eBay:

That parka.

Song most played on your iPod:

“Wild Combination” by Arthur Russell.

Favorite city to shop in:

Tokyo!

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