A little known fact: I am a t-shirt addict. A known fact: I love to surf. So, when Jessica Snyder, a former competitive longboarder and stylist (great combo), recently launched a t-shirt line, Mint Clothing, I 1: couldn’t wait to check out the über soft/surf inspired breezy tees, and 2: pick her little beach babe brain about the new tees, her style, surfing, and a few other random things.
So here’s a little Q & A with the stylin’ babe behind this new minty fresh line.
What’s your typical day to day/signature look?
A Mint tee of course! Or sweater since its been a bit chilly lately! Paired with skinny jeans and my Nike wedge sneakers or combat boots.
Speaking of day to day, you don’t leave home without:
Sunnies!! My favorite pair right now are RetroSuperFuture “Gals”
Favorite surf spot you’ve surfed:
Well… Malibu is my favorite wave but anyone that knows the spot knows it’s a love/hate relationship haha.
Place you dream of surfing one day:
Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa. It’s like Malibu with no crowd! Or at least it looked that way in “Endless Summer” Warm water, perfect waves… what more could a girl ask for?!
Favorite bikini to surf in…or, wetsuit.
I like my O’neill shorty I got during summer! It’s comfy plus I don’t have to worry about keeping it on while I’m surfing! I’m not really a nip slip kinda girl. Now that’s a quote haha.
Best beauty/health tip anyone ever gave you:
A tea spoon of olive oil with a bit of sugar mixed in is a great at home remedy to exfoliate your lips! Keeps em’ soft.
Ok, I know you used to work with a celeb stylist, any look you styled that you are most proud of?
Victoria Justice at Kids Choice Awards. She ended up wearing a super cute pink Elizabeth & James short suit-which are so in right now. I’m very happy about that because I’m obsessed with them. Her show (Victorious) won that night! And Nylon Mag had her front page of their site as best dressed- we were so stoked!
Favorite piece from Mint Clothing you’ve deigned (can be more than one):
There’s a tee called “Polka Dot Bikini Girl” ..the girl in the photo reminds me of someone I grew up with and just the general vibe of my upbringing haha although the photo is vintage from the 60s taken by Ron Church. The cut is a kind of modernized version of a muscle tee- I think the updated cut with the vintage photo is a cool juxtaposition. It’s probably my fave.
Dream Vacation: Mykonos. Although with all the trouble Greece is having that might be a long way off sadly. But I’ve always, always wanted to go. Or Verona! I want to go to Juliette’s balcony! I’m a hopeless romantic like that.
Favorite Breakfast spot: Toast on Third St. (In Los Angeles) They have a really good veggie sausage scramble. Yum!!
Favorite beach: Noosa (Queensland, Australia)- it’s been way too long since I’ve been! The sand is so clean it squeaks when you walk! The water is warm and its walking distance to plenty of tasty gelato!! Memories…
Any quotes to live by: “To thine on self be true” -Listen to your heart. Do your own thing. Believe in yourself! That quote pretty much sums it up.
Thanks Jessica. Sweet tees. Super cool gal. Now I’m going to save for that trip to J-Bay, Grab a Polka Dot bikini girl Tee, and look up Victoria Justice at the Kid’s Choice Awards.
Now…Let’s all go follower her 🙂
OFFICIAL SITE: www.mintclothingcompany.com