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LAist Interview: Jeffree Star

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It's hard not to notice when Jeffree Star enters a room because he is wearing high heels, has bright pink shoulder length hair, is heavily tattooed from head to toe, and carries a large Louie Vuitton purse.

And it was apparently just as difficult not to notice him when he bust onto the internet scene (and into our hearts) in 2003.

Recently, and without any marketing or ads, he has been blowing doors on the likes of Justin Timberlake and Shakira in record sales on iTunes. And over at Buzznet.com he has a new release that all the kids are flipping over: Heart Surgery isn't That Bad.

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We sat down with Jeffree to ask him what the deal was.

LAist: What inspires your personal style?

Jeffree Star: Hmmm. Well today is “summer,” no just kidding. It depends. I’ll literally open a Vogue and see an ad, and be like, “Ok, I need that outfit” and I’ll literally just go get it. And then it ends up looking better on me.

And I really like all that Japanese animation, and like Tokyo stuff. They just like, have fun, with no restrictions. I like fun bright stuff, but a lot of people think you cant wear it because they’re like too intimidated and stuff.

I have like 400 purses, and they have their own closet. It’s all about accessories.