Born in 1988 of Costa Rican descent Justin Chambers is an American Filmmaker and Fashion Influencer. His Award Winning work can be seen on TV, Amazon, Netflix, and Youtube.
1) What inspired you to start #BAREWITHME?
A quarter life crisis to be honest. Your life being in the public eye, you start having so many people who only know one version of you, and before you know it, you have 30 different perceptions of yourself when you’re with different people. Honestly, I felt like I didn’t even know who I was. So I shut down, and in that time I took a hiatus. I discovered myself and the things I loved to do. I put myself first. I lived a lot of my previous life helping other people, being nice and sweet and putting other people’s dreams before my own. It wasn’t healthy at all. I had to cut out a lot of people from my life who were draining me of every ounce of energy I had. So there was a lot of push back, and a lot of people were upset with me. So I kindly said please “bare with me” I’ll figure this out. Then I realized for me to start fresh. I needed to rip away every perception people had of me and start fresh, that’s where “bare” care from. I was like okay I’m going to do this, and I’m going to put my ass on the line. So I created “BAREWITHME” as the reinvention of Justin Chambers, and I’m rebuilding my Production company “Crevice Entertainment” from scratch following in these same footprints. My new team and I are in a chapter of absolute truth, unapologetically taking risks and working hard to bring new fresh content to the scene.
2) You claim to be a director, producer, writer, and editor. How do you manage it all?
Time management, tenacity, and determination. I have known nothing else. When you believe in something so much, it's easy to make it a priority in your life. Before we continue, I have to do my job and shamelessly promote. The first feature I made recently got re-released with Amazon Prime. So when we are done here go watch “Broken Roads” free on Amazon Prime Streaming Service. It opened around the world, and you can watch it in the UK, Japan, Germany and the US. Okay, I’m done. Sorry not sorry, I just had to.
3) Being so busy, how do you make sure to always stay fresh and stylish on-the-go?
It is all about the accessories. Honestly, if we open my gym bag right now you will see five different pairs of sunglasses, endless amounts of jewelry and I never leave home without a couple of hats. This way I can go from office to night out and not miss a beat. You never know what life has in store. It’s always best to be prepared just in case you don’t have time to run home. You’d be surprised what a couple of accessories can do to an ugly outfit.
4) How does fashion play a role in your endeavors?
Fashion is my life. It’s woven into everything I do. There is not one thing I do that fashion doesn’t play a part in.
5) Do you incorporate the latest fashions into the work you are producing? (Such as your blog and social media accounts.)
I always try and stay current, but I don’t mind having a couple of throwbacks in there. Something that I’m obsessed with right now is wearing your jacket upside down. It looks so dope and always has people looking twice.
6) What are some of your favorite brands in regards to fashion as well as your style?
ZARA is life, but I can always find something at H&M. If I’m feeling fancy, I’m a Versace and Balmain Boy. Armani is a safe bet too. Diesel is the only thing holding my manhood; they have the absolute best underwear. So fellas, level up. And if all else fails vintage is where it's at.
7) How would you describe your style?
European. I tell everyone, I should live in Europe, I love their style. But I can be many things. I wear everything very well. Or so I've been told. But if I could label myself one thing I would say I’m most comfortable in European style clothing and what my closet mostly consists of.
8) What role does fashion play in the film? As a filmmaker, how much do you take this into consideration?
Costume defines the character and can tell a story all on its own. Some of the greatest films in history are defined by the costumes the characters wore. As a filmmaker, you can’t create a character without creating their wardrobe. It’s how the characters express themselves. It can say so much. I can go on and on about this one.
9) You call yourself a fashionisto. What does this mean to you?
Fashionisto to me means a person who is fashion conscious.
10) Any fashion advice you want to give to our readers?
Don’t be afraid to express yourself in your way. So many times we are afraid of what people are going to think of us when we wear something. Be yourself. We are all different therefore we have different taste. Be true to you and wear what feels great! Listen, babe, where that bright yellow shirt proud and loud. People throw rocks at things that shine. So don’t listen to them and shine baby shine!