Describe your sense of style.
"I'd say that my style over the years has been dictated by what I find at random thrift stores. Originality is definitely a principle of mine. I'm drawn to unique pieces: hand-tooled leather, embroidery, rich patterns, interesting textiles. I aim for a balance of minimalism and opulence."
What are you favorite Bay Area shops?
"I live in Oakland and on my days off I love to drop by Mercy Vintage Now on Piedmont Avenue, just to marvel at their gorgeous collection and decor. I end up wanting everything! The owners have quite the eye for vintage and great attention to detail. I also love Pretty Penny on College Avenue. I always find lovely things here, and the owner is very sweet and welcoming."
Do you have a favorite "go-to" item of late?
"That would have to be my Levi’s western shirt. I simply haven’t found an outfit it doesn’t go with."
Does your personal style differ from your stage style?
"There isn't a vast difference between the two. However, I do like to be more sartorially expressive onstage. Performances are a great opportunity for me to wear some of the beautifully bizarre, less practical outfits that my closet is full of, like a mirrored Persian vest, flapper nightgown, or a blouse from the Victorian era. I love dressing to the nines for a show, a girl hardly finds an occasion!"
What's your favorite after-gig watering hole?
"Definitely Bar Three Fifty-Five! It’s on 19th Street in Oakland. I love the swank ambiance of the space, perfect for a romantic evening. The atmosphere is really friendly, and there is always an amazing DJ. You might see me here at one of their Sunday Sundown shows."
Who are your musical style icons?
"I’d have to say Joni Mitchell, because she is so gorgeous and natural, and her style never overwhelmed the stark beauty of her songs. She is the epitome of sophistication. Also, Kate Bush. What a woman. She and her music are imaginative, original and fearless. Both of these women are so ambitious and groundbreaking. True visionaries."
Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux