Brianna Lance (@breez_lance) is a woman of many talents - she's a fashion designer, creative director, musician and, last but not least, one of our contributing editors. The native Texan was head designer and creative-at-large for eco-friendly, cult-favorite clothing brand, Reformation for six years, and now has a variety of creative endeavors on the horizon, including an exciting new project with MADE Music.
Where do you currently live?
New York, East Village
Where are you originally from?
What do you do?
Art Direct, design clothes, make music, make videos, A.D.D.
Any upcoming projects?
I'm making a solo record and starting a men's line
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A sense of well being, or dancing, or both
What is your greatest fear?
I have a lot of days when I'm scared of becoming a crazy hobo on the street.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
The vikings, not the mean ones just the puny the ones that were leading up the back.
Which living person do you most admire?
I have a tendency to be in admiration of the people that I love, there are so many great people in my life. But I can't be specific cause what if I leave someone out and they get jealous.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Vanity and fear.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
Oh, trips and clothes.
What is your favorite journey?
I have two, I went to Cuba and it blew my mind as a place. But I also went with my boyfriend to Tulum and saw a shaman, and something about doing that with that person made it the best experience.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On what occasion do you lie?
I'm such a bad liar, I can't make stuff up with out turning bright red and breaking. But I can keep secrets like nobody's business.
What do you dislike the most about your appearance?
Honestly I hate saying this but I most of the time don't love the way I look, but at the same time I hate feeling like that has any importance.
Jacket: Veda; Overalls: Grand St. Bakery
Which living person do you most despise?
Rapist and killers.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What is your greatest regret?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Music is the greatest love of my life.
When and where were you happiest?
I'm happiest in bed with my boyfriend eating skittles and watching Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being amazing at math. I'm just medium at math.
What is your current state of mind?
Sleepy and a little full.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to have less anxiety.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
Nothing. I don't ever really think about changing other people.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The people I have around me in my life.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I would love to be a pet tiger.
What is your most treasured possession?
I only feel attached to jewelry that someone has given me. For some reason thats the only thing I feel sentimental about.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
It's the feeling when nothing seems to have value or importance anymore. That feeling of nothingness.
Where would you like to live?
I love living in New York, but maybe South of France or the Caribbean if I had to pick somewhere else.
What is your favorite occupation?
Anything that involves creating something, especially in collaboration.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I don't know? Physically my hair probably.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Loyalty and support
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Loyalty and support
What do you most value in your friends?
They are really kind, yet driven people who like karaoke.
Who are your favorite writers?
Mikael Bulgakov and Thomas Mann
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Max from Where the Wild Things Are
Who are your heroes in real life?
Nick Cave, Valentino, my mom
What is it that you most dislike?
Ha, What? I most dislike violence and bullying.
How would you like to die?
Preferably with out suffering.
Your favorite painter?
He's not really a painter but Bruce Nauman is my favorite artist.
Your favorite musician?
Jason Pierce and Nina Simone
What is your favorite color?
Right now, deep blue
What is your favorite flower?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
What is your present state of mind?
Sleepy and a little full, also I want a cigarette.
What is your motto?
Have pure intentions in your actions.