Photography: Jack Codling
I have waited for the moment to interview Kate Nash for quite some time now, I remember asking her at September Fashion Week in 2012 if I could interview her and its only just happened (but I am so happy it did!)
Kate was an absolute dream to speak to, such a wonderfully polite and charming lady. It was honestly like talking to an old friend.
Kate, Myself and her PR were laughing quite a bit throughout the interview and Kate’s PR even yelled “You need a picture with this guy! He’s wearing a fucking kilt?!”
It was an absolute pleasure and privilege, though our time was short, I hope to meet up with Kate again, preferably a more social environment where we can have a cheeky drink and a gossip.
- HJB: What was you’re first interest in fashion?
- KN: Oh my god, like ever in the world?!
- HJB: Yeah what branched you out into what you do now?
- KN: My tutu from my ballet class when I was 7 [laughs], no i’m just kidding, I think basically when I was 16, it was the first time i’ve ever bought a dress that I put on and it made me feel good about myself. I feel that when I was growing up, I wanted to change my body to fit clothes and I always hated myself. Then this one vintage dress I bought made me go “oh wow! This actually flatters me?!” and that was a really important revelation. If you don’t figure that out; A, you don’t dress very well and B you’re not very happy in what you’re wearing. So that was the first time I remember thinking “Oh, this is how i’m supposed to feel?”
- HJB: From the start of your music career when Made Of Bricks came out up to now, how would you say your personal style has changed?
- KN: When my first record came out I was super girly and I loved being sort of cute and then with my second record, I felt insecure that people didn’t take me seriously enough because I was girly, so I felt like I had to wear a leather jacket all the time and be super tough. With my third album, I feel like i’ve got a good mix of the two. Sometimes, if I wanna look like a doll, I don’t mind and then other times I wanna look a bit harder and thats fine as well. I’m a lot more comfortable with myself now and being a bit older, you care less about that and now i’ve been educated more about designers and before that, I found Fashion Week to be really intimidating to me and I didn’t feel like it was somewhere I belonged and now it’s something I actually enjoy. There’s designers I really like and i’ve learnt a lot about the creative side of it.
- HJB: If you could be the face of any brand [gasp from Kate], who would it be and why?
- KN: [Without any hesitation] Chanel!
- HJB: For what reason?
- KN: Because it’s Chanel!
- HJB: This will probably be the same answer, but if you could only wear one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?
- KN: Oh Harry, that’s a difficult one! Oh I don’t know do I? Erm… Shit! I don’t feel like I could answer that, I don’t even think i’m qualified to?! [laughs] Maybe I should just go with Chanel again, because, well, it’s Chanel like I said before.
- HJB: If you could describe you’re personal style in three words, what would those words be?
- KN: Childish, Granny and Moody because I am very mood-dependant.
Meeting Kate truly brought and end to such an amazing first day.
Kate, if you’re reading this, lets go shopping then head to a bar !
Waiting to do my “5 Quick Questions” interview with Kate Nash (will be up soon)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jack Codling
Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of blogging in what feels like a lifetime.
I have been ridiculously busy with moving back down to Falmouth to start my 2nd year on the Fashion Photography course at University College Falmouth but hopefully I can get all the exciting things i’ve been doing over summer onto my blog ASAP !
As you know, I have been a part of the show Summer Daze with Blackberry on Channel 4 and I went to 2 brilliant festivals; Global Gathering and Standon Calling. [Episode 5 & 6 on 4OD]
It was such a fun experience to be a part of and I met some incredibly exciting and fun people. The Summer Daze wrap party in London was also a rather fine vent and a really nice way to get to meet up with the cast and crew again. Since coming back to Falmouth, I have had various freshers coming up to me and yelling “Mate, you’re on that Summer Daze program aren’t you?” Which as embarrassing as it is, does inflate my ego ever so slightly.
After that I got the chance to work with Claudia Behnke, an amazing stylist who I worked with on a project of an Indian Couture fashion exhibition celebrating the work of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and the photographer Ram Serghill who had released a book of work using the beautiful collection of clothing. Again, I met some incredibly interesting people including Daniel Lismore and I even saw Judie Dench (a true national treasure). I then went to Daniel Lismore’s after party where I met one of my heroes of Fashion Illustration, Achraf Amiri (who I am hoping to interview at some point this year).
The week after I was at London Fashion Week where I had the privilege of working with Candid Magazine. I attended some beautiful shows and hung out with some incredible people including my friend Jay Camilleri of Dirty, Sexy Things and Channelle from Styled To Rock which was a blast. Managed to get a few front row seats and came back with a hell of a lot of goodie bags and gifts. It was also the first time I had attended the Handpicked Media Suite with the blogging team.
I also interviewed one of my heroes in fashion, Pandemonia and I will possibly be interviewing Kate Nash later on in the year.
2012 has been a rather good year and lets hope 2013 follows suit