Today I was featured in the super-slick beauty/fashion blog, The Blay Report as this week's Street Talk! Check out the full post here, but here's an abbreviated version below, with my annotations in brackets.
STREET TALK: JESSICA TOM BURSTS WITH "PERSONALITIES" [Specifically, Madame Butterfly Goes to the Stables]
So tell me, what’s your fashion inspiration?
I just like to wear things that no one else can pull off. [This came from a childhood of shopping from the sale rack. That means I learned how to wear all the weird things no one else would buy.]
Hmm, what do you mean?
Like when I shop I look for crazy shapes and really cool textures. I like to challenge myself. [It's true. If you want to make Julian shudder on command, ask him about my oversized scribbled yard cropped jacket.]
So what do you think to yourself as you’re getting ready for the day?
I like trying on new personalities. I’m mean it’s just clothes, why not?
Personalities, eh? Any “recurring characters”?
Well, I really like “Futuristic Stewardess.” Or “Tiny Japanese Architect” and “Mad Cap Fashion Editor.”
[Laughs] Mad cap fashion editor?
Yeah, like purple lipstick and red hair, very “Queen of Hearts.” [I was thinking of glamorous fashion eccentrics, Lynn Yaeger and Isabella Blow, who famously said, “If you’re beautiful you don’t need clothes. If you’re ugly like me, you’re like a house with no foundations; you need something to build you up.]
Images Courtesy of Darryl Calmese Jr. for Art-X Photography