At first glance, Courtney Kerr is quickly recognized for her larger than life personal style: It’s playful, fun, & full of her sassy personality. Since a young age, this outspoken Dallasite has spent most of her life eating, sleeping, and breathing fashion…so much so that she has dedicated her life to chronicling her fabulous style & taste on her well known blog “What Courtney Wore,” which has transitioned into an online magazine, “KERRently.” From her style do’s & don’ts, to her unfiltered look on life, Kerr’s unique take on style is one that readers certainly find as a breath of fresh air.
Courtney’s life took an interesting turn when she was cast on Bravo’s 2011 docudrama, “Most Eligible Dallas,” which eventually led to a 2013 spinoff show, “Courtney Loves Dallas.” Female viewers were eager to know everything about Courtney’s wardrobe, which was her lightbulb moment to leave her longtime, successful career as a retail shopgirl and venture into the world of style blogging. In addition to style expert & tastemaker, Kerr has also added talk show host to her resume. For two years, Dallas woke up to her every morning on the panel of opinionated women on KTXD’s 2-hour morning show, “The Broadcast.” In 2014, CBS Radio also scooped up Courtney to co-host afternoon drive show, “UNcorked with Leigh Ann & Courtney Kerr,” which airs on their Dallas hot adult contemporary station, 103.7 KVIL. The ladies, who have the ONLY all female drive home show in the country, discuss everything from celebrity gossip, to relationships & sex, and everything in between. In January of 2016, “UNcorked” went nationally syndicated and began as a weekly online podcast for Play.It.
After 5 years of juggling it all & going 100mph in designer heels, Courtney recognized that it was time to elevate “What Courtney Wore” into a online magazine, appropriately named “KERRently.” She knew there was no way she could add this to her already full plate, so she looked to longtime assistant, Shannon Russo, to be her right hand gal and Director of Operations. The duo spent months brainstorming about how they could create an online magazine that still embodied Courtney’s personal style, but also added curated elements of her day to day life including beauty, living, and travel. In January 2016, “KERRently” was launched.
Courtney, 34, resides in a fashionably decorated Dallas high-rise, and when she isn’t playing dress up in her closet or thinking of her next sarcastic one-liner, she can be found eating tex-mex, drinking dirty martinis, traveling the world, or playing fetch with her four-legged best friend, a female rescue pit bull who is appropriately named “Fancy.”
As the Director of Operations for “KERRently,” Shannon Russo is Courtney’s right hand gal. However, this relationship didn’t form overnight. In fact it was quite an exciting journey over the past four years that brought the duo back together for the launch of “KERRently” in January 2016.
After growing up on the Florida beaches, Shannon packed up & moved to Dallas to attend SMU’s Cox School of Business. As a self-proclaimed workaholic, Shannon sought out a job to add to her already full & overflowing college plate. When Shannon went to interview for the position as Kerr’s assistant in 2012, the gals instantly hit it off, so much so that Courtney told Shannon it was her fabulous hair that sealed the deal. Ultimately the hair envy faded and they continued to work together flawlessly for the remainder of Shannon’s college years. Russo, who has a natural interest in business & operations, was the problem solver, the number cruncher, & the manager of chaos, while Courtney shined as the creative mind, the huge personality, & the creator of all the chaos.
Upon graduation, the dynamic duo said their tear-filled goodbyes. After working in public accounting, Russo realized that she wanted a career that incorporated both her natural business abilities & her creativity, which led her to accept a position as the E-Commerce Coordinator for a luxury boutique in Dallas. During that time, Shannon gained unprecedented online sales experience working with some of the finest fashion designers in the world.
Shannon & Courtney continued to remain close, never letting more than a week or two go by without a rosè-filled brunch or Netflix date to catch up. In late 2015, Kerr approached her former assistant, and now close friend, with a business proposition: To come on board as the Director of Operations & transform “What Courtney Wore” into “KERRently,” an online magazine inspired by Courtney’s larger than life personal style.
Shannon, who places a high importance on giving back and traveling the world with her friends & family, divides her days perfectly between working out, sipping red wine, stalking Mindy Kaling, online shopping, & rolling her eyes at Courtney’s shenanigans.
It’s safe to say that it’s a zoo around the KERRently offices, & with these 2 rescue pups always at our feet, it’s quite shocking that anything ever gets done! Fancy, Courtney’s rescue pitbull, & Georgia, Shannon’s rescue rotweiller/lab mix are not only the most unlikely best friend duo, but they are also the unofficial KERRently mascots!
Fancy, who eats gluten free & is quite particular about the temperature of her water, is the lazier of the friends. She enjoys the lap of luxury & sleeping every night at the foot of Courtney’s bed on a faux fur blanket. Fancy despises getting wet, hates playing in the mud, & will unapologetically stare at you with her signature “one ear flop” until you acknowledge her cuteness. A sucker for a kiss, she’s quite the licker, & isn’t afraid of public displays of affection. But be careful…if you let her get too close you’ll be picking white fur off your clothes for the rest of your life! Thankfully, Courtney has a lint roller in every drawer!
Georgia, who is a big fan of eating all of Fancy’s leftover food, definitely enjoys being the center of attention at work. Although she can’t catch a ball to save ¿er life (thankfully Shannon did when she rescued her!), Georgia enjoys spending her time off the clock hiking with Shannon, finding clever new ways to get anyone & everyone’s attention, & getting ferociously licked by Fancy. Be forewarned…this bear-like pup will call you out if you refuse to pet her, & if your hand is on anything other than her, she will be the first to delicately place her paw smack dap on your lap until further notice!
The adorable duo add just the right amount of love, licks, & personality to the KERRently team. #AdoptDontShop