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Karen's earliest passions were for dance and art. At Deakin University (Rusden), she completed a Bachelor of Secondary Teaching in 1991 majoring in Dance and English, with an emphasis on costume and set design. A pull toward the visual creativity offered in styling eventually led her away from teaching, with 1995 spent working on the Myer Christmas window display. The following year saw the commencement of photographic styling work that took her from Melbourne to Sydney – and further abroad to the UK, New Zealand and Indonesia.

Her specific experiences as a stylist have been broad-ranging: from prop-making and garment construction, to pattern drafting and photographic shoots involving fashion, home wares and food. Karen has also worked on a number of film shoots in the Wardrobe and Art Departments. With an eye for the obscure, if she can't find a specific object, she'll make it!

CLIENTS

FASHION
Myer Country Road Sussan Ojay Adidas Jeans west Target Chadstone Centro the Glen Windsor apparel Barbie Gumboots Flair Brooksfield

INTERIORS
Forty Winks Marie Claire Carisse Carpet Court Living with Deborah Hutton Vue BMW Laminex Office works

ADVERTISING
M&Ms Tribal online campaign (prop maker) Nokia HBA Yarra Trams Golden Circle Spring Valley Peters Honda

EDITORIAL
Spring (Japan) Elle (UK) George USA (Pamela Anderson) wardrobe Belle Australia Claudia Australia Monument Australia Jewel Australia Sain Unlimited Australia Inside Out Australia Vanessa Mae CD Storm

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EMAIL
karen@karenevanstyle.com.au
MOBILE
0412 953 964