We had the pleasure of talking with the adorable Ainsley Bailey, star of Disney Channel’s hit TV series, “Shake it Up.” Ainsley plays Dina Garcia, the spunky yet loveable girlfriend of Deuce Martinez (Adam Irigoyen). This Texas native has quickly become a fan favorite for her engaging personality and effortless comedic timing. Check out our interview with this charming young star and be sure to catch Ainsley on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up!”
We love you in Shake it Up! What has been your favorite moment with the cast?
Aww thank you so much! Working with the cast and crew has been so much fun, and there’s been a lot of great memories. One of my favorite episodes I’ve done so far is called “Slumber it Up,” and the girls and I have a slumber party and get to wear fun pajamas and eat ice cream and stuff. Those scenes were a lot of fun to shoot because it really felt like we were just hanging out at a slumber party!
Is your style anything like your character Dina?
It’s so funny, because I’ve actually always thought that wearing headphones around your neck (like Dina wears on the show) as an accessory was a super cute idea. I just never thought I could pull it off! So playing Dina gave me the ability to try it out! I think Dina’s style is a bit more on the tomboy side, where as I’m more girly, but we definitely both like bright colors!
How would you describe your personal style?
Sweet, playful, and girly! I wear lots of pink, and I love cute feminine details like lace, ruffles, and ribbon. I love wearing girly rompers, I think they’re so adorable and fun; plus they’re usually super comfy!
Who is your favorite fashion icon?
I’m a big Betsey Johnson fan! I adore her clothes, especially the dresses! Her designs are so girly and pretty, but they’ve got some sass to them too!
What is your favorite item in your closet right now?
I just got these really cute high-waisted vintage Levi’s shorts that I can tell I’m gonna be wearing a LOT! They’re white with cool big dyed patches of bright pink, blue, and yellow. They’re really comfortable and perfect for summer! They remind me of rainbow sherbet!
What is the best fashion tip you can offer your fans?
Wear what makes you happy! I never let the current trends or styles dictate what I wear. I wear what I like and what I feel comfortable in. Don’t try to change your personal style to be something you’re not. It doesn’t matter what’s popular or what the people at your school wear, just be you! Wear whatever makes you feel confident in who you are. Confidence is always in style!