IN CONVERSATION|DON LEE
Hometown|Queens Village, New York
How did you get discovered?
I got into modeling because I have deep love for fashion. I was talking to a friend of mine and thought it would be cool to model for clothing brands that I love. She in turn introduce me to a friend of hers who had a clothing line and next thing I know, I was modeling!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Going to school. My dream is to one day start my own clothing line.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am quite down to earth. For some reason, I was told people general initial first impression of me is that I am intimidating!
What's your latest obsession?
Modeling and making Don Lee a household name!
Your most prize possession?
A silver chain that was left to me by my grandmother. She passed away last July.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My father because he was always on the road traveling and meeting celebrities (He is in the clothing business)
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my mom prior to meet JTC for this blog feature, she wished me luck and I said, I love her!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Motivated, Determined, Honest
Describe your personal style:
Very versatile, sometimes I will prefer street wear or a classic more adult look. Other times, I like incorporate both styles into one.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Hackers—Scene: At the club with the famous hacker twins.
Six of your favorite brands and comments about each one:
Jerry Lorenzo (Fear of God)—Makes every denim piece unique and takes the time with the craftsmanship!
Val Kristopher—If I was to make my own clothing collection, the look will be very inspire by what Val does
Warren Lotas—Makes every single piece of clothing tells a story
Hood By Air—Been watching his fashion brand evolve, AMAZING!
Vetements—Defies normal fashion standards
Chrome Hearts—Bring more rock and roll look to fashion
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Queens Village, New York—Brothers Pizza at Fresh Meadows, a must!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A show about NYC—from fashion, food, our diverse culture! Theme song: New York by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Craziest thing you ever done:
I went to a crazy loft party and crowd surf!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
To be a super successful model and make my family proud!
Carly Greenberg|George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Carly Greenberg, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Don for his time spend and talked about style with JTC!
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