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Say hello to Laurel, our new Instagram fashion crush. She's 19-year-old singer turned model with a haunting voice, enviable sense of style and 'obsession' with the social media channel. Her @classiclaurel feed's jam-packed with #ootd inspiration, quirky beauty looks and snaps of her having the best time EVER. You need to check it out.
Laurel's new single 'To The Hills' is out today. The track is one part sexy, two parts dark. Its eerie video shows Laurel hanging out on a mattress in a garden with a very mysterious character. [She's also sporting an achingly cool oversized Varsity jacket in the clip.]
Signed to NEXT Model Management, Laurel grew up near Southampton and has been writing songs since she was just 14 years old. We caught up with her to discuss music, fashion and modelling.
[To The Hills]
Grazia Daily: How would you describe your sound?
Laurel: Cinematic strings and pianos, with dirty beats, and pretty vocals.
Grazia Daily: First gig you ever went to?
Laurel: Scouting For Girls.
Grazia Daily: What's the first track you fell in love with?
Laurel: Lionel Richie - 'Angel'.
Grazia Daily: If you had to wear one thing forever, what would it be?
Laurel: My black cape dress from Nasty Gal. Makes me feel like a mini superhero.
Grazia Daily: What's the track you get ready to?
Laurel: SBTRKT ft Little Dragon - 'Wild Fire'
Grazia Daily: What's been your biggest fashion mistake?
Laurel: I turned up to a London Fashion Week party in a huge camouflage puffa coat, Dr. Martins and leather trousers, when it was strictly black tie.
Grazia Daily: What's the song you love but know you shouldn't?
2 Chainz ft Kanye West - 'Birthday Song'.
Grazia Daily: Does your sound influence your style?
Definitely. One moment I want to sing punk grungy songs and dress all in black and dark makeup, and the next I'm singing pretty summer tunes and I'm all in pastels.
Grazia Daily: What's the song that defines 'you'?
Laurel: Laura Marling - 'New Romantic'
Grazia Daily: Describe your style in three words
Laurel: Grungy, mismatched, vintage.
Grazia Daily: Instagram or Twitter?
Laurel: Instagram. I am obsessed.
Find out why we love Laurel's Instagram feed so much in the gallery below.