I've finally got around to hosting my first guest blogger experience, and yes, I know this post is well overdue (again), but better late than never! I've been fortunate enough to be offered a Q&A with Australian born, pop phenomenon Cody Simpson who has recently been announced as the new face of Jay Jays Summer 2012 campaign!
For those of you who are not too familiar with Cody, the talented singer is signed with Atlantic records, and has worked with artists including T-Pain and Flo Rider just to name a few! Below is a behind the scenes clip of Cody shooting for the campaign, which is all about coloured denim this season!
Hi Cody, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m originally from the Gold Coast but I moved to L.A with my family for my music career a few years ago. I love to surf and skateboard. I've never been sky diving, and I love the Paranormal Activity movies!
As mentioned in the BTS clip, you’ve been a big fan of Jay Jays for a long time. How do you feel about being the new face of Jay Jays?
I grew up wearing Jay Jays on the Gold Coast and always shop there when I'm home. Jay Jays always have really cool T-shirts and great jeans and shorts. I was stoked when they approached me to launch their Summer campaign.
What are your favourite items in the new Jay Jays collection?
I love all the coloured denim in the Jay Jays range. The team gave me every colour they have and there are over 30 colours, so my tour wardrobe is pretty packed at the moment!
Shooting the campaign on the beautiful beaches of LA, what was your favourite moment?
It was such a relaxed shoot as you can see in this clip. I was skate boarding around in my coloured denim and hanging with some cool girls for the day in L.A, it was a tough gig! I love skateboarding and it was an all around chilled day. I love Redondo Beach in L.A, it’s a great place to hang out with friends.
What are your favourite trends for guys and girls this year?
For guys and it's definitely coloured denim - this is a huge trend in Europe and the U.S right now. Although I dig Jay Jays floral print denim for girls too.
Living in LA, what do you miss most about Australia?
My friends, my family and the beach. You can't beat Aussie beaches.
With the release of your new album and a busy touring schedule, are you excited for the times ahead?
My new album is out on October 2nd which is really exciting. I'm a hard worker so between recording, writing, touring and my other commitments like my new gig with Jay Jays, I don't have a lot of time off. But it's an exciting lifestyle and I'm loving the ride so far.
With an ever-growing fan base of over 3 million followers and likes on Twitter and Facebook, what would you like to say to all your fans out there?
Thanks for all the support. I owe my success to my fans and I'm their biggest fan! I tweet for myself and I make sure all my messages are my own words. It's so important to me stay connected with my fans.
For the ladies – Australian girls or American girls?
I like down to earth, easy-going girls generally. I dig girls with relaxed personalities. They've got to be able to understand my lifestyle and just have fun!
Lastly, what’s a piece of fashion advise you’d like to share with our readers?
Keep it fresh, add some colour for summer and don't take fashion too seriously.