Interview #3 - Karen Walker
Can you tell us a little about your journey with your brand Karen Walker?
Well over a decades-spanning career there are millions of small successes failures and I’ve loved every moment of it.
How long have you been stocked at Palm Boutique?
Describe Karen Walker in 3 words -
Chic meets eccentric
You have a strong following at Palm, why do you think your brand performs so well with us?
I think you have a lot of interesting people looking for interesting things and they relate to what we do.
What is your favourite new look for the coming season?
I’m especially looking forward to wearing the Remy midi dress in scarlet/navy flame lace with the long flame earrings.
What are you working on at the moment?
The ready to wear collection that comes into store in February is what’s on the wall at the moment. Plus we’re constantly working on eyewear and fine jewellery and have some great things coming up there.
Who will always be your icon?
Currently I’m in love with Berenice Abbott’s style.
What song are you playing on repeat at the moment?
Anything that Glenn Gould ever recorded.
What are you coveting most right now?
A weekend reading a book in front of the fire.
What are your favourite fabrics?
Denim and crepe-de-chine.
Have you been to nelson before?
Yes, quite a few times.
If so what was your favourite part?
All the fabulous beaches.
Who would attend your dream dinner party?
Larry David, Jarvis Cocker, Lee Miller, Morrissey, Lena Dunham, Evelyn Waugh, P. G. Wodehouse, Christopher Hitchens, Jon Stewart, Grayson Perry, A. A. Gill and my husband.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Going to bed at 8.30pm