HollywoodReporter.com — The actress plays an assassin in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ? turns out she’s dressed to kill offscreen, too.
If you’re planning to catch Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which opens in theaters on Friday, you’ll be able to witness Jamie Chung kick ass as female assassin Miho, alongside co-stars Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Not only does she put up a good fight on screen, the 31-year-old actress also throws it down with her everyday ensembles.
Even when she’s not being dressed by stylists Sammy and Judy ? aka The Kids ? on the red carpet, Chung still manages to appear polished and camera-ready with her daily outfits. Here, we chat with the street style star about her upcoming jewelry collaboration, recent engagement to actor Bryan Greenberg and her go-to shopping sites for finding stylish pieces.
We’re loving these rings you’re wearing right now ? tell us more. These rings: I made this ring (pointing to her pinky finger) ? it’s on a .06 band so it’s as dainty as they come without breaking ? with the sapphire rose gold. These are actually a part of a new jewelry line that I’m collaborating on. I helped curate the first collection but we’re starting to design our own pieces so they’ll be available soon ? it’s for Sachi Jewelry. It’s fine jewelry, but affordable. I feel like jewelry is marked up so high. Of course, they’re great designers, but our whole thing is, we think that all women should own beautiful jewelry, especially everyday pieces that you don’t really take off. These are going to be under $300. Our prices are on par with something that I would feel comfortable with paying. Sachi ? in Korean, it means luxury, and in Japanese, it means happiness.
How did you get involved with this collaboration? Michelle, this woman that I go to designs her own jewelry. I was like, “You need to sell this stuff online” because I wore this diamond pav? triangle necklace and everyone keeps asking me where I got it, and she doesn’t really have a store online. So we decided to start one together. We’re designing our own little pieces that should be out in eight weeks. We’re just going through the first process of production so they’ll be available for the holidays.
And of course, your engagement ring is gorgeous. What was your initial reaction when you saw it??I didn’t even look at the ring for the first five minutes. I was kind of shocked as to what was going on. He got down on the knee. I couldn’t even look at it because I was crying. And you know how your inner monologue occurs, like, “Oh my God, this is it. This is crazy. One man for the rest of your life. Don’t be ridiculous. Of course he’s the one.” You kind of go through these thoughts. I cried for two minutes, and then he asked, “Do you have an answer?” I was, like, “Yes!” with ugly crying. After he calmed me down, and then walked away to get the champagne, I finally looked at the ring. I was blown away.
You seem to love your accessories. What are you into at the moment? Right now, it’s super gold pieces ? whether it’s rings or necklaces, ear jackets, ear cuffs. Sunglasses on the regular ? I have quite the collection. I have well over 50. I’m an accessories kind of girl, so I’m all about purses, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry.
What are your most prized pieces at the moment??I have two things: one is my Balenciaga cut-out boots. I had to literally hunt that baby down. I went to Hong Kong, searching everywhere, and finally got my hands on one. And my other thing is a vintage Chanel bag. It’s from the ’80s and it’s got the chain, leather strap, cute little tassle, Chanel logo, quilted. It’s my favorite. I found it online.
Jamie Chung stepped out in style at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday, August 24th in Inglewood, California.
She turned heads in a stunning Marchesa gown when she attended the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party held at the Fig & Olive on Saturday in West Hollywood, California. She looked gorgeous in the designer blush and silver handmade deconstructed lace cocktail dress. 60+ photos have been added to our site.
Jamie Chung is involved in the new #FallForUs campaign for Aritzia! She’s joined by Anna Camp, Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter, Amber Stevens, Chelsea Peretti, Jess Weixler, Samira Wiley, and tons more talented women.
The #FallForUs campaign is an introduction to the Aritzia fall product, with each participant photographed wearing their favorite pieces from the new collection! Check out a fun behind-the-scenes video at the shoot below!
For more on the campaign, visit Aritzia.com.
Jamie Chung is featured in The Oprah Magazine where she shared her personal style along with other actresses including Zendaya. Jamie Chung wore a Kate Spade New York blazer over a Milly bralett,?Adrianna Papell skirt with Jerome C. Rousseau shoes. She looks beautiful! I’ve added one tagged shooted to our site. Head to the our photo gallery for a bigger preview!