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INTERVIEW(S): THE BABES OF TO THE SOURCE L.A.

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As you obviously remember, Solestruck went to L.A. and it was awesome (mostly for us). While we were there co-hosting our pop up with The Well and galavanting around in short shorts for the first time in 10 months, we also were shooting our second To The Source lookbook. We held an open casting again, just like we did in NY the first time around, and we were thrilled by the hundreds of super hot, super awesome, super stylish people that stood in line at 9am on a Sunday for us (for real, many thanks. It was hard for us to drag our asses out of bed also and we feeeel you).

We’re actually so stoked on the ladies and gents that were chosen that we did a mini Q&A with each of them, because they’re rad, you’re rad, we’re rad and idk, like maybe that means something, so here are some weird ass questions and bts pics!

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Name: Cameron McCool (@cameronmccool)

Like, yeah, his name is literally fucking MCCOOL. He was born to be the Fonz of our generation.

What do you do?
Photographer

Where are you from?
Los Angeles

What was your reaction when you found out that you were cast in the lookbook?
It was a pretty weird situation considering I was just drinking beer in my backyard for a bbq.

What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought for yourself?
A DUI

Have you ever cut your own hair?
Yes. Took me a few months to realize I had a mullet.

Were you named after anyone?
No my parents picked my name out of a hat.

Would you rather eat cheese that’s been left on the counter for a month or shave your head and get all of the Looney Tunes tattooed on it?
That’s probably some good ass cheese

Did you ever eat anything weird as a kid?
Ants

Check his amazing work here!

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Name: Joy Lea Holle (@ggbaby)

What do you do?
I’m a video game artist! I make environments and props, and I’m currently at Robotoki working on a post-apocalyptic game

Where are you from?
Peoria, Arizona

What brought you to LA?
I came for school/work. I have always been a total nerd, and I really wanted to break my way into the video game industry. I went to the Gnomon School of VFX in Hollywood and worked as hard as possible… and it was totally worth it! Not many people can say that they have their dream job

What was your reaction when you found out that you were cast in the lookbook?
AHHHHH. WHATTTT. MEEEE?! I just came for the free shoes!!

What is your guilty pleasure?
Taking random hobby classes. LA is full of opportunities to try something new. I’ve taken archery, rock climbing, cooking, bartending, sculpture… I really want to do a tango class or improv next. I think it’s really valuable to know how to do a little of everything. As an artist, gathering up as much life experience as I can only make me stronger. I guess modeling can count for that too?

Have you ever cut your own hair?
Yup, cut and dyed. I’ve spontaneously wanted bangs too many times to count, with average-to-disastrous results. I’ve also gone blonde and back, bright pink, at one point I had a sort of a rainbow… I still don’t think my hair forgives me for that!

What are you listening to right now?
(Liz Phair’s album) Exile in Guyville. Every year there always ends up being a month when that’s all I listen to on repeat. It makes me feel strong and vulnerable at the same time.

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Name: Travis Castle @traviscastle

What do you do?
DJ, Stylist, Model… the 3 professions people respect the least, or don’t consider professions

Where are you from?
Los Angeles native

What is your guilty pleasure?
RuPauls Drag Race… Adore Delano is my side chick

Have you ever cut your own hair?
Back in the “scene” kid days I was all about cutting my own hair and doing my own extensions. Eventually you end up with more glue on your head than hair, so I had to shave it all off… the “scene” died that day.

What are you listening to right now?
Alot of French Techno… I have my “go-to’s” like Gesaffelstein and Brodinski as well as more minimal stuff like Blawan and TWR72… my must listen to tracks right now are Owlle – Don’t Lose It (Maelstrom Remix) anddd MikeQ & Dj Sliink feat. Miss Jay – The Bitch (that ones for the voguers).

Fuck, Marry, or Kill? Amanda Bynes, Bob Saget, or Paula Deen.
I would kill Amanda Bynes, because Paula Deen is already dead inside. Then I’d probably fuck Paula Deen and stay for dinner, and I’d marry Bob Saget for his Full House money.

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Name: Vivien James (@wondrousplace)

What do you do?
Model

Where are you from?
Budapest, Hungary

What brought you to LA?
My family moved to West Hollywood when I was 6. I’ve lived on the same street since then. I briefly moved to London when I was 18 and then moved back to weho in an apartment one street from where I grew up.

What is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t believe in “guilty pleasure” I refuse to feel bad about liking something that I just do. I wear my boy band obsessions with pride and adorn by house with hello kitty and Star Wars memorabilia.

Have you ever cut your own hair?
Ive been dying my hair since I was 12 and I’ve cut my own hair since I was 16. The craziest thing I ever did was shave half my head bald into an undercut. My parents didn’t know cos I just wore my hair to the side. Now that I’m older I still cut my own hair and dye it as well. I’ve gotten pretty good! Took a lot of awful mistakes to get here though.

What are you listening to right now?
Though I love my One Direction and Beyonce, I mainly listen to techno and house. Some songs on heavy rotation at the moment are Jimmy Edgar – Strike, Green velvet – Matter of time and A$AP Ferg – dump dump for when I’m feeling gangster.

Would you rather eat cheese that’s been left on the counter for a month or shave your head and get all of the Looney Tunes tattooed on it?
I FUCKING LOVE LOONEY TUNES! Space Jam is one of my all time faves. And I watch the classic cartoons on boomerang all the time! So yeah… All the Looney tunes on my head for sure, even Gossamer and Witch Lezah, not just the main ones.

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BTW – Vivien and Travis are a couple and that makes them like twice as awesome because they came as a pair and as we all know, two is better than one, so there ya go. Instant awesome.

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Name: Sülly Layo (@subu_light)

What do you do?
Hair Manipulator at The Well

Where are you from?
LA

What is your guilty pleasure?
Oreos, and Coconut oil on everything/for everything

Have you ever cut your own hair?
I’m shaving the front of my head weekly

Weirdest thing you can’t leave the house without?
Dabbing myself with some essential oils (frankincense, patchouli)

What are you listening to right now?
Nails, Blood Orange, Father John Misty, various house mixes

Fuck, Marry, or Kill? Amanda Bynes, Bob Saget, or Paula Deen.
All of the above (possibly in that order)

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Sülly and Cameron on set (with our bb former interns Ross Gabe and Andre!!)

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Name: Vincent Zachariah Measures

What do you do?
At the moment I’m caught between working full time at a restaurant, attending community college in pursuit of my mortuary science degree, and volunteering at my best friend’s Japanese Street fashion shop in Little Tokyo, Fairytale Boutique! On the side I do modeling gigs from time to time, however I’m looking to get signed with an agency as well as finish my portfolio.

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Los Angeles!

What was your reaction when you found out that you were cast in the lookbook?
Honestly? I was pretty shocked as well as absolutely ecstatic. This has probably been the first major modeling shoot I’ve been a part of (and it was quite the blast).

What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure? Sipping a glass of wine whilst watching anime on a Friday night. Oh I wish I was kidding.

What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought for yourself?
As of yet probably a custom built personal computer which totaled out at about $2000, however soon that will change as I’m saving up for a car.

Were you named after anyone?
As a matter of fact I was named after the one and only Vincent van Gogh!

Did you ever eat anything weird as a kid?
I had the strangest affinity for scrambled eggs and mayonnaise on toast as a child. It’s miraculous that I’m not diabetic.

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Vincent and Joy praying 2 tha green screen Gods

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Name: Miya Folick @miyakyoko

What do you do?
Make music, drink coffee

Where are you from?
Santa Ana, California

What brought you to LA?
I came for school and stayed for music. I continue to stay because there are endless things to discover here. Don’t know if it’s possible to ever completely know Los Angeles.

What was your reaction when you found out that you were cast in the lookbook?
I called my mom. She loves solestruck. Cool mom.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Poop/fart jokes. I’m not so guilty about that though. More honestly, all the paper waste I produce with my coffee shop habit.

What are reading right now?
Feelings are Facts: A Life by Yvonne Rainer and The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord.

Did you ever eat anything weird as a kid?
Butter straight from the tub, mayonnaise in my rice. Most strange was probably my delight at eating vegetables. Never met one I didn’t like.

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Name: Megumi @megumiumi

What do you do?
I’m an Art student

Where are you from:
818

Have you ever cut your own hair?
Yess, a few weeks ago I had a sudden urge to cut all my hair off, so I went at it with a pair of shitty craft scissors in the middle of the night. Cut off around 7 inches.

What are you reading now?
The Invisible Dragon, by Dave Hickey.

Did you ever eat anything weird as a child?
I would eat all the little packets of butter at restaurants, on certain occasions I would cover them with sugar first.

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Name: Maisha Tyler aka Mai Mai @maiwanderlust

What do you do?
I’m in International Sales for a baby gear company. I’m also a part-time hair model for Vidal Sassoon.

Where are you from?
Philly!

What brought you to LA?
My Wanderlust. Hence my Instagram name.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Disney movies and $2 buck Chuck (Don’t judge me lol)

Were you named after anyone?
Nope. But my name means LIFE in Swahili.

What are reading right now?
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences

What are you listening to right now?
20th Anniversary Edition of Nas’ Illmatic

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Name: Angelina Ivy @angelinaivy

What do you do?
I am a rapper and model

Where are you from?
Los Angeles

What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is food- steaks and anything spicy.

What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought for yourself?
I recently got a $10,000.00 F1 savannah cat. She’s a wild little thing! I named her Versace

Have you ever cut your own hair?
I always cut my hair I feel like I’m the only one who can do it the way I like.

Weirdest thing you can’t leave the house without?
I can never leave home without my Cherry chap stick- I kissed a girl and I liked it!

Were you named after anyone?
I don’t think I was named after anyone special, but I’m glad I wasn’t named Martha! My dad wanted that. Angelina fits me

What are you listening to right now?
I’m all about Skrillex right now.

Would you rather eat cheese that’s been left on the counter for a month or shave your head and get all of the Looney Tunes tattooed on it?
I’d rather eat the old cheese. Isn’t that what blue cheese is? Besides, my hair is almost shaved, but I would be down for the looney tunes tatt- it’d go with my other tatts

Fuck, Marry, or Kill? Amanda Bynes, Bob Saget, or Paula Deen.
I’d rather fuck and then get married, sounds more fun than killing! I could never kill anyone, except if you step on my Jeffrey Campbells. Amanda bynes for sure, but only when she was in her crazy stage- we would be like bffs

Did you ever eat anything weird as a kid?
I ate a snail but the kind you find in the front yard it’ was a dare now I’m completely grossed out by escargot…

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And there you have it. Told you they were awesome.

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