Posted by Brittany on December 29th, 2010
We sure as HELLZ haven’t had one of these for quite some time, BUT since we’re starting a brand new year, I thought we should bring this oldie back to life and give the blog a lot more love! These posts are dedicated to the most influential people in the pop world today. Argue if you will, but bloggers truly are the taste-makers of our generation. I’ve heard stories where celeb’s feed more into what bloggers say about their career and wardrobe then any gossip magazine. What does that say about the current Zeitgeist? A few weeks ago, I posted about one girls wardrobe and my full on obsession with Miss JaY(don’t forget the ‘Y’)ne! If her chic grunge look doesn’t attract your attention, then maybe her random funny antics and rants about fashion will. Sure we’re all over the usual fashion blogger and their daily outfit posts, but if you ever start following ‘Stop It Right Now’, you’ll find yourself enticed by every word Jayne types. Why don’t you STOP IT RIGHT NOW?
Who are you and what exactly is it that you do?
I’m nobody special. I work a regular ol’ 9-5 doing mens apparel design for a skateboard company.
Can you give me a little insight into your background, personal and
I grew up all over the place with all sorts of different people so I think I’m an amalgamation of all those different environments. Grew up into skateboarding and fashion so the natural progression was to combine the two. As I get older, the high fashion has started to overshadow the years of tomboy casual street stuff.
What inspires you in terms of the blog?
Anything and everything inane. (not to be confused with “insane” but yeah I guess that too)
What’s currently on your playlist?
My iPod is probably the strangest mix ever. I’m not a cool music person. I hate music snobs more than anything. If I like what I hear I just go for it. I just got back from a trip to SF and the drive had everything from Stevie Wonder, Pharcyde, Murder City Devils, Tchaikovsky, Swell Season, to Lynrd Skynyrd.
Who inspires you right now?
People who make something out of nothing. Could be something as broad as someone who comes from nothing and becomes successful that inspires me, or something as simple as a well put-together look from unexpected pieces. Creative types in general. I’m also a big fan of hardworking folk and people who don’t take things too seriously, like my blogger bud InnyVinny. I have an odd sense of humor so people who can make me laugh are real gems.
Is there a montra that you tend to live by?
Work hard towards playing harder. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. There’s not much else to life.
Describe your closet in one word:
What designer or lable would you choose to wear every day of your life?
I don’t know if I would choose to wear just one. Different designers have different perspectives and their product puts out such different vibes. I’m a mood dresser so it’d be like committing to one mode of dressing every day; I couldn’t do that. If I could have a M-T-W-Th-F rotation it would be Ann-Sofie Back, Margiela, Jun Takahashi, Junya Watanabe, and Phoebe Philo.
Where do you see yourself 5 years down the road?
Married with children. Hopefully with my own business, preferably a successful one. *fingers crossed*
Do you have an alter ego? If so, describe her traits/style:
My alter ego is actually very well known amongst my friends. It’s Grandma Jayne, except my alter ego is more my main deal now since it’s probably taken over about 70% of the time. Gran’s all about stretchy pants, no makeup, and peace and quiet.
What is currently your guilty pleasure?
eBay! Is there eBay intervention? I almost prefer it to hanging out with people.
Who do you look up to in fashion/art/film?
Right now I think Elin Kling has the best effortless style. Kate Lanphear is perfection too. I really love people like The Divinitus for their consistency. I think anything that triggers a pleasing feeling stems from a basic respect for consistency. I appreciate people who have a sense of who they are and what their style is. I don’t care if you’re hip hop or grunge, or metal, or dainty and girly, rich or poor, whatever; or even if you take slight elements of different styles and somehow make them your own. There’s nothing worse than a girly girl that will wear a metal band or vintage Harley shirt and black leather to be “edgy” for a day. Well maybe something worse would be people who act really fashion savvy that aren’t. Consistency and a bit of humbleness go a long way.