I'm sure that many of you, vintage lovers, bohemian souls on Instagram, were waiting to know more about this popular babe on Instagram!
Breezy (IG user name: missbreezyschweetz ) defines herself the soul twin of Edie Sedgwick , and we can see by the looks she wears that she's got a true passion for the 60s/70s ,that she is also a romantic spirit like a Penny lane. After that, I can tell you that she is friendly and kind, very enthusiast to have an interview for Roses and Vintage.
Hi Breezy! Tell us something about yourself...
Hello! My name is Brissa Monique, I also go by Breezy. I've lived in Orange County my whole life and I'm currently saving up to move even closer to Los Angeles. (Although, my goal is to eventually live in France) I work in child care which I love, as well as I sell some of my vintage finds and goodies from my closet in my Depop shop @breezyschweetz ! I am an actress, painter, writer, budding photographer, eccentric... I do a little bit of everything actually! My love of vintage hunting stems from my love and training in theatre. I'm interested in any and all kinds of art, and I'm always looking for new people to collaborate with and put our imaginations to play. I also have a brand new creative endeavor on its way; a band called The Zipguns which I will be fronting. Stay tuned. -We read in your bio "artiste, actrice". Can you please talk about this?
Yes! "Artiste, actrice" just describes myself as one with the art forms of acting, dancing and singing. Visual arts such as fashion as well. I've loved all of these art forms since I was a small Breezy and I get inspired to incorporate each in my visual creations. Performing in theatre and studying acting for years was actually what fueled my love of vintage fashion. Being apart of the journey of a character from paper to stage, and film, is amazing to me. There is a specific moment that I remember which helped me put together my love of acting and love of vintage. One of my first acting teachers had me perform a monologue from the play and film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The monologue was from the character of Maggie, which was played by the amazing Elizabeth Taylor in the film. (Who is one of my biggest inspirations too!) I was barely 18 years old at the time, struggling to make my character real and "adult". I was trying to find the highs and lows of a sensual woman in an unhappy marriage, which was difficult for me at 18 haha. My teacher then gave me advice I've never forgotten. She told me I had all the words right, but she didn't feel as if I fully got the character just yet. She instructed me to go home, find something sensual and "womanly" to put on and paint my lips the darkest red I could find. So, I went home and found one of my mother's sexy looking nightgowns from the 60s. I remember picking at the delicate lace and thinking of what my character would think of herself wearing this. The nightgown was beyond gorgeous, so I couldn't help but feel just as beautiful in it. It gave me a confidence in my character that I didn't have before. I followed her advice and wore the nightgown and painted my lips dark red for my monologue. It was one of the best performances I believe I ever did. I finally got that the art forms of acting, dancing (physicality), dialogue, wardrobe, makeup, lighting, everything was all put together to create a finalized version of my character. From then on, my imagination went even more wild for the visual and performing arts and that's when I started to truly appreciate vintage pieces. When I would find pieces after that moment I would start to ask questions, "who wore this?" "What type of person were they?" "How did they feel in this?" It is all super interesting to me and helps me work on my art in a deeper way than before. It all connects for me and that is what I've discovered about my love for all of these art forms.
-Who are your favourite fashion icons?
I am inspired by so many! My absolute top is my soul twin from the 60s, Edie Sedgwick. She was wild and free and always ready to dance, I relate so much to her and her wardrobe choices. My other favorites are definitely glam rock icons David Bowie and Marc Bolan. Punk rock icon Joan Jett. And of course the ultimate groupie muse and flower child Miss Pamela Des Barres. As well as The GTOS! Most of my favorites stem from the 60s/70s but I adore 1910s, 20s & 40s Old Hollywood as well. 70s Biba looks and The Ziegfeld Follies girls will always be my favorites as well. To be honest, I just love it all. There's inspiration in each decade, so I never turn down a good feeling from an inspiration. I just wear what feels right in the moment, always. -What are your favourite vintage pieces?
I love all the ones I've found! Honestly, I think they change based on my mood. Today my top three favorites are first, a vintage 1969 embroidered sheepskin afghan coat. The woman I purchased it from said she wore it all the time in the 1960s! To imagine what that coat has seen, ah amazing. The embroidery is stunning, I'm addicted to anything embroidered by the way. Another favorite of mine are some vintage Jerrold Edouard boots. They are red and white checkered lace up boots. All the shoes I've seen of his from the 60s/70s are stunning! I'm so lucky to have found a pair my size that I love. I also recently found my third favorite, which is a vintage 1980s Sister Max dress. The dress is fully beaded and sequined apart from some lace and it is so gorgeous. I feel like the most glamorous flapper in this dress. I need to be buried in it.
-Your last vintage purchase...
A vintage 1960s Victorian Prairie prom dress. I cannot wait to do an open field shoot with it. It's the perfect piece for my ultimate flower child goals. The forest nymph in me feels incredibly glam and free in it all at once. -...And what you are looking forward to buy!
Anything! Everything!? I always look forward to vintage and thrift shopping days. There are so many hidden gems everywhere! It's very exciting to hunt around. I always get a great feeling when I've found something amazing that I need to own, so I always look forward to that feeling. My credit card sure doesn't though.