Featured Blogger Diana Kunanova from IFBOK

I met Diana Kunanova at New York Fashion Week 2014 when I stopped her in her tracks to snap her street style. She was the coolest, fun-loving style blogger from Kazakhstan who recently moved to the States with her hubby of 2 years. We chit-chatted (as I normally do) and commented on how cool her crimped and pastel pink hair, and that we were “twins” (that’s because I recently dyed my hair colour to a graduation of pink, red & violet). Since then, we exchanged Insta details and hanged out during our time in New York. She is the Creative Director of International Fashion Bloggers of Korea (IFBOK) and she also has her own personal style blog called Different Colors & Different Styles.
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Diana is wearing Kahri by KahriAnne taken in the streets of New York.

Five things we should know about you:
1. Sociable and friendly
2. Love to sleep
3. Born in Kazakhstan but moved out since 2009. My home is where my husband is.
4. Never thought I will do anything in Fashion
5. I wish I was an Egyptian Princess like Cleopatra (silly right?)

How did you become a style blogger?
When I moved to Korea, I was bored and I did not know what to do with my life. After graduating from Germany, I got inspired by following some bloggers and reading their blog, and then I thought I should blog about style. It took me a while to figure out what exactly did I want to blog about – my life, style, making friends, making money or just do it for fun. Gladly today, I have fun, make friends and some money so I can’t complain!

Describe your style.
Chic, feminine and I am not scared to mix. I put things together according to how I feel that day but I’m also open to try something new. Korea has influenced my style greatly but now my style has changed  country has influenced my style, in Korea it was more Korean then European, now my Korean friends says that my style in US changed too.

Do you have a favourite Designer?
Kahri and Alexander Wang.

What do you enjoy most about Fashion Week?
Meeting new people and make friends like you! I’m very happy to meet amazing people, because they inspire me!

Anything else you would like to add?
Mmmm I guess, I love to be part of Fashion World, but I am not person who wears brands, I love stylish things, which has reasonable prices. If I found or win $10000 I would not spend it on clothing, I would give to my parent as a support or plan a trip with all my family somewhere, where it will be enough to spend. Also, I am big fan of Instagram, because you can meet real people from there. I met some of my friends via Instagram in Zurich, in Brussel, in Seoul, in Konstanz and in Kazakhstan.

Thanks so much Diana for all your pearls of wisdom and friendship. I miss you heaps and I hope to see you in Australia for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney! x

Here’s some behind the scenes…

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Oaks Day Emirates Marquee 2014

This is the final instalment of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Although it has been an exhausting week of shooting and editing images on the fly, it was definitely one of the biggest highlights of my street style photography career. I have been so blessed to work with my best friend, Jess Dempsey from What Would Karl Do to bring you the best style coverage; biggest thanks to Danica Erard who custom made my headpiece so I can shoot in style, EC-Group who found me on Instagram and engaged me to shoot their beautiful pink and green apple carpet in the Lexus Pavillion, and all the welcoming kisses and hugs every time I enter into the Marquees.

All thanks to the fabulous people around me which made my week at the Races so much special. x

All the Emirates Marquee Oaks Day 2014 images are copyright and were taken for What Would Karl Do, please contact Jess Dempsey (jess@whatwouldkarldo.com) for permission to use these images. Thank you x

 

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Oaks Day Lavazza Marquee 2014

My fave look of the day was the cute striped navy outfit, meeting Samantha Jade who looked stunning in Demillinery headpiece, and hanging out with my all time favourite girl, Alexia Petsinis who handmade her beautiful green dress. Enjoy the highlights!

All the Lavazza Marquee Oaks Day 2014 images are copyright and were taken for What Would Karl Do, please contact Jess Dempsey (jess@whatwouldkarldo.com) for permission to use these images. Thank you x


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Oaks Day Lexus Pavilion 2014

Oak’s Day  was all about the ladies. Here’s my snapshot of the fashion and vibe inside the Lexus Pavilion. For more highlights, click on over to What Would Karl Do blog.

*All the images were taken by Karen Woo for What would Karl do, please contact Jess Dempsey for permission to use these images at jess@whatwouldkarldo.com. Thank you x

 

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Melbourne Cup Day Lexus Pavilion 2014

I can go on and on how wonderful my experience has been every time I step into the Lexus Pavilion. The fresh modern interior design by Mim Design,the floral decoration by Joost Bakker and the Sky Deck by Jamie Durie is simply DIVINE. I can’t get enough of this place! Today is Oak’s Day and I’m going to make the most of it. See you there!

*All Melbourne Cup Day Lexus Pavilion images were taken for What Would Karl Do. Please contact Jess Dempsey for permission to use or purchase these images at jess@whatwouldkarldo.com. Thank you!

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