Posted by Linda
on June 27, 2011
Juliet Simms backstage at Warped Tour in San Antonio, TX on June 26, 2011
I got a chance to sit down with Juliet Simms of Automatic Loveletter to discuss her fashion inspirations, dressing for Warped Tour, tattoos, and more.
Automatic Loveletter is performing acoustically at the Keep-A-Breast Girlz Garage for the entire Warped tour. Her set times are not listed on the inflatable or paper Warped Tour schedules, so make sure you stop by the tent to find out when she is playing.
Her new acoustic album The Kids Will Take Their Monsters On is for sale at Warped Tour and will be officially released on June 28, 2011 through Paper + Plastick Records.
How would you describe your personal style?
70s male rock star goes female.
Do you have any other inspirations or influences?
Yeah – Southwestern, Navajo, Indian, gypsy, some type of kinda witchy type thing, renaissance, 70s – bell bottoms, boots. I love cutting up my shirts and making them halters like this. Things that dangle, like this bathing suit top. Lots of scarves, you can tie them in places so that they drape. Hats, I’m really into hats.
What do you think that your clothes say about you?
Well if I have to talk about myself that way, I guess I would say that I’m an artist. I like to use what is my body is as like a…I don’t know, you’re putting yourself out there. This is what you’re selling, and this is who I am, and I like to show people with my tattoos and my clothing and all that the kind of person I am.
What are the best and worst trends that you’ve seen around Warped Tour?
Best trend is hair color – blues, greens, yellows, pinks – all of it. Fucking awesome. I have pink in mine, and orange. I made these 90s Mexican vintage bags I’ve actually been seeing girls wear, so anything like that is pretty cool. Boots.
Worst – I would say is a lot of makeup. I mean, I get it, you’re putting on a show, but doing that every day and then having to wear it in this heat? I don’t know, kids are getting really stylish these days. I haven’t seen anything that I’m like “no, don’t do that” – except the banana guy, “why are you wearing a banana?”
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