Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No. 130
Following the recent release of Glenlivet’s AUS/NZ 2022 campaign starring Academy Award Winner, Anna Paquin, we bring you Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.130 with the campaigns famed Fashion Director and Photographer, Jamie Nelson.
Shot inside of Jamie’s iconic pink LA home, the campaign is all about breaking down barriers and stereotypes, in particular changing the face of a whisky drinker. Jamie wanted to take the consumer away from the stereotypical stale and outdated brown leather whisky drinking den we imagine our grandpas sipping scotch and whiskey in. Instead she wanted to showcase Anna Paquin in a new whisky-drinking world that is colourful, playful, sexy, rock and roll and exudes unashamed confidence in one’s self. Jamie believes breaking conventions is when you simply go with your gut, doing things your own way without fear and despite what others may think.
“My 1968 Hollywood Regency-style house in Los Angeles has an innately very loungy classy old-world vibe to it, complete with chandeliers, sunken tubs, and heart jacuzzis. I have added my own rock and roll touch and femme power to it with my pink ’68 Mustang and motorcycles in my garage, vintage Playboy artwork hung throughout, and contrasting colourful faux fur walls (think Jayne Mansfield).”
Sticks & Stones: How do you react in bad traffic?
Jamie Nelson: I usually drive my ’68 playmate pink mustang around so it makes traffic pretty dang fun. However, if I am in my truck, I listen to podcasts & music. I am not bothered by the traffic.
Sticks & Stones: Do you have an archenemy?
Jamie Nelson: Cigarettes (although for now.. I have won!)
Sticks & Stones: What’s the meanest thing you’ve done to a stranger?
Jamie Nelson: I can’t think of anything honestly, I’ve always been a lover.
Sticks & Stones: How do you sleep at night?
Jamie Nelson: Erratically! I’ve never been a huge fan of sleep. I go to bed at 9 wake up at 1, 2, 3, 4 & finally out of bed by 5am. Total Insomniac.
Sticks & Stones: What does everyone need to watch or read?
Jamie Nelson: Watch; Gummo, Eddie Murphy Raw/Delirious, the Mannequin, What’s eating Gilbert Grape. Read; Atomic Habits, Miracle Morning.
Sticks & Stones: What’s addictive?
Jamie Nelson: All of the most pleasurable things of course! Alcohol, food, cigarettes, work, play, travel, music, fun!
Sticks & Stones: Draw yourself
Jamie Nelson: (See illustration).
Sticks & Stones: Coolest shit you’ve found?
Jamie Nelson: I am queen of finding cool shit! Although often I get help from internet friends. 1. Red heart jacuzzi. 2. Porn star guilted headboard bed set with 8 track player built into the drawers. 3. 1968 Playmate pink Mustang.
Sticks & Stones: What did you get in trouble for the most at school?
Jamie Nelson: 1. Wearing dresses & skirts that were too short. 2. Wearing jewellery that was oversized & too sparkly/ too distracting to the other students. 3. Smoking cigarettes in middle school. 4. Kissing a boy in a private Lutheran school at the top of a staircase.
Sticks & Stones: Give us some shitty advice.
Jamie Nelson: Work hard, play harder, make rash decisions.