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Let's go inside some of the industry's greatest closets off the runway and off camera.  Everything on this site is handpainted by the author. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.

Kris Joy

Kris Joy


Today I’m meeting Kris Joy in Los Angeles.  Kris Joy is a self proclaimed fake blonde and a blogger in Los Angeles.  Our mutual love for The Hills tv show, distressed denim and shoe bargains are just a few things we have in common! Check out her blog here and follow her on Instagram @thisiskrisjoy.  

Hello, It’s Ann.  It’s great to see you.  Can I interview your closet? Sure!

 

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What’s your favorite pair of jeans? Where and why did you buy them?  Hands down my favorite jeans are my loose fit, straight leg jeans from H & M. I bought them because they have a boyfriend jean look without being super baggy in the hip area. I also love them because they have holes at the knee (I’m obsessed with distressed jeans), and they are slightly high-waisted, pairing nicely with my crop tops. 


 

 H & M distressed denim jeans.  Shop the look in  The Finds!

H & M distressed denim jeans.  Shop the look in The Finds!

Do you prefer television or movies? Which if any movies or shows has inspired your style?  I love the movie theater experience but if I’m at home I’d prefer to watch TV. Movies are too much of a time commitment! I’m kind of embarrassed to say this but Reality TV definitely influences my style. It really started with Lauren Conrad and “The Hills” cast. They were always wearing the cutest clothes and the most trendy looks, I definitely tried to emulate their style when that show was popular. 
 

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What did you wear the last time you went out?  I wore a white short sleeved romper that looks like a dress from the front and has a small cut out near the upper stomach area. I’m a huge fan of cut outs on clothes, but you have to be strategic about them. You have to make sure the cut outs show parts of your body that are flattering. For me, I’ll never wear anything with a cut out near my mid stomach or lower back because those are my problem areas!


Where did you go and what did you order?  I actually went to LA Fashion Week so no food was served unfortunately. Prior to that event, the last time I went out was to Tortilla Republic in West Hollywood to celebrate National Taco Day! I wore a hand me down striped midi dress from Banana Republic and Converse. I ordered tacos of course
 

 Taco Republic, Image courtesy of Hollywood Design Distrct

Taco Republic, Image courtesy of Hollywood Design Distrct

What song keeps showing up the most on your playlist?  Right now, it’s probably a tie between “Wild Thoughts” By DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, and “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato. 


If you could go on a $5,000 shopping spree anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you buy?  Ohhh good question. Honestly, I would just want to go to a really good mall that had a mix of high-end and low-end stores. That way I could splurge on a few nice bags and also go crazy in Forever 21. 
 

 

 Mark Cross Handbag, shop the look in  The Finds !

Mark Cross Handbag, shop the look in The Finds!

Who is the most interesting person you follow on Instagram?  I’m such a fan of @thevicstyles. I would love to have a similar blog trajectory. I just love how real she is, how beautiful her photos are, and that her page is a great mix of style, lifestyle, and black girl magic! 


What is something one of your friends has in their closet that you want to borrow and never return?   My friend Lily has these amazing wide leg trousers with a subtle ruffle detail on the side, they have a very Spanish feel. She was wearing them last time I saw her and thought they were so chic! She’s from NY so of course she has the best style.
 

 Rosie Assoulin That's A Blow Pop Top available at  The Finds!

Rosie Assoulin That's A Blow Pop Top available at The Finds!

Who would star as you in a movie about your life and most importantly, what would they wear?  Beyonce because she’s my all-time favorite, and she could wear whatever she wanted!

 

 Rosie Assoulin Hodge Podge Camisole.  Shop the look in  The Finds!

Rosie Assoulin Hodge Podge Camisole.  Shop the look in The Finds!

Fill in the blanks regarding your closet!

I should throw away this black and white blazer but I could never part with my leather joggers.

I spent too much money on a Lovers & Friends romper from Revolve but saved a lot of money on everything I’ve purchased from the Downtown Alleys.
 

 One of these shoes is a bargain! Find out which and shop the looks in  The Finds!

One of these shoes is a bargain! Find out which and shop the looks in The Finds!

I would love to attend New York Fashion Week and sit in the front row of the Balmain show. 


I wear Dolce & Gabbana “Light Blue” but I love smelling Viktor & Rolf’s “Flower Bomb” on someone else. 

 

Flower Bomb by Victor and Rolf

Thanks for letting me interview your closet Kris Joy!  I’m glad I got to know you better too.  Now would you mind if I borrowed your ripped jeans? 

 

 Lizzie Fortunato earring, shop the look in  The Finds!

Lizzie Fortunato earring, shop the look in The Finds!

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