GIRLIEBUTNOT

"We spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to each other, but I think we all need to be content in our own uniqueness and use that as a platform to love and encourage each other more."

BAILEY: I was born in Utah but grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia! I’m 20 years old, a junior at Pepperdine, and I’m the only person in the production design major with a costuming emphasis which is honestly kinda cool. My mom is a flight attendant so I get to travel a lot which has had such a huge influence on my life… and my Dad taught me a ton about cars growing up so I’m a bit of a classic car fanatic. I think that surprises people. I’m also really into fashion, I thrift almost everything I own and I’ve got a little custom jacket side hustle that I’m on working on (@greaselightningcustoms).
GBN: What are you doing in life currently?
BAILEY:  I’m costume designing the spring show at Pepperdine called come see it! I’m also doing hair and makeup design for the spring Opera. I have a lot of in progress side projects. I love working on short films and music videos… production design has really become something I think I’m good at, and I’m super blessed to have talented friends who want to make funky/trippy/experimental art with me. But like generally I have no idea what I’m actually doing, I’m just winging it. 
GBN: The weirdest/quirkiest characteristic, fact or thing about yourself.
BAILEY:  I have pretty adventurous taste in food, escargot is my favorite thing ever.

I also have to have music playing constantly, I can’t ever be in silence. I’m kind of a crazy person when it comes to concerts too, I think I’ve been to at least 10 shows in the past two months. Oh and I’m also really into Fabergé, y’know those super ornate Russian eggs.

GBN: Favorite thing in life right now?
BAILEY:  Jim James, I’m kind of obsessed with him. Also Ezra Miller has been influencing me a lot lately as far as being fearless and taking risks fashion/art wise. I’ve always been really inspired by Erté and Basquiat, I think they were some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
_I think women are really kinda magic ho

BAILEY

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GBN: What are your passions?
BAILEY: I’m crazy passionate about design. My absolute dream in life would be to do production design for music videos and indie films professionally. I’m also really passionate about women’s rights and human rights in general. There is so much injustice in the world right now I think everyone needs to be more aware of what’s happening around them, locally and globally.
GBN: What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?
BAILEY: Don’t be so hard on yourself, everything is going to work out.
GBN: An experience or time that you’ve been really proud to be a female.
BAILEY: I’m seriously so proud to be a female every single day. I think women are really kinda magic honestly. Whenever I see girls building up other girls, It’s so important and inspiring. We spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to each other, but I think we all need to be content in our own uniqueness and use that as a platform to love and encourage each other more.
GBN: What do you love most about yourself?
BAILEY: I love the big freckle I have next to my left eye! I also love how positive of a person I’ve become. I used to let myself get really anxious and overwhelmed, but this year I’ve felt a significant shift in the way I feel and look at the world and I really think it’s from all the artistic outlets I’ve had. I have this newfound fearlessness that I’ve never had before, and I finally feel like I’ve become the most honest form of myself.
GBN: Biggest style or lifestyle influences.
BAILEY: Freddie Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Lupita Nyong’o, renaissance paintings, and all my super badass friends.
GBN: What does “girlie but not” mean to you: What do you think being a female in this day

and age means? Why is it important?

BAILEY: I think girliebutnot means you do whatever the hell ya want, regardless of expected gender roles. If you want to wear pink and heels and be a queen then do it, but if you want to wear baggy jeans and a sweatshirt you’re still just as beautiful and powerful. Fashion is fun, but it doesn’t define you.

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