The Pretty Gritty @ Creative Mornings

We’re regular attendees of Creative Mornings Louisville, in part because we’re just plain interested, and also because Kertis Creative is a very proud sponsor (and help create the wrap videos). If you haven’t been to a Creative Mornings, get yourself to the next one!

This month’s talk was held at ReSurfaced, a creative pop up plaza in downtown Louisville. Better experienced than explained, it’s a project that looks at how to use space in unique ways, and features events, food, and general community culture.

Creative Mornings events are a fantastic place to see unique street style, and we’ll be featuring a few each month.

This morning we ran into Shirer Burkett, from Somerset, KY, who runs her own Very Tiny Uber Petite Seriously Small Super Fab Design Shop & Studio.

What brought you to Creative Mornings/ReSurfaced today?

“I’m in town for AIGA’s Design Week, and I knew Kentucky for Kentucky was speaking. I had seen their Kentucky Kicks Ass project when I was a Creative Director in England, and I loved it. I was hoping to meet them, so I was definitely coming to this.”

Tell us about your outfit today.

“Well, it’s hot so I wanted to wear something that would be comfortable. Normally I wear heels, but I walked from my hotel, so I’m glad I didn’t.”

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What does style/personal style mean to you?

“I like beautiful things. I’ve worked for so long trying to make everything functional, and I’m at a point where I’m not so into that anymore. I just like to surround myself with things that I think are pretty. I’ve actually never really been a pattern person, but now I’m really embracing Arts and Crafts, and William Morris in particular. Now I want pattern everywhere (so don’t come visit my house because it will be a mess). I’m leaning that way towards fashion even, so I need to reign myself in. I had bright yellow boots that I was going to wear today, and even I thought, yeah, that might be too much.

Getting dressed is a creative process that we repeat every day. Where do you start?

“It depends on what I feel like and where I am. In Somerset for instance, I’m probably more conservative than I would be in Louisville. And I’m probably more conservative in Louisville than I would be in NYC. And in London, I could just walk around naked and it would be fine.”

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Why is personal style important to you?

“You have so little control over what happens in your every day life, you have so few ways to just express yourself. It’s a way of self expression that no one can take away from you. I like that, I like that it says a little about the person that you are. Sometimes I feel like a punk rocker, so I dress like one.”

Impression of Creative Mornings/ReSurfaced?

“I love the space, and that there are so many people here. There’s just a buzz, its fantastic. I need to bring this so Somerset KY, for all ten of us who live there.”