Located In: Long Beach, California, where the sewer meets the sea.
Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona
Into: Geodesic domes, punk rock, heavy metal, reading and writing fiction, trashy reality TV, old Airstream trailers, the desert, Bon Scott-era AC/DC, feminism, fashion, John Waters flicks, nail polish, playing my Magnus Diamond vintage electric organ in my all-grrrl Cock Sparrer tribute, Cunt Sparrer.
Currently Obsessed With: Sean & Zander, dressing like a cartoon character, buying little kids’ hair accessories and weird beauty products at the 99¢ bodega, going on tour with Kevin Seconds in November, Toddlers & Tiaras, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, lounging poolside in Palm Springs
Inspired By: Divine as Dawn Davenport in Female Trouble, Stiv Bators, Wendy O. Williams, Joshua Tree, Exene, Betty & Veronica, Moschino, Roy Lichtenstein, Wanda Jackson, Alison Mosshart, Bon Scott, my childhood in Northern Arizona
Favorite Bands: Cock Sparrer, the Cramps, AC/DC, Descendents, Dead Boys, Judas Priest, the Kills, X, New York Dolls, Black Angels, Teengenerate, GG Allin, the Stooges
Favorite Brands: Miu Miu, Moschino/Moschino Cheap & Chic, Chris Benz, Pucci, Erin Fetherston, Stella McCartney, Burberry Prorsum
Favorite Movies: Sunset Boulevard, Valley Girl, Female Trouble, Mommie Dearest, Harold & Maude
Favorite Authors: Michael Chabon, Douglas Coupland, Karen Russell
Frequently Asked Questions:
How tall are you? Not nearly as tall as you probably think I am — 5’4 on a good day. People are always shocked at my height when they meet me in person.
What kind of camera do you use? A little Nikon Coolpix S8100.
How do you edit your photos? Photoshop Elements and a lot of wasted time.
Who did your tattoos? My lionesses, my cowgirl, and my memorial piece were done by Skully at American Beauty Tattoo in Sunset Beach, CA. My Friday the 13th fly was done by Chelsea Jane, also at American Beauty. My knuckle tattoos were done out of a friend’s garage (sorry, Mom). My Bon Scott tribute eagle was done by Wade Hex out of Long Beach, CA.
Where did you get that ________? Forever 21, more than likely.
Are those shoes comfortable? No, but they’re not uncomfortable, either. Check out my old WR2BAM post “Hell on High Heels” for all my heel-wearing tips and tricks.
What makeup products do you use?
Tinted moisturizer – Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers
Blush/luminizers – Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in #3, 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint in Pink Grapefruit, Benefit Blush Box in Dallas, Sonia Kashuk Cheek Color in Flamingo
Eye makeup: NYC Browser brow powder/wax kit, Almay Liquid Eyeliner, L’Oreal Extreme Volume Collagen Mascara
Lips: Yes To Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tint in Coral Sunshine, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square (orangey-red) and Belle du Jour (creamy nude), Epicuren Tea Tree Oil lip balm
What hair products do you use? This is my natural color, I don’t blow-dry or heat style, and I only brush it about once a month. I like old-school pink foam rollers set in dry hair for intense curls, but other than that, I don’t really fuck with it.
How can I get in touch with you? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any reason at all!