Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz is already an established actor and singer -- and now she's adding fashionista to her resume! Jenna has teamed up with Wallflower Vintage to unveil a brand new line of must-have denim for back-to-school, available at Bon-Ton.com. J-14 recently caught up with Jenna to chat all about her new line, her first day of school favorites, and of course, what we can expect on the new season of 'Glee'!
J-14: How did you go from singing and acting to working on a fashion line? How did this Wallflower collaboration come about?
Jenna Ushkowitz: They approached me to be the new "Wallflower Girl" -- and the relationship just ended up being so great that we decided to collaborate on a collection!
J-14: What was the inspiration behind your Wallflower collection?
Jenna: It's a mix between Wallflower's newest trends and my own personal style, which is cute and comfortable with pops of color.
J-14: Your character on Glee, Tina Cohen-Chang, has quite an eclectic sense of style. Would you ever wear what Tina wears?
Jenna: No, probably not. Some pieces, yes, but that's not my personality at all. In season four, her style has definitely been refined -- now she's wearing simpler, fitted dresses, and more color. Those outfits are the ones I'd more likely wear.
J-14: Of your 'Glee' castmates, who do you think has the best style?
Jenna: Obviously [Chris Colfer's character] Kurt has great style and fashion sense. In real life, everyone has amazing style -- but we are all extremely different!
J-14: Okay, spill: What was your favorite part of back-to-school shopping?
Jenna: I remember that I used to always get a new pair of Nike sneakers for school at the beginning of the year. Normally I'd wear them with jeans and t-shirts. But I can't really remember what I wore [on the first day] because after 9th grade I was in a uniform!
J-14: How about the worst fashion trend you ever tried out?
Jenna: Jean skirts and Uggs.
J-14: And finally, what can we expect from Tina in the upcoming season of 'Glee'? Will she and Mike Chang be able to make it work?
Jenna: Tina definitely grows a lot of confidence this year now that's she's a senior. But we'll have to see how Mike and Tina withstand the long distance with her in Ohio and him in Chicago!