Growing up, his parents always dressed him and bought his clothes until high school, but when he had the privilege of getting a weekly allowance and then a job, he started to shop for himself. He just bought whatever looked good. He never thought about, “Oh, what would he/she think about this,” or “Does this make me look fat?” His philosophy for dressing for success is simply dressing as you feel and feeling good as you wear it. “Really, you could wear a potato sack and rock the hell out of it”, states Jason.
What came as a surprise, was in high school, when he received the senior superlative: “most likely to walk the red carpet.” From that time on, he was destined to be in either the limelight or that he simply had good taste in clothing. Jason has had the opportunity to do photo-shoots, being randomly photographed by art and fashion majors. He has taken a fashion courses, modeled for VCU’s STRUT, went to local fashion events and worked professionally with well-known fashion designers.
He thanks GayRVA for this opportunity for Fashion For A Cause. He wants to give back to the community in a different and fun way versus the traditional auction or gala style events. “Fashion is a lifestyle and everyone can relate”, states Jason. He can’t think of a better way to express his love for fashion then by walking down the runway and promoting Fan Free Clinic and Fun For A Cause.
Teddy Gregson is a Fredericksburg, Virginia native, now studying Creative Advertising at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently interning at GayRVA and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teddy finds most inspirations in his idols: Liza Minnelli circa 1972, as well as Andy Warhol and has a tattoo of the Warhol Liza portrait on his right arm.