dime defined: justina blakeney.


NAME:  Justina Blakeney | HOME GROWN: I was raised in Berkeley, CA, but now I call Los Angeles home. | DAY JOB: Designer, Creative Consultant, Blogger | DREAM JOB: Designer, Creative Consultant, Blogger


MEAL: Matzo Ball Soup | YOGA POSE: Cat/Cow | AGE: Whatever age I am now. | SOUND: The sound of my baby girl, squealing with glee.

q & a.

Q:  Who would portray you in the movie version of your life? Feature film, straight to DVD, or Lifetime Movie?
A:  Maya Rudolph. Feature, baby!

Q:  What artists or songs would contribute to the film's soundtrack?
A:  California --- Joni MitchellOrdinary People --- John LegendShe's Gone --- Hall & OatesYou Are the Sunshine of My Life --- Stevie WonderHolding On To You --- Terence Trent D'ArbyBrown Eyed Girl --- Van Morrison, and Summertime --- Billy Stewart.

Q:  What one thing would your friends and family be surprised to learn about you?
A:  I hate the taste of chives.

Q:  What is your alter ego's name? Describe her in one word.
A:  Justine. French.

Q:  If your beauty routine had to be condensed, what three products make the cut?
A:  Mixed Chicks Leave-in ConditionerFunny Face Lipstick by Nars, and Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Oil.

Q:  Are you the woman your ten year old self wanted to be?
A:  In some ways I am: I am creative, I am my own boss, and I am a mother and a wife and happy with my life. On the other hand, when I was ten I thought I'd be a pop singer, a newscaster, or a trapeze artist in the circus – so…there's that.

Q:  Food, water, and _____?
What else do you need to survive?
A:  Family.

Q:  Would you rather have no regrets or no fears?
A:  No fears.

Q:  What's your definition of dime? 
A:  A woman who has integrity.

Q:  What words do you live by? 
A:  Keep it real.

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Photography credits: 01 & 02 – Shauna Nep,
03 – Jason Rosencrantz. All images provided
courtesy of Justina Blakeney.

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