"Growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, everything I wore was under a magnifying glass; nothing could be immodest.” - Kelsey Lu McJunkins in the What’s Underneath Project
“You express yourself as much through your body as you do through your words.” - Casper-Malte Divine Jörgensen in our What’s Underneath Project
“The other kids asked me why I wore dresses to school, but I never needed a reason.” - Casper-Malte Divine Jörgensen in our What’s Underneath Project
“I’m a very confident person. I’m here, I’m present, this is me, deal with it.” - Jillian Mercado in our What’s Underneath Project
“It’s boring to see the same people; if you’re different, that’s sunlight in somebody’s world.” - Jillian Mercado in our What’s Underneath Project
"Girly? I used to roll around in the dirt & kick people at punk concerts.” - Ashley Smith in the What’s Underneath Project
“My favorite body part is the eyes; they tell a story by themselves.” - Ashley Smith in the What’s Underneath Project
"My style for the moment is modern mystic priestess." - Elisa Jimenez in the What’s Underneath Project
“Brave is not saying I have no fear. It’s being terrified and still moving forward.” - Elisa Jimenez in the What’s Underneath Project
“People think I’m doing something poppin’ just because of my dreads.” - Jorge Wright in the What’s Underneath Project
“If you’re trying to be like someone else, it ain’t gonna happen. You have to be you.” - B. Åkerlund Your Style is Your Story & B.’s is live on SLU
"People always tell me I’m so lucky. I’m like screw you, I’ve put my blood, sweat, and tears into my dreams.” - B. ÅkerlundYour Style Is Your Story and B.’s new Closet video is live on SLU now. This will make your day!
"People have told me that I’m too loud and crazy and that I need to tone it down, but that’s not who I am.” - B. ÅkerlundYour Style is Your Story and B.’s is our new Closet video live on SLU now. Fall in love & get inspired!
We are extremely excited to present to you the Closet of iconoclast, haute rock ‘n’ roll uber-LA fashion stylist, B. Åkerlund. When we first got to her house, she was putting the finishing touches on her French mime-esque makeup and tying lilacs into her hair. As the cameras started rolling, perched on her favorite couch from her native Sweden and wearing one of her vintage kaftans from her infinite collection, B. explained that her mood for what she was going to wear began with the scent she was feeling when she first woke up. You wouldn’t guess it today, but, as a kid, B. was shy, and it was clothing that allowed her to talk and be present without opening her mouth. To make a long and captivating story of hard work and lack-of-entitlement short, today, the drag queen in a past life has styled everyone from Lady Gaga to Madonna. She’s got lots of inspiring things to say from a lifetime of believing in herself against all odds and happily being called a witch when she picks her twin girls up at school in one of her astoundingly creative ensembles. B. never surrendered being herself to the max, and it has paid off. Your Style is Your Story, and B.’s is live on SLU right now!!!