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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: In The Closet With Sexy Girlfriends Star Persia White

Jun. 2 2010, Published 11:40 a.m. ET

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Best known as the quirky and free-spirited Lynne on the long running sitcom Girlfriends, gorgeous actress Persia White is far from your traditional sitcom star. The accomplished musician, artist and longtime activist for animal rights and environmental issues invited into the Hollywood Hills home she shares with her adopted Chihuahua Kisses, and gave her a lesson on cruelty-free and vegan style!

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The bohemian triple-threat showed off her favorite pieces in her darkly lit closet, which was filled with mostly black threads.

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“Lynn was a like a modern Hippy,” she  explained to's Viviana Vigil, noting the similarity between her onscreen character’s style and her own. "I have a tendency to buy really expensive things and yes, like Lynn, I tear them up!"

"I really like designing my own stuff...unlike many dresses you would just purchase, it offers a very extreme slit," says Persia, holding up a sexy high-slit gown she wore to The Genesis Awards one year, after showing a few of her favorite Costume National gowns.

The exotic actress, who also maintains her individuality through body art, balances out the ink with feminine frocks. "I like to be girly, even though I have a very tattooed body," she explains about her extensive skirt collection.

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Persia has a sexy obsession with expensive lingerie, with a special section of her closet devoted to Agent Provocateur panties and corsets, embellished bras and slinky thigh highs.

Her lingerie no-no? "I never wear lingerie that I've worn when I dated someone else with a new person,” she dishes about why she has such an extensive collection of undergarments. To justify the splurge she maintains a unique philosophy. "I say, just wear NO underwear and have some really pricey underwear for when you are wearing underwear!"


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Though keeping a vegan closet, which means avoiding anything made out of animal product, isn’t the easiest for an actress who is expected to walk red carpets in high style, Persia has discovered a variety of designers who offer a wide selection of cruelty-free couture, including Costume National, Melissa Plastic Shoes and Stella McCartney.

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"At first Leather was hard, because of giving away all of my shoes," Persia admitted about the transition. Holding a pair of totally chic and futuristic Stella McCartney peep-toed pumps she continues. "Lately, it's changed. There is a world that is growing and expanding that is cruelty-free designers!"

Persia has kept herself busy since her Girlfriends series ended, working on a solo music career. Her album, Mecca, which shares the same name as her daughter, even boasts a track she wrote with music genius Tricky.

As a finale, Persia played the piano and sang an exclusive duet for with her adorable dog kisses.

Want to see the stellar performance? Check out our In The Closet video!



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