Kirby Howell-Baptiste is everywhere on TV these days, from Barry to The Good Place to Killing Eve to Veronica Mars. She currently stars in Why Women Kill, and attended the premiere wearing a mostly thrifted look, which she says is reflective of her day to day fashion choices.
[Full caption from her instagram post]The full caption from her instagram photo from the premiere:
I bought the suit I’m wearing for $6.99 (not a typo) from a thrift store in the valley. I had the idea that I wanted to wear a suit and also cover my face somehow. Then stylist extraordinaire @aubreybinzer helped the whole look come together with a white shirt, a “category is: funeral realness” fascinator and lots of gorgeous vintage accessories.
Most of the looks I wear (irl and for shoots/carpets/press) are vintage, second hand or borrowed. I firmly believe we have more than enough and in making more fast/throw away fashion we further damage this rad-ass planet unnecessarily. When possible, I try to buy second hand clothes, or things that are consciously made, then pop in a few newer bits and bobs here and there.
There are some setbacks: vintage shoes are hard for those of us with “boat feet” as my Nan would say, and often vintage clothes can be limited to smaller sizes. Thrift stores (non-exclusively vintage), @crossroadstrading and @buffaloexchange are great for second hand clothes and shoes that carry an array of sizes. If you’re curious about fast fashion and its environmental effects, a great starting point is @truecostmovie. Also, @mariekondo shares some amazing tips in her book and @netflix show about the things we own and how we can spark joy by being conscious of what we accumulate. 💚🌍🤟🏾
Howell-Baptiste did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, playing a game called "Fishing for Answers" where she drew questions from a bowl and answered them. Some of the Q&A:
- Her favorite scenes to film? The drama class scenes in Barry, because they get to be silly and reminds her of being in drama class.
- What will audiences think about the final season of The Good Place? She thinks we will surprised and happy, and that Mike Schur is good about leaving people wanting more.
- Three things on her bucket list? Learn to ride a motorcycle, go to Bora Bora, get a tattoo.
Some photos from the THR shoot:
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Do you shop at thrift stores, ONTD? Any recent finds?