Slow Down With ZX: Kathryn Zahorak

 

Meet Kathryn Zahorak, a brilliant Los Angeles actress and creative challenging the way we connect through storytelling. Hear her perspective on life, mindful living, and personal style.


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Where do you find inspiration?

My inspiration comes from many sources, often, when I’m home. I fall in love with places, through architecture and natural beauty. I stumble upon musing in old movies, and iconics of past decades. I romanticize my surroundings often and love living in Los Angeles.

What interests are a large part of your identity?

Writing has been my greatest escape throughout my life. During the pandemic, I wrote my first TV pilot script.


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Where can we find you on the weekend?

Walking my dog around Silver Lake with my fiance and drinking a black iced americano.

How do you slow down after a long day? 

I love going out for a special date night with fresh pasta and red wine or going to one of my favorite restaurants in LA followed by a movie at home.


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What slow moments do you savor the most? 

When I am with loved ones, away from my phone, and away from the pressure to ‘hustle’. I especially love seeing my parents in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is much slower in Northern California.

What moments bring you the most joy?

Traveling. I miss it so much. I had a trip planned to Italy in April of 2020, which obviously, was canceled. Once it is safe, I would love to go back there. I crave that feeling you get at the airport, right before your flight on the way to your next adventure.

What does mindful living look like to you?

Being kind – not only with others but to myself and the environment.

What steps do you take to show up authentically? 

Cultivating my priorities and core beliefs. Therapy. Remembering I have only one life to live, so might as well live it to the fullest.


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Do you have any rituals to keep your mind clear?

Journaling. Anytime I am anxious, I put some music on and write whatever is going on in my head. I highly recommend it.

What does consuming thoughtfully mean to you? 

Consuming thoughtfully starts with defining your personal style. When you make a purchase, be attentive of it. That way, it’s not driven by the need to be on-trend BUT your own point of view on fashion. I love supporting smaller designers, and shopping vintage.


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How did you learn to dress for yourself? 

Around 25, I grew tired of chasing trends. I found decades and style icons I connected to most and looked for ways to build my closet out with classic pieces.

What are you wearing when you feel the most like yourself?

Mini skirts. Levis. Knee-High boots. Oversized men’s button-downs.

What do you love about the ZX style you chose, and how has it filled gaps in your wardrobe?

A colorful sandal is a staple in my wardrobe during the summer. Hot days in LA call for a strappy sandal. I love the versatility of this pair. They also give me total ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ vibes in the best way. 

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Inés Ybarra — Photographer & Art Director

Inés Ybarra is a photographer & art director currently residing in Madrid. Inés is also the founder & creative director of CasaHari.
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Selected Clients

D1 Models
Derek Henderson
Fasianos Workshop
State of Escape,
Net-A-Porter
Estelle Dévé Studio

D1 Models
Derek Henderson
Fasianos Workshop
State of Escape,
Net-A-Porter
Estelle Dévé Studio

D1 Models
Derek Henderson
Fasianos Workshop
State of Escape,
Net-A-Porter
Estelle Dévé Studio

D1 Models
Derek Henderson
Fasianos Workshop
State of Escape,
Net-A-Porter
Estelle Dévé Studio

D1 Models
Derek Henderson
Fasianos Workshop
State of Escape,
Net-A-Porter
Estelle Dévé Studio

© Inés Ybarra 2021

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