There’s a Brand New Dance but I Don’t Know its Name

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I did an interview for Flick of the Finger online magazine in my second home, Machester a few months ago. We met at Jimmy’s bar, which was so very fitting for the subject of the interview, as it’s the well known cool-kids gig spot located in The Northern Quarter. The idea was to discuss the correlation between fashion and music, two of my main passions in life, so of course, I was well up for chatting about this with the gorgeous Georgia Rich. If you follow me on Insta you know I’m forever posting Spotify stories of my latest jam, everything from Little Mix to Morrissey.

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So, what type of music are you into at the minute? In general, I really like Indie music. Indie music is like my thing, I’m an indie girl. But at the minute I’ve been listening to a lot of 60s, 70’s and Soul/Motown stuff. On Spotify I’ll just put on a playlist for whatever mood I’m in and just let it run while I’m getting ready.

Who are your favourite artists/ bands at the minute? Obviously Arctic Monkeys, I know the new album is controversial!

Do you like it? I love it! I think that they’ve grown up and this is their sound now. I mean you can’t expect them to be the same as they were back then. It’s definitely more grown up, it’s more of a put it on, on a Sunday and chill out kinda album. I saw this meme the other day and it said, the fans have grown up now this is a ‘put it on in the bath with a glass of wine’. This is what we need!!!

How would you describe your style? It really varies depending on my mood! I’m generally quite into bright colours and a bit quirky I would say. I love prints like polka dot and leopard! Haha, you look at my feed at the minute and it’s entirely polka dots and leopard, I cant stop with it. Which is good because they are bang on trend haha! I’ve always loved it and now I’m like yes it’s in I can go mad!

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What got you involved in the world of blogging and when did it all start? Oh god, there’s never a straight story is there haha. It started with me studying Fashion at uni.

What uni did you go to? London College of Fashion! I did womenswear and I’ve been doing all kinds of fashion related jobs since, and I think (blogging) is something that I tend to do anyway when I’m out with my friends it’s just like ‘oo take a picture of me in my outfit!’ and then we just thought one day like you know what, why aren’t we doing this seriously? It’s something me and my mates do anyway so might as well.

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Fashion is literally in my blood. It’s a creative outlet for me and it’s a way I can express myself. Actually I’ve found that I really enjoy writing the blog, I always thought I’m never gonna have a blog, it’s gonna be just about the outfit pictures on Instagram and now it’s turned out to be more like ‘oh I love your blog!’ So it’s become more about that I think.

It was last year sort of October time that I started to post my outfit pictures every day because I was off ill from work and I was literally bored, I had nothing to do and I was like oh I’ve got all of these pictures that I’ve never posted! And it just sort of progressed from there, by Christmas I think I was on like a thousand followers and I was like oh well maybe I’ll start taking it more seriously now!

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So do you think the music industry influences the fashion industry and vice versa and how so? If so? Yeah definitely, you see bands wearing stuff from the catwalk and then vice versa. I think Harry Styles has really kicked off the suits this year! I mean, I’m rocking that look today haha! I literally thought that when I put it on! The Harry Styles look! With Elton John sunglasses haha.

I’m living for the suit trend, everyone’s absolutely rocking it! Look at Bowie, even today he’s still influencing fashion! And of course band t-shirts never go out of style do they!

Does the music industry influence your own personal style? I mean (laughs) it very clearly it does! (pointing at pink suit) I think I just wanna be in a band so I dress like I’m in one. And HAIM oh my god, they’re my absolute favourites. Everything that they wear. Style icons.

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I agree with you on that one, so what’s your favourite song of all time or at the minute? All time god there’s just too many! Erm, at the minute. Let me see what’s on my Spotify playlist at the minute. What I’m really keen on… (she whips out her phone and starts scrolling through Spotify). So obviously I’ve said Arctic Monkeys, I think I’m gonna have to go with the Supremes you know! Classic!

Have you been to any good gigs lately? Uhm, the last gig I went to was Morrissey, it was at Alexander Palace and was amazing! He’s coming to your Manchester next!

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You can check out the full interview here.

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