Meet Jess ~ One Of Our Lovely Cuba Street Fancies
Photography by Finn Aroha
Kia ora! Thank you so much for speaking with me today!
What do you find inspiring about living in Wellington?
Everytime I walk down cuba , I love seeing all the different types of people walking past. There is no judgment to express yourself however you want and it makes me feel so comfortable to be around people just being themselves
What art is exciting you at the moment?
Ive always loved Jean-Michel Basquiat. His work is so in your face and chaotic. Its really cool to see how he changed the art game and brought graffiti into the upper art world. I would love to see his work in person one day.
What are your favourite spots on Cuba Street?
Of course it has to be Duck Island. I went there on my first day in wellington when I had literally no clue where anything was, so its kinda like a comfort place for me. And very delicious ice cream - i would definitely recommend the chocolate coconut and ambrosia flavours.
How would you describe your personal style, and who are your influences?
My style is pretty all over the place. My biggest influences are definitely the people i see around uni or in town, they always have such cool outfits. Im very much an op-shop gal, so whatever catches my eye really. And anything blue.
What has been your biggest revelation/lesson of the last year?
Seize the day. Sounds cheesy, but i try to say yes to anything thats sounds even vaguely interesting to me cause, why not? Yolo!
What music are you listening to currently?
Rex orange county’s new album ‘worth it’. Im going to see him live later this year so have been playing on repeat in preparation!
All time favourite film?
For sure brokeback mountain. Makes me cry everytime.