Posts tagged Interviews
Posts tagged Interviews
[MAG FAB] Zoe Kravitz, who is on the cover of Nylon magazine alongside Bella Heathcote and Juno Temple, doesn’t really care about being a polished Hollywood princess… As if we couldn’t have guessed, right?
Her take on her personal style:
I feel like everyone thinks that everyone should look the same - clean cut. If I go to a party and my hair’s messy and my shirt’s ripped or whatever, it’s like, ‘She’s a crackhead.’ I’m like, ‘Do I have to look like a fucking perfect Barbie doll?’ The cool thing about fashion is that if you do it right, it’s an art form and it’s a way to express yourself.
[MAG FAB] The gorgeous Zoe Kravitz co-stars with Bella Heathcote and Juno Temple on the cover of Nylon’s ‘Young Hollywood’ edition.
Here’s what she says about the fame game:
I think because of the Internet and everyone’s obsession with celebrity and paparazzi and blogs and phones being hacked, we have an incredible amount of access to other people’s lives. People now expect more than a performance. They expect to know what you do and what you’re wearing and who you’re fucking and what you ate that day and what time you took a shit… [When I was at Jennifer Lawrence’s house] she was like, “Can we just stay home and watch TV all night? I can’t leave my house.” And I was like, “Jen, I’m not going to bullshit you. This isn’t going away tomorrow.”
Solange Knowles plays a game of ‘Would you rather…?’ with the good people over at Complex magazine:
I’d rather be submissive than dominant. Strong, independent women share this sentiment of wanting to be taken over sexually behind closed doors. It’s the natural balance for a woman like me.
I’d rather live in the U.S. than Europe. I talk shit about the American way, and how much more together Europe is as a society, but traveling as much as I have, there are lots of things I appreciate about home. I plan on living in Europe at some point, but for now I’m good in Brooklyn.
I’d rather be on the cast of Love & Hip-Hop than Project Runway. I’ve never seen Project Runway, but I’m a huge Chrissy [Love & Hip-Hop star Christine Lampkin] fan. I’d need to take boxing lessons from her first though, nahmean?
I’d rather be the cool aunt than the authoritative aunt. The closer my sister came to motherhood, the more stern she was with my son, Julez, but when he was between the ages of 1 and 4, she put the s in spoiling. I had to deal with the cool aunt for seven years, and I’m ready for payback! Late nights, candy binges—I’m doing it all!
I’d rather have known my parents when they were younger than only know them as my parents. My mother was the most stylish, flawless woman I’ve ever seen. My father had a little cool, but my mother was a different breed of cool. I’ve looked through photographs of her that inspire me today. She’s partied at Studio 54, hung out in ski chalets in Colorado, and played Cleopatra in a play in Egypt. She’s insanely cool in her 50s, but I wouldn’t pass up being with her in her prime!
I’d rather be the protector than the protected. I’m naturally the protector—being a mother and having a famous family. You have to navigate when it’s right to protect. I’ve made mistakes, but just know, if you step to me and mine, me and Chrissy gon’ have to fuck you up.
[MY FAVOURITE THING TODAY] The lovely Solange Knowles talks being a teen rasta and menswear in this behind-the-scenes vid for Complex.
And now from her interview with Time Out New York:
I’m humbled and excited about [the attention I get from the fashion fraternity], but I’m not trying to be a huge designer or a big model. I’ve been clear I just want to express myself. I’m really appreciative for the love and respect [from the fashion community], but I just want to do the fun shit. I’m a lot more interested in style than fashion—style is what makes us who we are.
Style icon Solange did a great interview with the London Evening Standard. Here’s what she has to say about the sound on her unreleased new - as yet unnamed - album:
‘There’s a lot of sexual vibes on [my new album]. I think I just finally started having good sex. This woman came up to me the other day and said, “You know, I think people dress a lot better when they’re in love with themselves, with other people, or with where their life is.”?’
Style icon Solange did a great interview with the London Evening Standard. Here’s what she has to say about working on her new album without a label’s backing:
‘I don’t think there’s a need [to be signed to a label] if you are able to fund [an album] yourself and have a strong sense of development as an artist. It means you aren’t dependent on some A&R dude to position you with writers or producers or figure out your next direction. Major labels act as banks in terms of how they produce and release your album. No major label is really good or bad, they just 100 per cent operate as a business, which makes sense… no hard feelings.’
‘[Beyonce] was and is such a role model, but I think more so it was an insane learning process for me to have a big sister like that - to be able to see the good, the bad and everything in between that comes with fame and success, and to know what I was getting myself into.
I really enjoy my privacy and being able to walk my son to school every morning and pick him up every afternoon. I know that I couldn’t do that if I was at the next level - privacy, as you know, it just doesn’t belong to you anymore. I definitely made a conscious effort to stay as low key as I can and still do what I want to do.’
Solange appears in Rollacoaster, available during London Fashion Week.
“Even as I’m navigating through this journey of getting so much love from the fashion world, I’m kind of still tiptoeing around, checking things out. I haven’t just fully dived into the scene, because it’s kind of a scary world. I’ve seen my mother and sister produce their line [House of Deréon] and know how much work and politics goes into it. So it’s not something that I just want to jump into. I always say, in terms of putting products out there, I really don’t feel like there’s a purpose unless you feel like there’s something missing that you can contribute.”
Solange gives a great interview in LA Times, which you can read HERE.
[MAG FAB] Saying Adele’s music is phenomenal isn’t nearly enough. We know she’s a powerhouse performer, she has the Grammy awards to prove it, thankyouverymuch. But there’s something more: this woman is all class. She’s fantastic. Don’t believe me? Her Vogue US interview (which you can read in full HERE) is all kinds of awesome. She seems ridiculously self-aware, funny, genuine and just plain lovely.
I’m in it for the long run. I don’t want to be disposable. You’re only as good as your next record. I’m not scared of losing this. I won’t come out with new music until it’s better than 21. I’m not expecting to sell as many records, but I don’t want to release shit. Also, I have nothing to write about! I’d be lying. And that would go against everything I’ve ended up building for myself. So, yeah, I will need at least three years to write a record.
I want to evolve as an artist. There’s so much music I don’t know about yet. I want to go on the road with my friends who are artists. I want to go and see things as a fan again. I am a fan, but I can’t remember what it feels like to be a fan anymore. Because I’ve become an artist. I’ve become the artist.
An artist, indeed. Adore her!