Talking style with DJ Jake & some more from Glamorama

Kara Nesvig

 Here’s a little bit with Jake that didn’t make the print version.

ME: You’re a stylish guy; do any musicians have influence on that style?

Easily. Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music and David Bowie, those two guys; probably as a young child it was the Duran Duran thing. I would dress up and even wear a tie back in the day, even in grade school. What would be really fun was being out in recess and I’d have a Duran Duran painters’ cap on. Here I was a fourth grader and these seventh and eighth grade girls would be like, "Oh, look how cute he is!" And I thought, “I’m on to something here.”

As far as mixing style and music, definitely Bryan Ferry and David Bowie. They believe that fashion, art and music coexist all together. I definitely believe in that as well. I was a huge fan of Blondie. I’ve seen them a handful of times, I’ve met Debbie and the band. To me, they are a very stylish band. Extremely New Wave:  the skinny ties and the striped shirts, the straight legged jeans with the Chucks, just a great representation of that CBGB’s New York scene in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

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From Glamorama’s Marina Maric:

Glamorama proceeds go to a specific charity – Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF).

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer by providing funds to the University of Minnesota for research and training relating to the prevention, treatment and cure of childhood cancer. The organization also educates the public about childhood cancer and supports quality-of-life programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Children’s Cancer Research Fund focuses on supporting pioneering research initiatives that lead to larger studies, clinical trials and improved methods of treating childhood cancer. Ultimately, it will be the breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment that help prevent childhood cancer.

http://www.childrenscancer.org/