Meet Kalysse Anthony, the latest subject for our ongoing Meet the Muse series. Kalysse is a Brooklyn-based model, stylist and overall cool girl. Her love for fashion has fueled her effortless style that screams everything cozy. Kalysse is rocking a number of silhouettes that includes a starter tracksuit, a Gucci Crewneck, Vintage Calvin Klein and Nike AF1’s.
We got to talk with Kalysse about her current inspirations, her favorite things about NYC and future goals. Check it out below and don’t forget to check out our previous installment with Kira-Una Brito Meumann.
What do you love most about NY?
I enjoy summers in NY. I really feed off of the energy and vibrations that the city gives, especially living in Brooklyn. It’s such a fast paced city, but if you take it all in, there is so much beauty around that it’s hard not to feel inspired.
How has your style changed over the years?
I used to restrict my color pallets to monochromatic looks and I would always wear all black like your typical New Yorker. Now I try to incorporate colors so it has definitely evolved into something I didn’t expect.
Describe your current style?
How I dress reflects my mood but I try to stay minimal by mixing vintage and sporty clothing with a modern high-end piece. I’ve always stayed true to my cozy tom-boy aesthetic especially because I believe in comfort first.
If you weren’t doing what you are now, where would you work?
If I weren’t currently in fashion I would definitely do something in broadcasting and journalism. I know I have the personality to be an anchor or TV and radio personality. At some point I actually hope to pursue that so I’m just speaking it into existence.
I would collaborate with Nike x Celine x Takashi Murakami. I would love to create a fire sneaker and shoot a zine and look book featuring myself.
If you weren’t in your current city, where would you live?
London, because it has strong similarities to NYC.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
It was a post that I had come across that really stuck with me: “Don’t force a thing, trust your spirit and be around people that make you want to smile more. Life’s harder when you isolate yourself for too long. Solitude can strengthen the mind, but connection fuels the spirit. Get close to some love.”
Last lesson you learned?
Seems like I never learn my lesson lol
What’s your favorite place to eat in NYC?
What could you eat everyday and not get tired of it?
Prince Street Pizza
How do you relax?
What in life are you most grateful for?
The opportunity I had to be bi-coastal and live on my own at the age of 18. Being independent at a young age allowed me to experience and learn so much about myself. It also pushed me to pursue my modeling career.
What’s the greatest accomplishment of your life so far?
Not falling face flat when I presented the Grammy trophies in 2014. I had a train dress and almost tripped but was able to catch myself when I walked to give Pharrell his award. It was live and so intense, but I’m just happy because if I was made into a meme it would have been over for the kid.
What are you looking forward to in 2017?
More opportunities to work with brands I respect and travel.
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