Interview

Interview with Krystal Schlegel

Today’s interview is with the sweet and quite frankly, super adorable Krystal Schlegel. Krystal is a senior at SMU, lives in Dallas, has fabulous taste and has hosted opening parties for brands like Christian Louboutin and Lela Rose. I’ve always had a fascination with Texas style and culture (why else would I have sat through multiple horrific episodes of Big Rich Texas??) and was thrilled to have the chance to find out more about Krystal’s life and her thoughts on Dallas style. Enjoy meeting the beautiful Krystal!

First things first – who are you? What do you do, and where do you live?

I’m Krystal Schlegel. I’m a fashion blogger, event host, and also a senior at Southern Methodist University.

Can you describe some of your style? What is a typical day look for you?

I’ve always had a very classic style.  I would say it’s very Chanel with a young girl twist.  My daily uniform is usually a structured jacket and J Brand jeans.  Every once in a while I play with trends, but it is usually a cheap thrill from Zara. I would never splurge on a trendy item.

When did you first start getting into fashion? What was your first designer “splurge” purchase?

I’ve always loved fashion. I can’t remember a time where the highlight of my day wasn’t getting to pick out my outfit, or what my mom or friends would wear.  I didn’t realize I could make a career out of it until I got to college.

Krystal at NY Fashion Week

What are the items in your wardrobe that have gotten the most wear?

My J Brand Jeans and my Hermes Birkin bag.

A lovely shot of her accessories

What about your absolute favorite items in the world? And what would you like to get one day?

My favorite items are hand me down Chanel jackets from my mom and sisters.  They’re on a rotation schedule. An item on my wish list at the moment is the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag.

I know that you are from Dallas! I’m fascinated with Texas style, can you describe what makes it different and unique?

A big difference with Texas women is they like to get “done up.” Nails, hair, make up- it’s all a priority in Dallas.  Women usually dress up just to go to the grocery store.

Krystal at the International Debutante Ball in New York

What was it like to debut in New York and Dallas? Can you share a little about the process, and about your dress?

My dress was Monique Lhuillier.  My favorite part about the New York Ball was it was international, so I met so many amazing people.  The Dallas Symphony Debutaunte Ball was special to me because my mother used to be the Chairman of the Symphony Ball, and my sisters made there debut there as well.

What is your dream job that you’d like to have someday?

I can’t narrow it down.  I’d love to have a styling business, be a writer, and maybe get into designing- I just haven’t quite figured out my plan to getting there! 😉

How do you decide when to splurge on an item?

I divide the cost by the about of times I think I’ll wear it when deciding where to spend. I never splurge on trends!

What are some of your other passions and hobbies?

Fashion pretty much takes over my life.  I love traveling, spending time with my family, and floral design.

Where are your favorite places to visit? 

My favorite places to travel are Paris and Italy.  I also love to go to my parents home town in Canada during the summer where we have a beach house on Lake Huron.  It is very relaxing.  As for hotels, you can’t beat the Peninsula Beverly Hills! (Note – I agree!)

 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

Treat everyone else the way you want to be treated.

Finally…please share something surprising about yourself.

Well, I graduated from floral school in Paris the summer before I started my blog.  It is what inspired me to start my blogI also have this weird thing where I don’t like to touch brown paper bags or construction paper.The last part made me laugh…actually I have a friend with similar fears of construction paper (and chalk), so Krystal you are not alone! I hope you all enjoyed meeting the very stylish and down to earth Krystal, and thank you to Krystal for sharing some of her very charmed life with us. For more of her, please check out Krystal Schlegal – The Style Book.

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  • Chloe
    March 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Great interview! You always introduce the best blogs. Thanks!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    March 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Wow – Krystal has such great style (and is so lucky to have been exposed to so much already!) I love that she has a fresh style, but with classic pieces as well.
    I definitely agree with the Golden rule and practice it as well (which unfortunately is a rarity in my office!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  • Carin
    March 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Kat, I just love your interviews! As always of course 🙂 Dallas and Texas feels very far from here so it's so much fun to get a little look into that life. I really appreciate all the time you put into this!

    Hugs,
    Carin

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    March 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I've never been to Texas so it's interesting to read about this part of the US. What beautiful photos! I wish I could get hand me down Chanel jackets! I love Krystal's classic and sophisticated style.

  • maheba06
    March 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I love the interview!!! it was fresh and natural! also love the pictures! thank you for do that!

    xoxo's!

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    March 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Great style and eye candy – thank you!

  • silvergirl
    March 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    enjoyed the interview
    i lived in dallas for 3 years and in high school stayed at SMU for drill team camp. 🙂
    brett

  • Adele
    March 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Another great interview!
    Have a fab Wednesday!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • Elin Kling
    March 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    L O V E

  • Ashley K
    March 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Fantastic interview, I'm interested in Texas style as well and those ladies down there seem very chic!

    -Ash

  • Michelle
    March 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Great interview Katherine. Krystal has great style. Off to check out her blog!

  • Lilli
    March 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Great interview and style, I liked it!:) xoxo

  • The Jones
    March 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    What an amazing way to grow up…I can see why she's got such incredible style! She does look like a young take on Chanel, which is a great feminine and classy vibe.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  • Juneli
    March 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Loved reading this interview and what an amazing shoe closet!! Thanks for your sweet comment in my blog!!
    http://fashionablyyours-juneli.blogspot.com/

  • katattack2000
    March 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Great interview 🙂 Loved all her accessories 🙂

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

  • Meisha.Style
    March 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    great interview! thanks! will check her out!

  • swisscecilia
    March 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    oh don't know if it is me but I just can't help adoring all these bags 🙂

  • Julie and Lauren
    March 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Great interview- love her blog and her style is great. XOXO

  • Alice
    March 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Ooh la la, I'm gonna have to delve into her blog archives. What an enviable closet! Thanks for introducing me to her blog.

  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2012 at 2:47 am

    amazing interview. i love her

  • audrinajulia
    March 15, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Hi! Another great interview.Love all her pics, adorable! Nice to know that Texas women are "done up".An inspiration even on a busy life.:)

  • DSK Steph
    March 15, 2012 at 4:50 am

    She is fabulous!

  • Mrs C
    March 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Yay, interview day! I agree with her – Never splurge on trends!

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

  • Natasha Carly
    March 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog! 🙂
    I love this post!
    I am now following you, please follow back if you like my blog:
    prettylittlelives.blogspot.com

  • Simona
    March 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Great post and blog darling!:)
    Simona
    http://www.simimaus.blogspot.com

  • Andrea
    March 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    ahh i want all those shoes 😀 she looks fabulous!

  • Diva In Me
    March 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Wow!! I see that she has lots of shoes and I can see that "hint of redness"! I want the Loubis! =D

  • dietingfashions
    March 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    She's gorgeous with southern charm! I love her style almost a Gossip Girl style.

    Helen

  • jenn
    March 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    lovely interview! beautiful style! i had the opportunity to take a master makeup class with THE bobbi brown yesterday! full details on my blog if you'd like to check it out! xo – jenn
    http://cocowouldapprove.blogspot.com/

  • Mery
    March 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    nice blog…
    pictures adorable…

  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Can you stick to interviewing people with real jobs not people living off daddy's money?

  • Punctuation Mark
    March 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    she has such great style! love her shoe collection!!!

  • littlemissandrea
    March 16, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Another great interview to add to the list! Krystal is so stylish, thanks for introducing us to her!

  • Thea vintage
    March 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

    The shoes are fantastic! And the Hermes bag….

  • Margaret
    March 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

    great interview, it's great to know more detail about your favaurite bloggers! 🙂 <3

  • makeupandpearls
    March 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    simply amazing. LOVE her style!

  • Jennipher
    March 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Love her style! I did think a few of her answers were a little weak/not well thought out, but I think that probably is because so many of your interviewees are amazing! I am definitely going to check out Krystal's blog in any case. Thank you for doing these interviews!

  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    March 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I am so happy that you highlighted a fellow Dallas blogger. It's funny that you mention Big Rich Texas because I had the opportunity to shoot Heidi from the show this past Saturday! She was so funny and delightful to be around. She's a cool woman with a lot of flair! Not to mention she was rockin' her Chanel pearls and Louboutin wedges like a CHAMP!