Katherine Barker is the newest addition to our [I must say], stellar, team. You might say she flew in on the wind and saved the day, just by being her beautiful, willing and capable self. She tackles each and every task that is thrown her way with determination and grace. We are so thankful to have her at Happy.Pretty. Here's a bit about Katherine, in her own words.
What do you love most about Happy Pretty?
I love that it is a place where I can be exactly who I am! I love that I can express myself creatively and that I can dabble in all of my varied interests, that I don’t have to focus on just one. I love that every day is different. And most importantly, I love that I get to work with incredibly talented and inspiring people everyday. As Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”
What is your background?
I graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a degree in Creative Advertising. I thought I saw myself with a career in the fashion industry and thus, throughout my college career, served as Creative Director for VIM, MSU’s fashion magazine, worked for the fashion brand BCBGMAXAZRIA, and interned at corporate BCBGMAXAZRIA last summer in Los Angeles.
Who is your style icon?
Jenna Lyons, just to name one!
What is your go-to style?
A blazer, a pair of jeans, ballet flats, and some fabulous earrings!
What is your design style?
I can appreciate all different design styles, but I love both contemporary and traditional styles and I love mixing the two! I love clean, neutral spaces with pops of color. I am a sucker for a white sofa and I love bringing elements of nature into the home, like fresh grasses, flowers, etc.
Interesting facts about you:
I speak Italian; after I graduated high school my mom and I backpacked through Europe for 3 months; and I save all my J Crew catalogs.
Your favorite destination?
When my mom was in her 20s she lived in Bologna, Italy for 3 years. Ever since I was little, every few years, my mom has taken me back to see her host mother Giulia. Since then Giulia has become my adopted grandmother, and every time we go back, I fall more and more in love with the city itself!
What inspires you the most?
Other cultures. Every time I travel, I am inspired by the people; how they do things, what they love, what they wear, etc.
Stop in sometime to see us, and meet Katherine in person. We think you'll love your visit!