In case you hadn’t noticed, Taylor Momsen is little Jenny Humphrey no longer. The former “Gossip Girl” star didn’t just grow up — she started a band, the Pretty Reckless, and adopted the kind of look that sends Upper East Side types into a tizzy. Not that the 20-year-old New Yorker should care. Her band’s second album, “Going to Hell,” drops Tuesday, and its second single, ‘Heaven Knows,’ just hit No. 1 on the Active Rock chart. The Pretty Reckless play the Music Hall of Williamsburg next month.
What do you like to wear onstage?
“I have been designing my own stage clothes for some time now, and my go-to outfit currently is black leather pants and the “Going to Hell” cross-tank dress that I’ve handmade.”
Is fashion important to your performances?
“I think that fashion and music are very much intertwined, and image is one powerful way to express yourself. Our songs are honest and raw, and my stage clothes represent how I’m feeling. They’ve got to allow me to move and both look good and be functional.”
Any style icons or influences?
“Generally, yes, but not really in a specific way. There are people whose fashion sense I admire, but I’m more influenced by my own taste.”
Do you like the style scene in New York?
“Fashion is synonymous with New York in my eyes. I’ll be honest, and it might surprise you, but I don’t actually love shopping, but when I do, I have my favorite stores around New York that I always have to visit — Trash and Vaudeville and places like that. They’ve really supported my music, and I’m glad there’s still some rock and roll in NYC . . . it will be back.”
What’s the best article of clothing you’ve ever bought or been given?
“My leather jacket. It goes with me everywhere.”
source: New York Post