We ask your favourite vintage vamps all the questions you wish you could ask yourself! This week we catch up with once of the queens of iconic neo-vintage style, Jasmin Rodriguez aka Vintage Vandalizm!
Name: Jasmin Rodriguez aka Vintage Vandalizm
Occupation: Blogger and influencer
What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe, why do you love it and where did you get it?
Hmmm, that’s a really hard question! But the first thing that comes to mind is this 1940s paisley two-piece I found at Buffalo Exchange. It's one of my most treasured pieces. The top is a crop top with the most gorgeous big sleeves, and the skirt is a maxi fit but high-waisted. I always feel like a million bucks when I wear it.
Who or what is your inspiration?
I’m not really inspired by a particular person, however I am inspired by lots of other things like art, culture, vintage fashion in old films, and street fashion. Especially the street fashion of Tokyo. I used to buy this book called Fruits and it was literally my fashion bible throughout High School.
If you could borrow anyone’s wardrobe (living or dead) who’s would it be?
Carmen Miranda or Marlene Dietrich. I can’t choose just one!
What’s the one thing you wouldn’t leave the house without doing?
Putting on my eyeliner. It’s just the routine haha.
What’s your top tip for feeling confident?
Embracing all that you are and recognizing we all have a very unique blueprint that is our own. No one is you-er than you.
What’s your favourite song, band or piece of music?
My favorite song would have to be Real Love by Beach House. Prettiest song I ever heard.
What three things could you not live without?
My dog, eyeliner, and my Prada shoes.
What's your biggest achievement to date?
Traveling to Holland to model for Top Vintage was pretty huge for me - it was one of the best experiences of my life and it happened twice!
What do you still want to achieve before the end of the year?
I want to release a collection of Vintage Vandalizm products, I just can’t say what they are just yet. . . !
Wild night out or cosy night in?
Cosy night in for the win. I am an introvert. It takes wayyy too much energy to get out the house and if I do, its usually because I am inspired by my outfit.
Naughty French martini or green tea goodness?
Green tea - I am not much of a drinker but I’ll still dance on a table!
Dressed up or dressed down?
Both! But primarily up!
Skirts or trousers?
Introvert or extrovert?
Comedy or thriller?
Call or text?
Truth or dare?
True vintage or brand spanking new?
If I could change the world in one way I would. . .
Help people become more open minded about those who are different from them. I hate that the world is so divided by color, class, and sexuality. None of us are above one another. The quicker the world understands that, the more peaceful things will be.
What advice would you give your 15 year old self?
I would tell her to stay strong and that being unapologetically herself will pay off later on in life.
I am happiest when. . .
I am at a vintage shop. LOL
What’s your favourite What Katie Did piece?
Does ALL count? I’d say my satin 1930s style pajamas because I wear it out too!