FRIENDS WITH STYLE: KAT VON D

Okay, so this is super awesome… So excited to announce my interview with Kat Von D! I’ve always admired Kat for her unique and distinct sense of style in everything she does. For those that may be living under a rock, Kat is way more than just a super talented tattoo artist… Kat is an all around true artist. Personally, I’m a huge fan of her makeup line with Sephora. I own several of her products, but my essentials are her tattoo liquid liner and studded kiss homegirl lipstick. The eyeliner stays on all day and is easy to use. Also, her makeup tutorials are extremely helpful, especially if you’re as inept as I am with painting a perfect cat eye (this tutorial helped me out a ton). Oh, and that lipstick will last you through breakfast, lunch and dinner.. I’m not exaggerating, usually I make a mess of my lipstick after drinking one glass of water. Undeniably, Kat Von D is a one-of-a-kind tattooed beauty! Without further ado, read on to learn more about what inspires Kat and see how she will inspire you.

xx Frankie

Name: Kat Von D

Who’s your style icon?
Vampira.

Who/what inspired you to do what you do?
So many things inspire me, and all in different ways.  Some of my biggest muses are Mother Nature, architecture, the Amish, music, philosophy and heartbreak.

What up-and-coming band/artist should we all know about? 
Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of IAMX – but i think it’s safe to say they are beyond up and coming.

Where is your favorite place to shop?
Although I am an obsessive compulsive collector, especially when it comes to artfully-minded fashion, I have to admit I don’t exactly enjoy the process of physically shopping.  I tend to be a hermit, and not wanna leave the house a lot of the times, so I’d say a majority of my shopping I tend to do online.  Mostly, I’m always on the hunt for rare Victorian and Edwardian pieces.  But I’d say Etsy is probably the place I tend to hit up the most!

What’s the last movie you saw?
“What We Do In The Shadows”

Where is your favorite place to eat?
Well, I do eat within a vegan lifestyle, so I’d say its a toss up between Crossroads Kitchen and Real Food Daily (as far as local LA vegan restaurants go).

Describe your perfect day
Uninterrupted quiet. Creative productivity.  My two hairless cats.  Overcast.

Beatles or Rolling Stones? 
Ludwig Van Beethoven.

What’s your favorite app? 
Star Walk!

What are you currently working on?
One million things at once (as usual)!  But all of them can basically be summed up into the following categories:  art, my Tattoo Shop (High Voltage Tattoo), makeup, music, gardening, writing, and filming.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
If you are unhappy – change it.

If you don’t already follow Kat on everything (I do, so should you)

May 11th, 2015 via Frankie’s Planet Blog

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