(Channeling my inner animal, furs galore and fun with my mother's vintage lace/velvet high cut leotard. Make up done by little miss Jaydeesticking with all nude tones for that raw natural look.)
These mega awesome photos are the second set the gorgeous Melissa De Mata took when we shot at the beginning of the year. She informed me that she wanted to feature them on Light Meets Night along with a Q&A. I've never been asked personal questions having to do with fashion or really took the time to give it some thought. It was really refreshing to actually read my responses and be confronted with the truth. I feel like these photos were a great reflection for me about being confident. Confidence is key if you don't believe in yourself then why should others? Thanks again for the way beyond rad feature LMN!
Here's a tid bit from the Q&A
Check out the rest of my interview with Light Meets Night HERE.
LMN: What is your personal fashion philosophy?
JV: Fashion to me is my biggest form of self expression. It’s an obsession pouring out of me, running through my blood. An addiction, I can’t turn it off even if I wanted to. Each day I have the constant need to create. People are always going to have an opinion about your style and choice of clothing-whether it’s negative or positive, but as long you stay true to yourself and love it… F what they think! They say dance like no one’s watching… I say wear whatever the hell you want! Wear what you want, whenever you want, however you want-wear it with confidence!
LMN: Who are you top 5 icons (fashion or not) right now?
JV: My mother- PAST and PRESENT
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen- I’ve admired them ever since I was little ( I have them to thank for my cornrow twisties/ butterfly clips craze!) They are innovators and constantly revamping themselves it amazes me!
Abby Lee Kershaw- I am digging her Model Off Duty looks. She throws things together in such an effortless way.
Lykke Li- Her music is honest and pure madness! She has a dark soul. She performs with strong emotion and dances so weird I love it! ( gahhh I want to see her live!)
Christine Centenera- Fashion Editor of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. She’s lady like but still has that funkiness edge.
“These are the girls who don’t really follow things. To be honest, we like freaks. They make their own rules, and as a result they become some sort of icon because they become leaders- as opposed to outsiders. I think that’s so interesting. People who make their own rules usually feel kind of alone, left out, but in reality they become leaders. They become what everyone else follows.” -Lazaro Hernandez designer of Proenza Schouler