Sunday, February 5, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little K.Y.L.A. Ricci

Kyla Haren & LaTroy Richie
What do these two names have in common? 
(I'm about to tell you... Don't get all worried.)

They both love fashion 
They are both the owners and designers of the K.Y.L.A. Ricci line.

I've been fortunate to know Kyla since my days as a young teenager in Children's Theater productions. Every memory I have of Kyla has embodied how fun, fashionable and beautiful she is. I was fortunate enough to get the 'inside scoop' on Kyla's dreams and desires for their line via email.

Kyla wrote; "I Started this line up because it was a dream of mine and i was tired of sitting around wishing it could happen. So after a few bottles of champange one night i took over my upstairs loft and began my work, and boy lemme tell you... ITS SO MUCH WORK. I had no idea this was going to take my blood, sweat and tears but everyday is so much fun."
Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

"The black and Yellow dress was my first dress i made for this line. I was feeling kinda "fashionably" edgy one night and thought of 80's london punk. I added a little greek style to it for flow. and the ribbon for a girly touch. I also make sure to add a little paper stud to all my clothes as a signature. I love this dress because you can play it up so many ways..whatever style you want."

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

Like many artists, Kyla is a dreamer. Her canvas is the human body and fabric is her paint. Fashion allows her to 'transcend into another world' through material and luxurious design.

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

"Many times I want to be in another world. I'm almost in a wonderland. So when I made my alice in wonderland dress I was soo eager for our photoshoot and model to transend us to another world. My fans LOVE this dress and I don't blame them. It was so easy to make and the material is almost spandex like."
(See, told you she transcends. I wasn't lying.) 

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

Kyla's talents as a designer go beyond starting from scratch to create her own design; she also spends a lot of time re-vamping clothing to give it a more modern feel and make it wearable for women in today's fast-paced fashion world. 

"So many items like the sweater dress and top are actually made from my boyfriend's old armani sweaters he didnt want anymore. as well as his work pants. I revamped those into slouchy boyfriend fit for myself :)"

That's a men's sweater?! Never would have guessed. Good work, Kyla.

"I have been feeling pretty this week so I’m working with lighter colors for spring but changing to a more 60’s look. This purple gown was originally my sister’s old brides made dress so I only used the skirt to make the dress. This would look perfect on you Corrin. Anything that accents the waist I Love!"

She even gave me a shout out.
I feel like a celebrity.
Maybe she'll let me wear it for my first red carpet event.
Shut up, guys. Let me dream.)

If you liked what you saw today; and are interested to find out more about K.Y.L.A. Ricci
Check out their FaceBook page 

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you had some journalism in you! This is cool :)