YOU HAVE EXQUISITE STYLE, TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR UNIQUE STYLE
I think it’s what you said, unique, eclectic. I kind of just go with the flow, whatever my mood is for the day. If I get up and feel like BEing chic, I throw on something black and something leather, something stylish and I hit the streets like that. Or if I feel “parky” or like I just want to hang out, or wanna throw some cowboy boots on, that’s what I do. If I’m feeling really feminine, I put on a Victorian piece. It’s all about my mood.
YOU ARE INSPIRING OTHERS THRU YOUR FASHION SENSE AS WELL, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH YOUR LINE?
I’m really excited about Apparition Lingerie right now. It’s something so near and dear to me, I’ve BEen working on it my entire life, essentially. Lingerie, of all the things that I make…furniture, jewelry, clothing…lingerie is the thing that I love most. BEing from Jamaica, it’s something that’s a part of our sexy culture. Sometimes you’ll see someone on the street and have to ask, is that a garment or is that lingerie that she’s wearing publicly? It’s Because the culture is so sexy and so confident. Essentially, all of the dresses that I’ve ever made kind of look lingerie-esc. Dance Hall is another big part of the culture, so you have to make your own clothes when you go to dances and things. It’s a big fear for you to show up in someone elses designs or to not showcase your own uniqueness. So I’ve BEen making my own pieces ever since I could party. I started off making lingerie that I could wear to dances or for my special person, whenever I may have a special person, and now I’m making them available for other ladies.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NAME APPARITION. WHY DID YOU SELECT THAT NAME?
Well let’s look at the literal definition. The apparition is something that appears almost magically, unexpected, sort of like a ghost. You;re not really sure if you saw it or not. I chose that name from BEing that person all my life; from BEing a person that’s unexpected, so different & having people give that to me by asking “where did you come from”, “what are you”. There are a lot of people that think that Bianca Fairchild isn’t a real person & that I don’t exist, so I think all of that together sort of organically lead me to naming my lingerie Apparition.
YOU ALSO HAVE A JEWELRY LINE COMING UP AS WELL RIGHT?
It’s called G-O-D & it means the Gift of Diamonds. The pieces include things like sapphire, precious green stone, platinum, yellow gold, rubies, & of course diamonds. Everything is kind of vintage and Victorian or Georgian inspired. I came up with G-O-D BEcause I love jewelry. I’ve always made my own jewelry as well. I had a personal jeweler that I would go to and make me little personalized pieces that I like. A lot of it come from how I feel. Like I said, I’m a moody person so everything I do is based upon my mood, so I just make pieces that reflect how I feel and set the mood for other things going on in my life.
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR CREATIVE SPACE. I SEE A LOT OF INTERESTING THINGS FROM THE TORAH TO THE STAR OF DAVID AND SOME PRETTY DECKED OUT BOATS.
My creative space is also my office, so I trade here, I sketch here, I make clothes here, I do photo shoots here [laughs]. I sign contracts here, I sell people here…like I sell people on my business, etc, etc. I don’t have any traditional office space anywhere in the world BEcause it’s uninspiring. I have to BE surrounded by pieces that just inspire me to look at it. Gold is a super inspiring color to me. Red is another of my favorite colors. You’ll see a lot of gold and metals and different fabrics, I’m really inspired by that. The ship, that’s a Johnathan Adler piece. I love the gold and the intricacies of it. I almost BEcame an architect, so I’m always thrilled by things that look like it took a lot to make it or what have you. You do see the Torah, I’m Jewish. I get up everyday & I read my book. That;s how I go about my day & I let that guide me. And of course the Star of Davis is another representative of that.
SO WHAT’S NEXT FOR BIANCA FAIRCHILD?
Well July 15th is my official launch of AppartitionLingerie.com & it;s going to happen in BEverly Hills California. You’re going to see the site come up BEfore that tho. You can always keep up with me on on BiancaFairchild.com & I’ll tell you some of my appearances and what’s going on with my clothing.