Seven Questions for Jaime King

The model/actress on shopping, the MCM brand and her favorite charity 

Jaime King wore a jumpsuit from Baja East to the opening of the MCM boutique in the Forum Shops at Caesars. | Photo by Bryan Steffy

Jaime King wore a jumpsuit from Baja East to the opening of the MCM boutique in the Forum Shops at Caesars. | Photo by Bryan Steffy

Do you shop mostly online or in stores?

Online. I like to shop for other people [rather than]myself. Clothing wise, I like Gant. It is great because it’s beautiful, but it also has an androgynous quality—perfect for men and for women. It’s the kind of place you can go that’s one-stop shopping, and it has great outfits but also great singular pieces. Let’s say you’re working with a budget and you have $25. You can buy a fun scarf or a cool pair of socks. I also love to create custom things. Simone LaBlanc makes these beautiful custom gift boxes that range in price. When you get one you feel like you’re receiving the most beautiful thing in the world.

If you could have weekly drone deliveries to your front door, what would you have delivered?

Flowers. Bouquets of flowers for my bedroom and my living room.

How has being a fashion model changed your perceptions of shopping?

When I was a kid, we never had a lot of money to go shopping. For me, it’s all about the creative possibilities of what fashion is and what fashion does. When I did go shopping, it was at Goodwill. I would cut it or sew it and change it … make it into something different. I love clothing, and I obviously love fashion and that will always be [true]. It’s one of my most favorite forms of art.

But for some reason, maybe it’s because I’m a Taurus or a mom, I have always been very practical. I’m blessed because what I wear on the red carpet, I wear it [and] then send it back. I’m all about being responsible with regard to fashion because it impacts our planet. So I don’t really like buying useless things. I love classic pieces that will last me forever—like a great sneaker or a great heel. It is important to have high quality essentials, and then you don’t have to worry about going shopping all the time. Going to second-hand stores is a great way to add to your staples, and I like how it is less of an impact on our planet.

What is your holiday wish?

One of my favorite charities is called Baby2Baby, and I wish that children and families would have food and nourishment and the essentials that they need to live. I wish that children are safe and babies are safe, so mothers don’t have to choose between a diaper and feeding their child that day. These are things that are incredibly important to me.

How has being a parent of two young boys influenced your career choices?

I have a great children’s line out right now with Sapling Child—all organic, all nonprofit, all vegetable dye. It’s amazing and available worldwide. It’s kicking ass, and I’m so excited about that.

You hosted the MCM store opening in the Forum Shops at Caesars. What is your connection to the brand?

What I love about the brand is the quality. It is exquisite. I really love how they have options that are fun with a psychedelic feel. They have something for everyone. As a consumer or as someone who loves fashion, it’s important that we understand and recognize that everyone loves something different. They have logo [goods] and they have non-logo [goods], which is also great because not everyone wants logos. It is really exciting that they finally have a store here on the West Coast.

Do you come to Vegas frequently?

Not a lot. I live in L.A. and it’s a quick trip, but I am not a big drinker or partier so Vegas is kind of foreign. I like to see shows like Bette Midler.

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