Ashley Benson has already nabbed a huge teen fan base (lovingly dubbed “Benzoholics”) thanks to her role as high school queen bee Hanna Marin on ABC Family’s smash “Pretty Little Liars,” but her career is about to hit new heights with “Spring Breakers”—one of the year’s buzziest films (out March 15 in L.A. and New York, out March 22 nationwide).
In case you’re not familiar (yet!), the dark comedy is directed by Harmony Korine—who’s responsible for left-of-center cult classics like “Kids” and “Gummo”—and stars Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine as four spring break-seeking college girls who find themselves engulfed in a world of drugs and crime alongside a cornrowed James Franco.
Benson is also upping her involvement in the fashion industry, appearing in a campaign for Faviana, which specializes in special-occasion items, such as prom dresses (perfect for her fans!)
We caught up with the 23-year-old at the Faviana showroom in New York, where we chatted about her personal style, her all-time favorite “Pretty Little Liars” looks, and the fact she’s never been to prom or spring break (ironic, considering she’s constantly cast as typical American teenagers).
StyleCaster: How is it working with Faviana?
Ashley Benson: This is super-cool for me because I never got to go to prom. I remember when I was younger, my sister would be going and I would help her pick out her dress, and now I get to do that for my fans. There’s the main Faviana line, as well as Faviana Glamour, which is more sophisticated—for those who like to dress a little bit more mature. The cool thing about these dresses is that you feel like you’re on the red carpet. They’re all designer-inspired, and you feel amazing in them. I was able to pick out 14 dresses for the campaign, and those are the top sellers! I feel really cool.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is more casual. I love wearing boots, Converse, leather jackets, skinny jeans, and baggy T-shirts. I feel like I always have to be dressed up all the time, so when I have days off, I just love to be comfortable. I gear more towards black, I kind of have more of a edgy-feel. It’s tomboy-ish, I guess you could say.
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