When I was in New York for Fashion Week in September, I had the pleasure of meeting Jon Valdez of Orange Juice & Biscuits. He is very passionate about fashion and entertainment, which is obvious from his informative yet witty blog posts. If you aren’t familiar with OJ&B, get familiar…because you will be seeing lots more of Jon in the future.
1. How did you start your blog, Orange Juice & Biscuits?
OJ&B was originally a successful morning show that I did at KTSW-FM 89.9 in San Marcos, TX for 3 years. During that time I was press at SXSW Film for 2 years in a row and got to do red carpet interviews with Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Jaime Pressly, Rosario Dawson and more. When I graduated college and the show ended, people seemed to still want to hear what I had to say about topics. I was thrilled and surprised! People kept asking me why I was not blogging so finally in August 2009 I started Orangejuiceandbiscuits.com.The rest is super fun and fierce history haha.
2. What is your favorite thing to blog about?
My favorite things to blog about are funny celeb stories or an odd fashion trend. I just love using humor to express my thoughts. Like when Lohan’s shoes exploded or when Armani did male monokini’s, HOT MESS! I also love being able to voice my opinion about what the designers are putting out there each season.
3. What celebrity would you love to interview and why?
Dolly Parton, because she is Dolly Parton. I would want her to write a song for me on her nails because she actually writes music using her nails! Also, Kelly Cutrone because I have always admired her “keep it real attitude.” These little big eyed, blonde girls ask her who has inspired her the most. They expect her to say a fashion legend or a celeb but Kelly talks about some Guru or healer that has really changed her way of thinking. The girls are like “WTF?” I LOVE IT!
4. What has been your most exciting moment with regards to OJ&B?
My most exciting moment would have to be going to my first major Mercedes-Benz fashion week show in February 2010 to see Fall/Winter 2010. I got to see DKNY and Donna Karan. I will never forget being at the Donna Karan F/W 10 show because it was my very first time to see Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington from American Vogue. It was definitely a “Wow” moment because you realize how lucky you are to be reviewing a show that all of the major players are there to see. It was inspiring to see them working right in front of me. Also being official press at Merecedes-Benz fashion week in Sepetember 2010 for Spring/Summer 2011. People came up to me because they recognized who I was! I was flipping out with excitement!
5. Any new adventures for OJ&B in the future?
OJ&B is definitely growing! It is exciting to see the level of events that I am getting invited to becoming bigger and bigger. What I would love to do more video interviews and to have a talk show on television soon. My ultimate goal is to have a daytime talk show. I have a passion for interviewing people and I am itching for the right person to pick up on that and get me in front of a camera for an amazing network on T.V. or the Internet.
Last year, Jon was in the top 5 best bloggers to follow according to the Mashable Web Awards. This year, he’s nominated for Must-Follow Personality on Twitter. Click here to vote for him.
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