Lucky Office Visit: Lianne La Havas
We’ve got a major girl crush on British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas. At only 22, her melodic voice and soulful sound have landed her tours with Bon Iver and Bombay Bicycle Club, making her one to watch on the transatlantic music scene. But beyond her musical talents (her infectious debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? is out August 7), we're equally enchanted with La Havas’ sweet disposition and playful style.
Describing her sound as “organic with an underlying soulfulness,” La Havas drew on the “strong female voices” of her childhood—including Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Joni Mitchell—for inspiration. “The feeling I get from making a song is like nothing else and that’s what I do it for," she says. "I am so grateful for how everything’s going at the moment."
La Havas, who dropped by the Lucky offices in a floral button-up shirt—buttoned all the way up—navy and white vertical-striped shorts and black platform booties, describes her personal style as an eclectic mix. “On stage, I like to be really glamorous and to have like an hourglass type shape. My style a mix of girly and boyish, casual during the day and then sparkly extravagant hourglass shapes at night,” she says with a smile.
But the key to the singer's sassy style? “Just having fun, being yourself and being confident.”
Click through the slideshow to see more of Lianne’s favorite things and check out Is Your Love Big Enough?, out August 7.
“There’s a designer called Sorapol who I wore for the Brit awards, and their stuff is more outrageous like almost futuristic and theatrical and dramatic. I borrowed some jewelry from Erickson Beamon for the Awards, too. It’s just hands down my favorite jewelry ever—stunning pieces.”
“My striped vintage shorts because I wear them all the time. And I’ve got this lovely black lace dress with a tutu skirt from Jones and Jones. I wear it a lot but it’s easy to style it so that it’s different every time. And I have a pair of red chunky red heel shoes which I always wear and are great with trousers or, if you’re wearing a skirt, then bare legs. They just make every outfit fabulous.”
“I generally like to mix masculine with feminine and boyish, I’m very inspired by Annie Hall; the way Diane Keaton dresses in that movie. I just think there are ways of covering up completely and stil being really sexy.”
“On my hair I use Moroccanoil—that’s great for all types of hair actually. And makeup wise, I like Maybelline Colossal Lashes mascara. If I was on a desert island and I had nothing else, that would be the only makeup I'd need.”
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