When college student Cat Khan began archiving her favorite fashion spreads on the internet, she never anticipated her blog, Knight Cat, would become daily inspiration for thousands of readers. Unlike many bloggers of equal fame, Cat is a private person who has never posted a picture of herself on the web, leaving her fans wondering just who the "girl behind the curtain" is. We caught up the elusive Cat to talk fashion, fall shoes and loving Jim Morrison's pants.
Why did you start Knight Cat?
I started my blog as a way to keep track of images I found inspiring, sort of like a visual diary.
How much time do you devote to the blog each week?
I try to blog whenever I have free time. This means squeezing in time between classes and lunch breaks, which is actually much more practical than it sounds!
How do you think bloggers have influenced the way the fashion industry functions?
Fashion is a trend driven industry, and fashion blogs definitely give people a direction on how to follow and interpret those runway trends.
Where are you from?
Who are your style icons?
I think Jim Morrison is one of my biggest style inspirations. That man could rock leather pants like no one else.
Who are some of your favorite designers?
My favorite designers would have to be Phillip Lim, Oliver Theyskens, Alexander Wang, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag and Bone. I like designers that create pieces that can be easily integrated into your closet, and most of them do.
What movie would you love to have been in?
I recently watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and was really inspired by their wardrobe. I'm talking serious corduroy blazers, wide brim hats, plenty of tan and khaki. They really were outlaws with mad style. I was the Sundance Kid for Halloween!
What blogs do you follow?
Fashion Squad, Bleach Black, Fashion Toast and Le Fashion Image.
What's your favorite Youtube video at the moment?
The Gucci fragrance commercial directed by Chris Cunningham.
Guilty pleasure TV show?
What would you do if the internet were outlawed tomorrow?
I would start a band.
What's your biggest fear?
I don't want to be one of those people who are afraid to try something because of the fear of failure.
How do you spend your time when you aren't blogging?
I like to paint, skateboard, ride my bike, collect music, read and annoy my friends...and that's about it.
Tell us about a recent dream you've had.
Last week I had a dream that I was best friends with Kelly Kapoor from The Office. It was kind of awesome.
Which pair of shoes in your closet is your favorite?
These Sam Edelman shoes I got from Urban Outfitters.
What are you favorite shoe trends for fall?
Lace-up, flat, ankle, thigh-high and heeled. They are the perfect way to get ready for fall. The best thing about them is that they can easily make the simplest outfits look really cool, like skinny jeans and a t-shirt.
They come in so many forms, so there are a lot of choices. I really love sandal wedges with socks right now. Burberry Prorsum combined the two beautifully and proved that sandals can be worn into fall.
I feel like these will never go away; they will always be cool. You can wear them all year round, with almost anything. They look especially good with skinny ankle jeans and socks.