From the moment she was able to toddle into her mother’s closet, Karen Kozlowski was infatuated with fashion. This obsession dictated a career path that included work as an award winning Fashion advertising copywriter, three years as the fashion and beauty editor of Parenting magazine, and most recently a seven-year run as Fashion Director of Real Simple magazine. For the past two years she has been freelancing as a fashion stylist, writer, editor and blogger as well as consulting for burgeoning fashion brands. She lives in New York City with her photographer husband, Michael Edwards and their nine-year old daughter, Ava, who has her own ideas about style—ones that don’t always mesh with her mother’s.
What was your favorite toy growing up?
Barbie dolls—specifically dressing them. I amassed a large collection of Barbie clothing and was totally obsessed with those tiny plastic high heels. No surprise.