Coco Burt Talks TIALS Collaboration, Dash Dolls & What It’s Like Working For The Kardashians
Dash Doll Caroline Burt has a new collaboration with clothing brand This Is A Love Song, and it’s super cute. We talk designing the collection, her new show on E! and what it’s like to work for the Kardashian sisters.
Where did you find inspiration for your collaboration with This Is A Love Song?
Honestly, I must say that This Is A Love Song inspired me be overall. Not only is their name inspiration enough, and lovely, as soon as I looked up their designs, the inspiration just flooded in. I’ve wanted to design a clothing line since I was little, and I immediately felt at home with the designs This Is A Love Song had already and knew if I had some input, I could create some designs that could appeal to two different types of crowds.
What have you learned from working at Dash and with the iconic Kardashian sisters?
That hard work does indeed pay off. I have never met more hardworking women in my entire life and they truly are my inspiration. They have also taught me that anything is possible as long as you work at it 100 percent. They also have given me confidence to be who I really am.
What is your favorite piece from the collection?
I would have to say the sneak peak set. I am in love with it. It is totally my style and screams me. I had so many people tell me when I designed it, that I still need to keep in mind “who would really wear this?” And that did not stop me at all. I wouldn’t change a thing about this outfit till I saw it in real life, and when I finally did, I was in love.
What are your four tips for staying fly this winter?
1. Leather jackets! I decided to spruce it up this winter and even got some fringe leather jackets and a white stuffed vintage one just to lay on my shoulders when I go out.
2. Fendi fur keychain! I think it is super cute for the winter time and they are just so quirky and cute at the same time.
3. I love the new Yeezys! They are so dope! My mom is so in tune with fashion that she even knew what they were before me and bought me a pair and had them customized to say “dash” on the left foot then “doll” on the right. They are so dope, I wish I could never take them off!
4. I love street wear and on my days off am usually found rocking leggings and sweatshirt sets done by some of my favorite street wear companies, I even have a couple crop top and legging sets from TIALS. I’ll just throw a trendy sweatshirt or jacket over that, throw on my “Dash Doll” Yeezys, and be on my way.
Who is your style icon?
I have a couple actually, hence my very different looks that I have. Of course Khloe Kardashian, and of course Kylie Jenner. I love how they both rock street wear and make it sexy. It also just looks like the two are in tune with each other and it just works. I’d say I also love the grunge that Taylor Momsen rocks all the way, that I could never fully rock (because I’m also a colorful Barbie girl some days) and then I love the color in the Die Antwoord music video “Fatty Boom Boom”. It’s like an adorable Barbie girl look. I have so many different styles it’s crazy, so I just make sure to switch them up daily and show different sides of myself. The possibilities are endless!
What should every girl have in her closet besides this gorgeous collection?
Some nice nude closed toed shoes. Not too high. 3″ to 4″ depending on your height. It is the true sign of sophistication.
How has reality TV effected your personal life?
I guess would you could say a lot of people like to pre judge you. Some people act like it’s an act of selling your soul to the devil. What is amazing to me is that I have such a better sense of myself now from what I’ve learned about myself and my emotions. I never thought I’d find myself crying over my mother again, and never thought I’d be asking a guy what we are on world wide television. I surprised myself, showing myself that I do still hold some pain from my past and that I can also be a boss b**** and ask a man what we are. Every girl is scared to do that! I am so shy and I am so happy I did, it was a huge weight off my shoulders. My family loves the show, my close friends love the show, my man loves the show, I couldn’t be more blessed for all that it has taught me so far.
What are your holiday plans?
I truly do not know. Currently, I have a family member who is sick right now in Los Angeles and who may not be getting better any time soon, so I think I’m going to be spending Thanksgiving here with my Dad and extended family. I think we are going to do a “stay-cation”. Well for me, not for them. My dad is from Washington, D.C. and is rarely there because he is usually flying all over Europe so I guess that makes me the host! For Christmas, we usually go to Beaver Creek, Colorado and go skiing with some family friends. It’s like a winter wonderland. I love it.
What is next for you?
Haha, that is funny because my Sony a5100 is next to me. It is this dope camera I got after some of my cast mates got it, and it is the definition of “amazing selfie camera” it makes any selfie look gold. I am now spoiled and can’t even take a selfie on my phone. I am so tied to this camera and the images it captures!
Shop the collection HERE.