Mee & Stylist Kerrie Carucci
This month I was fortunate enough to lock the incredibly talented Kerrie Carucci down for a coffee and to chat all things beauty and fashion. Kerrie is the founder, brains & beauty behind the brand Kerrie Carucci Stylist.
Not only is Kerrie a fellow Paddington local & a loyal supporter of Mee & You Beauty, she also shares a similar attitude to me when it comes to beauty & style. Kerrie aims to empower women (& men) through their personal style & constant education.
Every time she walks into the salon not only does Kerrie look like a 10/10, she oozes the confidence & charisma of a woman with style! You know what they say "When you look good, you feel good!"
See below my chat with Kerrie about all things fashion, career, her favourite Mee & You Beauty treatment and an exciting announcement that you won’t want to miss!
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty to me means a true essence that is exuded through being empowered in your own ability, expressing yourself authentically and truly being confident in your own skin.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style can be described in most terms quite structured, polished and chic, though those core values don’t exclusively define what I choose to wear each day. For me, my personal style reflects more about how I want to feel for that moment, event or the day ahead. I love the variability in being able to have fun with key elements and injecting inspiration from street style, runway and people like Olivia Palermo who is my ultimate style icon.
Your personal style governs the power to allow you to show up as the best version of yourself every single day, so it should portray what that person is to you.
What does a personal styling session with you look like?
A styling session with me starts with a conversation like no other. Over a coffee, together we sit down to truly discover more about you and where your personal style is right now, what your lifestyle consists of and ultimately where you are hoping to go with your style.
From there, most of my clients see the immense value in being able to shop their own wardrobe first. Being able to create looks that fit their personal style that fit, flatter and bring out the true essence of them as an individual. During this process, I will have identified any gaps that they have in their wardrobe which usually consist of pieces that are staples for their style, could be the missing link to curate an abundance of new looks or pieces that will bring complete cohesiveness to the wardrobe offering.
We then head to the shops, where they learn where to shop, how to shop and what to shop for. The shopping experience is really about learning elements of what items flatter your body shape, allow you to feel confident when out shopping so being able to capture those insights to navigate different trends, styles or even new brands. I would have chosen pieces in specific locations that fit their personal style and budget which becomes your very own road map to a methodical and time efficient way to shop.
From our findings through both your wardrobe edit and shop, you will receive a digital lookbook which will aid in being a daily reference guide so you won't be left in a fashion pickle again!
What is currently inspiring you?
This is an incredibly difficult question!
I truly find inspiration in so many different forms. From being surrounded by an incredible group of people in my life hearing them chase down their dreams or amazing new interactions with clients, I find there are so many moments in a day that allows me to navigate in a different direction of inspiration.
Browsing through a new collection drop in store, new runway trends, seeing beautiful imagery styled and shot, art exhibitions, music, culture and travel. The list could really go on and on, although, one thing I have learnt of late, to be inspired you need to also make space for things that you love and for me there is nothing like witnessing a beautiful sunrise and sunset.
What's your favourite treatment at Mee & You Beauty?
If my schedule permits, my utter indulgence and self care is the Bespoke Signature Facial finished with the OMNILUX treatment. Though If I need a bit of a ‘on the go, glow up’ I’m loving the consistency of the OMNILUX Get Set Glow (including the most divine arm and hand massage you will ever have!).
What's next for you?
After the success of my last sell out Styling Masterclass I’m excited to be holding my next one on Sunday the 2nd of June at The Calile Hotel! It will be an incredible few hours in Brisbane’s most glamorous hotel coming away with styling inspiration and tools to allow you to elevate your personal style every day!
I’ll be heading to Kerrie’s event on Sunday so I’d love to see you there if you can make it too. For more information on what to expect, head over to her website and grab yourself a ticket.