she.com’s Exclusive Interview with Girls’ Generation’s Jessica and her BLANC.
Jessica, a member of the popular Asian group Girls’ Generation, is making her way into the world of fashion by launching her own brand BLANC. Hong Kong-based fashion and lifestyle website she.com had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Jessica to get her thoughts on fashion, BLANC and her views on love.
About Fashion and BLANC
S: What is the trendiest fashion in Korea now? Do these trends influence your style and BLANC?
J: Fashion is progressing at a very fast pace and it waits for no one. I pay more attention to the global trends and not just those in Korea. I often travel to various places around the world and these experiences deeply affect how I see fashion and style. There are many trendsetters around the world and I hope to be one of them.
S: Where did you get the inspirations to design BLANC’s ready-to-wear series?
J: The BLANC brand is my life’s dream and goal. I love and enjoy being a celebrity and I would still continue to be engaged in the world of entertainment. But at the same time, there are also a lot about fashion that I still need to learn about. I am really looking forward to the near future, before I release the 2015 fall-winter (F/W) collection, where I would work closely with my designer colleagues and to learn a lot from them.
S: What is your impression of Hong Kong? Who do you think is more fashionable, Korean or Hong Kong women?
J: I don’t think there has to be a clear winner. On contrary, I believe every women would have a style that belongs to them to express themselves and that would bring a unique beauty, regardless whether they are from Hong Kong or Korea or from any part of the world.
S: What is your suggestion for Hong Kong women who would like to create a Korean fashion style?
J: My suggestion is simple, just be yourself and wear whatever that makes you feel comfortable and special.
S: The seasonal change is coming soon so which fashion items are on your must-buy shopping list?
J: A perfect leather biker jacket, a loose-fitting V-neck wool sweater to match a perfect big scarf.
S: If you could be invisible for an hour, what would you do?
J: If I could be invisible for an hour, or two, or three, I would probably go to Hong Kong’s Disneyland.
S: Who would be your ideal man? What traits would attract you?
J: I hope that he’s smart, infinitely gentle, humorous and caring. At the same time, he should also be ambitious, hardworking and has leadership skills and these would make the perfect combination.
S: If you are a guy, who would you pursue to be your girlfriend?
J: This is an interesting question! If I am a guy, I would hope that my girlfriend will fit the description and personality of the ideal man I described earlier.
S: Can you give us some tips on maintaining good skin? How do you maintain your skin when you have to frequently put on makeup and have late nights?
J: The key is to stay hydrated so you must drink a lot of water and use hydrating moisturisers frequently.
Jung Sooyeon, English name: Jessica, Korean-American singer, a member of the famous Girls’ Generation. Born in California, United States and scouted during a vacation in Korea. In 2007, Jessica made her debut in the world of entertainment with Girls’ Generation and the group soon became famous throughout Asia. Jessica placed fifth on the list of World’s Most Beautiful People in 2012.
On August 6th 2014, Jessica announced the launch of BLANC. Jessica will personally design every series for the brand, which is described as “modern classic”, using simple but classic lines and interesting fashion designs to create a refreshing brand. BLANC is firstly launching a series of eyewear with Jessica’s favourite cities as inspirations where six designs will be released throughout Asia. At the same time, a fragrance and ready-to-wear series will also be launched for the 2015 F/W collection later this year.
Translated from she.com