#Stylehasnosize- Interview with Jessica Clemmons

As you probably are aware of Evans are having a great campaign going right now called #Stylehasnosize and Jessica Clemmons, singer in the country band Jess and the Bandits has been chosen to front the new campaign. 

"We’re thrilled to be working on this exciting project with Jess and the Bandits. Jessica embodies everything we’re passionate about at Evans. The new, empowering single ‘Nitty Gritty’ reinforces our belief that #STYLEHASNOSIZE and we’re so happy to have her as an ambassador." - Fiona Ross, Brand Director

I recently had the honour of talking to Jessica about her role in the #Stylehasnosize campaign and how YOU can star in Jess and the Bandits upcoming video, "Nitty gritty" which will be filmed in association with Evans. I also got some time to ask her a few other questions that I wanted to share with my readers. 

This is what to do if YOU want to take part in the competition on featuring in the video which will be filmed in only a couple of weeks. 

To celebrate the video collaboration Jessica has launched a social media, body confidence competition to find 10 stars to feature in her video. Revealing her own body confidence mantra as 'We're all incredible, be you and focus on that', Jessica wants everyone to share their own personal body confidence mantra by writing it on a piece of paper, taking a snap of themselves with it and sharing at evans.co.uk/stylemantra OR using the hashtag #EvansStyleMantra @evansclothing @JessTheBandits on Twitter or Instagram. The deadline for sending in your body confidence mantra is Sunday 5th of July, so if you want to take part, do it sooner rather than later. 

- So Jessica, you and I share birthdays! It's not long before our birthdays, do you have any nice plans for your day? 
Yes, my manager told me and it's such a fun coincidence. It's the best day ever! I will be in the UK touring on my birthday, so I don't have anything planned, but I hope something fun will come up. 

- Coming from Texas, was it inevitable to get into country music? 
I started with pop music and did it for almost 10 years. But it has been really good coming back to my roots which is country and it would be hard not to be influenced by country music coming from Texas. It's in our DNA. It's probably been the best decision I've ever made. 

-I see that you've been playing a lot in UK in the past, and this summer you're touring around England doing festivals. Do you have a big UK following? 
Yes, I do have a very big following from UK. I've been touring with Boyzone and The Overtones in the past, so I have gained a big following like that. My band is English as well, so I've had such a great time touring in UK. We are touring here again this summer and doing lots of different festivals.

-Do you play any instruments? 
Well, as a child I begged to have piano lessons, and I was forced to continue doing them for six years, but I have absolutely nothing to show for. I can play it well by ear and sit down and make some melodies. However I'm trying to learn how to play the guitar now. 

-I'm Norwegian, so I'm wondering if you've ever been to Norway as we do have a big country music following there? No, we haven't yet, but we have actually been talking about it since I know there is lots of country music fans over there. So we have been thinking about going out there maybe next year. 

When is the Evans video going to be filmed? 
It's very soon. Around mid July. Everything is being finalised now. It will be a all day shoot. What I wanted to do was to get other women involved cause every time I see a music video, I never see myself represented, so I wanted to make it a bit different and get all kind of women involved. So that no matter what size you are, there is something that people are going to see and being able to see themselves. It's the same with women being naturally thin, they shouldn't be looked down upon either as much as I shouldn't be looked down upon for being bigger. 

Being curvy and now also a campaign ambassador, what would be your best confidence advice to other women? 
With this campaign I think that Evans is making such an important statement. Cause it shouldn't matter if you're skinny or large to being allowed to have a good style. A lot of women, no matter what size, are very fashion conscious and this campaign is something I can really embrace as it includes all women. Smile and be confident with who you are. 

What is your best fashion tips for a curvy woman? 
Women are so good at finding the negatives about themselves so try to turn that around and try to embrace what you like most about yourself. I think I have quite a decent rack, not saying that in a bad way, not in a slutty kind of way, so I try to find clothes that flatters my chest to make me feel good about myself. The 50s style dresses are such a cool style that us curvy girls can pull off so well. I don't like my legs that much so I love longer flowy skirts this style has. Although it's good to push yourself as well. Something I've never done is to bare my arms, so today when I'm heading out for some drinks with the girls I'm going to wear a sleeveless dress from Evans and wear a sleeveless denim jacket with it. Cause at the end of the day, no one really cares.

-Skirts or trousers/jeans? 
Like I said earlier, I love long flowy skirts. They are so flattering on curvy girls and are very on trend right now.  I've got into the jumpsuits as well at the moment, but I do love my skirts. 

-What is your favourite drink? 
Nothing beats a Cosmopolitan. 

-How many pairs of cowboy boots do you own? 
I bought a new pair the other day actually, so I think I have about 7 pairs now. I don't know why I need 7 pair of cowboy boots, but I love the way you can wear a simple white dress and put on a pair of tan cowboy boots and it always looks good.  

- Do you have another passion apart from music? 
I'm a creative person, so anything creative really. I love fashion and I like a bit of cooking. I'm single, so it's not that much fun to cook for only one person. I also like to bake.  I'm known for bringing cakes to parties so I always have friends calling me to bring some cupcakes or some other nice baked goods. Anything that makes me being creative, apart from drawing which I'm terrible at. 

-I would imagine you've been asked a lot of the same questions over and over again. Which question would you like to be asked? 
You know, I don't know. I think a lot of people don't dare to ask all questions that they want to straight out. Like when they see that I'm in a band with four men, that I must be dating one of them (which I'm not!), but they don't actually ask me, but you can tell they really want to ask me that.

Jessica was such a lovely person to interview. She can be seen all over UK in July and also in the autumn when her and her band are having a UK tour. If you want to see her live, take a look at their website, and don't forget to participate in the competition for a chance to be featured in the bands new video.


  1. women are beautiful no matter what size they wear..great interview. can we follow each other..i am already joined to your site xoxo


    1. Hi Ivana. Glad you liked the interview ☺Thanks for following me, I will follow you now! Xx

  2. What a great face of the campaign, shes gorgeous and I love what she stands for. Your questions were fab! xxx

    1. Thank you Laura, she was really lovely to interview, really chatty and friendly! Xxx

  3. Great post a little jealous you got yo meet Jessica

  4. Thank you Tammy... although, sadly I never got to meet her in person. It was done on line, Skype. The next best thing! X