Taylor Momsen, MTV.com interview
Earlier this week, Taylor Momsen sat down with MTV to talk a little style. We most often see Momsen in dark makeup, sporting T-shirts as dresses, and rockin’ garter belts and tip jar platforms. Sure, her style may not be ideal for school attire- but Momsen makes no apologies for how she dresses.
On her style, Momsen says:
I don’t really think that much about it. I kind of just dress in whatever makes me feel comfortable. I like a lot of leather, I like a lot of dresses. I guess it’s been known to be provocative. But it’s not for any other purpose than I dress for myself, and I do myself up kind of like a doll. I have a doll collection and I look at their outfits and kind of imitate them
As for a beauty routine:
I don’t use a specific brand. I use whatever black eyeshadow and black eyeliner and whatever I can find in my closet that isn’t empty — or my makeup case — that isn’t empty now, and I just charcoal it on. When I go into a store, I just go, ‘What’s the blackest eyeshadow and eyeliner you have?’ And whatever that is, I buy it at the time
On why she fired her stylist:
My music reflects my style because my music reflects me and so does my music. I don’t think being in a band has allowed me to be more free, I think firing my stylist has allowed me to be more free. I now dress myself, and told everyone who was telling me to look a certain way and fit a certain mold for the niche that I was being put in, and I said f— that. … I was getting molded into this thing that wasn’t who I am, and fitting into the world that can make you popular or something. I was never the popular chick so I don’t even know what that means. … Just making that mental decision that I’m going to be myself and if people hate it they can hate it but at least I’m happy with how I’m walking down the street.
And what about doing another fashion campaign?
I’ve now started to do more campaigns and things, and I enjoy it, I’m not against it. Where it will go, I have no idea. I’m playing rock shows all summer, so that’s what I’m doing now.
Check out the video footage from the interview HERE at MTV.com.