THE PIN–UP QUOTE: KELLY WEARSTLER

*When I was five years old I came up with this idea for a little shop. I would make things out of paper, fabric, cartons, and cans, and when relatives or family friends would come over I would lay all the objects out on a table and put price tags next to each item. I called it “The Bunny Shop.”

I paid my way through school and college, I paid my rent, I paid everything myself and worked very hard for it, and it’s important to know that wherever you come from, and whatever your journey is, if you’re honest and focused you can make it. I always knew I wanted to have my own business and have, you know, The Bunny Shop, but grown up!

Taken from an interview with Michael Bullock in PIN–UP 17, Fall Winter 2014/15.

Portrait by Therese + Joel.