CASTING DIRECTOR, ACTOR, AND INFLUENCER, @KASIA LOS ANGELES, CA
Tell me everything about this look.
I’ll keep pieces in my closet for a while and give them new life. This rainbow ombré swimsuit is one of them. I wish I could say where it’s from, but it’s a resurrected piece! I am a huge fan of frilly socks with shoes; they can pull together an outfit and add so much flair. The shoes are from Sugar Thrillz. I am obsessed with all sorts of fluffy heels—almost all of my shoes have fluff in some way. The hair clip is from Santee Alley in L.A.
My friend Chrissa Sparkles designed the confetti party swimsuit. And those fuzzy sunglasses—we actually sell them. My two friends and I have an online store called Glitter Death, and we carry a bunch of really cool independent designers.
Why do you dress so colorfully? I love it.
I can’t exist in a world without color. I do whatever I can to inject color—with print, patterns, whatever it is—something to make things fun and exciting instead of looking at drab things all day. It sparks so much joy, and I like the way other people receive it as well. I think it excites people when they see me walking down the street wearing something that they “would never wear,” but they can appreciate it.
What advice do you have for people who want to discover their personal style?
I love TikTok. Getting inspiration from other people and content creators can be a really good place for someone to start exploring andnstart feeling confident. Also, two-piece sets always look super chic and put together. If you wear the set together, you don’t have to pick out too many other things to go along with it. Once you’re feeling a little more confident, you might start thinking about things to wear one of the pieces with. Have trust in yourself to experiment, to try new looks and styles, and go out there and have the confidence to rock something new. When in doubt, try it out. The most important thing is to have fun!
CELEBRATE BOLD SUMMER STYLE WITH KASIA’S PICKS
1. Glitter Death Bowie Eyez Lavender Crystal Sunglasses, $24, shopglitterdeath.com.
2. Butrich Sweet Sunshine Platforms, $405, butrich.com.
3. Jade Clark NoStAIGia Triangle Top and Darci Bottoms in White Smiley, £26 and £45, jade-clark.squarespace.com.
4. L'Atelier de Charlotte Josephine Pink Flower Heel Mules, €200, latelierdecharlotteshop.com.
5. Elsie and Fred Albufeira Jersey Long Line Cardigan, $84.60, elsieandfred.com.
header photo and 3rd (pool) photo: Lee Jameson
2nd photo : Kasia Szarek
This interview originally appeared in BUST's Summer 2022 print edition. Subscribe today!
Shadee Vossoughi is an Iranian-American writer, actor, and improviser based in Chicago, IL. Follow her on Twitter @shadee_v and Instagram @shadeev. A deep dive of the internet may also lead to her Xanga.