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Tara Macken Takes DSTLD Denim for a Spin

Aug 07, 2014

My name is: Tara Macken.

I was born in: a car in Kuwait, but now I call Marina Del Rey, CA home.

Profession: Actress, stuntwoman.

A typical day consists of: If I’m on set filming, it consists of 12 plus hours of action, doing what I love to do, surrounded by the most talented people in their profession. If I’m not on set, my day consists of going on a run down to the beach to have my morning coffee watching surfers by the Venice pier. Followed by training at a park or gym, lunch with friends, errand running, then back to the beach to catch the sunset. Oh yeah, and mix this in with auditions and photoshoots.

My style is: Eclectic and ever evolving. I don’t typically stick to trends or what’s hot at the moment. I dress up with what’s best for my body type, inspiration being movies, characters and it all has to be comfortable. I also try to stay out of the sun, so I travel around with a floppy hat.

What is in my purse: A weekly organizer/ planner. Wallet, chapstick, lipstick, pen, deodorant, sunglasses, sunblock.

I style my denim with: Form fitted tees and/or loose, open shirts where you can see my tankini bra-top.

The best thing about my denim: It fits like a charm, it feels like it holds everything in and it keeps its form. Good stretch, I can’t break it. Also, I can wear it for both a daytime casual look and a more upscale, nighttime look. I love it. It’s a comfortable and a classy find.

My favorite pair of DSTLDs from this shoot are: The black, low rise distressed jeans and the booty shorts.

My go-to outfit is: Black high-waisted DSTLD denim, black leather ankle booties, white loose fitted tank top, and a necklace. Obviously with my hat, shades, and a purse.

Right now i’m working on: Just wrapped up a movie with Dwayne Johnson, Guardians of the Galaxy is coming out, and I will be working on a Richie Rich show.

I can’t live without: Contacts and glasses, I’m blind! Flip flops, sunblock and a hat.

I’m inspired by: Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss.

My favorite item in my closet right now is: My black DSTLD high waisted denim! It gives me a big booty with a tiny waistline, score!

I want to be remembered for: My personality and my choices. Growing up, my main goal was to do what makes me happy, and I stuck to this mantra as an adult. It’s a choice to make to follow the inner child in you, and I’m glad that despite the ups and downs, criticism and support, I’ve done exactly what I am meant to do. I’ve always believed in myself, even when no one else did, and despite all odds it has worked out.

High Waisted Ripped Skinny Jean

Mid Rise Ripped Skinny Jean

High Rise Black Powerstretch Skinny

High Rise Black Powerstretch Skinny

Photos by Carlos Moscat