Jesse Jo Stark Is The Malibu Raised ‘It’ Girl Working On Her Own Legacy

Don’t ask Jesse Jo Stark what she does at Chrome Hearts, the famed jewelry brand that her parents founded. The Malibu-raised ‘it’ girl is working on her own legacy with the release of her own music–a slew of poppy ballads inspired by her love for The Cramps and retro rockabilly. Constantly labeled a “party girl,” Jesse’s more into cooking macaroni and cheese, watching old cult movies on repeat, and getting tattoos than anything else. Sound cool? Then forget Instagram, and get to know Jesse through her music instead.  

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First concert? 

My godmother, Cher’s! 

Best advice your parents have given you? 

Best advice was not to change for anyone – nor for love, life, music – just trust my own intuition.   

How have your parents/upbringing shaped your perspectives and beliefs? 

I’m both [of my parents] cut down the middle. They’re beautiful inside and out – true as blue –and I hope I bleed the same color! 

Favorite song you’ve written? Least favorite? Why? 

My favorite would be “Dance To The Cramps” because I get to scream, and it’s my ode to The Cramps, whom I absolutely adore. And I don’t love the song “Creep” because it ain’t that good. 

Favorite place to shop? 

Lily Ashwell and my mom’s closet. 

Who’s your spiritual leader? 

Hedwig.  

Three favorite songs right now? 

Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s cover of “Pancho and Lefty,” and Rocky Erickson’s “I Walked With a Zombie.” 

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Photography by Jacob Dekat

Creative Direction by Prince Chenoa

Styling by Alexandra Mandelkorn

Hair and Makeup by Cherish Brooke Hill


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