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Let's go inside some of the industry's greatest closets off the runway and off camera.  Everything on this site is handpainted by the author. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.

Cozy Boy Lenz

Cozy Boy Lenz

Today I’m meeting Lindsey Jean-Baptiste in Jersey City, NJ.  Lindsey is a model I discovered this summer during New York Men's Fashion Week in David Hart's Spring Summer '18 collection.  Lindsey stood out from all of the models I painted during the course of fashion week perhaps because his confidence and styling know how makes him so great at what he does.  Whether on the runway or on the street, you need to follow @cozyboylenz !

Hello, It’s Ann.  It’s great to see you Lindsey.  Can I interview your closet?  Yes, you may. 

 Image of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste for David Hart SS18

Image of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste for David Hart SS18

What’s your favorite pair of jeans? Where and why did you buy them?  My favorite pair of jeans are my light blue Zanerobe jeans. I bought them from Zanerobe because they fit perfectly and are very comfortable 

Do you prefer television or movies? Which if any movies or shows has inspired your style?  I prefer movies over television. There isn't any movies that specifically inspired my style. Anything that attracts to me, inspires my style, so it's almost at random.  

Zanerobe Jeans

What did you wear the last time you went out? I wore my Volcom camo jeans, my Nike combat boots, a regular black T-shirt that was tucked in, with a cheetah print scarf. The outfit was topped off by jewelry, chains, rings, bracelets, etc. 

 Image Courtesy of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste

Image Courtesy of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste

Where did you go and what did you order?  I went to an event for a friend's birthday. 

What song keeps showing up the most on your playlist?  Jo Bros - Cousin Stizz.  

Jo Bros Cousin Stizz

If you could go on a $5,000 shopping spree anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you buy?  I would definitely be smart with the money first. I'll definitely go to L Train Vintage store in New York. I can purchase a lot of dope pieces from a vintage spot with a $5,000 budget. I'll definitely stack up on jewelry. Get a couple shirts, jeans,

Who is the most interesting person you follow on Instagram?  The most interesting person I follow on Instagram is a close friend of mine @cali.g.season.  Each post he puts up always surprises me and always keeps me inspired. 

 

 Image Courtesy of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste

Image Courtesy of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste

What is something one of your friends has in their closet that you want to borrow and never return?  My friend @cali.g.season & @davidwatson.ye have this cool Kimono from their brand called Youthful Existence. Their kimonos come in black and beige. That's definitely a piece that I'll borrow and never return. 

 

Nike Boot

Who would star as you in a movie about your life and most importantly, what would they wear?  Definitely Will Smith! Since I look up to him so much. Will smith would be wearing all the jiggy urban street wear I usually wear. Probably a black t shirt with the camo Volcom Jeans, & the Nike Combat boots. That'll be awesome.

 

Balmain T Shirt

Fill in the blanks regarding your closet!

I should throw away this Jean vest but I could never part with my Jean Jacket from Forever 21.  

forever 21 denim jacket

I spent too much money on pants but saved a lot of money on shirts.

I would love to be cast in RAF Simons or Commes Des Garcons for Fashion Week.  

I wear this fragrance Zara w/ End til 8:00 PM but I love smelling this fragrance on someone else Roberto Cavalli.

 

 Image Courtesy of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste

Image Courtesy of Lindsey Jean-Baptiste

Thanks for letting me interview your closet, Lindsey.  I’m glad I got to know you better too.  Now would you mind if I borrowed you leopard scarf?

 

nordstrom leopard scarf
Álvaro

Álvaro

Electric & Rose

Electric & Rose