You can find the full article and interview in Czech @ http://www.fashionbook.cz/2014/07/01/svlekani-a-oblekani-madame-pepper/.
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1/ In your new video you are wrapped in a blanket. What clothes do you feel the most comfortable in?
Most of my clothes are cotton, I like things with a bit of stretch to allow for all that I am. But, I also love layering textures and colours so I have some bits in lurex, mohair, suede and leather for a real contrast and statement. I wear a lot of leggings and high waisted bottoms too.
2/ What is your favourite outfit to wear on stage, do you have some “lucky” pieces? When it’s cold enough I have a brown mohair and suede/leather Jacket with really broad shoulders. It was given to me as a present from GiGi’s Dressing Room in Walthamstow, London. I just really love the way it feels and the imposing silhouette it creates on me.
3/ Is it difficult on tour? Do you have any tips how to survive stylish when touring? I wish I could bring my whole wardrobe really. I choose outfits beforehand but on the day I might not feel for the colour or the combination I’ve chosen so there can be some last minute panicked restyling which is not ideal. I’ve learnt to choose stuff which is quite interchangeable to avoid panic though.
4/ In Czech Republic you had a photo shoot with ODIVI. What was your favourite item? I really love all of the designs but my favourite piece is the white, ribbed bodycon dress with rather angular shoulders. I love how adaptable it is to different body shapes especially since my preconceived ideas about designer items was that it could be quite sizeist in the way it excludes bigger/curvier body types as seen in the majority of fashion shows around the world.
5/ Do you have any favourite shops in London? I love GiGi’s Dressing Room (mentioned before). The owner is all about developing personal style and she takes time to help you discover what you want amongst her treasures. All of the items are pre-loved or pieces from the stage which make them feel really special. I also visit car boot sales. I buy a lot of my leggings and shoes from ASOS.com.
6/ Did you find anything special in Prague? Yeah, when I was in Prague late last year I went to a second hand store which had two leather jackets, one in black and one in brown, both with batwing type sleeves and a fitted waist which fit perfectly.
7/ You have a great taste for clothes and accessories is it something your mom passed onto you. Where does it come from? I love old clothes from the 70s and 80s so all of my Mum’s pics are really inspiring. Unfortunately, she gave all of her old stuff away to charity shops before I could really delve into her closet.
8/ Your style of music was labeled “acapella based indie R'n'B” how would you label your style of dressing? I’d label it as being quite makeshift and fluid. I love colour and and clashing patterns but that does not mean the I won’t wear all black on a sunny day.
9/ What musician is a fashion icon to you? Kelis. She’s always done things that no one else is doing. I love that she is not concerned with current fashions but with her own personal style. That’s not to say that she does not venture into current fashions but she is definitely not a slave to it. I was obsessed with the video for ‘Caught Out There’. Her hair was obnoxiously big all her outfits had a grunge, mermaid, afro futuristic feel, she had fluoro eyebrows. I had not seen anything like it before which I could truly relate to.
10/ What do you think about the Beyoncé cult? I think she’s earned it. She’s worked hard for over 15 years and has a very loyal following as a result. The drama The BeyHive create on social media is also quite a lot of fun.
11/ You had a hair vlog? Is it still online somewhere? There are so many hair videos online now that I mainly watch rather than share my own. I still have pictures up here and there but I pretty much ran out of video ideas since I only wear my hair one way and I do not take enough time to try out products and treatments. My hair regimen is pretty boring right now.
12/ What special treatment does your hair need? In the past I’ve tried out conditioning treatments like henna or cleansing ones like bentonite clay but I’ve never kept up with them regularly. I keep it really simple with water and castor oil at the moment
13/ Did you always wear your hair natural or did you try to change it somehow? I relaxed it twice when I was about 12 and it was sad times for my hair since I was really bad at maintaining it in that state.
14/ You’ll be soon in Czech Republic again for few more gigs with Radimo. Where can we see you? We will be at Rock For People 3rd July 2014. Steven Seagal is going to be there too, need to try to get an autograph.