Clad in oversized Calvin Klein boxer briefs and mismatched stockings, Jake Levy is smoking an American Spirit as he fingers through a clothing rack in his Flatbush apartment. Jake's friends, a beautiful, well-dressed bunch that look like they could be cast in a Harmony Korine movie, are strewn on a mattress listening to Ciara and critiquing his outfits.

The 24-year-old stylist opts for a vintage Moschino button-down covered in phrases like "Non-conformist" and "Attention" before converting it into a makeshift pencil skirt to pair with a sheer gold tank top. This is his look for "Thotlandia," a rager he's co-hosting tonight at Bushwick's Club Republic.

While Jake's often spotted at NYC's of-the-moment parties, the LA transplant has had a diverse array of day jobs that include working in a birthing clinic to babysitting to note-taking for focus groups. Fashion, however, is his main love. After a modeling scout found him on Instagram, he was cast in shows for Vaquera and 69 Worldwide during NYFW this past February. And what began as a vacation ended up being a permanent stay. "I had to be [in New York] to realize 'Oh wait, it's all here.' I needed to come here to have it smacked into me that 'you will continue to be a nanny forever unless you change your location'," he explains between sips of white wine. So he cancelled his flight back to LAX, moved to Brooklyn, and here we are. Recently, he's been making the transition from model to stylist and has styled shoots for Editorial Magazine, Novembre Magazine and Bullett Media. He was also one of the forces behind Instagram trend #HeelConcept.

As Jake continues to get ready, he lets us talk to him about everything from thot culture, Marc Jacobs, and political theory. Read his thoughts, and check out Rebecca Smeyne's photos, below.

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