The Debrief: 'Now that I've developed up, I've realised that it's alright to feel able and attractive. It's your advantage as a woman to dress about you want.'
She was alone 17 aback Ed Sheeran arrive her to abutment him on his music bout afterwards she met him at a gig. Now, Nina Nesbitt is absolution her additional anthology and cutting up an absorbing fan abject in the process, and has alike starred in the I AM Nina Nesbitt appearance with River Island on 4Music.
Having developed 'up on folk, acoustic and pop music', Nina tells us that aback she was younger, she was 'obsessed with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Britney, Madonna, Christina Aguilera - basically all of the able changeable pop divas.' She additionally credits the alienated punk-rock appearance figure Debbie Harry and Stevie Nicks - who she dubbs as 'really cool, absolute women who address their own music' - for influencing her style. 'I resonated with [Debbie's music and appearance style] because it wasn’t aloof girly, it was added punk, and it had added of an bend and an attitude.'
So, it was no abruptness to us aback Nina told us that she believes 'fashion and music go hand-in-hand: it's so important to body your own brand, as your angel is aloof as important as your music - [artists like] Lana Del Ray accept absolutely apparent that. I wouldn't accept the assurance to do a Lady Gaga style, but I adulation that bodies can accurate themselves through fashion.'
When Nina aboriginal bankrupt assimilate the music arena aback in 2011, her appearance was actual altered to what it is now. She admits that her attending was absolutely out of accompany with her music: 'I was cutting covering brindled jackets, but I was arena acoustic folk music, so it was absolutely a awe-inspiring mix. Bodies charge accept looked at me and thought, "she charge be in a bedrock band". So for my additional album, I've absolutely fabricated a acquainted accomplishment for aggregate to be absolutely cohesive.'
When it comes to her accepted image, which is feminine but abounding of attitude, it's abundant added in-line with her songs: 'I try to actualize a appearance that reflects my music. So I would say it’s absolutely got some '90s elements, some pop elements that are a bit added feminine, and again added indie, androdgynous elements.' It alone takes one attending at her Instagram to see that she's agog to agreement with clashing prints, adventurous colours, furry colossal coats and 'boyfriend styles'.
But she wasn't consistently this beginning and assured with her faculty of style. Nina admits that aback she was starting off in the industry - at the bald age of 17 - she was 'very adjoin cutting annihilation adult - I anticipation bodies would adjudicator my music or adjudicator me. But I anticipate as you abound up, you realise that actually, if you appetite to dress adult there's annihilation amiss with that - it's your advantage as a woman to dress about you want. Now that I've developed up, I've realised that it's alright to feel able and attractive. You don't accept to dress yourself down.'
Something Nina has accomplished herself - and I'm abiding abounding added singers in the music industry accept too - is the angle that women, added so than men, charge advocate a assertive aesthetic. Nina states 'there is added burden on us [women] to accept a 'look', abnormally aback you're aggravating to authorize yourself [in the industry]. But, I anticipate that as continued as you accept a audible articulation and personality, you can affectionate of dress how you want.' Telling me about a moment aback she tossed appearance expectations to the side, Nina recalled a time aback she was filming for a music video and was declared to abrasion heels: 'I was accepting a movement lesson, and the abecedary said "you airing like you charge a bits - aloof abrasion flats. If you feel added adequate in them, you're activity to attending better,"' so she ditched them. Good move.
Other things Nina feels best adequate in are: tracksuits, as she doesn't 'make an accomplishment at home; [she] alone absolutely gets dressed up for things like TV shoots or activity out with friends'; bathrobe gowns, which she swears she would alive in for the blow of her activity if she could (ditto); and bandage earrings. For autumn/winter '17, she's agog to agreement with alternation disciplinarian hats, which she already anticipation of as 'really horrible', but is now 'warming to the abstraction of them'. Aloof afore we part, Nina tells me: 'fashion styles, like music, consistently appear aback around. So, go with the trends, but aloof accomplish the best of what you accept and put your own brand on them.' Noted...
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Keen to attending on-trend and alone this AW/17, but not abiding how? Send your administration questions into firstname.lastname@example.org and it ability get answered during our Instagram stories with The Debrief's Appearance & Beauty Editor Lucy and River Island on 27th November 2017. Be abiding to tune in!
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