Espejismo Singer Janeth Gonda On Her Dark Personal Style: BUST Interview

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 In BUST's Fashion Nation series, we talk to women about their personal style. 

Janeth Gonda
BUST Event Planner and Musician
Brooklyn, NY



Tell me about this outfit.

This is one of my favorite shirts. I love how sexy it is, revealing yet mysterious. I really like how much it makes me feel like a woman. I’m just starting to become in tune with my body, my age, and my womanhood.

How would you describe your personal style?

Definitely gothic and sleek. I like to wear a lot of lace, a lot of straps. Pretty much everything I wear is black, but also comfortable. I have to be able to feel comfortable in what I’m wearing, which makes me feel confident.

How has your personal style evolved?

My fashion over the last few years has just gotten a lot sexier. For a long time, I don’t think I really felt like I could be so bold or sexy. It is only recently that I realized I can, and as I’ve grown into more of a woman, my fashion sense has grown up, too.

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What do you wear when you hit the stage with your band, Espejismo?

It depends on the show, really. I actually have a handmade belly dancing outfit that I wear a lot, but if we’re playing more of our heavier songs, I’m usually wearing high boots with black pants, something that makes me feel like I’m in command.

Do you have any go-to places to shop around Brooklyn?

I like affordable things. I have a lot of luck with thrift stores like Beacon’s Closet. Most of my favorite clothes are actually from Colombia, where I’m from. I really love the style that they have in Bogotá, and you can get really high-quality things at a fraction of the price you’d find here. If it looks good and it feels good, then I like it.

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Copy Janeth's wild style with these badass buys:

Faux Leather Satchel, $27.90, forever21.com

Life II Necklace, from $130, ktferriscreations.com

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “initiator”, $9 for a set of 3 colors, ulta.com

Super High Waist Denim Skinnies in Black, $29.99, fashionnova.com

Alexis Buttoned Up Bodysuit, $19.99, fashionnova.com

Mossimo Supply Co. Women’s Brianna Platform Booties, $37.99, target.com

By Lydia Wang

Photographed by Seher Sikandar

Hair and makeup: T. Cooper/crowdMGMT using ECRU New York

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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