'I Was So Nervous, I Stumbled!' Paloma Faith On Performing At The Burberry Show

20 February 2014 by

You can always guarantee a visual feast when it comes to a Burberry show and this season's extravanganza didn't disappoint. As well as Bradley Cooper on the front row and a gorgeous Autumn Winter 2014 collection featuring ponchos with the models' initials emblazoned on them, the fash pack was treated to a live performance by Paloma Faith. As part of our Fashion Week 360 mission, we were given an access-all-areas pass to the show (watch our exclusive video here) and this included a backstage chat with the songbird herself...

Paloma Faith Perform At Burberry Autumn Winter 2014 Show

Paloma Faith vamps it up for Burberry [Grazia_Live Instagram]

Grazia Daily: Congratulations on an amazing performance! How did you feel before you stepped out on stage?

Paloma Faith: I was very nervous because I knew that the whole world watches this show and I stumbled a little.

Grazia Daily: I don't think anyone noticed...

Paloma Faith: Yeah, I’m my own worst critic. The weird thing is, I wasn't nervous at the start because we’ve rehearsed it so many times and then as soon as I was sat behind the screen I was like, "I should be nervous". I was nervous about not being nervous! Then suddenly it came through me in a rush and as the stage opened, I was like, "What are the words? What are the words? What are the words?". It’s a brand new song so I can’t rely on autopilot like I do for my old albums. With this one, I had to think, "Oh what happens next?". I muffed it a little bit, but I shouldn’t focus on the negatives.

Grazia Daily: Exactly, we thought you were great. Was it daunting to see all the stars on the front row too?

Paloma Faith: I’m fine with that. I did the O2 arena and there weren't as many people here compared to that!

Grazia Daily: So last season you were sitting on the front row and now you're performing - how did that transition come about?

Paloma Faith: Christopher really likes my music he told me and he asked me to do it. I just said "yes". He’s so so so nice and so kind and a really sensitive soul so I think he likes emotional, emotive music.'

Paloma Faith's Live Performance At Burberry's Autumn Winter 2014 Show

Paloma singing at the Burberry show [Getty]

Grazia Daily: It must be nice to be part of the Burberry family. Do you have a favourite model?

Paloma Faith: I like Cara because she’s so fun and nice to see and she’s a good person. I don’t really know anybody else but I always see her and I just think she’s lovely.

Grazia Daily: Now it's over, how are you going to celebrate?

Paloma Faith: I’m actually going to carry on with work! I’ve got to go now and do something very weird now, which is a surprise, but basically my life is just bizarre.

Paloma Faith's Live Performance At Burberry's Autumn Winter 2014 Show

Paloma with Cara Delevingne and Christopher Bailey backstage [Getty]

Grazia Daily: How intriguing! Tell us more...

Paloma Faith: I can't. It’s to do with my new album which is out on March 10th and it's called A Perfect Contradiction.

Grazia Daily: Well you're certainly glammed up for whatever it is. How long did it take you to decide what to wear today?

Paloma Faith: Seconds! I make decisions really quickly. There was a rail of clothes and I saw this, hoped it would fit and it went on like a glove. And that was it, off I went.

And you can't go wrong with a good Burberry gown. Thanks Paloma!



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