Jessica Chastain: Fashion helped me overcome shyness

jessica-chastain-hed-2013 When she was a teenage girl, Jessica Chastain just wanted to fit in but instead she was picked on for her red hair and freckles. So, she decided to start experimenting with her clothes and stand out.

”I grew up in Sacramento in northern California. People teased me about the color of my hair and my freckles. I longed to have blonde curly hair and a tan, like a ‘real’ California girl. The typical conformist teen! Fashion helped me accept myself, to express my creativity in another way. At the time I started to read Vogue, I cut my hair short, I started wearing cowboy boots and experimenting with different tomboy looks,” the actress said.

jessica-chastain-oscars-2013-red-carpet-arrivals--1361751553-view-1Her love for fashion only grew with time and today Jessica is the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s ad campaign for the Manifesto fragrance. She said: ”I have always been a fan of the Saint Laurent house, for its audacity and the emphasis it places on individuality … My love story with YSL perfumes goes back to my high school years. My aunt used to wear Opium and she gave me a bottle with a little bit left in it. I felt very glamorous and grown up when I put a few drops on.”

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