In what is clearly indicative of passionate independence, Karlene states the following as her motto: Embrace being yourself and not someone else! Though not a professional model, she loves fashion, I speaks of getting her inspiration from everything and everyone around her. She then uses that inspiration to create her personal style. It is so distinctive that her friends look at clothing and say, "That's something Karlene would wear." Karlene was selected to participate in Fashion | Panåche during September 2011 in Trinidad & Tobago. The diversity of her style and her embracing the beautiful artistry and vibrant colors of traditional Indian garments made for a very special photographic experience.