Style Scout: Natasha Kastl

Clothing Details:

Blouse: LaRok, Fall 2009, $298.

Jeans: True Religion, Bauhaus, Fall 2010, $253.

Boots: Jessica Simpson, Bauhaus Fall 2009, $128.

Belt: Cole Haan, Fall 2010, gift.

Agate/Citrine Ring: Manu, Barney’s, Fall 2010, $245.

Necklace: Lydia Hull, Bauhaus, Fall 2010, $56.

Clothing Details: Blouse: LaRok, Fall 2009, $298. Jeans: True Religion, Bauhaus, Fall 2010, $253. Boots: Jessica Simpson, Bauhaus Fall 2009, $128. Belt: Cole Haan, Fall 2010, gift. Agate/Citrine Ring: Manu, Barney’s, Fall 2010, $245. Necklace: Lydia Hull, Bauhaus, Fall 2010, $56.

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Clothing Details: Blouse: LaRok, Fall 2009, $298. Jeans: True Religion, Bauhaus, Fall 2010, $253. Boots: Jessica Simpson, Bauhaus Fall 2009, $128. Belt: Cole Haan, Fall 2010, gift. Agate/Citrine Ring: Manu, Barney’s, Fall 2010, $245. Necklace: Lydia Hull, Bauhaus, Fall 2010, $56.

Name: Natasha Kastl

Age: 27

Sign: Sagitarius/Capricorn cusp

Occupation: Buyer and boutique owner of Bauhaus

Hometown: Billings, Montana

Time in Lawrence: Almost 10 years

What were you doing when you were scouted? Working at Bauhaus

How would you describe your style? Eclectic. My style is always driven by self-expression. I don’t plan outfits ahead, I just have to feel them out day-by-day.

What are your current favorite fashion trends? I like to mix styles and genres and juxtapose textures. I was also awestruck by the mixing of patterns that showed up in so many fall fashion lines. It stood out as a very new trend, much different than the usual reinvention of trends and shapes from past decades.

What are your least favorite fashion trends? Although I do like some of the utilitarian, military-inspired fashions, I was a bit surprised that they’re back so strongly again. I’d prefer something fresh.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Men catching up with jean trends. I feel like the Midwest is wearing denim that is two years behind, and I challenge all of Lawrence’s men to wear more fitted jeans.

What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Less casual dressing for occasions that would typically be dressy. Lots of women in Lawrence want to dress up but feel like they’ll be over-dressed.

Do you have any fashion influences? For my shop, Lauren Conrad is a big influence. I personally love Kate Moss. She sets trends. She’s a model but she also serves as a muse for many designers.

Do you have any piercings or tattoos? I have a cartilage piercing and I’ve been contemplating a tattoo.

People say I look like… Taylor Swift, especially if I do my hair in curls or ringlets. I think people make that comment more often because she is associated with KU.

Tell us a secret: I have a girl crush on Alia, the owner of Adorned. She’s so exotic and beautiful. I’m in awe of her.

Comments

Carmenilla 9 years, 8 months ago

When I worked downtown, Alia was my girl crush too!

campblood 9 years, 8 months ago

People say I look like…

Ron Perlman and Shelley Duvall's love child.

meowllory 9 years, 8 months ago

I cannot believe she is 27. Her style is aging her a good 15 years. No one should spend that much money when going for a laid-back look.

thomgreen 9 years, 8 months ago

I wear jeans that are comfortable, I'm not worried about the "trend" in jeans. She can keep her skinny jeans on men trend. I'd rock some bell bottoms if they were comfortable enough....

JaneJade 9 years, 8 months ago

I agree with the person who said her style is aging her 15 years. I would have assumed she was 37. And I cannot believe anyone in Lawrence would pay those prices for those clothes. How ridiculous.

amandae 9 years, 5 months ago

I realize that a lot of you are anonymous, so you feel that insulting this young woman is completing acceptable, but it makes me sick to my stomach. Whatever happened to the rule, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" - not to mention just basic manners. I would imagine none of you would walk up to this girl if she were on the street and say these things to her and I would imagine none of you would like the same things said about you.

Also, she's the owner of Bauhaus, a high-end clothing boutique. Wouldn't it be odd if she were wearing $15 items from target? Of course she's going to be wearing expensive pieces, thats her business.

I'm so sick of the insulting comments that people leave on these style scouts. The people that agree to do these are putting themselves out there and making themselves vulnerable and it sucks that there are actually people in Lawrence who take this opportunity to insult them. Grow up.

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