Celeb Style: Juan Riedinger

 

 
Questions by Tybie Lipetz

Diversely talented and dedicated, Juan lives and breathes acting. He has taken on every role he can get his hands on, trying to hone his craft at every opportunity. Juan has over 60 impressive film and television credits to his name and has worked directly with four Oscar winners.  A few films Juan has starred in include: “Grave Encounters”, “Jennifer##Q##s Body” (Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody), “The Day the Earth Stood Still“(Jennifer Connelly),”Aliens Vs. Predator”, ”Hardwired” (Cuba Gooding Jr.), “Shred I & II” (Tom Green), “Black Christmas”, “2  Frogs Dans L##Q##Ouest” and “Duke”.  Audiences can also see Juan starring in the short film “Blood/Sweat/Tears”, which screens at VIFF on Oct. 9th and 10th, 2011.

 

What are the top 3 must haves in your closet?

 

It##Q##s all dispensable. I##Q##m not too attached to any of my clothes.

 

 

What’s your go-to outfit?

 

A hoodie, a pair of jeans, and a baseball cap.

 

 

What’s your go-to store?

 

Safeway.

 

 

Who’s your favourite designer?

 

Ryan Bobyk.

 

 

Are you affected by trends? Are there any trends at the moment you love or hate?

 

I grew up in a mountain town, so I##Q##ve always identified with the snow/skate/surf culture. I think that##Q##s affected my taste in clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What advice would you give to young men trying to find their personal style?

 

Wear what makes you comfortable, and always get a woman##Q##s opinion.

 

 

What’s your opinion of fashion magazines? Do you read them?

 

I like the photography, but they could use more articles. I flip through one every so often.

 

 

What was your favourite style decade? (grunge, hippy, 40’s, …)?

 

I##Q##m working on a film based in the 1930##Q##s, and I##Q##m diggin##Q## those outfits. Also, anything from the Old West.

 

 

What does style mean to you?

 

I guess it##Q##s an extension of oneself and how one wants to be perceived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you dress for yourself or for others (ie: your woman or work)?

 

I tend to dress for myself as much as possible, but sometimes I have no choice 🙁

 

 

Do you have any beauty or fashion tips you’d like to share?

 

I##Q##m the wrong person to ask.

 

 

How has your personal style changed over the years?

 

Not a lot, although getting married has had an impact. I definitely own more dress shirts than I used to. My wife even got me a bow tie!

 

 

What do you think about the way men/women dress in this city? Do you find Vancouver’s style different from other cities you’ve been to or lived in?Weren##Q##t we recently voted worst dressed?

 

I really don##Q##t pay too much attention to it. I grew up in a small town where everyone dressed like each other, so Vancouver##Q##s style seems very eclectic. That##Q##s not a bad thing.

 

 

Have you ever felt pressured to look a certain way? Why? What did you do about it?

 

Yes. Any time I go to an industry function. My wardrobe isn##Q##t too extensive, so I usually resort to a few “go-to” items of clothing for the fancy events.

 

 

Do you think fashion and trends are affected by media? Is this a good thing?

 

Not only affected, dictated. I think we live in a society that is overly susceptible to the media##Q##s influence. I don##Q##t see that much harm in it though. As long as people remember to think for themselves every so often.

 

 

What do you think about the Yoga craze in Vancouver? Would we ever find you out for lunch in yoga pants?

 

Unless I was doing some sort of twisted character research for a role, probably not. It wouldn##Q##t be a pretty sight. I don##Q##t have anything against yoga, but it has become quite the fad.

 

 

How would you describe your city’s style?

 

All over the map.

 

 

How would you describe your style?

 

Rough around the edges.

 

 

What’s your favourite accessory?

 

My beard.

 

 

RED CARPET QUESTIONS

 

 

How do you like to dress for the Red Carpet?

 

I think I tend to play things safe. I don##Q##t think I could pull off some of the wacky outfits I##Q##ve seen people wear on the red carpet, so I usually just go with your fairly standard suit.

 

 

Do you have a great Red Carpet story? ie: A designer dressed you? How you found the perfect dress? Etc.

 

A few years back, I walked the Red Carpet at TIFF for the world premiere of Jennifer##Q##s Body. There were hundreds of screaming fans anxiously waiting for Megan Fox or Amanda Seyfried to arrive. I will never forget hearing one of the people yell “Who##Q##s that?” referring to me, which resulted in someone else replying “Don##Q##t worry…he##Q##s just a nobody”. Guess I should##Q##ve worn a nicer suit!

 

 

How do you like a woman to dress?

 

Nothing too fancy. I think there##Q##s a lot to be said about keeping things simple.

 

 

Do you have any ‘beauty’/self care or fashion tips for men?

 

Beards have made a comeback. Facial hair is highly acceptable again!

 

 

Have you ever had a mani/pedi or gone for a facial? Why or why not?

 

Well I##Q##m not gonna lie. I have, in fact, done both. Once. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Guys should pamper themselves once in a while too.

 

 

 

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