By now you’ve seen the first cover of The Indulge in Fashion issue but baby you haven’t seen our second cover girl… that is till now! Karreuche Tran graces the dual cover of our November/December Issue. Check out some of what Karreuche had to say in the issue.
“In the beginning of my relationship, I used to shy away from it but you can’t really control it. “I wasn’t used to it. I would be in the way back or go way ahead. Now I’m kind of used to it.” Karrueche Tran says of the attention that came with her high-profile romance. It’s this attention that has resulted to her being photographed the moment she steps outside of her house. We all know the story of the breakups to makeups, love triangle and the ultimate betrayal that ended it all.
She’s been spotted front row at fashion shows, hosted numerous events and found a way to pursue a newfound passion for acting recently taking a turn as Vanessa Ivy in the StyleHaul produced web series ‘Vanity”. This newfound career has been part of the healing process. “My character is the bitch on the show, which is fun to play because I’m not a bitch! I just started [acting] but it is therapeutic. I’m so bottled up and I don’t like to express myself or show my emotions so being able to let that out through characters without feeling like I’m exposing myself too much is pretty cool.”
While there is sadness in her eyes I recognize woman to woman, there is a tone in her voice when she speaks that says she’s just trying to figure out how to move forward. Right now, moving on has nothing to do with a relationship or even dating. “I haven’t really explored dating yet and I’m not sure if I’m mentally there just because of all the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s a lot to open up to somebody.”
“I think people are intimated by the drama [from my past relationship] and not wanting to deal with it because it’s an ongoing story. I’m very guarded and very too myself.” she says sounding more like a hurt lover than a woman scorned but it’s not just with men. In a time where girl power seems almost like nostalgia and mean girl culture is very real, Karrueche wishes things were different. “Social Media is like an open book” she notes, “anybody can say anything at anytime” Unfortunately for her, everything isn’t always positive and a lot of it comes from women.
She does manage to surround herself with a solid group of girlfriends who support each other through life’s experiences and experience remains her favorite teacher. “I learn through experiences and from my mistakes. [Even] my mom never gave me relationship advice. She told me just keep yourself happy.”
Written By: Garmai K. Momolu
Shot by Chad Finley, Styled by Julian R. Lark, Makeup by Mel Hunter and Hair by Crystal Givens