Erin Wassonis an American model, actress, occasional stylist, and designer...
I'm passionate about being true to myself, sending good energy to the people around me, traveling, staying inspired, being a good friend, being a good daughter, being a good sister.
I love heights. I love speed. I'm on the verge of being a pyromaniac. Maybe my phobia is boredom.
When I'm not working, I want to be the version of the person that I was born to be. I was born with curly hair. It fits my personality, and it's totally who I am. I am rough around the edges, and I am not a polished girl.
The people who really know me understand that I have a tough exterior, but I'm actually just a hippie at heart.
I was a total jock growing up. I went to super-dorky basketball clinics and was handpicked to play on a state team called the Texas Heat.
I love being a gypsy. Home is between New York and California.
To be given the reins of creativity is a beautiful thing when you're used to just showing up to a casting and standing there having clothes put on you.
I don't like precious things; I don't spend thousands of dollars on jewellery for myself. I like going into a junk store and finding something for five dollars. That's my style.
The older I get, I'm definitely getting pulled towards the West Coast, because it's a different quality of life. New York is great when you're in your early 20s and you're running around and it's really fun, but it's a place for me to get things done.
I don't think about fashion or trends - I've never really been that kind of person.
I never expected to be a model. I never expected to be a stylist. Or a designer.
I really like the idea of being utilitarian. My dream is to edit down my wardrobe and be very Japanese, where you have one rolling rack and it's like your four T-shirts, your five dresses, your two pairs of jeans.
I'm a huge Dallas Mavs fan. What I love about Dirk Nowitzki is he has just as much talent as everyone else, if not more, and he never toots his own horn. He's this silent warrior.
In the United States of America, we are so liberal-minded on so many different aspects, but for some reason there's always going to be this weird connection with nudity being a bad thing. Americans can be so prude sometimes.
My mother gave me a pair of diamond earrings when I was 13. It symbolised becoming a teenager. I also remember getting a collection of costume jewellery from my grandmother when I was in high school.
The older I get, the more I like the idea of utilitarianism. I think that I'm not a trend-driven person. I really believe in keeping your canvas very basic and sort of adding the accouterments from there. I look at creating intrigue with outfits through accessories.
I think people find it weird that I have a lot of long antique-lace dresses that I wear with boots.
Each piece of jewellery tells a story of my life. Picking one particular piece as a favorite would be like taking a chapter out of a book.
I've always been a girl with a massive opinion.
I've never been a girly-girl, never drawn to things that are fussy.
When I find something at a flea market or an antique store, it feels more special and I'm more inclined to want to wear it.
I don't have a background in design, so I think it's always about what I see in the world and what inspires me. So yes, I am designing for myself. I'm going through this whole evolution, which is a process of growing up and going from modeling to styling to designing.
My perspective is hard because I look at wardrobe from very much a guy's perspective. You look at my closet and I have pairs of black jeans and five button-downs, but one's silk, one's cotton. They all are slightly different, so that's my perspective.
When you're comfortable, you're more confident - I really believe that. If you're walking around in a dress or a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable, it reads all over you.
I'm really happy with everything that I've been fortunate enough to do and with the creative outlets I've been blessed to have.
I shop a lot more for furniture than I do for clothes. I much prefer going to an antique shop full of obscurities.
I'm really a big believer in working with people. It's challenging for me to come into already integrated brands and find a way where I can put my own flair on it.
I love heights. I love speed. Im on the verge of being a pyromaniac. Maybe my phobia is boredom.
I'm a big believer in doing what you've got to do, but taking a breather when you can.
When you can take something that is a reject at the thrift store sitting on the bottom of a pile of junk and make it work, make it look interesting, that's real style to me.
I really believe in keeping your canvas very basic and sort of adding the accouterments from there. I look at creating intrigue with outfits through accessories.
Your skin is your largest organ, and it wants to breathe. There are so many times, like Fashion Week, when you [need to] think about all the stuff your skin and body have absorbed through makeup and products and all this stuff.
I wouldn’t say I was really into fashion before modelling; I was into creation.
I was in a business for years where the stylist styled me, and I was wearing things from other designers. I was just there to be a conduit to those things. To be lucky enough to be embraced, having branched out from being a model, has been the greatest gift ever.
Everything really needs to be paraben-free for me. I mean, because if I’m going to smoke cigarettes, then I need to be aware of all the other bullshit I’m putting into my body.
I like the idea of not looking at trends, not being driven by them. I like what I like and that's it.
I have literally just been in this place of zero fear. I just believe, as totally hippy bullsh*t as that sounds, anything's possible if you're willing to grab it and make it your own.
I loathe hair salons. People have always told me I am in the wrong business because I can't stand getting my hair cut or having it messed around with. Hairdressers feel as if they've got to be your shrinks. I just want them to do my hair so I can get out of there.
I want to create a lifestyle niche for that cool girl who's really into fashion but not too obsessed with it.
I'm really not into that super-crazy-colour, smiley-faces-on-the-front-of-your-dress look. That's not my thing. You're not going to see me in pink. Or anything frilly. Or a tutu. Or bows.
I'm always "shopping," because I think it's important to know what's out there.
When you aren't working, you really want to emulate the real version of yourself.
I think a lot of people know me for just wearing cut-off denim shorts, an oversized white T-shirt with a pair of high-heels. I usually do wear basic stuff. Jeans and a white T is my go-to look.
My hair is wild and free, but I've always been told that [straight hair] is more polished, and a more polished version of yourself is a better version of yourself. That it's more professional.
I am rough around the edges, and I am not a polished girl.
My style has always been very free, easy, relaxed, and slightly androgynous.
I think we are living in a world that is too perfect and things are too retouched. I want to scream at the top of my lungs 'our imperfections are what make us special'