Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

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Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

"I think I never actually acred about fashion, she was interested in me... Seriously, I have had always a very personal style, very natural, not trying too hard, but life took my by a certain path, until one day I opened my eyes and I was already on the middle of it all."

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
Who has tought you the most in fashion?

“Glenda Reyna, she has always been my manager, my mom-ager, I went with her to my first shows, and she is responsable of my interest in fashion. Also Queta Rojas, Andrés Jiménez, Mau Medellín, Diego Dom, Eíza González, Francisco Manzano, Cinthia Pimentel, Ossiel Ramos, Anairam, Mónica Godínez, Issa Lish, Mario Aragón, Olivia Peralta, Paola Rodríguez, La Reclu... I am lucky to be friends with all the best people of this generation, the ones that are changing stuff, the most talented ones in the industry.” Just me missing!

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
If men had to have only five pieces in their wardrobe, What should they be?

“Perfect jeans, a cool t-shirt in solid colors like white or black or red or blue, a leather jacket, and a very very very incredible half cocktail jacket, but street... and boots!”

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
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“Everyone has their brands, specially for jeans because it is like love: you have to try, try, and try ,until you find the perfect match,and the rest is worthless. I have always liked Diesel jeans, but I also discovered RCL that is from Mexican designers and has very cool jeans."

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

“The most fun part of fashion is playing with all the version that you can be, fashion as a way to express yourself, like art."

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

“I will be never convinced by men crop tops... and I HATE absolutely HATE men who wear tank tops everyday.... like ‘yes dude, we have all seen your big arms... you don't need to dress like a mechanic or gardener stripper from Zona Rosa…we got it already.'"

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
If you could hear a private conversation between to people of the fashion world in Mexico, Who would they be?

"Oh no.... I would cover my ear, of boredom…” (What a coincidence , I have based all my career in eavesdropping other peoples conversations).

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
If you could only have one beauty product, What would you choose?

"Woooooot!?! Just one? well, Redermic R by La Roche-Posay, my night creme.”

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

“To go out, it depends where im going, but something reckless, relaxed, comfy, combat boots,leather jacket.”

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
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“I dress from the waist down, and proceed drying my hair with some little oil; if its from good hair day, good, if not i look for other options like beanies, hats or something that sort.”

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
How do you get rid of cat hairs from your clothes?

“Thats a very good question that hasnt been responded by mankind for centuries, but I keep my closet closed all the time, and once dressed, I don't touch my cats. Thats my real secret. I also own a roll on stick , and a steamer , y brush the constantly and do many other tricks, but the real truth is that once im dressed NO CATS ALLOWED.”

Jeans, combat boots and Juanjo Herrera
What current trend you would never wear?

“I think I would dare to wear all of them, but just once, just to live the experience. I also believe that men trends are less dangerous that the women’s.”

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“They way someone dresses tells a lot about him ,where he will go and what he wants to say."

For the few people who still continue to watch cable in Mexico, Juanjo Herrera is one of the hosts of Fashion Police Mexico, the Mexican version of the show that makes us miss Joan Rivers every day.For the people in the fashion industry, he is one of the founders of Bang! and Wanted Model Management, as well as actor, host, model, and according to his Twitter bio, “half vampire, half kitty”. And this is his style guide:

Always be true to yourself, with your body, your color, your life. When something doesn’t look good on you, well, it doesn’t look good on you. You just have to accept it. For example, I am white as a ghost and some tones do not go well with me, so then i just avoid them. 

Never get in costume: when one imitates other’s style usually ends up looking not right. It seems more coherent to search for the style within oneself, and then look comfortable, real, authentic.

The style starts from your underwear, it does not make any sense to have an amazing look, and under that Alfani undies bought at Chedraui (Goodbye sponsorship of Alfani and Chedraui for Jimness). Even when nobody will ever see it, you will know it, and thats enough. Good underwear empowers.

Do not rely on other people’s looks: you can not want to dress like Drake Bell, or Kanye West if you look like Chicoche.

NEVER buy the complete outfit straight from the mannequin, nor the entire Balmain for H&M collection. Play with a piece at a time and continue onwards,those levels of pretentiousness and lack of creativity make me sad. Love the fact that we don’t have a mannequin body!

To know more about Juanjo, follow him on TwitterInstagram and Periscope as @eljuanjoherrera, Snapchat juanjoherrera and Facebook.

Photos: Karla Lisker.

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