Carla is in search of all things beautiful, here to form meaningful connections, and always on on the look- out for those yummy moments where love rushes in.
How did you arrive at your Style Statement?
I was so impressed with my session! As much as I was excited to find out what my two words were, I totally enjoyed the process of getting there. The questions were great, I mean how often do you get the chance to consider what you’re drawn to, and what feels right for you. Getting your Style Statement creates the perfect opportunity to be truly honest and to dig deep.
What was the first experience that reflected your Style Statement?
I had pulled together my wedding look before I had my Style Statement done but in retrospect, it’s the perfect example of “Tailored Ease.” The shape of my dress is well defined and tightly constructed – but I also knew that I wanted to complete the look with something different, something more playful. For jewelry, I selected a long chain with a heart pendant crafted in a brushed metal finish. It seemed like a more ‘relaxed’, fun choice, more whimsical to go with a very classic look.
Is there a specific event, goal, or desire you’re applying your Style Statement to?
My business partner and I are currently working on a business concept and plan. She had her Style Statement done so we’re looking at ways where we can apply our Style Statements in the decisions we make. It’s also helped me learn more about her- what motivates and inspires her.
What does your Style Statement mean to you? How do you interpret your first and second words?
I think of my Style Statement as a snap shot or headline representing the essence of me. It serves as both a reminder and a guidepost – helping me stay true to who I am and also acting as a guide in day to day living.
Tailored- classic, detailed, exclusive, innovative, perfectly fitted, precise, refined, strategic, quality.
Ease - calm, comforting, happiness, beauty, playful, quietness, spirit.
How has your Style Statement been useful to you?
It’s been useful from guiding major career decisions/direction to planning my wedding, to building my wardrobe.
What do you like to be noticed and appreciated for?
For being strategic, for being calm and for staying focused on the things that matter like cultivating compassion and kindness.
What inspires you?
Agents of change, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cultural learning and exchanges, great conversations, books, art, film, travel, my four legged sage Elliot, my parents and anyone who is truly open minded and open hearted.
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Comfy old jeans, a cashmere knit, sandals and chunky jewelry. (or anything the lovely Carolyn Bessett Kennedy wore)
Describe your dream home?
By the ocean, high ceilings, minimalistic, walls full of photographs of family, friends, travels and loads of bookshelves with loads of books.
How do you play?
Games night with the girls, play dates with my David & my Elliot and dancing, dancing, dancing.
Five Books That Have Inspired You?
- The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
- Eat, Pray, Love
- The Art of Happiness
- The Prophet
- Race Against Time
10 Things that you love…
Kenya, sweets, the amalfi coast, tuberose, cheese, ballet flats, shades of pink, old churches, warm milk, traveling, and examples of humanity at its best.
You have $500 to spend on whatever you want?
Sponsoring another girl to go to school in Kenya- it only costs $500/year!