Meet Tallia Storm, the 17-year-old Scottish singer/songwriter, who opened for Sir Elton John to 17,000 people at the age of 13. Note to all you aspiring musicians: keep your demo with you at all times (like Tallia, who bumped into Elton on holiday and handed hers to the icon!) Tallia’s soulful debut is out next year and while you’re sure to spot her on the FROW at LFW, here she share’s her LA summer snaps. Prepare to fall in love…
What’s keeping you busy at the moment?
I’m just back from LA where I was recording my new album, which I’m so excited about. I have spent a long time writing and feel I’ve crafted my own sound. I also have a book out, POP GIRL. It’s basically a fictional take on my real life story of meeting Sir Elton. Think of it as Gossip Girl meets High School Musical. I’m also hosting a Snapchat live feed at LFW, which will be insane.
Talking of LFW, we spotted you on the FROW next to Anna Wintour last season!
I know, the woman is a legend! She has literally shaped modern fashion for so long. She was actually very charming and not half as scary as I was expecting. Right now, my sister and I are getting ready for LFW – I love it. I’m a huge fan of Scottish designers Christopher Kane and Holly Fulton.
Describe your style…
I believe that fashion is a barometer of our cultural identity – it shapes who we are and defines our daily mood swings, that’s why I love to have fun with it. I think so many people are puppets to fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. and trends and are afraid of taking risks. I take risks all the time – sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t – so what?
What’s your favourite outfit to perform in?
I do love a Pam Hogg catsuit, I must say. Something that doesn’t move too much – no side boobs or anything dodgy!
Style-wise, what are you obsessed with right now?
I have been living in my Stella McCartney Elyse flatforms in black patent for months. They just work with so many looks.
Who’s your current girl crush?
It was always Kendall Jenner until l had a bit of a run in with her in at a pool party in LA, but hey ho.
What’s on your AW16 wishlist?
I’m loving the Henry Holland patchwork heeled ankle boots. I’m a big fan of sweatshirtsA sweater (American English) is a knitted garment intended to cover the torso and arms. A sweater is either a pullover or a cardigan, distinguished in that cardigans open at the front while pullovers do not. In British English, a pullover may also be called a jumper or jersey, and there is no hypernym equivalent to sweater covering both pullovers and cardigans., as they are great for the recording studio, so I’m loving the Noisy May ‘Why’ slogan one.
What’s in your make-up bag?
Hundreds of Urban Decay lipsticks. A girl should never leave the house without lipstick on!
What’s your top beauty saviour?
I’m religious about cleansing my face and I love the L’Oréal cleansers and toners – you just feel so ready for bed after a good cleanse.
You’ll have to wait till spring 2017 for Tallia’s debut album, in the meantime, check out her book POP GIRL, out now.