March is here which means spring should be here very soon!
For this week Style Stories we wanted to introduce the ladies of Nylon Pink, The only all girl Asian-American band. The band consists of Kaila Yu (Lead Vocals), Kitt.E.Katt (Bass), Kiki Wong (Lead Guitar), and Jamie Scoles (Drums). They are described as a pop/rock/punk band and when I first heard their music I’d say that’s pretty dead on. They do covers of various K-Pop and J-pop songs, but most importantly they write their own AWESOME music. I think I was humming TKO for a while and well I still do. Aside from their music, they are also stylish and trendy. This is what we’re focusing on today; their American/Japanese punk rock fusion of style. So with further ado let’s get this show started.
(Left to Right: Kiki, Jamie, Kaila, and Katt)
Story Leather (SL): My first question is for all of you lovely ladies is; “What does style mean to you individually and to all of you as a band?”
Katt: To me, style is something that can't be learned nor is it a
trend, it's the GENUINE you. Everybody has a personal style even if
you don't know it yet! Style doesn't always mean fashion but it could
be anything; from the way you walk to your favorite food. It's
something that separates you from everybody, it's individuality.
Jamie: Style means everything to me. When it comes to dating, style is
one of the big factors in a person. When it comes to myself, I am
usually late because I have to change my outfit about 10 times until I
feel good about what I am wearing. What you wear tells a little about
who you are. As for the bands style, we all have our own distinct
style which tells more about our personalities.
Kiki: It's so important for everybody to define their style. I think
style has a reflection on who a person is, not just on the outside,
but on the inside as well. It's a way for me to show off my creative
energy besides playing music, and it's constantly changing. Whatever
I'm feeling or vibing on through music inspirations or just my
creative mindset, my clothing expresses it.
SL: Watching some of your videos I noticed you each have a unique style; “but how do you stand apart from your fellow band members on stage?
Jamie: We stand apart because our styles are all different in almost
drastic ways. Katt is always the super bright and colorful, anime
style, Kaila is the girly girl, Kiki is the metal head, rocker with a
feminine edge and I am the edgy punk girl that is the more tomboyish
girl of the group, always in sneakers.
Kaila: We also have really distinct performance personalities. Katt is
all fun and smiling and jumping around - super interactive with the
fans, Kiki is powerful rock goddess, very dominant. Jamie is the
backbone, driving the concentrated beat and I like to interact with
all my girls on stage
SL: What about off stage; “do each of you have another style you like to sport when you’re out and about?”
Jamie: When I go out, I normally dress same as I do on stage and in
videos but when I'm just kicking back with friends I usually have a
more laid back, kinda look I guess. Rolled up tight jeans, sneakers, a
graphic tee and a sweatshirt or leather jacket. When it comes to
photo shoots, I almost look like a different person because our outfits
are usually outfits that can't really be worn in public on a daily
basis, like to go to the mall. Plus, I don't wear much makeup in real
life. I'm just a laid-back, simple girl.
Kiki: Offstage, I usually rock crazy weird graphic tees. Anything that
has some weird image or funny saying is definitely my jam. I also love
band tee and crazy leopard jeans or anything leopard really.
SL: If that’s that case; “how did you find the right style that suits you, on and offstage?”
Katt: I think it's about what makes you feel comfortable and that's
different for everybody. For me, I've always had a natural affinity
to bright colors, mismatching outfits and "wierd" pieces LOL. It's
all about trial and error and at the same time it should be something
that's fun, this isn't brain surgery =P
Kiki: Usually, what I rock onstage is kind of a hyped up version of
what I wear onstage, so technically, I would wear a fusion of the two.
SL: I noticed that you recently put up a fashion blog; “could you give a bit more details as to what we can expect?” I've seen some of the posts and it looks like it keeps true to your style.
Katt: We are so excited about our fashion blog! Having this blog is
another way of expressing ourselves as artists, whether it's through
music or clothing. All of us have a distinct style and we're super
excited to show that to our fans!
Kiki: Definitely check out the fashion blog! We have so many cool
styles, and it allows us to express some of the styles that we don't
wear on stage and gives us a chance to express that part of us. We
release new material on the daily, so definitely stay tuned and
SL: Check out their Nylon Pink's Fashion blog at nylonpink.tumblr.com, you can see all the awesome stuff they wear!
SL: I had one last question for you. Because we’re in the business of custom phone case’s that fit your style needs; “what phones do you use and do you decorate them or do anything so they fit your needs?”
Jamie: I use the Samsung Galaxy S3 right now. I've always been an
android user. I love the two colors black and white. I'm a minimalist
but also love me some art. I'm a big fan of art and artists by and
like Keith Haring, Dali, Lichtenstein, etc.
Kiki: I have an iPhone 4S (haha I know I need to upgrade) but I have
an awesome brass knuckle case on it, which is actually pretty
practical because I rarely have an incident where I drop my phone now!
Kaila: I have the Samsung Note II. I have this really sexy silver
case, I keep meaning to purchase a super Kawaii case.
SL: Thank you to the ladies of Nylon Pink for being a part of our Styles Stories this week! Is there anything else you'd like to mention about upcoming projects or events?
Kaila: we are super excited to announce a few exciting projects that we have
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I wanted to thank Nylon Pink again for taking some time out to do this interview with me and for more Nylon Pink visit their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and visit their Youtube Channel for some awesome music videos and much more! Don’t forget that you can also follow each band member for more updates on Nylon Pink.
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