36 Inspirational Karen Walker Quotes On Success In Life

Karen Elizabeth Walker CNZM is a noted New Zealand fashion designer. Walker was born in December 1969. She grew up in the Auckland suburb of Remuera and attended Epsom Girls’ Grammar School. Aged 21, she married Mikhail Gherman. Walker began her fashion label in 1987 and opened her first store in Newmarket, Auckland, in 1995. These Karen Walker quotes will motivate you.

Best Karen Walker Quotes

  1. “I always think that fashion isn’t just about clothes; it can be applied to anything.” ~ Karen Walker
  2. “God didn’t give me the ability to play the piano, or paint a picture or have compassion. But… he did give me the ability to crack a walnut with my hoo-ha.” ~ Karen Walker
  3. “OK, Rule number 1: Unless you’re served in a frosted glass, never come within 4 feet of my lips.” ~ Karen Walker
  4. “The ideas can come from anywhere; the energy just comes from loving what I do.” ~ Karen Walker
  5. “Always take one last look in a full-length mirror before leaving the house.” ~ Karen Walker
  6. “It’s time to get your head out of the dumps and your legs in the air!” ~ Karen Walker

  7. “We are so excited for what’s next. I think that’s what I love most about it, the energy and the excitement that comes from that.” ~ Karen Walker
  8. “I always think of it you know building a business, building a brand, a friend of mine gave me a metaphor for it which I think is really true it’s like building coral, you don’t see it happening it’s just little little little and when you step back you think wow.” ~ Karen Walker
  9. “I prioritize my time so what needs to be done, gets done.” ~ Karen Walker
  10. “Grace! It’s Christmas for goodness sake! Think about the baby Jesus. Up in that tower letting his hair down, so that the three wise men could climb up and spin the dreidel and see if there’s six more weeks of winter!” ~ Karen Walker
  11. “The first design I created was a circular skirt for my Barbie when I was 7.” ~ Karen Walker
  12. “You know, an iPhone is fashion everything is fashion.” ~ Karen Walker

  13. “I’m just in the business of creating; creating new work inspires you to create new work. It’s kind of funny.” ~ Karen Walker
  14. “In this [fashion] business you’re living in the future a lot of the time.” ~ Karen Walker
  15. “I only feel the pressure when we are coming up against a deadline and it’s like, actually no we really have to nail this in a week!” ~ Karen Walker
  16. “There are a lot of things about my career now that are as I imagined, hoped for and worked towards.” ~ Karen Walker
  17. “Fashion is about having a point of view, a taste and a personality. For us we always felt we could apply our DNA really to anything but you have to do it if it’s true to you, feels authentic. It has to be real.” ~ Karen Walker
  18. “I always like the current one [collection] the most, that’s just my nature!” ~ Karen Walker
  19. “I don’t know if I’m all that famous. When I first started my idea of what a career in fashion would look like is very different to the reality now.” ~ Karen Walker
  20. “Body-con dresses have never been something I’ve been into.” ~ Karen Walker

  21. “The first item I designed for a real person was when I was about 10 and I made my first item of clothing for myself.” ~ Karen Walker
  22. “You never really know if it’s going to happen or not do you but the vision was always for [Karen Walker] to be a global niche luxury product.” ~ Karen Walker
  23. “The main thing [of social media] is it allows us to speak directly with our fans and customers, getting that immediate feedback, that conversation; that’s what I love. It means that no matter what we are saying, if it’s big or small we have a way of saying it. People connect with that.” ~ Karen Walker
  24. “Always half an hour a day where it’s just me and my yoga mat.” ~ Karen Walker

  25. “Even when I’m writing in character I’m normally still writing about things I know or things that have happened to me or using that character to start an exploration of my own consciousness. Really though, any character that you can examine is just an examination of a part of your own consciousness.” ~ Karen Walker
  26. “I’m a gastronome first and foremost. I have several bookshelves in my home full of cookbooks, foodie magazines and food writer books and I am always on the hunt for a great recipe or local foodie haunt to try.” ~ Karen Walker
  27. “Floating in a lake, lying in a hammock, playing a bit of Scrabble…that’s what I’m in need of.” ~ Karen Walker

  28. “I loved the idea that people dressed up to go to the gardens. Our work always has a utility point of view at its heartbeat and then other things come around it, so it really allowed us to use denims and suedes and gauzes, and those sorts of hard-working fabrics – workwear fabrics – and then contrast them with crepe de chine, beautiful florals and big jewelry.” ~ Karen Walker
  29. “We spotted Beyoncé, January Jones, Rihanna and Carey Mulligan wearing the label [Karen Walker]. I was ecstatic, but I’m just as thrilled to see interesting girls wearing our product everywhere. It’s quite a buzz.” ~ Karen Walker
  30. “Virtually the second I get home, I change into my “home” clothes – yoga pants and a T-shirt.” ~ Karen Walker
  31. “The overall concept comes first and then that informs the product, the shoot and how we communicate it. Everything comes back to the concept. It all gets thought about at the same time.” ~ Karen Walker
  32. “I have my name down for the Apple Watch and yoga. I know it’s a cliché but I need that antidote, it helps with everything.” ~ Karen Walker

  33. “We grew up with social media. There was no iPhone when we started! I love technology; I love what it does to my life. What I really love about social media and the Internet is that it has shifted the power it has democratized everything.” ~ Karen Walker
  34. “What I like about eyewear is that it can work with a lot of different looks. You can wear it with a Balenciaga dress, or something that is straight and very quirky.” ~ Karen Walker
  35. “Well there are a lot of things I like to eat but at this time of year I’m finding I’m making fig and chèvre salad at least once a week and that’s a combo that’s hard to beat.” ~ Karen Walker
  36. “If you want people to like you you have to buy them things.” ~ Karen Walker

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