Hi Lovely!

We are so, SO excited to be partnering with GIA GUNN for the launch of our capsule collection for the month of June!

If you don’t know who Gia Gunn is - um, where have you been?! Gia is an international performance artist, and you may recognize her from the sixth season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Ru Paul’s Drag Race ALL STARS: Season 4. She is bold, fearless, and a boss through and through. We sat down to ask her all things related to Gia and the Kollectin X Gia Gunn capsule collection: NEON VICE.

Check out Gia’s interview below, and be sure to shop NEON VICE - the perfect line of neon accessories for summer - available NOW in Gia’s Tiny Boutique, only on Kollectin!

Gia wearing the pink Aboslutely Love bracelet and ring set.

Gia wearing the pink Aboslutely Love bracelet and ring set.

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?

I am of 4th generation Japanese decent, born here in America.  Some of my hobbies include performing, doing yoga & expressing myself in all ways glamorous!  I love spending quality time with my loved ones while also being very focused and driven to be the best version of myself!  I was blessed to gain international notoriety in 2014 from being a contestant on the 6th season of Rupaul's Drag Race and in 2017 I came out as being openly transgender on Instagram!  Since then I am dedicated to the fight for human rights and on a mission to continue to break the boundaries of gender while continuing to inspire others through sharing my story!

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?

My aspiration in life is to create as much change as possible in this world.  Us as human beings have the tendency to fear change instead of embrace it.  Change is something that I have consistently had to adapt to during my journey and I see so much of the world’s struggle to embrace their changes.

WHO ARE YOUR MUSIC AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS?

Some of my music inspirations are Lady Gaga, because I love the messages behind her lyrics and also what she stands for.  I appreciate any woman who puts their money where their mouth is!  I definitely love Beyonce because she is a woman of color who demonstrates what excellence looks like and sounds like, she is an overall goddess!  When it comes to fashion I like very bold and outstanding things, like #NeonVice!  Some of my favorite designers are Jean Paul Gaultier, The Blonds,  Galliano...and the list goes on!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

My personal style is either super basic or super glam!  When I'm off I love to wear sweats and a hoodie with a cute pair of sneakers and a designer bag/glasses.  However for an event or a shoot I really like to be super glam, always sparkly & just overall goddess vibes!

AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN?

What I love about Kollectin is that they make it shopping through influence super easy for everyone, and their team is amazing to work with!  Very supportive and overall nice people.  I also love how they have included all my personal needs and wants into this collaboration to bring you all the best line of summer jewelry!  They let me pick everything out and match it all up with my own personal style.  I love how inclusive Kollectin is!

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY?

Honestly my go-to piece of jewelry from #NeonVice are the ALL STAR clear star earrings!  I think I've literally worn them like 5 times this week simply because they just go with everything and are so cute and fun!  As much as I love big bold statement earrings, I also love a piece that is big in size but minimal to the view and not specific to any color scheme!

Gia rocking the ALL STAR earrings.

Gia rocking the ALL STAR earrings.

YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE?

My tips on getting the perfect picture are honestly know your lighting and have a mirror near when taking pictures so you can see yourself and how you’re looking while having your photo taken!

WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

This year I'm really focusing on continuing to perform all around the world, spreading as much awareness to the trans community as possible and really looking forward to continuing to meet all of you while sharing our stories!  In the near future I look forward to a one woman show & of course another collection with Kollectin!  In the mean time, catch me in a city near you!

Gia wearing the pink Thotiana earrings and Self Love necklace.

Gia wearing the pink Thotiana earrings and Self Love necklace.

XOXO,

Your Friends at Kollectin