I used to be anti-dress and really stubborn about not being that girly-girl, even though I kind of wanted to be her. I was in art school at UC so I would paint every day and everything would get ruined, which pushed me into being a tomboy.
Probably my favorite jacket—a military-inspired double-breasted black wool jacket with gold buttons. It gets called a lot of different names: Cap’n Crunch jacket, Sgt. Pepper jacket, Janet Jackson jacket. Et cetera. I get more compliments on it than anything else I wear.
I’ve had it for two or three years. Everyone seems to think it’s the greatest thing ever, even though I think I got it from some generic store in Chicago, like H&M maybe. I bought three coats that trip. I have a jacket problem. I like jackets a lot.
I just got an awesome coat at Macy’s. I fell in love with it and I paid way too much for it. The coat is blue and military inspired. I don’t know why but I like being girly yet tough.
I feel like Fabricate has made me girlier, especially in the hair realm. I usually have short hair but I grew my hair out because I wanted to be able to pull it back with this hairpiece with a feather and a tiny metal machine gun on it. From a distance it’s this delicate thing, but then when you look close it’s more punky. I like things with a little edge to them.
Photograph by Ryan KurtzOriginally published in the January 2011 issue.
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