Tawiah [courtesy image]
To South London AllSaints went for their New Music Cities: South London - delving into the SL music scene. Bringing together a blend of performance and music, filmed by Dazed Vision the contemporary fashion house introduce us to some of the cities break out stars. With the project aiming to span the globe creating cinematic portraits of cities and exploring the music scene within. One of stars of the SL edition is Tawiah, a soul singing BRIT school graduate who has previously worked with Corinne Bailey Rae and Mark Ronson - here she chats to us about working with the brand...
GraziaDaily: How did it feel to be asked to work with AllSaints?
Tawiah: I love AllSaints so when I found out they were working with Dazed on the South London documentary I definitely had a smirk on my face.
GD: Do you have a favourite AllSaints piece?
T: I’m into a lot of AllSaints clothes but I would say my favourite piece is my coat – the Saredon Trench. A few years ago for my birthday I asked my nearest and dearest to contribute towards it for the bitter winter!
GD: How would you describe your style in three words?
T: Gentle, womanly, steez – I hope slang counts! [For those of you not aux fair with ‘steez’ it means style, with ease].
GD: Mark Ronson gave you your big break when he asked you to tour with him, how did that feel, what advice did he give you?
T: It was great to tour with Mark and experience world tours before even working on myself as an artist in my own right. Seeing his journey was a good thing to be part of. His work ethic was the best advice he gave me, it was through his action, he worked hard!
GD: How would you describe the South London music scene?
T: It’s a beautiful mashup with no hangover. You should check out Kwes, Micachu, Roses Gabor and Rowdy Superst*r.
GD: Who are your biggest inspirations musically?
T: For me it depends on what day it is but they can be anything from Lauryn Hill to Soul II Soul, Ella Fitzgerald and Bjork.
GD: If you weren’t a musician what would you be doing instead?
T: I would definitely be a food critic, my Mother is a chef and I always had something to say about her food – it was always amazing. I’m a massive foodie, if you don’t enjoy food we can’t hang and if you under order and look at my plate I won’t offer you any of mine!
Check out Tawiah's session here if you want to see more of the AllSaints London series head to their website...