This week, we had the pleasure of spending a couple hours at the office with the cutest Katy O'Kane. We had so much fun playing dress up and taking photos that I think she tried on almost every style on our racks. She has such a unique style of her own and fiercely rocked every piece!
Katy has been modeling since the young age of 13 when she was scouted at the mall in Sherman Oaks, California. Now represented by Freedom Models, this high school grad has chosen to pursue modeling as her full-time career, a path very different from most of her friends. Even though Katy has been seen on the Louis Vuitton runway and through the pages of Italian Vogue, she stays true to her quirky self. We can't wait to see where life takes this beautiful bombshell!
We were lucky to have the chance to chat with Katy about everything from her spirit animal to her favorite song of the moment & so much more:
What moment in your career are you most proud of?
I'm proud of everything that I've accomplished in my career but my proudest moment would have to be walking for Louis Vuitton.
Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
Whenever I think I know what my schedule is or what the upcoming plans are, everything changes overnight. But, yes I do have plans to travel and work in Asia at the moment.
Where do you see modeling taking you in 5 years?
Wow! I wish I knew that answer myself. Whatever happens in five years, whether it is modeling or acting, I know I'll love either. Acting is something I would love to study more because it's an entirely different field of entertainment that I want to explore.
What is the hardest part about your job?
The hardest part of modeling, for me at least, is adjusting to each place I travel to and bringing my routines from home to those cities. Like when I go to New York, my agency (Freedom Models) is really cool about making sure there is a gym in my hotel because I work out once or twice a day to keep in shape. Working out and having balanced meals has become a huge tool for succeeding.
What is your fave secret spot in L.A?
My boyfriend and I love Priscilla's Gourmet Coffee and Tea in Toluca Lake. Their chai latte with almond milk is amazzzingggg. Also, my step-brother and sister love taking me to Runyon Canyon to box. It's the best workout and ain't nothing wrong with feeling like a badass!
What is your spirit animal?
A baby dinosaur.
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
optimistic, patient, driven, passionate, weird
Where do you go for inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere! I really love the Jenner's sense of style and confidence; I'm always on Tumblr looking at similar outfits trying to make them my own. Shay Mitchell has such a positive attitude that motivates me so I love all of her social media pages. For inspiration in general, I find that hiking, boxing, or even just watching TV on the treadmill makes my day better instantly.
What is your current favorite song?
Drama - Roy Wood$ feat. Drake
Are you obsessed with any TV shows?
I watch A LOT of TV so the list is endless. My top picks are Scandal, anything Food Network, the Ellen Degeneres Show, the View, and Tyra Banks new talk show FabLife.
Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
Top Shop, Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville, Target!!, and the men's sections for t-shirts .
How would you describe your personal style?
My style is very uncomplicated. I love simple pieces but also turning them into something unique but still me. I've been loving pairing a nice outfit with casual shoes like a dress with trainers. I wear a lot of blacks, whites, and greys; I want to incorporate some more colors though!
What are your style tips?
I've learned from wardrobe stylists on shoots that you might think you can't "pull something off" but you really won't know unless you try. Also, if you like something, wear it. Don't mind those who disagree because they are not the ones wearing the clothes. If you walk out with confidence, you can't go wrong!
Who are your top 5 style inspirations?
Kendall Jenner, Lauren Elizabeth (Youtuber/Actress), my sister Kelly O'Kane, Ashley Benzo, and Behati Prinsloo Levine.
What can you never leave the house without?
My John Lennon inspired Ray Bans! They are lifesavers.
What is your favorite AGAIN piece?
The Isabel Lace Maxi Dress! It compliments the body so well.
Katy wears the QUARTZ jumpsuit, BOWIE moto jacket, ALASKA sweater, ISABEL maxi dress, and LOLITA pencil dress.
Shop the looks here.
Photos: Kelly O'Kane