Style Profile: Katelyn Downes

Katelyn is a high school student at CDCI West, who loves clothes, shopping, and hair styling. She is a sweet, young fashionista from my hometown, finding her passion in life and what she wishes to do for post secondary.
Katelyn loves hair styling, and has actually gotten tips from a family friend and well-known local Boutique & Salon owner, Haley Campbell. Together they research schools, and Katelyn is constantly seeking Haley's advice and hair tips.
Here is the interview I got to have with Miss Katelyn Downes, along with her stylish photos! Enjoy!

Mikayla:

What words come to mind when you think about the way you dress?

Katelyn:

The words that come to mind when I think of the way that I dress would be comfy, unique, and trendy.

Mikayla:

What clothing stores are your go-to places to shop?

Katelyn:

My go to places to shop are H&M, Garage, Aeropostale, American Eagle, and Victoria's Secret Pink.

Mikayla:

How do you keep up with trends, and do you feel that you stay "on-trend"?

Katelyn:

The way that I keep up with trends is when see an outfit or a piece of clothing that I like, I try to find and buy something that resembles it but is more comfortable or cheaper. I think that I stay on trend in my own way, by recreating outfits and modifying trends to the way I usually dress.




Mikayla:

What are your thoughts towards the fashion industry in general?

Katelyn:

My thoughts towards the fashion industry are that fashion plays a big part in everybody's life. Everybody has their own style and also, most stores have a distinct look or style that they sell and just because that store or fashion item is popular it doesn't mean you have to buy it. I think that fashion is very influential when it comes to people's personalities and the way they act.

Mikayla:

Does fashion play a big part in your life? Why or why not?

Katelyn:

I think that fashion plays a huge part in my life because I love shopping and trying new things clothing wise. I love recreating looks and being different from other people through my style.

Mikayla:

Being a student in high school, who do you think starts trends? Is there a certain individual, group, or what would you say?

Katelyn:

I think that being in high school, the people who starts the trends are usually the "popular" kids. Both boys and girls have an effect on each other and I think that most girls want to dress like the popular girl and be like her and the same thing goes for the boys, with the popular boy among them.


Mikayla:

What does the word "beauty" mean to you?

Katelyn:

The word beauty means individuality to me. Everybody has their own sense of beauty, and no matter what things are popular, everybody has their own way of expressing their true beauty.

Mikayla:

You are currently looking at exploring the job of a Hair Stylist, what excites you about this career path? What Hair Trends excite you the most right now? (I'm currently loving bows & hair chalk at the moment!)

Katelyn:

The things that excite me about being a hairstylist are being able to create different things using hair, and making somebody feel beautiful. I love curling hair and braiding, so those hair trends excite me the most.




Mikayla:

Haley Campbell, owner of Faun Boutique in Port Hope has known you for most of your life. Would you say that she has inspired you to be interested in doing hair styling, since she does that as her job?

Katelyn:

Haley has definitely inspired me to do hair. Seeing her cut hair and style it inside her very own salon, is very interesting to me. When Haley had first told me that she was going to school to be a hair dresser, I didn't really think it was that cool, but she talked to me about what she was learning and different things you can do with hair colour and hair cuts and that made me interested!

Mikayla:

How has Haley helped you (if at all) with your steps towards fulfilling your hair styling career? What kind of advice does she give you?

Katelyn:

Haley has let me watch her at her store/salon, Faun Boutique, which has made me want to become a hairdresser even more. She gives me tips and has suggested programs that are the best for post secondary, including the ones she had done. Any questions I have about certain hairstyles she answers them and tells me the best way to approach them.

What Katelyn Wore:

Shirt: Word of Mouth
Shorts: Urban Planet
Bag: H&M
Shoes: Keds

Photography by Mikayla Kuehn

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