When Kelly Framel started her blog, The Glamourai, back in ’08, there were very few gems like her out there. The Austin-born, Brooklyn-based blogger didn’t necessarily get her start on the net, though. Her career began as an eveningwear designer for Naeem Khan, from which she moved on to work with such notable names as Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Dior and Ralph Lauren. Framel welcomed us into her home with open arms and a plate of specialty cheeses. (Ah, a girl who knows the key to The Coveteur’s heart… through our stomachs!) It’s easy to understand how the Huff Po hailed Framel’s blog as one of the 10 best in NYC. Her DIY-savvyness is exactly the kind of thing we love- a perfect mix of high/low and old/new. Definition: That vintage royal blue coat customized with Oscar floral lining, fur from eBay and an Indian belt-turned-beaded cuff. In addition to being a blogstar, Framel also does regular consulting, styling and collaborations for big-time brands like Erin Fetherston, Club Monaco and Forever 21. She’s even done some modeling for Coach and Corello- how chic! And although we’re usually squirming at the sight of creepy crawlers, Framel’s famed collection of insect pendants had us squealing… with joy! Her penchant for prints, polka dots and pretty, lady-like things certainly warmed our hearts upon arrival- it’s always refreshing to see a girl who doesn’t do the all-black thing. We’ve seen plenty of good vintage in our time, (it’s just another day at the office for us) but it was Framel’s pieces from Feathers that swept us off our feet. Looks like we’re getting on the next flight to Austin. Yeehaw!
Stylist; Designer; Blogger, TheGlamourai.com. New York