BGKI met up with Jessica Virgin, I proposed and was left stranded on the curb with ring in hand. Took the flowers, put them in her hair and went thrifting…

How would you define your personal style?

My style is all over the place you can’t really put me in one category…maybe crazy!

Do you find that you follow fashion trends, or do you play by your own rules?

I play by my own rules! Trends are cute but not forever.

Are there any colors you tend to shy away from, and if so why?

Nooooooo, I’m dark-skinned so I can wear any color…or that’s at least what I think.

When you hear the term “Black Girl Killing It” what comes to mind?

A black girl doing her thang!

Do you accept anyone’s critique or are you confident in your style choices?

I’m super confident I don’t need anyone’s opinion on what I’m wearing but I do take compliments.

As a child were you always into clothes or did you grow into your own fashion sense?

Since birth I believe, haha, my grandmother used to make me go thrifting with her since I was like 4. I used to hate it until I was 8 and discover Diana Ross, The Supreme days of course, and it’s been love ever since.

Do you participate in your local fashion scene?

I live in Texas, it’s not really a fashion scene here. You just wear whatever your friends are wearing is how I see it. Maybe when I walk to my car I participate, haha!

How does your day to day life factor into your wardrobe choices?

Vintage is my life so it’s an everyday thing for me.

What is your greatest fashion pet peeve?

You can’t complete an outfit with plastic flip flops, vomit and Ugg boots too! 

What is your favourite trend right now?

Platforms even though I’ve been sporting them waaaaaay before I’m amazed with what they’ve come up with…the bigger the better!

Have you ever tried your hand at design or sewing?

I DIY like EVERYTHING, sew by hand and make whatever creations that come to mind. Designing isn’t really my forte, I’m better at wearing them.

Are there any designers that you like to wear or whose clothing stands out with you?

Oddly enough being a “fashion blogger” I don’t really follow designers. I guess I’m not into stuff I can’t afford but I don’t mind glancing at it.

Your five must-haves as a girl:

  • Platform shoes
  • the best vintage
  • a shitload of jewelry
  • sunnies
  • lipstick!

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P.S. Proposal update

…I’m still on my knee.