Kindall Almond


In Her Shoes — Stylist Kindall Almond feels most confident in her perfect vintage Wranglers and a nice pair of cowboy boots, and we don't blame her. 

Photography: Jerome Corpuz

What neighborhood do you live in?

This month marks the 10t​h​ year I’ve lived in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.

What is your favorite item of clothing and why?

I try not to get too attached to clothing, because I’m super hard on it and will inevitably dump an entire cup of coffee on or wash it with a tinted chap stick. There was one Chaka Kahn concert t-shirt of my dad’s from the 70’s that I treasured. I wore it into the ground and dried it on high heat one too many times, but I still have the shreds in storage.

Does your job dictate, in any way, what you wear everyday​?

I work in costume design and styling, so I’m on my feet almost every single day. I’m usually in sneakers/flats, something oversized so I can move, and probably with a lot of pockets for me to stuff supplies in. Long sleeves make me insane when I have to use my hands a lot, so I have a rotating cast of white tank tops I wear under everything in case I need to strip down, even in the winter time.

How would you define good style​?

I love when people are really dedicated to a specific color, decade or type of dressing. Like when I see a woman dressed in all chartreuse at the Met, down to her hair and makeup, it makes me smile. I don’t know if it’s necessarily “good style” but it’s more just an ultimate, hell yea, do you. You can tell they are only dressing for themselves and no one else, which I think is the truest form of style.

Can you describe your all-time favorite pair of shoes​?

I used to have a white, light up pair of iridescent LA Gears when I was about 5. They’ve since been memorialized in a pastel drawing of my sister and I in matching denim outfits hanging at my parent’s house in Colorado.

Where do you buy most of your clothing​?

Most of my clothing is second hand, I love owning things that have lived an entire life before I dug them up somewhere in New Jersey. That being said, it’s nice to have a few designer pieces that you mix into an outfit. Sometimes in my head I like to tally everything up that I’m wearing, and it’s like; this was free, this was 5 dollars, and everything together costs less than 20 dollars, except here is this designer jacket or pair of shoes that I saved up for and love.

Do you have any particular item of clothing that makes you feel powerful?

Having a really good pair of denim always makes me feel good and confident. Old Wranglers paired with a nice pair of cowboy boots and I’ve never felt better.

Who are your personal style icons​?

My personal style icons are the old Chinese women who collect cans in Chinatown. Seriously. They don’t give a shit about looking cool, but always manage to.

Kindall is wearing her own clothes and the Jules Boot in Black Nappa