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Maven à la Mode: Jessi Malay

Aug 21, 2014

When it comes to triple threats, Jessi Malay has her bases covered – and then some. As a blogger by day, songstress by night, and makeup maven in between, she still finds time for style. Between the high notes and the haute fashion, Jessi makes multi-tasking look good.

High Waisted Skinny in Vintage

Even when she’s busy jet-setting across the world (she is currently spending the month in China), Jessi epitomizes the chicness of simplicity on her blog, My White T, and provides beauty brilliance as an expert on ModaMob. But wait, there’s more! This girl can sing, too. Her Give Me Life EP dropped in May, solidifying her star status and showcasing the scope of her musical abilities. In other words, she’s a totally talented babe.

Mid Rise Short in Coated Black Powerstretch

In her spare time (which, let’s be real – there’s not a lot of!), Jessi loves to throw on her favorite pair of skinnies and play with her pups – what a gem. She joined DSTLD for an exclusive look into her crop top world; get the long and short of it all in her interview below.

-Cassandra Weinman

My name is: Jessi Malay

But my friends call me: J$

I came from: Los Feliz/Los Angeles, CA

But I feel most at home when: I’m on stage

Astrological sign: Leo

Current mental status: Jet-lagged

Few people know that: I do a mean Shakira impression. My Britney Spears is pretty good too

My spirit animal is: The black panther

I would describe my blog as: My baby. I think fashion is the easiest means of expression on a daily basis. You can tell the world how you’re feeling that day, how you feel about yourself, and where you’re going, just by what you wear and how you carry yourself.

Use three # to define your personal style: #streetchic, #monochromatic, #cropped

My favorite summer activity in LA is: SnapBack Thursdays upstairs at The Federal. They spin the best old school hip-hop and everyone just let’s loose and actually dances!

When I’m not modeling for DSTLD, I’m: Singing/dancing on tour, hanging at home with my fur babies (I have a Morkie and a Maltese), shooting for the blog, or working on upcoming projects with my production company The Coalition Group.

The denim trend I’m loving right now is: Waxed

Skinny jeans or distressed shorts: Skinny jeans

The denim piece I can’t live without: White ankle skinnies all year round

My closet is full of: Lace and crop tops

It may be 2014, but I wish I lived in: My time is now. Loving this moment!

Guilty Pleasure: Half-baked Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

In my purse you can always find: Vitamin C lip balm

Best style secret: Tailoring!!!! Especially for a petite 5’4″ girl like me.

Most useful advice (style or lifewise): Keep it simple (although this is never my case.)

My first or greatest fashion memory: Interviewing Diane Von Furstenberg in her dressing room during NYFW!

When I wake up in the morning: I get kissed in the mouth by my dogs.

If my life were a TV show it would be: Where in the World is Carmen San Diego

My style icon is: Bridget Bardot

Make sure to stay connected with Jessi, she’s super social:

TWITTER: @jessimalay

INSTAGRAM: @jessimalay

High Waisted Skinny in Coated Powerstretch

High Waisted Skinny in Vintage

Low Rise Ankle Skinny in Charcoal