1 Briefly introduce yourself. What's your name? Birthday? Location? Job?
My name is Jane Aldridge, I'm 17 years old, and I live in Trophy Club, Texas. I am currently a junior in high school.
2 When did you first blogging and why?
I started blogging one summer when I was bored. I wanted my blog to be like a style diary where I could show things that I like and the outfits that I wear. It's fun to photograph your outfits because you can see how your style evolves over time. Where I live, people look at me like I'm an alien because of how I dress. It's funny to me that people on the internet embrace my style!
3 What is your signature style?
I'm not sure that I have one! My style can be really random. I always love flashy vintage pieces mixed with fabulous shoes. Beautiful shoes are a constant in my style.
4 When and how did you come about establishing your own style and look?
I have always collected beautiful clothes and I think that my style changes as my wardrobe expands-a certain piece of clothing can inspire me to dress in a whole new way.
5 What is your fashion/styling rule?
Always have fun and don't take fashion too seriously. I try to stay away from most trends too.
6 Explain how you get dressed in the morning, step by step.
I have so many clothes and it's hard for me to wear them all, but I try to give everything in my closet equal circulation. I usually start with one item: a certain pair of shoes, a skirt I haven't worn in a while, or a jacket I just got at the thrift store. I like to match things according to color, so my closet is color coded.
7 What is your key fashion item?
My key fashion item is a flattering high waisted, knee-length skirt. Any color, preferably in silk or organza. They're the easiest thing to wear for me.
8 And what's your favorite way of styling the item?
With crazy belts and playful shoes. I like to wear a green organza skirt I have with a lion head belt and Miu Miu dragonfly shoes.
9 Explain how you mix and max color palette.
My favorite colors to wear are beigey-nudes and soft pinks. These colors look good on me and they go with a lot of other colors. I love flashy neon colors too!
10 Who's your fashion icon and why?
My fashion icon is Tina Chow-her style was eclectic but at the same time she always looked so elegant and timeless. She was very passionate about collecting vintage haute-couture too, and had an exquisite collection of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, and Madeleine Vionnet. I admire her passion for beautiful clothes.
11 Where do you shop? What are some of your favorite shops and why?
I shop a lot on eBay for vintage clothing. You can always find something amazing if you look hard enough, and it's fun to collect cool vintage clothes. My favorite vintage designers to collect are Kansai Yamamoto and Kenzo. Buying shoes is h
arder: to track down just the right pair I get in touch with the brands directly, or buy online from overseas.
12 What are some things you keep in mind when you shop? Do you have any shopping rules?
I try to never buy anything that looks trendy or cheap-quality. Other than that, I'll wear anything that catches my eye. I love to go to thrift stores and pick up something really crazy. This has led to me buying way too many clothes-we just had a closet built in our garage to hold all of the vintage clothes my mom and I buy.
13 What's your most recent purchase? Can you give any tips on how to wear it?
I recently got a shearling and suede black bomber jacket by Richard Chai. It has an aviator feel to it and it looks very tough. I like to soften it by pairing it with feminine, high waisted skirts and strappy, whimsical shoes.
14 What's your favorite show from 2009 S/S collection? Has this show affected the way you dress in any way?
Martin Margiela's 20th anniversary show was so incredible. The way he consistently challenges the preconceptions of fashion is inspiring to me. I appreciate the ideology behind his label.
15 If you can buy one item for the summer, what would it be?
Every pair of shoes from Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009!
Good answers =)
This is so cool. I love that you translated your replies. I agree about Margiela s/s09
Fashioncholic Girl says
congragulations jane !!!
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That is really amazing – Congratulations!
I’m with you on the vintage front; I’m always wearing something vintage! It’s so much fun searching for the perfect item.
Congratulations! So deserve it. xx
chekka Cuomova says
I really enjoyed my time reading it. And I envy that both of you and your mom love vintage pieces! how fun!! :D
Montreal Fashion Minds says
So awesome! Congrats! :)
~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~
Love your style. Congratulations!
Congradulations! Oh, what an honor!
caroline nie says
I love Tina Chow as well….she is definitely the style ICON! I had the pleasure of meeting her once when she was in Hong Kong.
mr. freddy's mom says
you answered those questions very well.
you’re my inspiration and i adore you because you’re so fearless to wear any outfit.
JW, what other blogs were mentionned?
Wow! Congrats again!
I’d also like to know what other blogs were mentioned.
Hey thanks for visiting my blog :)
So happy to see you’re in Vogue girl Korea — finally an interview I can read without using the English translation hehe.
That photo of you in the black chair is definitely one of my favorites!!
you’re so hot. that’s all i have to say :) xo
OMG! This is amazing!
actually I am korean :) I have been visit your blog for two month!
I think I have to buy a Korean vogue.
Congrats ^_^ !!
You are just too cool for school, chica. I’m coveting a Martin dress on eluxury right this minute!!
It’s really awesome to see you in Vogue girl korea. because I’m korean and addicted to your blog and oneday when I open the page of Voguegirl you were there!! I was like “It’s Jane I know!!” haha You inspire me alot in many ways thanx!!
your blog is great!!!!!! :)
eugenia semjonova says
OMG Lady, you’re all over the place! Congrats, and stay a lovely human being even after you get crazy famous and do coke off of hand cut crystal in the champagne room. :)
Good to see you in my one of favorite mag :D
YoU are so lucky ; I m jalous !
But i am happy for you
You know…you were in the Slovenian Elle also!:) There were some question of you and a that picture of you in the chair!
mademoiselle chic says
Nini Nguyen says
Congrats Jane!!! This is awesome… I gave you an award for your blog. Please stop by and check it out..
you are so very lucky :)
Congratulation you deserved it ! really !!
Congrats on the write up!!
I just cant wait to see how your career unfolds!
Congratulations! Really interesting interview as well
Cafe Fashionista says
Congrats! That magazine looks kind of fabulous! :)
congrats!! you are so daring, and it’s wonderful :) i wanted to comment and say hi, i’m a long-time reader finally starting my own blog and not lurking anymore :] thanks for all the inspiration!
Congratulations! And I loved reading your answers to the interview :)
Congrats, Jane. You rock
Congrats on the feature! Very well deserved!!
william shatner says
the headline cover story no less? congratulations!
Congrats on the feature! You have a lovely site, in which I admire.
i need to buy that magazine
Prêt-à-Porter P says
the closet garage wow! like rachel zoe ;)
that’s so hot!
congratulations on the article in teen vogue!
Also, what happened to your post that was up yesterday about Ava and her DIY Ann D’s?
Holly McNeill says
You have an amazing sense of style, I basically stalk your blog!
Your outfits are inspiring.
Holly McNeill says
You have an amazing sense of style, I basically stalk your blog!
Your outfits are inspiring.
Oh wow – congratulations! That’s wonderful, and you totally deserve it :)
Congratulations! You look fabulous and you completely deserve the article. Your blog is amaaaazing!
How did the meet and greet at Rugby go? I am depressed I couldn’t make it, but I would love to see pictures!
Saree Elias says
JJ! congratssss! kissesss!
vogue?! ohmygod juani, congrats!! that’s so cool!
mimi jolie says
congrats on teen vogue and this!!!!! you must be soo excited!!!
Awesome! I love your blog, you are completely inspirational. I just started a second blog, I would love for you to check it out =)
you are amazing girl. i CANNOT believe you are only 17 years old. i have no doubt that you will pursue an amazing career and life in many years to come. this is the first time i’ve saw your site and now i understand all the buzz. it’d be nice to know how you afford all these fabulous shoes at your age!!! haha
i love your blog and i check it all the time!
i dont think ive ever posted, but i just wanted to say that i think you have great style and i love your shoes!
check out my blog if you ever have a chance – zarnasrunway.blogspot.com
Congrats! hard work does pay off…
Hey what happened to the post previous to this one about Ava??
I think you should definitely post some pics of your wardrobe so we can see the colour-coordinated-ness, and get an idea of just how many clothes you have, and how you keep it all organised!
i’m very fascinated.
Congrats! That’s quite a reward, Vogue!
i just read in Texas Monthly you are doing a shoe line for Urban Outfitters???
oh wow that’s awesome! – you definitely deserve it.
can you tell me who the other bloggers are that were featured alongside you? I want to check out their blogs too :)
I’M KOREAN and I LOVE YOU!
i especially liked this part: ‘Where I live, people look at me like I’m an alien because of how I dress. It’s funny to me that people on the internet embrace my style!’ your style is definitly one of a kind but its fantastic, stay awesome xox
You certainly DESERVE this elevated status! :)
u are amazingly gorgeous, i always adore your style and your mommy too… keep it up Jane!!
I love getting to know more about you so your translation was very much welcome. And I especially love your addiction to Ann Demeulemeester shoes. My aunt is a designer for Ann D. and I showed her your blog and she wsa happy to see you liked the shoes so much. I loove your blog and check it everyday. Keep up the good work. I definitely wish I was as daring and brave as you with my clothing. :)
Congrats ! Girl you got style and deserve that spot up there ;)
fashion tidbits says
I love your style..
And what do you think about Diana Rikasari?
She is also fabolous and very creative..
gee it’s far out reading your story in Korean.. I was born in Korea… :P
How can you be 17 when you were born in 1989. You’re 19 turning 20 this year…
Hi Jane, i’m Korean.
I’ve checked your blog before i read your interview in vogue girl.
your style makes me so impress.
you must be styling gunius.
I hope to see your fabulous fashion in this blog continuously.
Wow. I’m Korean girl. I love your pictures and fashion and SHOES! I had no idea there are some other korean like your blog too! xD Congratulations!
i had no idea you were 17.
i was such an awkward 17 year old.
trying to find where i fit.
I caeme from Korea after reading your article! nice job! Congrats!
wow, i cant believe youre from texas cause u dont dress like a girl who lives there lol. btw i kinda feel the same way in where i live. but today i actually dont really care if people stare at me and start to feel comfortable about myself, so i hope u do too cause ure so cool :) xx
hey!! i think its so great that you have this blog and are getting so much exposure esp since you’re so young!! im seventeen too!! i just wanted to know how you got started and some more stuff. im a little bit of a fashion head too. maybe we could chop it up sometime
Thank you for the translation ! You deserved it; you have your own and such an awesome style !
I ran across this from Refinery 29, and saw you’re from Trophy Club. I lived there for 5 years through high school, my parents still do. I’m a senior at university now, but I guess that means you go to Northwest HS. Crazy small world
hii im from korea n i rmb reading the interview xoxo
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A yorkie? Or a Maltese? I like them both but I know…? I am going to get a guirl one… Not any time soon just planning ahead and I know it might change but whatever! Thanks!
oh! Jane I live in Korea and you’re really popular!
pink shoelaces says
It’s really amazing to see you in Fashion young lady the philipines. because I’m japanese and passionate to your site and oneday when I start the site of Voguegirl you were there!! I was like “It’s Linda I know!!” lol You motivate me a lot in many ways thanx!!