After high school, you probably did your own thing—college, work, or maybe military service. If your alma mater was William McKinley by way of Glee, thinking about life post-school is a little different. Actress Becca Tobin plays Kitty Wilde on the show and found her second life via her fashion blog June Moss. To celebrate the site’s redesign, I asked her some style questions, including the outfit she wore when she auditioned for her big gig.
AMSFTV: When did you start your blog? How did you decide it was something you were interested in?
Becca Tobin: I started it in September 2012 as more of a hobby than anything else. A really good friend of mine is a talented photographer, and I’ve always loved fashion and styling my own outfits, so we decided to collaborate. I also wanted my fans to get to see my personal style since I spent so much time in a cheerleading uniform on-screen.
AMSFTV: Where do you find fashion inspiration?
BT: Everywhere, but lately I’ve been drawing most of my inspiration from social media. I follow a lot of fashion blogs on Twitter, and I’m constantly taking screen shots of the stuff I find interesting.
AMSFTV: What was the first fashiony piece you remember buying? What was the last that you got really excited about?
BT: I’ll never forget my first big fashion purchase. It was a teeny, tiny Prada purse I bought in high school. My grandmother, June, was always my biggest fashion icon, and she was a pioneer of high-low styling. She’d wear a designer bag with a $30 outfit and look chicer than anyone! The last thing I bought that I’m super excited about is a pair of classic black, d’Orsay Manolo Blahnik pumps. They’re timely, but more importantly, they’re comfy!
AMSFTV: When you found out you’d gotten the Glee job, did you celebrate with a fashion splurge?
BT: I bought a beautiful black Givenchy bag. I’m a sucker for handbags…
AMSFTV: Do you remember what you wore to audition for Glee?
BT: Yes! I was in a green American Apparel crop top, a black miniskirt, and combat boots. I’ll never get rid of any of those items.
AMSFTV: What outfit feels the most you?
BT: I feel most like myself in a boyfriend jean, booties, and simple V-neck T-shirt. I love pieces that just fit really well and feel great on.
AMSFTV: What’s the best style advice you’ve ever gotten?
BT: “You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks.”
AMSFTV: Of all the people you’ve worked with, does someone stand out as having great style that really inspires you?
BT: Gwyneth Paltrow has a super-cool but low-maintenance look. She’d come to set in a pair of skinny jeans, slip-on sneakers, and a T-shirt and look amazing but effortless. She’s a great example of dressing casually but still looking incredible doing it.