♥ YOU! JUSTINE SKYE
May 16, 2015
To her thousands of followers on Tumblr and Instagram, Justine Skye isn’t just an emerging music star — she’s known as The Purple Unicorn, the internet alter-ego she’s been carefully cultivating since age 16. The Brooklyn-bred teenager, now 19, first started her popular Tumblr as a way to express herself creatively: She’d post outfit photos, show off her signature violet hair, and, eventually share her music. Fast-forward a few years and whole lot of hard work later, and now the singer has a freshly-inked deal with Atlantic Records and a handful of R&B bangers to show for it. But despite this imminent success, Justine remains as down-to-earth as ever. She’s even still just as active on Tumblr (so you should totally follow her if you’re not already!). Just in time for the release of her latest single, “Bandit,” get to know Justine Skye in our pop quiz below.
NAME: Justine Skye
NICKNAME: Stine (Steen)
OCCUPATION: Recording artist signed to Atlantic Records
NAME YOU WISHED YOU HAD AS A LITTLE KID: I never thought about ever having another name, although through the ages of 14-16 I wished I had a “cooler” name. But now I love the say it sounds, Justine Skye
MOST TEXTED PERSON IN YOUR PHONE: Probably my mom
DREAM ROLE IN A MOVIE THAT’S ALREADY BEEN MADE: Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt in Salt
DREAM CONCERT TICKET (ANY BAND, ANY DECADE): Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope Tour
CAREER ICON: Beyoncé
HAIR ICON: Tish Celestine (My hairstylist)
DENIM ICON: Acne Studios Brand
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Rihanna
FAVORITE MASCARA: Voluminous False Fiber Lashes from L’Oreal
FAVORITE SNEAKERS: Rick Owens Geobasket High-Top
FAVORITE BOOK: The Doll People
TV ADDICTION: Game of Thrones, Empire, Scandal
KARAOKE ANTHEM: “Try Again” by Aaliyah
LAST SONG DOWNLOADED: “A Train” by Justine Skye
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: The Imitation Game
LAST FASHION ITEM PURCHASED:Dita Sunglasses
PRIZED POSSESSION IN HIGH SCHOOL: My bookbag
BEST COMPLIMENT YOU COULD GET: That my skin glows like the sun!
TEXTING (ON SILENT) IN A MOVIE THEATER: OK OR NO? Sometimes it’s okay, if it’s my mom or if it’s important. But you should be paying attention to the movie, you paid for it!
HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? Today I feel super relaxed and organized, it’s been a calm but productive day.
WHAT IS POPULAR? Snapchat is definitely what’s popular right now. I’m super addicted to it and by the looks of it, so is the rest of the world.
- JUSTINE SKYE, SHOT BY RENELL MEDRANO