I feel like the oversized sweater look is something both guys like to see on girls, and girls like to wear, win-win?
Definitely. It’s the cool cross between sexy and comfy.
We’ve had a lot of girls in this series admit they often shop the men’s section, you too?
Hell yeah. Urban Outfitters men’s section is the best! I also love men’s skater-style shirts.
What’s something about being in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that you’d never know without actually being in it?
It takes a lot of preparation! Besides the hours that go into the actual show, and the garments, all the models have to get to the show seven hours before to get organized and made-up. Then a rehearsal takes place the day before, and then the usual fittings and castings…
We heard you met some famous rappers backstage?
Yes I met Jay-Z and Kanye [West]! I’m not one to be star-struck, but I was amazed how humble and personable they were. They both shook hands with me, and even though I blabbed on to Kanye about his grill he stood there and tolerated my childish mumbling. Very cool guys.
What do you like to see dudes wear?
I’m a Kiwi girl, so stubbies and gumboots [laughs]. Nah, casual jeans and a flannel shirt are the way to go.
What should a guy absolutely never wear?
What are some of your hobbies?
I sketch in my spare time, and play guitar. I used to be sports-crazy, but since my sport is not played here in America (netball), I have taken up running, and I go to the gym a bit.
What’s something we could never guess by looking at you?
My mother is Maori (the native people of New Zealand) so my mother and brother are very dark… Not so obvious when looking at me because I am the definition of white [laughs].
Jessica’s sweaters (solid) are by Saturdays NYC, and her fair isle is GANT Rugger.